Payroll Analyst 2 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Comptroller, Office of and has approximately 18 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Payroll Analyst Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Payroll Analyst Trainee 1 13 $51,920 $65,219
Payroll Analyst Trainee 2 14 $55,005 $68,805
Payroll Analyst 1 18 $65,164 $80,860
Payroll Analyst 2 23 $84,246 $105,255
Payroll Analyst 3 61 $90,931 $114,940
Payroll Analyst 4 62 $100,845 $127,474

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

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Job Duties

As a Payroll Analyst 2, you would analyze and evaluate specific aspects of the administration and implementation of a weekly state payroll through a centralized payroll system for New York State agencies of the Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches of government, including the State University and the City University of New York. Incumbents in these positions review and issue determinations on specific types of payroll matters (e.g., salaries, payments, taxes, retirement programs, deductions, and garnishments) consistent with changing state and federal laws, regulations, business rules, collective bargaining agreements and policies/procedures governing state payroll. Incumbents make determinations affecting payroll actions that impact employee payroll records and paychecks. Payroll Analysts 2 typically supervise a payroll unit and related business processes, and develop, modify, or lead payroll projects. Incumbents make determinations affecting payroll actions that impact employee payroll records and paychecks and they communicate these determinations to stakeholders and business partners.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Business Systems Analyst 1, Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1, Business Systems Analyst Trainee 2, Payroll Analyst 1, Payroll Analyst Trainee 1, Payroll Analyst Trainee 2, Payroll Specialist 3, Payroll Examiner 3, Senior Administrative Analyst, Administrative Analyst Trainee 1, or Administrative Analyst Trainee 2.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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