Unemp Insur Accounts Examiner

Grade 13

New York State has approximately 62 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Labor, Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Unemp Insur Accounts Examiner

    Grade 13

  2. Senr Unemp Insur Accounts Examiner

    Grade 17

  3. Unemp Insur Accounts Assnt Supvr

    Grade 21

  4. Unemp Insur Accounts Supvr

    Grade 62

Summary of Job Description

As an Unemployment Insurance Accounts Examiner, you would apply accounting principles and knowledge of Unemployment Insurance Law to perform or manage the calculation of employers’ unemployment insurance rates and the adjustment of employer accounts. You would apply knowledge of Unemployment Insurance Law to answer questions from employers concerning unemployment insurance liability; calculate employers’ unemployment insurance rates; adjust employers’ accounts; and answer employers’ inquiries concerning the status of accounts and unemployment insurance rates.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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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.

There are two examinations held for this position.  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Labor and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55-b/55-c service as a SG-6 or higher.

In addition to meeting the above qualification, you must have six semester credit hours in accounting or statistics (or a combination). When applying, you must submit a list of qualifying accounting/statistics courses. You must provide the course name, the number of semester credit hours received, and the name of the accredited college/university attended for each course. Failure to do so will result in disapproval of your application.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have:

Either 1. an associate’s degree; OR 60 semester credit hours, either of which must include or be supplemented by six semester credit hours in accounting or statistics (or a combination);

Or 2. four years of office experience which must include one year of specialized experience* AND six semester credit hours in accounting or statistics (or a combination).

*Specialized experience MUST include all of the following activities: the responsibility for the analysis of data relating to customer financial or tax accounts; the application of pertinent rules, regulations, or laws; and contacting customers in order to explain determinations made on their accounts. Experience in the routine processing, completion, transmittal, or review of forms, accounts, or claims is NOT qualifying.

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.

00-387 26-271

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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