Educ Finance Specialist 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 22 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Education, Dept 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. Educ Finance Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Educ Finance Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Educ Finance Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Educ Finance Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Educ Finance Specialist 3

    Grade 25

  6. Educ Finance Specialist 4

    Grade 62

Summary of Job Description

As an Education Finance Specialist 2, you would assist in the administration, oversight, and implementation of fiscal programs and policies and serve as a liaison between the program and internal and external entities including, but not limited to, school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services and local education agencies. Depending on your area of assignment you would have responsibility for administering and coordinating fiscal programs or activities including, but not limited to, allocating, monitoring, and tracking funds or expenditures; assisting in database systems development and/or maintenance activities; working in the Statewide Financial System (SFS); ensuring appropriate usage of funds and compliance with various laws, rules, regulations, and other requirements; and evaluating the effectiveness of programs. You would also develop and implement various processes and procedures; provide technical assistance and training to internal and external customers; coordinate aid, funding, and/or grant activities involving various programs, entities, or stakeholders; develop, analyze, and reconcile financial data; prepare financial recommendations and reports; and supervise and direct the activities of professional, para-professional, and support staff as assigned.

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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, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as:

Either A. Education Finance Specialist 1, Education Finance Specialist Trainee 2, or Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1.

Or B. Senior Accountant, Accountant Trainee 2, Accountant Trainee 1, Senior Budgeting Analyst, Budgeting Analyst Trainee 2, or Budgeting Analyst Trainee 1.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before February 13, 2023, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

Only the title or titles listed are 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.


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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