Educ Finance Specialist 2 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Education, Dept of and has approximately 22 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 Educ Finance Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Educ Finance Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Educ Finance Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Educ Finance Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Educ Finance Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Educ Finance Specialist 3 25 $93,530 $117,875
Educ Finance Specialist 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.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

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.


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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