Financial Services Examiner 1 - Grade 18

Positions in this title can be hired through NY HELPS

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This title exists in Financial Services, Department of and has approximately 382 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.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Financial Services Examiner Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Financial Services Examiner Trainee 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Financial Services Examiner Trainee 2 16 $58,247 $74,135
Financial Services Examiner 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Financial Services Examiner 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Financial Services Examiner 3 25 $93,530 $117,875
Financial Services Examiner 4 27 $103,784 $127,830

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

These positions require excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively perform the duties. As a Financial Services Examiner, you would be assigned to a field or office position. In the field, you would be part of a team assigned to perform bank reconciliations, test unearned premium reserves, examine stocks and bonds, and review other facets of insurance operations to determine their financial condition and treatment of policy holders. Field positions require extensive travel. If assigned to the office, you would assist in the review of annual statements, the investigation of violations and/or complaints against licensees, and the examination and review of underwriting and rating practices.

Extensive travel may be required, including overnight travel. Appointees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job in carrying out their responsibilities in any location to which travel is required, including some locations not accessible by public transportation. Field work and travel expenses will be reimbursed on a fixed schedule.

Appointment to these positions requires a one-year probationary period. During this probationary period, appointees will be required to successfully complete the Department of Financial Services' training program consisting of classroom instruction, seminars, workshops, relevant examinations, and one professional designation course.

View the classification standard for this title which illustrates the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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

All HELP and NY HELPS open positions are now posted on StateJobsNY. It is now even easier for Jobseekers to find openings and connect with New York State agencies.

To narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs, click on "For the General Public", then "Search Vacancies", and select "Yes" on the NY HELPS dropdown to narrow your search to NY HELPS jobs.

Directions to apply will be specified on each individual job posting.

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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