Financial Services Examiner 3 - Grade 25

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This title exists in Financial Services, Department of and has approximately 155 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

As a Financial Services Examiner 3, you would supervise lower-lever Financial Services Examiners; function as a team leader; perform the duties of lower-level Financial Services Examiners and direct lower-level staff engaged in programmatic activities; serve as the lead examiner on a larger and more complex assignment; manage assignment of increasing complexity, difficulty, and sensitivity; and oversee staff in the development of financial services policies, and implementation of new financial services initiatives, including regulatory programs, insurance, examination procedures, management and administration.

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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 for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For all qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination,you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Financial Services and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Financial Services Examiner Trainee 1, Financial Services Examiner Trainee 2, Financial Services Examiner 1, Financial Services Examiner 2, or Senior Insurance Examiner.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have a bachelorís degree and five years of regulatory or industry experience as defined below:

Regulatory experience is defined as an employee of a bank regulatory agency in the United States whose primary duties are in the examination of banks, trust companies, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, foreign agencies, foreign branches of investment companies affiliated with a bank, savings bank, trust company, or savings and loan or money service businesses.

Industry experience is defined as technical or supervisory experience in the United States as an employee or officer of a bank, savings bank, trust company, private bank or savings and loan association, a foreign bankís licensed branch or agency, a public accounting firm, a bank or securities rating agency, a securities firm, investment bank, an insurance company, a mortgage banker, a commercial lending company, or other similar financial services organization. This experience must have been gained in any one or combination of the following: (1) as a trust officer with management or investment authority over estates and/or trusts or in trust operations, trust administration, or the audit and review of trust administration and fiduciary activities at a banking organization; (2) as an accountant with ongoing responsibility for the design, implementation, and review of accounting systems; (3) as an internal auditor with responsibility for conducting a full range of operational or financial audits, excluding those of retail functions; (4) as a person responsible for credit analysis of commercial loans, residential loans, and/or securities investments; (5) as a person responsible for the review and analysis of debt or equity instruments issued by financial institutions; (6) as a person responsible for the review and analysis of the financial condition of banks; (7) as a person with authority to approve commercial loans, residential or commercial mortgages, or who makes securities investments; (8) as a person responsible for compliance with banking law and regulation, including consumer protection laws, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Community Reinvestment Act, and fair lending statutes; (9) as a person responsible for conducting, managing, analyzing or auditing the trading, underwriting, hedging, and/or risk management of capital market instruments by banks or other financial institutions; (10) as a person responsible for financial and/or operational risk assessment; (11) as a person responsible for developing, analyzing, managing, or auditing the operations of IT systems at a bank or other financial institution (experience as a programmer or systems administrator will NOT be considered qualifying); or (12) as a person responsible for the development of internal controls for financial and operational systems.

Other experience which will NOT be considered qualifying includes, but is not limited to, duties confined solely to: clerical or administrative operations; operating equipment (such as bookkeeping machines and various types of automation equipment); bank teller duties; routine posting or review of accounting records; sales, marketing, or business development activities; documentary processing or reconciliation; securities processing or clearance functions and bank insurance. Experience gained in a management training program will also NOT be considered qualifying experience.

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.

25-858 38-414

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

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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