State Program Examiner 1 Systems

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 13 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Comptroller, Office 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. State Program Examiner Trainee 1 Systems

    Similar to Grade 14

  2. State Program Examiner Trainee 2 Systems

    Similar to Grade 16

  3. State Program Examiner 1 Systems

    Grade 18

  4. State Program Examiner 2 Systems

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a State Program Examiner (Systems), you would assist in the financial and performance audits of all state departments, agencies, institutions and authorities, directed at financial accountability, management effectiveness and efficiency, and program performance.

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

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

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 filing an application, you must have a bachelor's or graduate degree in accounting, business administration, business management, computer science, computer information systems, or related IT field; criminal justice, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, public administration, public or community health, public policy, political science, or statistics AND either a currently valid Certified Information Systems Auditor designation issued by I.S.A.C.A. or two years of appropriate information technology experience in one or more of the following areas:

1. As an accountant/auditor with responsibility for a full range of professional activities involved in the review, analysis, and management of accounting systems or management information systems.*

2. As an internal accountant/auditor with responsibility for conducting a full range of accounting/auditing activities for an entity.*

3. As an accountant with ongoing responsibility for the design, implementation, and review of accounting systems.

4. As an information systems professional with the responsibility for the analysis and evaluation of information systems including hardware and software platforms; network and telecommunications infrastructure; development, acquisition, and maintenance; operational practices; and business processes.

5. As a computer programmer or systems analyst with ongoing responsibility for designing, developing, testing, and/or implementing information systems.**

6. As a professional staff member in information resource management with responsibility for analysis, design, programming, or data modeling.**

7. As a professional staff member in information resource management with responsibility for development or maintenance of data communications networks within a mainframe, minicomputer, client server, WAN, or LAN computing environment.

8. As an information systems professional responsible for the technical security review and assessment of complex, diverse, and interconnected computing environments including the major applications that operate in such environments.

*Experience limited to teaching courses, bookkeeping, maintaining payroll records, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or preparing tax returns is not considered professional accounting/auditing experience.

**Experience limited to the instruction or use of business software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, WordPerfect) is not considered professional Information Technology 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.


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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