State Program Examiner 3 - Grade 27

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This title exists in Comptroller, Office of and has approximately 44 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 State Program Examiner Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
State Program Examiner Trainee 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
State Program Examiner Trainee 2 16 $58,247 $74,135
State Program Examiner 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
State Program Examiner 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
State Program Examiner 3 27 $103,784 $127,830
State Program Examiner 4 64 $123,793 $156,224

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

The State Program Examiner 3 supervises multiple audit teams; ensures audits are conducted in compliance with applicable standards and administrative requirements; develops and evaluates State Program Examiners 2; monitors the State Program Examiners 1 and trainees for the level of engagement in their assignments and identifies opportunities for improvement; works with the audit team to establish audit objectives; visits audit sites to provide advice and assistance, and review audit work to make sure that planned objectives and timetables are being met; determines the reliability of audit conclusions by reviewing and approving audit work papers;  leads opening or closing conferences and meetings concerning the audit; reviews audit findings and recommendations with management staff of the program or agency audited; reviews and approves preliminary audit reports; reviews and edits draft reports to ensure conformance with policies, procedures, and standards; prepares final audit reports, which consider audited agency comments and resolves differences between the agency audited and the audit team; functions as the primary representative between field staff and the office managers and staff; assigns staff to audits; serves as the in-charge auditor for the largest and most difficult audits; assists the State Program Examiner 4 in planning and scheduling the audit program for assigned agencies; and may participate in research, special projects, quality assurance, audit planning and other areas supporting the audit work.

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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, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of the State Comptroller and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a State Program Examiner 2 or a State Program Examiner 2 (Systems).

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

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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