State Program Examiner 3

Grade 27

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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

    Similar to Grade 14

  2. State Program Examiner Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 16

  3. State Program Examiner 1

    Grade 18

  4. State Program Examiner 2

    Grade 23

  5. State Program Examiner 3

    Grade 27

  6. State Program Examiner 4

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

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.


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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