Auditor 3 - Grade 27

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 37 positions statewide.

*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 Auditor Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Auditor Trainee 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Auditor Trainee 2 16 $58,247 $74,135
Auditor 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Auditor 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Auditor 3 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 an Auditor 3, you would plan, direct, and monitor comprehensive audits, examinations, and appraisals of accounting records and financial affairs, of public, for profit, and non-profit organizations and businesses to ensure that accounts are maintained in compliance with governing laws, rules, regulations and contracts. You would function as an administrative supervisor of multiple audit teams each led by an Auditor 2, and may oversee the operations of a district office. You would review audit work of assigned staff for accuracy, adherence to schedules and compliance with applicable regulations.

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

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.

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. an Associate Auditor or Auditor 2;

Or B. an Associate Accountant, Associate Accountant (State Accounts & Systems), Associate Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor, Associate Auditor (Forensic), Associate Examiner of Municipal Affairs, Associate Medical Facilities Auditor, Auditor 2 (Abandoned Property), Auditor 2 (Employment & Training), Auditor 2 (Forensic), Auditor 2 (Insurance Premium), Auditor 2 (Medicaid), Auditor 2 (Municipal), Auditor 2 (Public Utilities), Auditor 2 (Unemployment Insurance), Correctional Services Internal Auditor 3, Employment and Training Fiscal Auditor 2, Fixed Assets Analyst, Insurance Premium Auditor 2, Insurance Premium Auditor 3, Public Utilities Auditor 2, Supervising Accountant, Unemployment Insurance Auditor 2, Unemployment Insurance Auditor 3, Associate Health Care Fiscal Analyst,* Associate Internal Auditor,* Associate Internal Auditor (various parenthetics),* Auditor 2 (Fiscal Systems),* Auditor 2 (various tax parenthetics),* Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor 2,* Financial Services Examiner 2,* Internal Auditor 2,* Internal Auditor 2 (Systems),* Internal Auditor 2 (Investments & Cash Management),* Management Specialist 2,* Management Specialist 2 (various parenthetics),* Tax Auditor 2 (various parenthetics),* Senior Insurance Examiner,* or State Program Examiner 2.*

*If qualifying for this promotion examination based upon service in one of the qualifying titles with an asterisk, you MUST submit a list of qualifying coursework with your application which shows that you have 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation. You must provide the course name, the number of semester credit hours received, and the name of the accredited college/university attended. Only courses with the word accounting, auditing, or taxation in the course title are considered qualifying. Although you may have received credit for courses such as business law, economics, statistics, or finance as part of an accounting curriculum, these courses cannot be counted toward the required 24 semester credit hours. FAILURE to provide the course listing will result in disqualification.

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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