Auditor 3 Public Utilities - Grade 27

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 16 positions statewide.

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Salary Information for Auditor 2 Public Utilities
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Auditor 2 Public Utilities 23 $84,156 $106,454
Auditor 3 Public Utilities 27 $103,784 $127,830

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Job Duties

As an Auditor 3 (Public Utilities), you would supervise teams of lower-level auditors and financial analysts within the Office of Accounting, Audits and Finance (OAAF) on various work projects including rate cases, petitions for various financial transactions proposed by regulated utilities, mergers, or audits. You would plan, manage, analyze and adjust petitions; determine revenue requirements in formal cases or special studies; evaluate utilities' compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Public Service Law, Public Service Commission (Commission) rules, regulations and policies, Internal Revenue Service Code, and the Commission's Uniform Systems of Accounts; conduct financial examinations of books and records in Commission proceedings; and represent OAAF at senior staff meetings. You would also supervise subordinates, including subordinate supervisors, assigning work and setting priorities, and ensuring that subordinates stay current on financial and technical issues in the areas of regulation, Commission policy, economics, accounting, and finance. You would oversee and/or prepare testimony and testify as an expert witness at hearings before the Commission, other New York State agencies, the Legislature, and Federal agencies. You may be assigned the role of Account Executive, the primary OAAF contact with a given utility.

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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.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Public Service and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Auditor 2 (Public Utilities), or Public Utilities Auditor 2.

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