Collection & Civil Prosecution Specialist 2

Grade 17

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  1. Collection & Civil Prosecution Specialist 1

    Grade 14

  2. Collection & Civil Prosecution Specialist 2

    Grade 17

Summary of Job Description

As a Collection & Civil Prosecution Specialist 2, you would be responsible for the direct supervision and development of a group of Collection and Civil Prosecution Specialist 1’s as they attempt to collect money from individuals, and others, who owe money to the State of New York and as they work with and assist staff attorneys. In attempting to collect past due accounts, you would inform debtors of their obligations under the appropriate laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to each case. In addition, you would have responsibility for coordinating the activities of subordinate clerical staff. You would be responsible for developing necessary practices and procedures for the staff under your supervision. You may be required to act as liaison between the Department and staff or client agencies and resolve any client and/or debtor conflicts. You would be required to reconcile accounts and determine if small balance write-offs, adjustments or refunds are necessary. In some locations, you would be required to analyze patient accounts for both collection and write-off treatments and be familiar with Medicare/Medicaid requirements and hospital billing practices. In these locations, you may also act as office manager, coordinating office functions and report directly to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the office. You may also be required to train clerical staff in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, Lexis, and SilverCar (in-house Oracle Debt collection database). You would also schedule and track your staff’s work, provide performance evaluations, and assign cases to Collection & Civil Prosecution Specialist 1’s.

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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 Department of Law and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as either:

A. a Collection & Civil Prosecution Specialist 1;


B. a Legal Assistant 1.

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

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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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