NYS Education Department Building

Education Finance Specialist 1, SG-18 (PEF)
Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1, NS (PEF)

LOCATION: Albany
SALARY: $55,494*

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) System to Track and Account for Children (STAC) and Medicaid Unit in the Office of Education Finance is seeking applications for an Education Finance Specialist 1.  The STAC and Medicaid Unit is responsible for the collection and processing of preschool and school-age requests for Commissioner’s approval for reimbursement supporting approximately $2.5 billion in State funds distributed annually to school districts and counties in support of special education programs and other programs serving New York State.  Under the direction of an Education Finance Specialist 2, the incumbent of this position will be responsible for providing support and training to local education agencies on various reimbursement programs, including Medicaid, and performing various tasks related to the review and processing of claims for reimbursement.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate daily processing of preschool and school-age reimbursement requests and claims;
  • Coordinate scheduled reimbursement payments;
  • Prepare reports using a variety of software tools for transmission to various offices within school districts and municipalities, the Division of the Budget, other NY State agencies, and other NYSED offices, including the Bureau of Budget Coordination, Fiscal Management, State Aid, Office of Counsel, and Rate-Setting; 
  • Develop, schedule, and conduct technical training programs at regional meetings and conferences for school district and county representatives regarding various components of the STAC and Medicaid programs;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that improve customer service, maintain and enhance internal controls, and enhance reimbursement processing to ensure payments are timely and accurate;
  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of preschool, school-age and Medicaid data;
  • Participate in the development of unit training programs, curricula, and guidance documents;
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance from school district and county officials, and provide information to assist in the resolution of policy issues;
  • Participate in business process re-engineering and the implementation of new and revised technology management systems; and
  • Supervise Education Program Assistant 1s, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment:  One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Education Finance Specialist 1.

§70.1 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist 1: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

§70.1 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-13 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

§70.4 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1:  Candidates may be eligible for transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 if they possess a bachelor’s degree AND have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher AND have standing on the PCO or PATT eligible lists.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Department’s Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list, the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or the Public Management Intern (PMI) Eligible list may be considered for appointment.    

NOTE:  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent permanent appointment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Transfers to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 and appointments from the PATT, PMI, or the PCO lists require successful completion of a two-year traineeship which leads to the title of Education Finance Specialist 1, SG-18. 

The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Education Finance Specialist 1, SG-18.  The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 starts at $42,143, and for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. 

*Leads to a maximum salary of $70,566 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by July 28, 2017 to omsjobs@nysed.gov (E-mail submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (CFO-280/66135) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


Office of Human Resources Management
Box CFO-280/66135
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: omsjobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: July 7, 2017