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Education Finance Specialist 1, Grade 18 (PEF)

Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1, NS (Equated to SG-13)

(Three Positions)

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for three Education Finance Specialist 1 positions in the Office of Early Learning (OEL). This Office provides oversight and technical support to school districts in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies related to educating students in Prekindergarten to third grade that are aligned with the NYS Board of Regents Early Childhood Policy. The Office works closely with parents, early care and education agencies, schools, state agencies and community advocates to coordinate programs and resources, with the goal of making New York’s early learning system as comprehensive and seamless as possible. Duties of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Desk review fiscal monitoring of LEAs’ use of Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) and Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten (SUFDPK) funds;
  • Provide primary oversight in LEAs compliance with allowable expenditures for UPK programs;
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to LEAs on all the requirements under Commissioner’s Regulations 151-1 related to UPK and SUFDPK ;
  • Assist in the review and approval of annual FS-10 Proposed budgets, FS-10 Amendments, and FS-10 Final Budgets; and
  • Use verification reports for UPK and SUFDPK enrollment to determine a district’s maximum amount payable each program year.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Education Finance Specialist 1.

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 Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Select Titles eligible list may be considered for appointment. 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. For a description of the minimum qualifications that candidates must possess to be appointed from the PCO Select Education Finance Specialist 1 eligible list, please visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/pco-title-details/title-info.cfm?jobcode=0213100.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist 1: Candidates must have 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. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. For more information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list AND possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Education Finance Specialist 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list AND possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Conditions of Employment: 

These will be permanent appointments. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. These positions will require no more than 15% Statewide travel.

**These positions may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Education Finance Specialist 1, SG-18. The salary for candidates appointed to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 starts at $46,529 and, for current New York State employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship in order to advance to the journey level title and salary.

* Leads to a maximum salary of $77,912 based on annual performance advances and traineeship advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 6, 2022 to p12jobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (see below for list) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

P12-2242/65482
P12-2243/65483
P12-2244/65484

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$61,270**
Box #: 
P12-2242/65482, P12-2243/65483, P12-2244/65484
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Email Address: 
Office: 
Office of Education Policy

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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