Department of Civil Service Announces
Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Applications MUST Be
Postmarked No Later Than:

July 5, 2004

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Examination Number and Title
Non-Refundable Processing Fee
28-025, Supervisor of Veterans Home Fiscal Administration

Minimum QualificationsDuties DescriptionSubject of ExaminationHow to Apply

Geographic area pay differential, pursuant to Section 130.7, has been authorized as follows: Veterans Home at New York City - $14,586; Veterans Home at Montrose - $7,614.

Appointees in the New York City area (Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond [Staten Island], Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester Counties) will receive an additional $1,200 annual downstate adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: On or before July 31, 2004, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration (including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in accounting); AND
  2. Four years of professional auditing or accounting experience in the field of health care, three years of which must have been at the level of controller or assistant controller in a hospital or nursing home.

Substitution: a master's degree in accounting or business administration or CPA may be substituted for the one year of general experience.


  1. Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information is also available here. You must pay the required evaluation fee.
  2. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  3. New York State residence is not required.

THE POSITIONS: These positions exist in the Veterans Homes operated by the New York State Department of Health at Batavia, Montrose, Oxford, and St. Albans (Queens). At present, there are three (3) vacant positions; two at St. Albans and one at Montrose.

DUTIES: As Supervisor of Veterans Homes Fiscal Administration, you would be the business and fiscal officer in the institution with responsibility for overseeing fiscal planning services; preparing Medicaid, Medicare, and Veterans' Administration cost reports; preparing various facility operating budgets; directing business office activities; and maintaining a working knowledge of reimbursement principles for all third-party payors, including changes in their policies and procedures on required reporting formats. You may also be responsible for establishing any new systems for identifying the facility's position relative to the authorized appropriation level for each fiscal year.

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. On the OC-APP Open Competitive Examination Application form, indicate whether you have a master's degree in accounting or business administration and/or are a Certified Public Accountant, and provide the requested information.

In addition, you must describe all your work experience in the following areas:

  • third-party reporting;
  • billing or supervision of billing third-party claims;
  • evaluating third-party rates and contracts (including managed care); and
  • staff supervision.

Be sure you enter all requested information for each employment.

It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible on the OC APP Open Competitive Examination Application form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8½ x 11” sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.


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HOW TO APPLY: Use FORM OC-APP, APPLICATION FOR NYS EXAMINATIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Forms are available (by mail or in person) at these offices of the New York State Department of Civil Service: Building 1, State Campus, Albany, NY 12239; the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027; and the Edward A. Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street, Room 625, Buffalo, NY 14202, or by E mailing us at: You may also obtain application forms by visiting the Civil Service Career Information Center, Suite 108, North Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany. This office cannot handle mail requests. State employees may obtain examination applications at their agency or facility personnel or business office.
NEW YORK STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN TESTING: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-3416 or TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) (518) 457-8480.
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Issued: 5/21/04
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