Auditor 2 (Employment & Training)
- Written Test To Be Held
- March 28, 2020
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- February 12, 2020
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|38-530||Auditor 2 (Employment & Training)||Multiple Agencies||$72,284||SG-23||$20|
|38-531||Auditor 3 (Employment & Training)||Multiple Agencies||$90,375||SG-27||$25|
|You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday to take your test. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to administer tests either online or with paper booklets and answer sheets. Your admission notice will tell you whether your test will be administered online. You cannot request a day in advance or change your scheduled day.|
|IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.|
Interdepartmental promotion examination open to all qualified employees of New York State.
For Promotion in State Departments, Facilities, and Agencies
1. Within Promotion Units 2. Within Entire Departments 3. To Other Departments
On or before March 28, 2020, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
For No. 38-530: Auditor 1, Auditor Trainee 1, Auditor Trainee 2, Auditor 1 (Fiscal Systems), Auditor Trainee 1 (Fiscal Systems), Auditor Trainee 2 (Fiscal Systems), Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor 1, Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor Trainee 1, Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor Trainee 2, or Senior Auditor.
For No. 38-531:
Either A. Auditor 2 (Employment & Training) or Employment & Training Fiscal Auditor 2;
Or B. Associate Accountant, Associate Auditor, Auditor 2, Auditor 2 (Fiscal Systems), Auditor 2 (Unemployment Insurance), Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor 2, Unemployment Insurance Auditor 2, or Unemployment Insurance Auditor 3.
Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before December 28, 2019, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List
For No. 38-530: After one year of the service as an Auditor 1, Auditor 1 (Fiscal Systems), Senior Auditor, or Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor 1, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
For No. 38-531: After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
Eligibles who meet the ?B? qualifications, and who are subsequently appointed to an ?A? title, may request to have their name added to the ?A? list, once they have completed the one year of service in the ?A? title. The request should be submitted in writing to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239; Attention: S-2/SER.
Order of Certification
For Exam No. 38-531, the order of certification of this eligible list will be:
- "A" eligibles
- "All" eligible
These positions exist in Albany, New York City, and Rochester at the Department of Labor ONLY.
Subject of Examination
|There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:||For Examination Nos.|
|1. Federal and State auditing statutes, policies, procedures and regulatory programs - This is a test of principles and practices in effect as of December 1, 2018 which will cover such areas as: "The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act", Public Law 113-128-July 22, 2014, 2 CFR 200: Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Final Rule dated December 26, 2013 and Technical Corrections dated December 19, 2014 and September 10, 2015, 2 CFR 2900: DOL Exceptions to Uniform Guidance, State of New York Contract Agreement (including all Appendices), "New York State Workforce Development System Technical Advisories".||X||X|
|2. Preparing reports and official documents - These questions test for the ability to prepare reports and other official documents for use within and among governmental agencies, in legal or regulatory settings, or for dissemination to the public. Some questions test for a knowledge of correct grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure. Others test for the ability to use the proper tone and to express information clearly and accurately.||X||X|
|3. Understanding and interpreting tabular material - These questions test your ability to understand, analyze, and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form. You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them, analyzing data trends or interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets. The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone.||X||X|
|4. General accounting - These questions test for knowledge of the general accounting principles and practices used in the preparation of financial statements, in the recording and reporting of financial transactions, and in financial decision-making. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a current knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of computerized information systems as it applies to accounting may be required.||X|
|5. General auditing - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and procedures involved in substantiating and examining transactions and financial statements. It will require a knowledge of auditing techniques and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Knowledge of the use of computerized accounting or auditing systems as it pertains to auditing may be required. Questions relating to internal controls applicable to manual and computerized accounting systems may be included.||X|
|6. Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.||X|
|7. Administrative supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. Questions relate to the personal interactions between an upper level supervisor and his/her subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objectives. These questions cover such areas as assigning work to and coordinating the activities of several units, establishing and guiding staff development programs, evaluating the performance of subordinate supervisors, and maintaining relationships with other organizational sections.||X|
|8. Administrative techniques and practices - These questions test for a knowledge of management techniques and practices used in directing or assisting in directing a program component or an organizational segment. Questions cover such areas as interpreting policies, making decisions based on the context of the position in the organization, coordinating programs or projects, communicating with employees or the public, planning employee training, and researching and evaluating areas of concern.||X|
If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' credits to your final passing score.
Credit for Seniority
Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof), excluding the first year of service.
As an Auditor 2 (Employment & Training), you would oversee and conduct financial audits of all Department of Labor (DOL) grants, agreements, and contracts with local areas, State agencies, and other program providers funded by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other employment and training program funding streams and grants. You would directly supervise Auditors 1 and trainees.
As an Auditor 3 (Employment & Training), you would plan and oversee financial audits of all DOL grants, agreements, and contracts with local areas, State agencies, and other program providers funded by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other employment and training program funding streams and grants. You would function as an administrative supervisor of multiple audit teams, led by Auditors 2 (Employment & Training), and other staff.
Sources for the Federal and State auditing statutes, policies, procedures, and regulatory programs documents listed are as follows:
- ?The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act? Public Law 113-128-July 22,2014 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-113publ128/pdf/PLAW-113publ128.pdf
- ?Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Final Rule? 2 CFR 200: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID=0e16fa1d64bc3ba5402f6c3eb22671eb&ty=HTML&h=L&n=pt2.1.200&r=PART ##se2.1.200_1333
- The DOL Exceptions to the Uniform Guidance, published in the Federal Register? 2 CFR 2900 https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=caf7124d1244cdc9f26cf16a08c080ae&mc=true&node=pt2.1.2900&rgn=div5
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
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 employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and 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 provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.
Taking State and Local Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm.
Eligibility for Examination
To be considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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