Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Education Finance Specialist 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Accounting, Auditing, Economics and Finance

General Information

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Job Description

Education Finance Specialists administer the fiscal activities of the State Education Department, various public and non-public educational entities, various local governments, and other entities that receive funds distributed by the Department.  Employees calculate financial support, authorize payments, audit and review fiscal transactions, advise and train funds recipients, analyze data, and prepare reports for the Department the State Legislature, other State agencies, and the public.  These positions are located in the State Education Department.

Who has this title?

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree; AND two years of professional experience in an educational agency or facility regulated under federal or New York State education laws, rules, or regulations performing one or more of the following activities: calculating financial support, reviewing criteria and authorizing payments, auditing/reviewing fiscal transaction.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Candidates may also be appointed to a traineeship to this job title from the PCO eligible list. See the Generalist Job Titles description for more information.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: