Occ. Code 0204000

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER, GRADE 13
SENIOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER, GRADE 17
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR,
GRADE 21
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR, M-2

New York Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

This Series applies accounting principles and knowledge of the Unemployment Insurance (U.I.) Law to perform or manage the calculation of employer U.I. tax rates and the adjustment of employer accounts. Incumbents apply knowledge of the U.I. Law to answer questions from employers concerning tax liability. This Series is classified only in the Benefit Payment and Tax Accounting Office of the Unemployment Insurance Division in the New York State Department of Labor.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER: entry level; calculates employers' U.I. tax rates, adjusts employers' tax accounts, and answers employers' inquiries concerning status of accounts and tax rates.

SENIOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER: first level supervisory; supervises and trains Unemployment Insurance Accounts Examiners and supporting clerical staff.

UNEMPLOYMENT ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR: two-position class; supervises one of two subsections of the Employer Account Adjustment Section of the Benefit Payment and Tax Accounting Office.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR: one-position class; supervises the Employer Account Adjustment Section of the Benefit Payment and Tax Accounting Office.

RELATED CLASSES

Labor Services Representatives are responsible for examining claimants' eligibility for benefits. These positions are classified only in the Department of Labor.

Unemployment Insurance Reviewing Examiners review cases where there is a question concerning employer tax liability, experience rating, or coverage or where claimants' benefits are disputed and make determinations. These positions are classified only in the Department of Labor.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER: examines employers' status and ledgers; calculates, adjusts, and corrects U.I. tax accounts and tax rates based on changes in data; prepares accounting adjustment entries; bills employers for amounts due on both tax and reimbursable basis; approves credit and refunds; refers delinquent accounts to the appropriate office; answers inquiries from employers and their representatives concerning tax accounts, reporting requirements, liability for taxation, factors affecting the computation of individual employer tax rates, and experience rating and explains the law, rules, and regulations concerning joint accounts and voluntary contributions; and certifies information to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

SENIOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER: supervises the review, adjustment, and correction of employer U.I. tax accounts, calculation and revision of tax rates, certification to the IRS, and provision of service to employers to clarify and resolve accounting and reporting problems; personally contacts employers or their representatives to resolve delinquencies in reporting outstanding liabilities or assigned tax rates disputed by the employer; personally handles and resolves employer accounts adjustment issues involving unusual or special problems not governed by procedures or which would set a precedent; reviews and authorizes employer refunds; prepares operating and special reports reflecting unit production and recommends improvement and revision of procedures and operations; and trains Unemployment Insurance Accounts Examiners in all phases of work.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR: analyzes operations and production reports and makes recommendations for procedural improvements; coordinates the work of the subsection with the activities of the other subsection and other sections within the U.I. Division; schedules and assigns personnel to meet work load fluctuations and operating deadlines; implements training programs; instructs subordinate supervisory staff; personally reviews sensitive cases in which an employer's tax liability is disputed, the calculation of liability is complex, and the resolution is without precedent; and reviews and authorizes employer refunds that have a high monetary value.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR: supervises the calculation of employer contribution rates and other experience rating operations and the maintenance of a large data base of accounting records for registered employers; prepares the annual budget requirements based upon work load estimates; establishes the number and arrangement of units, flow of work, staffing requirements, and related needs; establishes policies and procedures covering all basic phases of the work; instructs supervisory personnel in division policy and procedures; supervises the investigation of complaints; and personally handles the most complex personal contact and correspondence with employers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER

Promotion: three years of permanent service in a title allocated to Grade 5 or higher and completion of six credit hours in accounting; or two years of permanent service in a title allocated to Grade 7 or higher and completion of six credit hours in accounting.

Open Competitive: completion of 60 semester credit hours or possession of an Associate's Degree, which must have included six credit hours in accounting; or graduation from a two-year business school program that included completion of a full-year course in accounting or was supplemented by six credit hours in accounting; or three years of business experience, including one year of experience analyzing data relating to client and customer financial or tax needs, and completion of six college credit hours in accounting.

SENIOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS EXAMINER: one year of permanent service as an Unemployment Insurance Accounts Examiner.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR: one year of permanent service as a Senior Unemployment Insurance Accounts Examiner, a Senior Unemployment Insurance Reviewing Examiner, or an Unemployment Insurance Tax Auditor 1.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR: one year of permanent service as an Unemployment Insurance Accounts Assistant Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Accounts Support Supervisor 1, Unemployment Insurance Accounts Support Supervisor 2, or an Associate Unemployment Insurance Reviewing Examiner.

Date: 11/97