Office of Children and Family Services

Employment Opportunities

Printer Friendly Print Copy

Associate Accountant

Application Due
1/13/2018 11:59:59 PM
Capital View Office Park
Office of National and Community Services
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Salary Grade/Range Grade: SG-23 Salary: $71,847-$90,876
Duties Perform a systematic examination and appraisal of ONCS’ accounting and program records and reports financial information to ensure that all accounts are maintained in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and contract provisions. Evaluate ONCS’ internal controls and practices. Provide a preliminary review and analysis of grant applicants’ fiscal systems and ability to administer federal funds. Conduct reviews of applicants’ budgets. Determine the ability of each contracting organization to operate its program effectively and efficiently. Prepare and submit ONCS grant application budgets through electronic and other means. Coordinate training for and train grant contractors on the requirements of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and all applicable grant provisions in the preparation of periodic financial reports to ONCS. Serve as first point-of-contact for all ONCS contractors and/or subcontractors on fiscal matters. Comply with the contract management schedule for submitting program contracts and claim payments. ONCS program staff will provide the first level of review for appropriateness and eligible expenses. The Associate Accountant will then conduct the second level of review before the contract or claim goes to the OCFS Bureau of Contract Management (BCM) for approval and payment. Monitor contractors’ fiscal systems and financial reporting practices by conducting on-site financial site visits and reviews contracts on a rotating basis and in special circumstances as approved by the Executive Director. Confer and collaborate with each contractor, as necessary, to review its budget, monitor expenditures where appropriate and feasible, and keep the contractor’s spending on target. Monitor ONCS expenditure levels against each annual budget throughout the fiscal year and provide the Executive Director with frequent reports. Prepare and submit federal financial reports, grant application budgets and other financial material required or requested by funding sources. Respond to fiscal inquiries from federal and other agencies and work with the staff who administer federal grants, when necessary. Provide fiscal and budgetary support to the Executive Director and program staff, including development of ONCS annual budget and request
Minimum Qualifications Eligible for 70.1 transfer with one year of permanent competitive service as an Associate Accountant.
Additional Info Must be reachable on the Civil Service List. Free parking available at the Rensselaer location. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
Application Due 1/13/2018 11:59:59 PM
To Apply Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number (shown below) of the position being applied for to:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Bureau of Personnel, EOA # 17-641
North Building, Room 231
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Or send by email to:

Important: Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

OCFS Job Application

Contact Information< Phone:  (518) 473-7936
Fax:      (518) 474-0017
Fees Some positions may require credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

There are currently 100
job announcements at OCFS...

Search by Title

Youth Division Aides
(14) Job Announcements
Youth Counselors
(8) Job Announcements
Social Workers
(2) Job Announcements
(5) Job Announcements
(2) Job Announcements
(12) Job Announcements
(16) Job Announcements
(12) Job Announcements
Children and Family Services Specialists
(2) Job Announcements
Other Jobs in Demand
(27) Job Announcements

Translate This Page

Google Translation Disclaimer

Important Numbers

  • Report Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Abandoned Infant
  • Domestic Violence