Join Our Team as a State Program Examiner!


Join Our Team as a State Program Examiner!

Effectuate Positive Change for New Yorkers

Auditing is the heart of our work at the State Comptroller's office. The Division of State Government Accountability (SGA) leads the way in evaluating hundreds of New York state and city agencies and public authorities on an expansive range of subjects — from social services and housing to criminal justice and economic development, the environment and agriculture, health care and aging, transportation and labor, IT security, artificial intelligence, and more.

Our work identifies opportunities for operational improvement, reduces waste, enhances productivity and promotes government transparency in service of the public, while providing the Legislature and Executive Branch with an independent and objective view of how government can operate more efficiently and effectively.

Build Your Career With Us

As our analyses touch on all facets of New Yorkers’ lives, our state program examiners come from diverse academic backgrounds, including computer information systems and IT, computer science, criminal justice, economics, engineering, mathematics, political science, public administration, public or community health, public policy, statistics, business administration, business management, and accounting or auditing.

Examiners use the breadth of their experiences to communicate with high-level personnel, perform detailed analyses of government-operated programs using leading-edge technological tools, develop a range of technical and communication skills, and receive expert-level training and qualifying experience necessary for professional certifications and licenses, including the Certified Public Accountant credential.

Your Career Wish List

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A Career With Purpose

 Results in positive social change

 Is intrinsically rewarding work

A Career That Invests in Me

 Offers competitive salaries and benefits

 Has a robust career path

A Career That Respects My Personal Life

 Hybrid work environment

 Flexible schedule

Open Positions

What We Offer

Career path for State Program Examiners

We offer defined career paths, including advancement opportunities for those who demonstrate ambition and ability to lead others, and annual salary increases. 

New examiners receive salary increases after successfully completing their first and second years in our traineeship program.

There are also many other benefits to working for New York State, including:

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance packages, including prescription drug coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Pre-tax savings options for health and dependent care.
  • Annual Paid Time Off: 
    • 13 vacation days
    • 13 sick days
    • 5 personal days
    • 13 paid holidays
  • Retirement Benefits: 
    • Employees are vested in the pension system after five years. 
    • Deferred compensation options are available.
  • Career Development Opportunities:
    • A continuous learning environment that helps employees realize their full potential through regular training and professional development opportunities.
    • Tuition assistance available contingent upon contract negotiations.
  • A hybrid work environment with flexible and compressed schedule options.


Contact Kimberly Bott at [email protected] or 518-375-8202 with questions about positions with SGA or how to apply.

The Office of the New York State Comptroller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.