Questionable font choice for Serious Business

Looking at the New York (state) website1, I ended up with one more question than before the page loaded:

ComptrollerFont
(Arrow was my addition)

Who picked the font for the executive titles? The top height of the individual letterforms is wildly inconsistent. For a site that’s supposed to make these people and their positions appear serious and important (which they are, honestly) this font is disquieting to detail observant people.

Digging in the source, the font is apparently Oswald Light.

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