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Recruitment #16-004373-0006


This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS).  The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future recruitments.  Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible for one year.


***This is a repost. If you have already applied for this position, you do not need to reapply.***




6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 41, Section 4-104, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) has established, within the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) under the authority of the Inspector General (IG) per Secretary's Directive 01-94. The OIG was established for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse, and mismanagement of fiscal, material and personnel resources. Specifically, the OIG conducts objective reviews of financial operating procedure and internal control; electronic data processing and management information systems; personnel and standards of conduct; agency operational functions or activities; and compliance with executive, legislative, judicial, and administrative policy and procedure. The results assist the Secretary in evaluating the overall performance and efficiency of the Department's and agencies' management teams.

This position performs the full range of financial and operational internal and external audits/inspections/administrative investigations that include finance and compliance, management analysis, economy and efficiency, electronic data processing, program/operational results. Under the supervision of the Auditor Supervisor (AS), who reports to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), this position is a member of the OIG audit team with the responsibility to conduct Department and agency internal and external audits, administrative investigations, or inspections of; legislative audit exceptions, local governments' records relating to the housing of inmates by local jurisdictions; fiscal accounting; financial reporting; internal control systems; risk management; performance; capital construction; facilities maintenance; payments, reimbursements, and collections required by statute or contract; procurement contracts for good and services; Federal and State grant awards; data quality and security of criminal justice information systems (CJIS), automated offender-based information systems (OBSCIS), and other electronic data processing (EDP & FMIS) systems; economy and efficiency of budgeted programs and activities; property, equipment, and sensitive inventory; evidence for civil law suits and allegations of illegal actions by employees; and compliance with executive orders, legislation, regulations, court orders, consent degrees, and administrative policy and procedure.

The administrative investigations are related to any substantial and specific danger to health, life and safety, as well as fraud, collusion, corruption, abuse of authority, misappropriation of Department assets, and other alleged activity or conduct resulting in the loss, waste or abuse of personnel and operating resources. These specific and unique duties are frequently of a confidential and sensitive nature and are conducted in accordance with an approved annual audit work plan. Each audit, investigation or inspection results in a report, either fast track or formal that may contain findings, conclusions, and recommendations for management consideration.


Some of the duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in the planning and execution of the full range of in-depth internal and external audits, inspections and investigations
  • Collaborating in the evaluation of audit, inspection and investigation results to identify and analyze findings and trends in weaknesses or deficiencies, and making preliminary recommendations for corrective action
  • Prepare, review/revise all draft reports, including working papers and supporting documentation prior to final submission, as a quality control measure to determine validity, reliability, adequacy of coverage and adherence to established policy, procedure and standards


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Three years of experience conducting financial and operational internal audits that include elements for finance and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results.


1. Applicants who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

2. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a master’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for one year of auditing experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Internal Review classifications or Auditing specialty codes in the Financial or Auditing fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • One year of experience in the evaluation of audit, inspection and investigation results to identify and analyze findings or deficiences, and making recommendations for corrective action.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


All persons who meet the minimum qualifications will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit. 




To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: K. Metzger Recruitment

Number 16-004373-0006

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309 Baltimore, MD 21215

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

For more information, please call 410-585-3060.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.