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INTERNAL AUDITOR I

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY - INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES

Recruitment #18-004372-0003

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Person's interested in future vacancies within the classification must re-apply.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Office of the Secretary - Internal Audit Services

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs audit fieldwork and a full range of fact-finding assignments including financial, compliance, and efficiency reviews to ensure the Maryland Department of the Environment achieves its strategic objectives.

POSITION DUTIES

The following duties are examples of assignments performed by the incumbent in this position  It is not a total comprehensive list of duties, nor is it restrictive regarding job assignments.

Position duties include performing audit fieldwork and a full range of fact-finding assignments including (but not limited to):          

-reviewing financial and operational transactions, documents, records to obtain facts;             

-preparing work papers to documents audit findings;            

-assisting in audits for automated data processing systems;             

-establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with operational personnel and colleagues;

The position will perform general analysis necessary to perform audit fieldwork and a full range of fact-finding assignments including (but not limited):         

-preparing statistical tables and charts, financial summaries, schedules, workflow charts, staff patterns, and organizational charts;             

-evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls;

This position will also be responsible for oral and written communication that is necessary to perform audit fieldwork and a full range of fact-finding assignments including (but not limited to):             

-creating accurate and concise audit work papers;            

-assisting in the recommendation of means to correct unsatisfactory conditions. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

 Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidates have the following:

1) Have experience conducting financial or operational audits in a governmental setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which may 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The Maryland Department of the Environment has determined that this classification necessitates the investigation and background check of the eligible individual for purposes of verification of suitability for employment.  When appropriate and job-related, areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to employment history, academic credentials, military records, criminal records and personal references.  Continued employment in this position will be contingent upon the results of the background investigation.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best, Better or Qualified and placed on the employment list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Peggie Jefferson

Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

1800 Washington Blvd. 

Baltimore, MD 21230

MDE Reference Number:  18-004372-0003

410-537-3879/email: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov/Fax:410-537-3966

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.