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INTERNAL AUDITOR LEAD

Recruitment #18-004374-0001

Introduction

This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the Department of Human Services, Office of the Inspector General - Internal Audits.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Office of the Inspector General - Internal Audits

1525 North Calvert Street, 7th Floor

Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to prevent, detect and eliminate fraud, waste, mismanagement and corruption within the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of the Inspector General. The incumbent in this position plans, coordinates, and supervises the independent appraisals of auditable entities of DHS and follows-up on deficiencies noted in audit reports issued by Legislative and other external auditors; advises management of conclusions and recommendations; and conducts special audits of DHS units, contractors, vendors, and providers.

POSITION DUTIES

Assists the Audit Director in planning, coordinating and supervising audits of Headquarter, Local Department of Social Services, and special audits in accordance with professional standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), government auditing standards and generally accepted auditing standards issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); reviews and approves documents prepared to ensure that the audit objectives have been met; ensures that sufficient, competent, relevant and useful evidence has been gathered to document audit findings and conclusions; drafts accurate, clear, concise and timely audit reports addressing findings and related recommendations for submission to the Secretary; trains staff auditors according to standards issued by the IIA, government auditing standards and generally accepted auditing standards issued by the AICPA; and performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

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: Four years 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

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

1. Two years of experience conducting internal control audits and reviews for a government entity.

2. One year of experience working with an electronic audit management system (e.g., TeamMate, Caseware, etc.).

3. One year of experience as a lead worker and/or supervisor.

4. One year of experience using Microsoft Word and/or Excel.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention: Betty Ketterman, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 142, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

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.

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