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INTERNAL AUDITOR TRAINEE

Recruitment #21-004371-0001

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

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). The OIG was established for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse, and mismanagement of fiscal, material and personnel resources. These assessments also help to safeguard and efficiently manage the Department’s resources, operations and business functions.

Specifically, this starting level Auditor position performs the full range of financial and operational internal and external audits/inspections/administrative investigations that may include elements of finance and compliance, management analysis, economy and efficiency, and program/operational results. Under the supervision of the Auditor Supervisor (AS), who reports to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), this position is a beginning level member of the OIG audit team.

The administrative investigations may be related to any substantial and specific danger of 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 the 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. The results of these audits and investigations assist the Secretary in evaluating the overall performance and efficiency of the Department’s management teams, and to achieve the highest standards of good management, accountability and professional integrity.

POSITION DUTIES

1. Assist in the execution of the full range of in-depth internal and external audits, inspections and investigations, including, but not limited to:

A. Legislative audit exceptions; 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 goods and services; Federal and State grant awards; audits of the Department’s compliance with American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA); Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance audits at the Department’s facilities to confirm compliance with federal law; economy and efficiency of budgeted programs and activities; property, equipment, and sensitive inventory; compliance with executive orders, legislation, regulations, court orders, consent degrees; administrative policy and procedure; evidence for civil law suits and allegations of illegal actions by employees; any substantial and specific danger to health, life and safety, as well as fraud, collusion, corruption, abuse of authority, misappropriation of Department assets, alleged activity or conduct resulting in the loss, waste or abuse of personnel and operating resources; and program/operational results. The follow-up audits of legislative audit exceptions will determine if corrective actions taken are adequate.
B. As necessary, may include annual audits (23 desk audits and as many as 23 field audits of inmate days) of Maryland counties’ records relating to the Department’s grant payments to the counties for housing certain inmates sentenced to the local jurisdictions as well as certain inmates sentenced to the Division of Correction (Local Jail Back-up). These audits are conducted to determine the reliability and integrity of the counties’ annual submissions, and to determine if the counties have adhered to Maryland Annotated Code and/or Department program procedures and policies.

2. Assist in the evaluation of audit, inspection and investigation results to identify and analyze findings and trends in weaknesses and deficiencies, and make preliminary recommendations for corrective action.

3. Assist in the preparation and review/revision of 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.

4. Assist in conducting additional follow-up duties to include:

A. Review auditee’s management reports of proposed administrative and corrective actions (e.g., the agencies legislative audit corrective action plan), including anticipated compliance completion dates, and responsible employees, to determine if proposed actions are adequate, are to be accomplished within reasonable time schedules, and are consistent with applicable laws and regulations;
B. Provide input and suggest recommendations for prompt, efficient, and effective resolution of financial, operational, administrative, investigative and compliance audit issues; and
Follow-up Audits of the corrective actions taken to resolve legislative audit exceptions, is included in 1 above.

5. Perform general and specific administrative responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

A. Assume principal auditor responsibility, as designated, for specific audit assignments;
B. Provide periodic activity and status reports as required; 
C. Prepare charts, graphs, spreadsheets and related items via personal computer software; and

6. Perform other duties and tasks as may be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:  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: None.

Note: 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience conducting financial or operational internal or external audits.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Government Auditor Professional (CGAP). 

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 assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination, 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000, Towson, MD 21286. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-4200, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

D.Spanier

david.spanier@maryland.gov

410-339-4254

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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