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INTERNAL AUDITOR LEAD- Contractual

Recruitment #22-004374-0002

Introduction


The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million Marylanders annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.  DHS works in every community in Maryland to positively impact the lives of Marylanders. 


This is a full-time contractual position.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services
Office of the Inspector General 
Internal Audit Unit
1525 N. Calvert Street, 7th floor
Baltimore MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position prevents, detects and eliminates fraud, waste, mismanagement, and corruption within the Department of Human Services. This function is accomplished by planning, coordinating, and leading the independent appraisal of auditable entities of the Department of Human Services and/or follow-up on deficiencies noted in audit reports issued by legislative and other external auditors and advising management of our conclusions and recommendations; as well as conducting special audits of DHS units, contractors, vendors, and providers.

POSITION DUTIES

Assists the Audit Director in planning, coordinating and leading audits of Headquarter, LDSS, and special audits. This is done 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 the working papers prepared by staff to ensure that the audit objectives have been met and to ensure that sufficient, competent, relevant, and useful evidence has been gathered to document the audit findings and conclusions. Drafts accurate, clear, concise, and timely audit reports addressing findings and related recommendations for submission to the Secretary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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: 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. Candidates may substitute the 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 for one year of the required experience

3. Candidates may substitute one year of professional accounting experience for one year of the required 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.

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

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

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.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to: Department of Human Services/HRDT, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Attn: D. Greene, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to dhs.recruit@maryland.gov.       

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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



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