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Director, External and Corrective Action Audits

Recruitment #22-004377-0003


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.




Maryland Department of Human Services
Office of the Inspector General
1525 N Calvert Street, 7th Floor 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position is a direct report to the Assistant Inspector General and is a member of the Internal Audit Division Leadership Team. As such, the position is responsible for leadership and involvement in designing, managing, and directing the External Audit and Corrective Action Implementation Division. This position oversees the audit findings reduction process which includes performing corrective action follow-up audits/reviews, consulting with DHS Administrations and the local department of social services (LDSS) as well as performing various analyses in an effort to understand the cause of audit findings. The position also provides leadership over the coordination of both federal and State legislative audits and reviews. This includes serving as the liaison between the Department and External auditors, coordinating meetings as well as providing consulting services to ensure the adequacy of the Department’s responses to related audit findings. The position also oversees the tracking of audit information to ensure the accuracy of audit data provided for Statestats and Managing for results request. The position also serves as the point of contact to satisfy external request related to DHS external audits and related corrective action.

The position is responsible for assisting with reducing audit findings and creating and sustaining audit values, program direction, performance expectations, customer focus, and an environment that promotes performance excellence in the Department of Human Services. External Audit Division Program Supervisor responsibilities for this position include: Setting strategic direction and establishing audit workload plans. Determining the requirements and expectations of audit customers. Effectively using data and information supporting audit activities. Developing and utilizing the audit workforce to its full potential. Updating policy and improving processes to achieve better audit performance, and Achieving audit performance measures in agreed-upon areas.


Serve as Management Team representative and Director of the External Audits and Corrective Action reviews - continuously managing external audits and corrective action reviews. Oversee the audit findings reduction process which includes performing corrective action follow-up audits/reviews, consulting with DHS Administrations and the local department of social services (LDSS) as well as performing various analyses to understand the cause of audit findings. At all times, the incumbent will provide customer service to both internal and external customs that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Department. Develop and maintain programs and procedures used in the coordinating external audits and conducting Corrective Actions Audits/reviews. Plan, coordinate and supervises corrective action audits/reviews of Local Departments of Social Services. Oversee the evaluation of risk associated with findings to ensure that high- risk areas are monitored and addressed timely. Interpret laws, regulations, contractual agreements and DHS policy statements as they relate to audits and follow-up review requirements Provide the final quality assurance for audit related activities of the OIG, such as reviewing Department’s responses, providing audit consultation to administrations, and coordinating exit and entrance conferences.

Submit reports and the Department’s response to Secretary for signature and approval. Review and approve critical working papers and audit findings and assuring that sufficient competent evidential matter exists to document significant findings of non-compliance. Draft accurate, clear, concise, and timely reports for submission to the Secretary. Finalize written reports addressing findings and related recommendations for submission to the Secretary. Prepare and distribute other necessary correspondence to the Secretary and Executive Staff. Oversees the tracking of audit information to ensure the accuracy of audit data provided for Statestats and Managing for Results request(s) Conduct periodic conferences and research with management of DHS Administrations or Local Departments to discuss and analyze findings and provide recommendations for program improvement. Participation in special task forces to accomplish specific objectives as requested by the Secretary, Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General for Audits. Conduct trainings to enhance Staffs’ skills.


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: Five 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. 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.


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

Two years of supervisory experience. 

Possession of a CIA or other applicable Professional Certification 

One year experience performing governmental audits

One year experience performing internal audit experience

Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, presentation skills, and written communication skills

Ability to effectively lead as well as supervise and train staff, manage projects, monitor performance, and provide timely feedback

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices


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.


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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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. 

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.

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


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:   STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

·       Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).

·       Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

·       Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

·       Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

·       Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  

·       Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the 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 email requested information only to 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 email Scott Waddel at  

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

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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.

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