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Investigative Auditor

Recruitment #22-006296-0005



Main Purpose of Job

The Investigative Auditor reports directly to the Supervisory Inspector – Investigative Audits and is responsible for conducting investigative audits of the local school systems. The Investigative Auditor is responsible for planning, executing, and completing assigned investigative audits; preparing results into accurate and thorough reports; and assisting in the planning and implementation of the OIGE’s overall strategy. Investigative audits are often tightly focused to address risks of fraud, waste, or abuse in a short timeframe. The Investigative Auditor works in a dynamic work environment of self-motivated individuals who work collaboratively to address a variety of risks that arise across the extensive responsibility charged to the OIGE. The Investigative Auditor will be required to manage tasks across multiple topics and be proactive to assist in the build-up of the Investigative Audit unit within OIGE.

This is a Special Appointment position and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.


The employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance sometimes under stressful conditions.  The employee must interact courteously with others while discussing sensitive issues.  The employee's performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the workload concerns of others and must not negatively affect productivity and morale of the unit.

This is analytical work involving a wide variety of potential topics and investigative audit objectives.  This work helps the OIGE accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of management, control, and governance processes.  The incumbent in this position can expect to be asked to do (not all inclusive) the following:

Conduct complex investigative audits in alignment with established standards, which includes conducting research, reviewing, and analyzing records, and conducting interviews.

Participate in and/or identify efforts to identify fraud, waste, or abuse risks within Maryland school systems.

Conduct benchmarking research to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations.

Review administrative policies, procedures and to determine effectiveness, compliance, and efficiency of observed operations.

Develop reports/correspondence in accordance with established standards.

Provide analytic consulting services in support of OIGE's Office of Investigations.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Business, Business Management, or related field.

Experience: Two years of work experience in the field of education investigative audits, internal audits, auditing, inspection, or a related field.


1.  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.


Possession of a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification.  

Two years of experience in conducting audits in accordance with professional auditing standards.

Two years of experience in planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating multiple engagements simultaneously in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards or Governmental Auditing Standards, including assessment of fraud risks.

Knowledge of State/Federal laws, regulations, policies, issues affecting fraud, waste and abuse; knowledge and ability to conduct confidential internal reviews, investigations and evaluations of administrative, security, fiscal, legal and city/county government internal policies, systems and procedures involving matters of conflict of interest, mismanagement, embezzlement, contract fraud, workers' compensation fraud, employee misconduct, identity theft, property and information theft, child abuse and related incidences, as well as whistleblower investigations; skill in analyzing/interpreting data for program improvement ability to manage multiple tasks; ability to interpret/apply pertinent laws/regulations; ability to establish & maintain working relationships; ability to communicate clearly, through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analysis and reports.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered.  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.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The evaluation 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.



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 Budget and Management 

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4850. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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 applicants are encouraged to apply.

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

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