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The Arizona Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning State and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. We achieve our mission through the thoroughly specific research, audits, and investigations of our professional team members who educate stakeholders through our reports, alerts, and reviews. Since 1969, our office has continued to innovate, grow, and become one of the most highly regarded leaders in our field.

Join our team and make a positive difference in your community by promoting better government for all Arizona’s citizens. We look forward to working with you!

Methodologist - Sign-On Bonus $3,500


Job Location:

Address:  2910 N. 44th St., Ste. 410
        Phoenix, AZ  85018

Posting Details:

Salary: $87,000-$115,000 (depending on experience), plus a $3,500 sign-on bonus 


Job Summary:

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide technical support to audit teams in the areas of research design, data analysis, sampling methods, and statistical analysis and interpretation.
  • Perform audit work involving statistical analysis techniques of considerable complexity.
  • Contribute to and review the methodological/analytical sections of policies, guidelines, reports, and other deliverables.
  • Review audit reports and documentation to ensure conclusions drawn from methodological work are appropriate and valid.
  • Ensure auditors have adequate guidance, training, and supervision while conducting methodological work.
  • Communicate results to non-technical audiences during meetings.
  • Supervise and develop associate methodologist staff members, as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

What You'll Need:

  • Expertise in quantitative social science and a master’s degree in the social sciences with a quantitative focus; Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates without a Ph.D. must complete their Ph.D. within 24 months of hire.
  • Strong interest in public service and improving State government.
  • Excellent analytical, research, critical thinking, time management, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and prioritize under tight deadlines.
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave with 10 paid holidays per year.
  • Medical insurance, with the employer covering 88% of the premium cost.
  • Retirement plan with 100% employer match of the 12.17% employee contribution and additional deferred compensation options.
  • Business casual dress.
  • Flexible Monday through Friday work schedules, customizable work hours, and in-person and telecommuting options.
  • Continuing education provided and paid for by the employer.
  • Tuition assistance program, including assistance with Ph.D. programs, for those who qualify.
  • Clear path to advance your career.
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • Long-term disability insurance and optional short-term disability insurance.
  • $15,000 life insurance policy and options to purchase additional coverage and supplemental coverage for dependents.
  • Optional flexible spending accounts.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Arizona State Retirement System

Contact Us:

Please apply on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Entringer at 602-553-9854 or recruiter@azauditor.gov for assistance.



All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.