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Program Analyst - Performance Auditor

  • 501742
  • PHOENIX
  • AUDITOR GENERAL
  • Full-time

Arizona Auditor General

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!

Program Analyst - Performance Auditor

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $56,800 

PLEASE APPLY ON THE ARIZONA AUDITOR GENERAL WEBSITE FOR THIS POSITION.

Job Summary:

Join the Arizona Auditor General and apply at https://www.azauditor.gov/careers/employment-application. You will be able to upload your resume, unofficial transcripts, and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for the position.

As a Performance Auditor, you will work in a respectful, collaborative environment on a team to evaluate state agencies, boards, commissions, universities, and other governmental entities to assess their operations’ effectiveness and efficiency. In accordance with government auditing standards, you will gather information, identify areas for further work, and perform audit procedures to write findings and make appropriate recommendations for improvement. Our findings help to ensure that agencies and programs are achieving their intended results, efficiently managing operations, meeting program’s mission, and complying with laws and regulations.

We need individuals who are inquisitive, highly skilled at writing, well organized, and self-motivated, and who enjoy analytical research and appreciate the importance of teamwork and constructive feedback. The most desirable degrees for this position are centered around the social sciences, such as Public Administration, Political Science, Anthropology, History, English, Sociology, and Public Policy.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees currently work a hybrid in-person/telecommuting schedule. This schedule is subject to change. Additionally, the Office has implemented safety guidelines and protocols for our team members to follow to help ensure their and agency personnel’s safety.

Job Duties:

• Researching standards, best practices, laws and regulations, and other applicable resources.
• Gaining an overall understanding of the auditee.
• Evaluating auditees’ internal controls conducting interviews with auditee staff.
• Determining auditees’ compliance with laws, regulations, and other applicable standards.
• Preparing audit documentation that supports audit results
• Drafting and editing audit findings to adhere to the standards and the Office’s writing style.
• Accepting and responding to supervisor feedback in a positive and timely manner.
• Willingness to travel out-of-town 5-10%.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Applicants should possess the following skills:
• Exemplary oral communication skills
• Ability to synthesize audit evidence to reach conclusions
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to interact with coworkers and auditees professionally and ethically
• Solid and time-management skills
• Working knowledge of Windows and Office 365, including: Word, Excel, and Teams

Selective Preference(s):

Master's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in a social science, such as Public Administration, Political Science, Anthropology, History, English, Sociology, and Public Policy. Starting salary $53,000 - $56,800.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in a social science, such as Public Administration, Political Science, Anthropology, History, English, Sociology, and Public Policy. Starting salary $50,000 - $53,800.

Please 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.

Benefits: The Arizona Auditor General offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
  • 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 12.22% employee contribution and additional deferred compensation options.
  • Business casual dress.
  • Flexible Monday through Friday work schedules, including customizable work hours and telecommuting options.
  • Continuing education provided and paid for by the employer.
  • Tuition assistance program 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

Retirement:

Arizona State Retirement System

Contact Us:

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

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.