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Performance Staff Auditor

In the Audits Division, auditors participate in a variety of auditing engagements. In this role, you will conduct performance audits under the general direction and oversight of a lead auditor and/or audit manager. Staff Auditors carry out assigned audit assignments. This is accomplished in part by, but not limited to:

  • Reviewing organization and/or functional activities, programs, or units with the ability to address multiple issues involving a wide range of subject matter.
  • Analyzing and synthesizing a broad array of quantitative and qualitative information about an organization’s resources, workloads, and results to prepare recommendations on operational, budgetary, organization and other administrative matters.

For explicit duties, please request a copy of the position description from sarah.manring@sos.oregon.gov

Position: Performance Staff Auditor
Organization: Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
Location: Salem,  OR 
United States
Salary: 5,502- 9,016
Posting Start Date: 10/13/2023
Date Posted: 10/18/2023

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our desired qualifications listed. 
Your application must demonstrate education and/or experience in the following:
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher;
One year of professional level governmental audit experience conducting performance audits following Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS or Yellow book) for performance audits, or IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audits (Redbook).
To receive credit for auditing experience, candidates must have worked in the government or private sector and have accumulated the equivalent of at least one (1) year of audit experience as noted above.
- OR -
Two 2 years of experience where job duties included work in any of the following areas:

  • program evaluation, which includes collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer questions about projects, policies and/or programs, particularly about their effectiveness and efficiency

  • data analysis and presentation, which includes analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data and presenting it in oral and written formats;

  • policy analysis, which includes examining and evaluating available options for implementing the goals of laws, elected officials, organizations or government programs; and/or

  • operations research, which includes using advanced techniques, such as optimization, data mining, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling, to develop solutions that help businesses and organizations operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

To receive credit for this experience, a candidate must have worked in a job for which one or more of the above categories comprised at least 50% of all job duties.  We will evaluate the non-audit experience to determine what experience meets the qualifications. 
Transcripts are required no later than the time of interview. Transcripts must clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received, or expected to receive, if not yet graduated, and; 4) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.
As the most competitive candidate, your application will demonstrate the following requested skills and experience:

  • Communicate well, verbally and in writing; attentively listen to others and clearly and accurately express ideas and document audit support.

  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software; use descriptive statistics and sampling methods.

  • Investigate situations and find facts. Analyze and assess data or information.

  • Works well as part of a team and independently.

  • Organize work assignments and manage time efficiently.

  • Think critically, logically, laterally, and creatively.

  • Recognize and respect diversity in people.

  • Work cooperatively and develop positive relationships with others.

Status: This listing expires on: 12/17/2023
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Organization Information
Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
Suite 180 Capital St NE

Salem,  OR 97310
United States
(503) 986-2155
Sarah Manrig

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