Staff Auditor

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent body within the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) whose purpose is to investigate and audit matters concerning fraud, theft, waste, abuse, and misconduct within or affecting CHA. As part of that mission, CHA OIG is charged with reviewing programs to promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in the administration of programs and operations of CHA.

The Staff Performance Auditor supports the OIG Audit team in conducting performance audits through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; interviews; field work; and drafting of reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. The Staff Performance Auditor will work directly with senior performance auditors to compile large data sets to provide statistical models, trends, predictions, analyses, and support all other audit functions.


Under the guidance of senior auditors, conduct activities in support of performance audits to evaluate the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of CHA operations and programs.
Collect, analyze, and interpret data, including electronic data from relational databases, to identify trends or patterns related to program performance.
Assess risks related to CHA programs and evaluate processes designed to reduce risk.
Interview CHA staff, vendors, and other stakeholders.
Write clear, concise, and objective reports of audit findings and recommendations and generate charts and graphs to illustrate results.
Work with investigators to provide investigative support where needed or appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by 1 year of experience in performance auditing or operations analysis, experience with data analytics tools and methodologies, research, and analysis, as well as knowledge of audit principles and processes, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Graduate degree in a field related to government, public policy, or accounting. Experience conducting performance audits in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, or internal audit. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and understanding of analytical principles, concepts, and methods.

Possession of a professional designation as a Certified Inspector General Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Governmental Auditing Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Government Finance Manager, or Certified Fraud Examiner is desirable.

Within 90 days of hire, selected candidate will be required to be fingerprinted by an external law enforcement agency. Employment will be contingent upon the results of the fingerprint based criminal history search.


Salary Range: $60,000 – $65,000

Grade: S7

FLSA: Exempt

Union: None

The Chicago Housing Authority is a proud equal opportunity employer.
We recognize that a diverse and inclusive workplace is a healthy and productive workplace.
All applicants are considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other category protected by applicable law.
Employment with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) does not require City of Chicago (“City”) residency. Non-resident’s of the City are encouraged to apply for any CHA position(s).
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