Audit Director – OPS

Website Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Salary:  Up to $45.00/Hour

Posting Closing Date: 11/03/2022

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is searching for a qualified applicant for its Audit Director – OPS vacancy. This position is located in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters.  These range from floods and hurricanes to incidents involving hazardous materials or nuclear power.  The Division of Emergency Management (FDEM or Division) is the liaison between federal, state, and local agencies. FDEM prepares and implements a statewide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, routinely conducts extensive exercises to test state and county emergency response capabilities, provides technical assistance to local governments as they prepare emergency plans and procedures, as well as conducts emergency operations trainings for state and local government agencies.

The Division serves as the lead agency for the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), whose primary goal is the coordination of the state’s efforts during disaster response and recovery. This coordination is conducted within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Tallahassee. Additionally, the Division manages the State Watch Office; the 24-hours a day operation tasked with providing situational awareness to stakeholders statewide. After a disaster, FDEM conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the Governor of the state of Florida on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds. It is against this backdrop that FDEM strives to demonstrate its mission of, “Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with our community stakeholders for a resilient Florida” along with our vision of, “Leading the Profession in building prepared and resilient communities”.

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The Audit Director provides assistance to the FDEM Inspector General with the day-to-day administration of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Duties and responsibilities include:

– Supervise and perform all aspects of audits and reviews of Division programs and operations, from planning through fieldwork and reporting.

– Perform or assist in inquiries and investigations of complaints of misconduct or violation of law/agency directives made against Division staff or for which the OIG has jurisdiction.

– Develop long-term and annual work plans based on the results of periodic risk assessments of Division programs and operations. Prepare annual reports summarizing the activities of the OIG during the preceding fiscal year.

–  Maintain or assist in the maintenance of the OIG’s quality assurance and improvement program, including ongoing monitoring, periodic self-assessments, and external reviews of the OIG’s audit function; and continued accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation for the OIG’s investigations function.

– Supervise the activities of the OIG, and perform other duties, as delegated by the Inspector General. Travel may be required in the performance of these duties.

– Perform the duties of the position in accordance with applicable statutory and professional standards as well as OIG policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to be successful in the position include:

– Ability to supervise and coordinate audits, investigations, and management reviews.

– Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and procedures, including the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Government Auditing Standards, and the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General issued by the Association of Inspectors General.

– Ability to understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

– Ability to supervise people.

– Ability to communicate effectively.

– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

– Ability to effectively utilize problem-solving techniques.

– Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

– Knowledge of the methods of compiling and analyzing data.

– Knowledge of basic mathematics.

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

*  Knowledge of and ability to effectively use Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.); and

* A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, or with a major in business which includes five courses in accounting, and 5 years of experience as an internal auditor or independent postauditor, electronic data processing auditor, accountant, or any combination thereof. The experience shall at a minimum consist of audits of units of government or private business enterprises, operating for profit or not for profit; or

* A master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or public administration from an accredited college or university and 4 years of experience as outlined in the bullet above; or

* A certified public accountant license issued pursuant to chapter 473, F.S., or a certified internal audit certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors or earned by examination, and 4 years of experience as required in the second bullet above.

Special Notes:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

The Division of Emergency Management is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. The Division appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, FDEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

The Division of Emergency Management is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes. An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job-related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the FDEM Human Resources Office at (850) 815-4177. FDEM requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

The State of Florida and the Division of Emergency Management participate in E-Verify. This federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description. Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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