Website Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General
Investigative Analyst III (IT Auditor), Grade 28
OIG-51 Monroe Ste 600
Inspector General Staff
CLOSING DATE: July 21, 2021
The Office of the Inspector General is seeking to fill one IT Auditor position position at the following level:
· Investigative Analyst III (Grade 28) $77,035 – $128,483
The Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency created by the County Council in 1997. The Inspector General is charged with reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations within County government and independent County agencies. The Office conducts independent investigations, audits, and reviews with a goal of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities. Through its work, the OIG proposes ways to increase the legal, fiscal, and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies and improve the overall integrity of County government.
In October of 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed legislation that requires the OIG to conduct systematic risk-based reviews of the County’s internal accounting and contracting processes and controls as well as conduct audits of high-risk contracts and agreements. Duties may include but are not limited to:
Planning and executing work to assess the adequacy of IT, security, privacy, and information systems controls in accordance with NIST 800-53, the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM), and other relevant control frameworks.
Analyzing and assessing the County’s technological infrastructure to determine whether processes and systems are secure, operating effectively and comply with policy.
Conducting non-IT related audits such as financial, performance, compliance, and operational audits and reviews by collecting documentary evidence, conducting interviews, and analyzing data and evidence to form sound findings and conclusions.
Participating in developing audit work plans and audit procedures to assess the adequacy of internal controls, effectiveness, economy, and efficiency of County processes, and compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and policies and procedures.
Performing department-level risk assessments and identifying control weaknesses and opportunities for cost savings within County programs and operations.
Executing audit field work autonomously in accordance with audit work programs and generally accepted government auditing standards (Yellow Book).
Making recommendations to supervisors on findings and recommendations related to audit work.
Working effectively with data analytics software to examine, compare and analyze large sets of data.
Drafting and revising reports and letters for publication and distribution.
Participating in discussions and briefings with auditees.
Preparing audit documentation in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and OIG Policies and Procedures.
Reviewing team members’ work papers, and providing guidance, coaching and feedback.
Staying up to date with new or emerging information technologies, information systems risks and controls, revised control frameworks, revised audit standards, and best practices.
In addition, the successful candidate will have:
Experience performing IT risk assessments and controls reviews and recommending, designing, and advising on applicable controls;
Expertise in information systems controls and their applicability with regards to financial reporting and information systems support processes;
Experience working with large volumes of evidence, extensive data sets and/or complex financial information;
Excellent writing, communication, analytical and research skills;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with department/agency personnel and other officials;
Experience working both independently and in a team environment;
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently;
An ongoing commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment; and
Strong time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
This position requires the ability to work in high performance/high morale teams. The selected applicant must possess unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics. In addition, this position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work outside of normal work hours.
The OIG offers telework and flexible work schedules commensurate with Montgomery County policies.
Additional Employment Information
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.
All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant’s responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications. Based on the results, all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be rated Qualified and placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a “Lateral Transfer” candidate and may be considered for interview.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
Experience: Four (4) years of professional-level experience conducting financial, performance, compliance, or operational audits in accordance with professional auditing standards, at least one (1) year of which was performing IT audits.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified” and placed on the Eligible List for consideration. Selection for interviews will be based on the following preferred criteria. Candidate must ensure resume reflects experience in these areas.
1. Advanced professional designation, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Inspector General Auditor (CIGA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC);
2. Experience auditing government entities;
3. Experience planning and conducting audits;
4. Planning and executing work to assess the adequacy of IT, security, privacy, and information systems controls in accordance with NIST 800-53, the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM), or other relevant control frameworks.
5. Experience performing IT risk assessments and controls reviews.
6. Experience working with data analytics software; and
7. Knowledge and experience with generally accepted government auditing standards.
To apply for this job please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.