Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
03380 11 ST A3 C 714-07 03/04/2015


JOB CODE: 03380

DEFINITION: This is highly responsible administrative work directing the operations of the Division of Audit and Review within the Bureau of Financial Operations in the Department of Human Services (DHS).

The employee in this job plans, directs and coordinates the auditing and review of departmental and county administered operations to ensure compliance with state and federal policies and procedures pertaining to human services programs. Work involves the direction of audits performed by the division's statewide auditing staff and the management, coordination and oversight of audits performed by outside entities including the Department of the Auditor General, Office of Budget Comptroller Operations, federal agencies, DHS subrecipient auditors, and contracted auditing firms. Work is performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and agency policies and procedures. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and clerical employees. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Director, Bureau of Financial Operations, who reviews work through periodic conferences and reports for achievement of established objectives.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Plans, organizes and directs the work of a statewide staff of auditors involved in conducting performance audits, financial audits, and technical assistance engagements.

• Develops plans and conducts comprehensive audits of departmental and county programs, the scope of which includes department program offices, facilities, bureaus and sub-units, county programs, service providers, and appropriation grantees.

• Coordinates independent audit management activities for program offices to assure compliance with regulations, contract/grant language, or federal requirements.

• Participates in both pre and post-audit conferences with regional DHS personnel, providers, subcontractors, certified public accountants and/or interested county officials to provide assurance that audits provide a proper and comprehensive review of financial matters in a format that can be acceptable to the department.

• Ensures that audit reports issued by the Department of the Auditor General, Office of Budget Comptroller Operations, and federal auditors are utilized for their importance as a management tool to strengthen governmental operations.

• Directs the risk assessment efforts to ensure that audits are targeted at areas in DHS that have the potential for significant negative consequences, both in dollars at risk and negative publicity.

• Provides the Director, Bureau of Financial Operations and the Deputy Secretary of Administration with both formal and informal status reports on internal and county audit activities with particular concern focused on audit findings which disclose mismanagement, fraud, client abuse, or substantial funding claims.

• Leads the DHS Audit Committee meetings and provides updates as to the status of significant DHS audit activities, including audits performed by the Division of Audit and Review as well as those performed by external auditors of DHS.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs other related duties as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and standards for conducting audits of governmental operations.

• Knowledge of the principles and methods applied to collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data.

• Knowledge of the functions and resources of human service organizations and programs.

• Knowledge of the principles of supervision.

• Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures and regulations.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Five years of professional experience in human services, including two years of supervisory experience in the auditing of governmental programs, and a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a closely related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training including two years of supervisory experience in the auditing of governmental programs.