Company: State Auditors Office
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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available. HIRE DATE: TBD HOURS PER WEEK: 40 LOCATION: Austin,
Texas (No satellite offices.) NO. OF OPENINGS: One GENERAL
DESCRIPTION: Performs highly responsible work planning and annually
managing six to ten evaluation-type projects (approximately 30,000
hours) of executive, legislative, and judicial agencies;
state-supported institutions of higher education; and other
entities receiving state or federal funding. Manages approximately
15 direct reports in addition to project teams. Examples of
projects include the audit of the statewide financial statements of
the State of Texas; audits for economy, efficiency, and
effectiveness of state agencies and programs; and performance
audits. Identifies and plans for resource (human and equipment)
needs of the agency. Maintains a working relationship with
approximately 25 state agencies and universities in order to
provide consultation and assistance in addition to identifying
issues for further study. Reports to an assistant state auditor and
has extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent
judgment to promote efficient and effective work processes.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Analyzes internal and external information to assess risk
factors and identify high-risk issues.
- Creates more efficient work processes, including the
introduction of new work processes or organizational
- Manages individuals and project teams through mentoring, job
assignments, delegation of work, and review of ongoing and
completed work to assess achievement of the Office's goals and
- Assists in the development of individual staff members through
one-to-one mentoring, participating in setting goals and
objectives, providing frequent oral and written feedback about
performance, and identifying appropriate training needs.
- Develops annual work plan and project objectives, including
budgets and deliverables.
- Develops office wide policies and procedures.
- Develops and maintains an appropriate client relationship with
agency and university executives, legislators, and legislative
staff through correspondence and individual contact, briefings, and
post project analysis meetings.
- Presents information to staff and external audiences through
formal presentations and training courses.
- Performs related work as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university (copy
of transcript required). At least one of the following
certifications is required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA),
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems
Auditor (CISA). Five years of significant, directly related
experience in strategic management or highly responsible audit
project management (preferably attained within past five years in
public or private sector). Experience should include managing and
developing individuals and project teams, translating strategic
plans into actions that help fulfill organizational objectives,
developing and carrying out policy and converting strategy into
operations, developing new systems that achieve organizational
goals more efficiently and effectively, analyzing risk in major
accountability systems, and communicating/producing information
with a results-oriented focus. Strong financial skills a must.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Knowledge of:
- Management procedures and management standards.
- Human resource management, especially performance
- Research and analytical techniques to assess risk.
- Systematic problem-solving models and processes that
incorporate a team approach to recognize and solve problems.
- Models or processes for envisioning and implementing change in
- Methods for creating organizational strategies that align all
resources to achieve the vision/mission of the organization. Skill
- Reviewing reports and information for clarity, quality, and
sufficiency of evidence.
- Using project management techniques to plan, organize,
coordinate, and direct project operations.
- Facilitating meetings and work in order to develop
self-managed, high performing teams.
- Supervising the work of others and consulting on projects
maintaining various levels of leadership.
- Developing a working relationship with various customers, such
as agency and university executives and other personnel, including
legislators and legislative staff.
- Composing and editing clear and concise written information,
including technical reports, summaries, memos, correspondence,
directions, and related written materials.
- Communicating effectively (oral and written), including
planning and delivering speeches and presentations, training, audit
reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
- Identifying and implementing appropriate change strategies
involving human resources management in an organization.
- Managing projects and achieving desired outcomes within tight
- Implementing models or processes that provide solutions beyond
the traditional responses to organizational needs, problems, etc.
(i.e., "outside-the-box thinking").
- Analyzing, utilizing, and presenting information that is useful
to decision makers. The State Auditor's Office is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in
employment or in the provision of services. Applicants should
communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during
the application process to our Human Resources Office.
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