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Summer Intern – Auditor/Audit Investigator

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Summer Intern – Auditor I /Audit Investigator
Job Requisition Number COA077717
Position Number T85505
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Office Of The City Auditor
Minimum Qualifications

At the time of hire, must be currently enrolled in or have recently completed a graduate degree program in a relevant discipline/major.
Must possess academic performance that is considered in good academic standing by college/university standards.

Notes to Applicants

This is a full-time internship for Summer 2018. Interns should be available to begin late May through August.

We are looking for applicants who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed graduate programs and are interested in learning more about performance auditing and investigations in the public sector.

Interns will be assigned to an existing audit or investigation team and will work with an experienced auditor or investigator on
one or more project.

The Office of the City Auditor is a City department that reports to the City Council and provides a menu of services including performance audits, investigations, and special request projects.
These services are designed to provide information to support the City Council’s decision making, establish accountability for meeting expectations, and generate a force for positive change. Projects primarily focus on the performance of City departments, programs, and initiatives with emphasis on results/effectiveness and efficiency/economy. More information about our office and examples of our audit reports can be found on our website at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/auditor.

*Resume and cover letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
*A skill based assessment may be administered to candidates selected for interview.

Pay Range

$15.00 per hour

Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (Hours may vary)

Job Close Date
02/20/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Office Of The City Auditor
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Internships
Location 200 W. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 200 Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications

• Effective interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills and computer
skills.
• Excellent problem solving ability and public relations skills.
• Interest in or familiarity with work in a municipal government environment, and a commitment to learning about local government and serving the community.
• The field of study is open, but the intern’s major must be consistent with the requirements of the City job title for which the internship is bench marked.
• Self motivation and ability to work well with minimal supervision.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Auditor I –
Conduct interviews and meetings with external clients to elicit useful, relevant, and reliable information.
Collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data, extracting information that is significant to the project.
Conduct research on subject matters related to the project.
Document information and conclusions in an organized and useful manner.
Use collected information to support conclusions.
Develop clear, concise, timely, and accurate written summaries.
Demonstrate increasing mastery of performance auditing processes, procedures and techniques.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: Possess and maintain the highest standards of conduct, honesty, and loyalty in both official and personal matters. This position is not responsible for supervising.

Audit Investigator:
1. Identifies, collects, and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources to extract fact-based information that is significant to the project
2. Conducts interviews and meetings designed to elicit useful, relevant, and reliable information for fraud investigation, detection, and control projects
3. Documents information and conclusions in an organized, timely, and useful manner
4. Evaluates facts, employ sound deductive reasoning to draw and support appropriate conclusions, and make constructive recommendations
5. Conducts research on subject matters related to the project
6. Provides clear, concise, and accurate summaries and reports containing project results to internal and external stakeholders Prepares and obtains signed, sworn statements
7. Provides testimony in administrative, civil, or criminal hearings
8. Demonstrates increasing mastery of fraud examination principles, internal controls auditing, and fraud detection methodologies

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

The duties and responsibilities of this position will be similar to those of an entry level auditor/audit investigator in our office and may include:
• Participating in interviews and meetings with external clients to elicit useful, relevant, and reliable information.
• Collecting and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data.
• Conducting research on subject matters related to the project.
• Documenting information and conclusions in an organized and useful manner.
• Using collected information to support conclusions.
• Developing clear, concise, timely, and accurate written summaries.
• Learning auditing processes, procedures, and techniques.
• Possessing and maintaining the highest standards of conduct in both official and personal matters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Auditor I:
Knowledge of and ability to adhere to appropriate professional standards, including the Government Auditing Standards.
Ability to master steep learning curves regarding government organizations, programs, activities, functions, and, where applicable, their interrelations with the private and not for profit sectors.
Ability to solicit, receive, analyze, and use information provided by office staff and external clients and stakeholders.
Ability to maintain objectivity and implement appropriate standards of care in all scopes of work.
Ability to complete assigned duties and functions in a timely and effective manner.
Ability to demonstrate continuous learning and growth by developing a new skill or pursuing a professional certification.
Proficient at collecting information according to an established project plan.
Proficient at working with others to achieve a project goal or objective.
Ability to analyze and evaluate facts; make sound, objective assessments and observations; and where appropriate, make constructive recommendations.

Audit Investigator I:
• Skill in completing assigned duties and functions in a timely and effective manner
• Skill in working with others to achieve a project goals and objectives
• Ability to maintain the highest standards of conduct, honesty, and loyalty in both official and personal matters
• Ability to learn theories, principles, and practices of investigation and internal control as well as the ability to apply such knowledge to integrity investigation, detection, and control projects involving government activities and resources
• Ability to learn and adhere to appropriate professional standards, including the President’s Commission on Integrity and Ethics Quality Standards for Investigations and the Government Auditing Standards
• Ability to learn and apply applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Texas State Criminal Codes, the Austin City Charter and Code of Ordinances, as well as other pertinent statues, such as the Privacy, Freedom of Information, and Whistleblower Protection Acts
• Ability to master steep learning curves regarding government organizations, programs, activities, functions, and, where applicable, their interrelations with the private and not-for-profit sectors
• Ability to identify, obtain and analyze information from a variety of sources, evaluate facts, and employ sound deductive reasoning to draw appropriate conclusions, and where appropriate, make constructive recommendations
• Ability to demonstrate continuous learning and growth by developing a new skill or pursuing a professional certification
• Ability to compile information and create and deliver clear, concise, deductive, and fact-based summaries of project results, both orally and in writing

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently enrolled in a graduate level program?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If so, what program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have at least 2.5 Grade Point Average and currently enrolled at college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your interest in conducting performance audits for the City of Austin.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents