Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Internal Audit

Central Office

Recruitment #191122-1779MP-001


Are you a results-oriented, standout leader seeking an exciting opportunity to lead all aspects of the internal and external audit functions for a large organization? If you have extensive professional experience conducting financial and operational analysis and a proven record of success, the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is looking for you! We are eagerly seeking a Director of Internal Audit to lead and direct our Audit Services Division.

This outstanding opportunity is based out of our Central Office conveniently located in Hartford, CT, which you will find easily accessible to all major highways.

You will be working full-time, 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday work schedule. However, you must be flexible in order to meet the needs of our agency.

In addition to an excellent work environment, we also offer you a 
competitive benefits package which includes healthcare coverage, pension plan, wellness programs, paid time off, various leave programs, and free parking.

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Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

  • Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to travel statewide.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

If selected for further consideration, at time of interview, State employees will be required to provide last two (2) service ratings and non-State employees will be required to provide two (2) letters of reference.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Daimar Ramos at, (860) 263-2625.


In a State agency, this class is accountable for directing the Internal Audit program.


The position leads and directs the DDS Audit Services Division. The position is responsible for both the Internal Audit and external Audit functions for DDS. Schedules and plans audits; initiates project planning, assesses risk, develops audit direction and makes recommendations to the Deputy Commissioner. The position will oversee the auditing of the internal financial functions of DDS and recommend corrective actions for cited deficiencies. Responsible for overseeing the agency's audit function for the financial reports submitted by qualified providers and develops and recommends corrective actions for cited deficiencies. Oversees Single State Audit compliance requirements. Maintains contacts and develops agency replies with regards to audits performed by Auditor of Public Accounts and federal agencies. Investigates irregularities or abuses of funds and/or property to determine required improvements or changes to be made to internal controls. Assures confidential data is not accessed for personal purposes. The position supervises audit staff that does a variety of fiscal and compliance auditing both within DDS and with outside service providers. Develops and implements a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Manages performance of audit assignments, reviews work papers and audit reports. Edits reports prepared by other auditors. Coordinates and interacts with administrators, providers and staff, and with external audit and law enforcement agencies, as needed. Consults with and advises Agency's administrators on operational and administrative issues, identified areas of risk exposure, financial weaknesses and fraud investigations. Will perform related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principals and practices of auditing and accounting; considerable knowledge of organizational analysis; knowledge of financial examination procedures; some knowledge of data processing; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare comprehensive reports.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in a combination of financial and operational analysis in a large business or public service organization.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted to be at the level of Supervising Accountant or Supervising Accounts Examiner.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


The successful candidate in this position will possess:

  • Demonstrated considerable knowledge of current trends and practices regarding internal controls, risk management and fraud prevention
  • Experience analyzing financial data and developing recommendations based on the findings
  • At least five years of experience auditing profit and non-profit healthcare or related organizations
  • Success in identifying and verifying implementation of financial process improvements
  • A proven track record of preparing a management report for internal staff to identify issues prior to an external audit finding
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, efficiently, and amicably


Incumbents in this class are required to possess and maintain at least one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.