Assistant Director of Internal Audit

State Program Manager-Hybrid

Recruitment #240130-4799MP-001


If you are results driven and detail orientated, then this is the role you’ve been searching for! 
Please review the posting below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is now accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Internal Audit (State Program Manager). This exciting role will report to the Director of Internal Audit, and this unique unit reports directly to the Commissioner's office in Hartford, CT. 

  • Competitive starting salary
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Generous aid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
The Internal Audit Unit's (IAU) purpose is to determine the adequacy of controls and procedures with DAS and to assist the Internal Audit Director in serving all levels of management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. This is done by furnishing them with analyses, recommendations, appraisals, and relevant comments concerning the departmental activities reviewed. This will be accomplished by reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy, and application of accounting, financial, and other operating controls; ascertaining the extent of compliance with established policies, procedures; determining the extent to which department assets are accounted for and safeguarded from loss; recommending operating and process improvements; and interpreting federal and state laws, regulations, and policies relating to agency mission and outcomes.

The Assistant Director of Internal Audit will oversee the functions of the Internal Audit Unit (IAU) and the School Construction Audit Unit (SCU) within the Internal Audit Division. We encourage you to demonstrate your eagerness to deliver information at all levels of constituents by showcasing your excellent communication and written skills in this vital role. 

The Assistant Director of Internal Audit is responsible for:
  • Helping to develop audit steps, audit policies, audit procedures, and risk assessments for varied internal audit types.
  • Testing compliance with internal policies and procedures, providing recommended improvements, and when necessary, identifying steps to improve compliance and controls.
  • Consulting and advising agency officials on programmatic, fiscal matters, and their implications of federal and state laws and regulations on agency initiatives (e.g. Federal and State Single Audit Requirements).
  • Training audit staff on audit techniques and work paper standards.
  • Coordination of internal audit and school construction audit functions to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), state or federal regulations, or other regulatory guidance.
  • Making recommendations on policies and standards.
  • Providing input and evaluating staff.
  • Permanent full-time position working 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday schedule
  • First shift
  • Our office is located at 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT with easy access to all major highways
  • This is a hybrid position, a combination of in-office and telework
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is a state agency whose mission is to provide efficient and effective administrative services to State agencies, departments and other governmental agencies. DAS leads procurement, information technology, human resources and other administrative functions.  

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Selection Plan

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.

  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to


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  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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In a state agency this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing an agency program and/or project or directing the development and administration of programs within a division.  


Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.  


Directs staff as assigned.


  • Directs staff and/or operations of an agency program and/or project or division; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages program and/or project activities;
  • Formulates goals and objectives; 
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws; 
  • Provides input or evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of budget; 
  • Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program and/or project activities;
  • Serves on committees and/or and task forces as required; 
  • Speaks before professional and lay groups on subjects related to agency mission; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.  


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • project management; 
    • principles and practices of business and public administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration and management 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to analyze organizational problems and determine effective solutions.


Nine (9) years of professional experience.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the specific area of assignment.


  • 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.
  • A Master's degree in business administration, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Department of Labor: Two (2) years of experience as an Apprenticeship and Training Program Manager may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.    


  • Experience accessing and/or modifying a risk assessment and audit engagement work program.
  • Experience utilizing internal audit methods/ and steps to accomplish the mission of an audit (or accounting) department.
  • Experience auditing state and/or federal organizations in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and other state and federal regulatory compliance standards.
  • Experience evaluating the use of data analytics in internal auditing.
  • Experience developing guidelines to ensure audit evidence is relevant, sufficient, and reliable.
  • Experience building and maintaining positive working relationships with those inside and outside the organization who may have impact on program(s)/project(s) activities.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.