Internal Auditor II

Recruitment #050324-MABD02-351200


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Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

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Summary Statement

This position plays a significant part in overseeing program and financial compliance, conducting operational reviews of funded entities and contractors, ensuring adherence to laws and regulations, and fostering efficient operations within the Office of Community Services (OCS). It supports major federally and state-funded initiatives, internally manages 25 contract agencies, and conducts audits to verify vendor compliance with guidelines. Additionally, it interprets laws and policies, suggests improvements, and offers guidance on program implementation. The role plays a significant part in reviewing invoices, expenditures, and related documentation, as well as contract budget tracking across federal and state grants.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, employees can complete job duties of a similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Conducts internal financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, information technology and program results audits of State Agencies and associated contractors, subcontractors, municipalities, vendors or providers to ensure effective, efficient and compliant projects and operations.
  • Identifies and reviews relevant records or operations and conducts interviews of staff, management or others, which may include field investigations, to obtain and clarify information.
  • Analyzes financial and other records, to determine accuracy and compliance with state or federal laws, rules and regulations, as well as applicable agreements, contracts and grants.
  • Performs audit tests and identifies exceptions and noncompliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and submits audit summaries and reports that clearly and accurately document audit findings, supporting facts and recommendations. 
  • Explains audit findings and makes recommendations for corrective action; conducts post audits to determine if audit recommendations have been implemented. 
  • Completes continuing education to remain current on auditing standards, methods, techniques, and best practices. 
  • Uses commercial and proprietary automated information systems and computer software to research, review, analyze, document and report on relevant audit information. 
  • Delivers excellent customer service to internal and external customers and the public in person, electronically, or by written communication. 
  • Communicates and interacts effectively with people across cultures, ranges of ability, genders, ethnicities, ages, and races. 

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Internal Auditor II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. One year of experience in auditing financial records and documents in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, including assessment of internal and external controls. 
  2. One year of experience in interviewing which includes using structured or unstructured interview techniques to obtain facts, explore issues and identify courses of action. 
  3. One year of experience in computer-based auditing which may include but is not limited to, using computer programs to select, manipulate and analyze data, perform calculations, select audit samples and print reports. 
  4. One year of experience in preparing audit summaries and reports that clearly and accurately document findings, supporting facts and recommendations.   

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.