State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $49,971.00-$79,996.00 Yearly






An Internal Auditor Officer is the advanced level of internal auditing work conducting finance and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results audits of a State agency's records and accounting systems to verify their correctness or to determine compliance with provisions of a statute or contract.  Employees in this classification function as the sole internal auditor responsible for all internal auditing services for a State department.  Employees in this classification may supervise clerical and fiscal support staff.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a chief executive officer, head of fiscal services, or designee.  The work may require travel throughout the State, including overnight travel.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria defined in the Nature of Work and Example of Work sections of the class specification.

The Internal Auditor Officer is differentiated from the Internal Auditor II in that the Internal Auditor Officer is the sole Internal Auditor in a State department with responsibility for all internal auditing services and reports to an executive officer, head of fiscal services or designee while the Internal Auditor II conducts the full range of internal audits under the general supervision.  The Internal Auditor Officer is differentiated from the Internal Auditor Lead in that the Internal Auditor Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Internal Auditors.  The Internal Auditor Officer differs from the Internal Auditor Supervisor and the Internal Auditor Program Supervisor in that the Internal Auditor Supervisor and the Internal Auditor Program Supervisor have supervisory responsibility for lower-level Internal Auditors.


Performs the full range of financial and operational internal audits that include elements for finance and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results for a State department;

Establishes, implements and enforces internal audit standards;

Assesses the operations of a department or agency and identifies the units and activities that need to be audited;

Prepares an annual audit plan showing the entities to be audited and the time allocated for the audits;

Develops and maintains audit programs including objectives, scope, methods, approach and techniques;

Reviews documents and records in order to identify the purpose, organization and operations of the entity to be audited;

Verifies financial and operational records, reports and documents, noting material exceptions and deficiencies;

Performs audit tests and identifies material exceptions to generally accepted accounting principles and material noncompliance with applicable laws, regulations and procedures;

Conducts conferences with management to discuss findings and to recommend corrective action;

Prepares statistical tables and charts, financial summaries, schedules, workflow charts, staffing patterns, and organizational charts;

Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls;

Prepares work papers to document audit findings as required or as indicated in a formal audit program;

Prepares and signs audit reports;

Conducts post audits to determine if corrective actions have been taken;

Reviews legislative audit reports and in conjunction with management, develops corrective action responses, and follows up to see that the corrective action has been taken;

Performs special audits and investigations as required;

May testify in a court of law;

May audit automated data processing systems;

May supervise clerical and fiscal support staff;

May use a personal computer to perform audit tasks;

May administer a budget for internal auditing services;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

July 19, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006384; EST: ; REV: 7/19/2019;

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