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Administrator V

Recruitment #24-006296-0003




45 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The primary function of the position is for the candidate to utilize their prior experience conducting internal audits to evaluate the adequacy of State agencies' corrective action plans to resolve reported audit findings, to monitor and/or assess the agencies adequacy in implementation of audit recommendations and to plan and perform audit testing of program areas to determine areas of deficiencies. 

Evaluates the adequacy of agency plans to resolve audit findings; monitor and/or audit implementation of audit recommendations. 

The ideal candidate will have several years of auditing experience, preferably within government programs and is an effective communicator in order to be able to gain an accurate understanding of audit issues and to effectively evaluate corrective actions being taken to resolve them.  The candidate should be familiar with generally acceptable auditing standards and have experience with following those standards in conducting audits.  The ideal audit experience would include having prepared audit programs, conducting audit fieldwork and testing, preparation of reports and in preparing and providing presentations.   

This is a Special Appointment position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Reviews Office of Legislative Audit reports, discussion notes, and audit work papers for agencies/programs with repeat or significant findings.

Review agency plans to resolve audit findings and assesses the adequacy of agency plans to satisfactorily resolve findings. 

Assists and advises agencies on the adequacy of their plans to resolve findings. 

Identifies where planned corrective actions appear inadequate and develops audit programs to perform audit test to determine it corrective actions were effective.  Evaluates auditor analysis and may work with Legislative Auditors where areas of disagreement exist.  

Highlights for the Compliance Audit Unit Director, where planned corrective actions appear inadequate and where areas of disagreement exist (e.g., agency vs. Legislative Audits).

May also hold interviews or discussions with legislative auditors and agency personnel regarding finding an agency action plan. 

Monitors overall implementation of agency corrective and ongoing actions to resolve audit findings, through reports from agency to DBM. 

Audits implementation of agency actions to ensure that corrective actions are taken to ensure audit findings are resolved.   

This may include fieldwork conducted at the agency and interaction with agency personnel.   

Reports to the unit manager, and possibly agency management, on the adequacy of agency actions. 

Assists, as needed, with quarterly Internal Auditor Forum Meetings and periodic Chief Internal Auditor meetings.

Assists or conducts special audits and reviews, as necessary. 

Provides training to agencies on various topics ranging from one-hour sessions to multiple day sessions. 

Assists Procurement, as needed, to provide audit expertise.  

This may include reviews of offerors’ Financial Capability, review of Requests for Proposals to determine appropriate information technology and security controls.

Assist with reviews of independent security assessments of various third-party service providers that perform work for the State.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in accounting or business administration.

Experience: Five years of experience performing internal external audits of systems, policies and programs.  One year of which must include federal, state, or local government programs.


1. Candidates may substitute the required education with two additional years of auditing experience in auditing systems, policies, and programs. 

2. Candidates may substitute the required experience with a graduate level education from an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis.  

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher-ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years of experience auditing information technology systems and controls, preferably as information systems auditor. 

Three years of experience auditing government or legislative systems, policies, and programs (federal, state or local). 

One year of experience providing training or presentations on audit or accounting topics. 

Certification of one or more of the following: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended.  However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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