IT Senior Auditor

State of Maine | Augusta, ME

Posted Date 9/13/2020

Office of the State Auditor

Opening Date:  September 11, 2019

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Title:  IT Senior Auditor

Job Class Code:  0770

Grade:  27 Supervisory Bargaining Unit

Salary: $50,876.800 – $69,825.60* 

Position Number:  007000646


OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:  September 19, 2019 - Until Filled


* Minimum starting salary has been established at $58,760.00/year

Additional compensation provided for professional certifications of CPA or CISA


Agency Information: The Office of the State Auditor has the statutory authority to audit all accounts and other financial records of State government, including any counties, municipalities, and any organization, institution or other entity receiving or requesting an appropriation or grant from State government. The Office conducts its audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Governmental Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller of the United States; and the audit requirements of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).  The Office is also authorized to review departmental budgets and capital programs for better and efficient management of State government, to serve as a staff agency to the Legislature in making investigations of State’s finances.

Job Duties: This is professional supervisory services work in the Office of the State Auditor, which acts as the external independent auditor, conducting financial and compliance audits of State government. The assigned work schedule is five days per week. Employees in this classification work independently to plan, design and conduct complex information technology (IT) system audits of general and application controls used by organizational units of State government, which may require extensive knowledge of both accounting principles and auditing standards; and develop written audit findings and recommendations based on their IT control testing results.

A minimum of twenty percent of the IT Unit workload expressed in hours for the office, must be directly explicitly to data analytics and developing non-control related audit results into audit findings and results.

The IT Senior Auditor provides technical or audit support to lead auditors by assisting in the planning, designing and performance of one or more components for other audit assignments in accordance with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM); and when appropriate, provide guidance to other auditors on the proper interpretation and practical application of those principles. They provide technical assistance to auditee management by identifying operational risks based on their testing of technology controls established to provide assurance that State administered programs comply with federal laws, regulations, contracts, and agreements.  Responsibilities also include conducting special projects approved by the State Auditor. Work is independently performed, with limited supervision.

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

Knowledge of IT auditing standards, principles, techniques, methodologies, standards, and practices promulgated by the U.S. GAO, FISCAM and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

  1. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  2. Ability to establish and lead a team.
  3. Ability to effectively plan, assign and direct audit objectives.
  4. Ability to interpret complex agency policies, procedures and goals for audit planning purposes.
  5. Ability to conduct complex technology control audits of governmental entities.
  6. Ability to apply, analyze and interpret expert data extraction techniques, and develop audit results into audit findings and reports.
  7. Ability to interpret complex federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.
  8. Ability to interpret and implement new auditing standards or accounting pronouncements.
  9. Ability to analyze and interpret complex IT system design, logic, functionality and related processes.
  10. Ability to analyze and interpret complex organizational procedures, workflow and functions.
  11. Ability to research and interpret technology-related laws, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  12. Ability to effectively draft test scripts, run and analyze results.
  13. Ability to effectively secure facts through investigation.
  14. Ability to develop effective testing strategies to verify IT system functionality.
  15. Ability to effectively and consistently conclude whether agency IT controls meet requirements based on audit testing results.
  16. Ability to assess audit risk for complex technology and effectively adjust to changes, as necessary.
  17. Ability to effectively prepare audit findings; and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  18. Ability to evaluate and categorize audit findings.
  19. Ability to assess audit risk and for complex technology and adjust to changes, as necessary.
  20. Ability to effectively write technical reports and documents.
  21. Ability to review work of professional staff for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to professional auditing standards.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Computer Science and/or Management Information Systems, -OR- a four (4) year equivalent combination of education, training, and/or progressively responsible professional experience in a related field that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of IT systems audits, technical knowledge covering multiple areas, such as IT security, change management, operating systems, software development, databases, networks and cloud computing.

The following experience, knowledge or certification will enhance an applicant’s candidacy:

  • exposure to IT system audits, control assessments, new system startups, or security administration
  • professional certification as a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • experience in Data Analytics using ACL Analytics or another CAAT (computer assisted audit technique)
  • understanding of FISCAM auditing or NIST, COBIT, ISO 2700X security frameworks


LICENSING / REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Meets the requirements to sit for the CISA examination, -OR- has passed the CISA examination, but does not yet meet the experience requirements for the CISA designation.



BENEFITS: Why Work for the State of Maine?

State of Maine employees have a wide variety of health benefits and wellness programs available to them. Whatever your health and wellness goals may be, we have solutions to help you meet your goal. Preventive care is covered 100%, low-cost generic medications, premium-free dental insurance for full-time employee coverage, tobacco cessation program and MUCH MORE!

Benefits Include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Retirement Savings; Flexible Spending Accounts; Gym Membership Reimbursement; and Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program).


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement is 14.47% of salary for Bargaining Unit positions and 19.27% for Confidential Positions.


The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.


The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:


  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $461.75 biweekly 
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $415.58 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly


*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Public Sector employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  To learn if you qualify, please visit

The State of Maine also offers paid holidays, training, and the chance to make a difference in Maine with a career in public service.   




For additional information about this position please email through recruiterbox, Tracy Brackett, Business Operations and Human Resources Coordinator at:

(207) 624-6280 or e-mail

To apply, please complete application in recruiterbox to include current resume, cover letter, and official copies of post-secondary transcripts.  If additional items are to be mailed please send them to:

                                                Office of the State Auditor

                                                Attn: Tracy Brackett

                                                #66 State House Station

                                                Augusta, ME 04333-0066



Information provided during the application, interview, and selection process will be verified. Incomplete application(s) will be failed or returned to the applicant.



The Office of the State Auditor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.




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