Program Audit Manager

Department of Health and Human Services | Augusta, ME, United States

Posted Date 11/18/2022

Opening date: November 17, 2022

Closing date: December 2, 2022 or until filled

Job Class Code: 0610

Grade 27 (Confidential)

Salary: $58, 968.00-$80,142.40

Position number: 02010-3160


The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, and protective public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

The Division of Audit is seeking a highly talented individual who will represent our A.U.D.I.T. values in all they do. At Audit we:

  • Hold ourselves to a high level of
  • We work with Unity with one another as well as with our Community Agencies and MaineCare providers.
  • Promote the expectation of reliance, Dependability and trust in one’s knowledge and judgement.
  • Practice Integrity with steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  • We are open and candid; we treat others with dignity, Trust, and fairness.


The position is in the internal audit unit of the DHHS Division of Audit. This position is responsible for overseeing the annual Single Audit of the Department and coordinating responses between the Department and the State Auditor. The primary focus of the position is as follows:

  • Address shortcomings in our compliance with federal, State of Maine, and other regulatory statutory requirements.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates agency operations, programs, services, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to identify areas of needed improvement.
  • Communicate effectively and explain audit communications, audit findings and corrective action plans to the Commissioner’s Office, Program management, staff, the State Auditor, the Controller’s Office, direct reports and subordinates.
  • Develops a broader knowledge and understanding of laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Liaison between the Commissioner’s Office and other State Units which includes facilitating Audit Committee meetings.
  • Provide trainings to Department staff on Single Audit process, Corrective Action Plan development and internal controls.
  • Support the Director and Deputy Director of the Division of Audit.
  • Train, retain, develop, and mentor direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and six (6) years professional auditing/accounting experience. This experience must include a minimum of two years auditing experience and two years of experience supervising professional auditing/accounting staff. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Preference will be extended to candidates with professional certification as a CPA, CIA, CGFM or equivalent -OR- an advanced degree in a related field such as an MBA. The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. A thorough understanding of Uniform Guidance, Single Audit and internal control systems.
  2. A demonstrated ability to research, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, and highly technical accounting issues and offer sound advice to program managers.
  3. A proven ability to establish goals, systematize procedures, facilitate on-site and remote audits, and monitor program toward completing the goals with the flexibility to adjust to business needs while balancing multiple tasks and priorities.
  4. A proven ability to supervise a staff of professional personnel and to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment.
  5. Exceptional communication skills demonstrated by the ability to: write effective compliance plans, audit resolutions; present those plans to executive leadership and agency management; convey compliance to federal partners; and effectively work with program staff on answering audit questions from external auditors.
  6. Expertise in Government Auditing Standards (GAS) and demonstrated experience in governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.

Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For questions about this position, please contact Herb Downs at

To request a paper application, please contact .


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Job Type
Healthcare | Government

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