Established:  2/15
FLSA:  Exempt
EEO:  2



Under general direction, plans, organizes, and manages comprehensive, complex, and sensitive performance, management and specialized audits to achieve identified audit objectives; develops audit objectives, performs analyses, and authors and presents comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations; and performs other work as required.


The Internal Auditor works independently on broad, complex audit projects on a wide range of management, administrative, and other operational issues while exercising expert professional judgment with broadly defined practices and policies.

The Internal Auditor classification is a single-incumbent, advanced journey-level classification. The incumbent operates with a reasonable degree of independence and applies judgment and decision making skills to plan and implement assigned work and activities.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plans and conducts detailed performance, and compliance audits of various County functions; outlines the analyses, methodology, and sampling techniques required to achieve audit objectives; conducts complex data collection and analysis; reviews audit materials for quality assurance and compliance with Government Auditing Standards.
  2. Collects and analyzes information and data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, or policy; examines records and interviews staff regarding internal processes and procedures; examines and evaluates information systems and recommends controls to ensure data reliability and integrity.
  3. Documents interviews and audit results; organizes collected data and supporting materials into documents; prepares comprehensive reports and presentations of audit findings, supporting charts, appendices and conclusions; makes recommendations to management regarding audit results; presents findings to the Board of Commissioners and County Administration.
  4. Reviews and inspects systems and program files for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted procedures and practices; evaluates internal controls, program costs and accomplishments, organizational structures, policies, procedures, and processes; evaluates effectiveness and possible improvements.
  5. Provides technical assistance to County management and departments regarding legislative or regulatory change; responds to management requests for department performance information, investigation of problem areas, and investigation of inappropriate activities; prepares supporting materials and recommendations.
  6. Reviews County and department goals and objectives; examines and evaluates management activities to ensure consistency; compares progress to criteria used in the County and in other jurisdictions.


Working knowledge of:  Government Auditing Standards; governmental accounting concepts, principles, and systems; principles of business and public administration; internal controls, financial research techniques, measurements, methods and procedures; project planning/management principles, tools, and effective techniques; applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and regulations; methods for effective administrative report preparation and presentation; office equipment and computer software appropriate for sophisticated statistical analysis and data management.

Skill to:  Plan, organize, direct, and lead audits of processes, programs and systems; evaluate and develop improvements in operations, policies, procedures and methods; use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; use automated equipment and software for analysis and reports; plan, organize, lead, and monitor project teams; organize and present facts in a clear, concise and logical manner; use mathematical and statistical computations; understand accounting principles and data; actively listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences; understand written communication and sentences in work related documents; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing on administrative and technical issues; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, citizen and business groups, contractors and the public.


Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


License as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred. Any combination of education, training and certification, including Certified Municipal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and/or a related advanced degree may be substituted for the CIA license.

Three years experience as an internal auditor or relevant experience providing similar analysis of the performance of government or business programs.