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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due12/15/23

Vacancy ID145485

AgencyHigher Education Services Corporation

TitleAuditor 2 -Information Technology (IT)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12255

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title


Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section (i.e. 70.1, 70.4, 52.6) of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience Supervising
2. Minimum Five years auditing experience
3. Experience auditing financial aid processes (desirable)
4. Accounting degree, business degree
5. Certification CIA, CPA a plus
6. Experience planning and performing internal audits, IT audits,
consulting engagements
7. Able to lead audit teams and manage multiple audits
8. Able to work with teams to identify critical reportable
9. Able to edit audit reports for clarity and conciseness
10. Able to manage audits from initiation to completion
11. Able to work with teams to identify issues, root causes, and
make feasible recommendations
12. Driver’s license: ability to travel throughout NY State
13. Experience with internal controls, risk management and COSO

Duties Description Duties include but are not limited to:

Under the supervision of the Director of Audits, the Auditor 3 will perform the following duties:

1. Objectively review HESC’s business processes and internal controls from an IT and access control standpoint in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Government Auditing Standards and/or any other related industry standards.

2. Provide assurance and consultative services to management in furtherance of the agencies strategic plan

3. Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place, specifically, but not limited to risks in systems, databases, web applications. Perform information system control reviews to include system development standards, operating procedures, system security, programming controls, communication controls, backup and disaster recovery and system maintenance to ensure that controls surrounding these processes are adequate

4. Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes
5. Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes
6. Utilize experience with system design, development, and evaluation of mainframes to drive IT audit initiatives, special projects, and improvement initiatives

7. Perform a full range of general IT, access and application control reviews. Perform IT security audits (network, operating system, and data center)

8. Define and implement audit methodology procedures, tools, work papers and all audit related documentation
9. Align activities with HESC's IT financial aid systems audit strategy, goals, and objectives as well as the objectives of the agency as a whole
10. Build and nurture key management and business relationships.
11. Assist in developing and managing external relationships — systems vendors, external auditors, regulatory, consultants.
12. Ability to support audit group in IT related functions such as designing, developing/programming, maintaining technological solutions in support of audit activity.
13. Review and evaluate general computing controls and provide value added feedback

14. Perform the full scope of supervisor duties, supervising at least one Auditor 1.

15. Perform any other audit related duties as assigned.

Additional Comments NOTE:

The hours of this position require working between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

To apply for this position, eligible individuals must send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to with "Auditor 2 (IT)# 3855" in the subject line.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-7556

Fax (518) 473-6685

Email Address


Street 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12255


Notes on ApplyingPlease be sure to include a valid daytime telephone number and e-mail address on your resume and/or cover letter.

To apply for this position, eligible individuals must send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to with "Auditor 2 (IT) #3855" in the subject line.

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