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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/02/22

Applications Due12/18/22

Vacancy ID115944

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleInformation Systems Auditor 1 - Item #02921,02922,02923 (3 positions)

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: Seven years of IT audit experience*.

*IT auditing experience must have been gained in any one or combination of the following:

• Responsibility for performing IT-related audits and examinations to determine the compliance of agencies, authorities, municipalities, and schools, including reviews of physical and logical access controls, general IT controls, and application controls, and the writing and presentation of findings reports of technical issues to a non-technical audience.

• Responsibility for the analysis and evaluation of information systems, such as platforms, applications, network infrastructure, and/or IT-related operational practices and the writing and presentation of reports of findings suitable for non-technical audience.

• Responsibility for supporting an audit group, such as designing, developing/programming, maintaining technological solutions in support of audit activity, and evaluating and developing artificial intelligence programs in support of audit activity.

Education/Experience Substitution: an associate degree may be substituted for up to two years of IT audit experience; a bachelor’s degree may be substituted for up to four years of IT audit experience; a master’s degree may be substituted for an additional one year of IT audit experience (i.e., up to five years of experience). There is a maximum of 5 years of educational substitution. Additionally, one year of generalized audit experience** may be substituted for one year of IT audit experience.

**Generalized audit experience - Performed performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards; analyzed areas for audit, addressed areas of risk; evaluated systems and procedures relating to audit areas for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations and contract terms, as appropriate; ensured funds are utilized in accordance with laws and regulations, and proper and effective controls are in place for areas under audit; used computer assisted auditing tools and techniques across various platforms to meet audit objectives; determined the accuracy and completeness of computer-processed data, prepared audit work papers to document work done and conclusions; prepared preliminary audit findings or portions thereof, discussed findings with auditee representatives, and participated in exit and entrance conferences.

Duties Description • Performs IT Audits and IT Specialized Projects: Under the supervision of an Information Systems Auditor 2, performs IT audits in accordance with applicable auditing standards and IT security requirements; analyzes areas for audit; helps establish scope and areas of risk; suggests approaches for addressing risk; analyzes and evaluates the adequacy of agency IT policies and procedures; conducts interviews with auditees and performs walk-throughs to assist in the evaluation of controls; examines internal controls to evaluate the extent to which proper and effective controls are in place; reviews general and application controls of agencies information security programs, performs various IT testing methodologies during audits; examines transactions and supporting documentation to determine legitimacy, fraud, waste and abuse.

o Consults with other audit teams as necessary on IT areas during financial or performance audits and provides expertise on highly technical IT matters, including developing IT audit programs, inspecting data, systems, and controls to assess risk and determine areas of audit and other projects.

o Works on specialized IT audits, projects, and studies that incorporate, for instance, advanced computer programming, complex IT matters, and emerging technologies.

o Prepares audit work papers to document work done and conclusions; prepares preliminary audit findings, discussion documents, draft reports and/or special project reports or portions thereof; discusses findings with auditee representatives and participates in entrance and exit conferences.

• Supervision: May assist in the supervision of program examiners, trainees or students providing guidance and support by evaluating working papers for completeness, accuracy, and adequacy of supporting documentation.

• Miscellaneous: May perform tasks assessing program risks to plan potential audits, work on special projects or audit research efforts and may also assist in a variety of other areas supporting the IT audit work.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong capacity in auditing skills such as professional skepticism, persistence, creative thinking, and risk taking.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Excellent interpersonal and team skills.
• Proficient in use of technology such as Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with audit software used by SGA.
• Knowledge of the NYS Comptroller’s Office and the Division of State Government Accountability.
• Experience in use of various IT audit software tools and techniques to identify system weaknesses.
• Experience with network operating systems, security software system, and key application systems

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

Name Linsay Scribner

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of the New York State Comptroller, Office of Human Resources

110 State Street. 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and the attached template to no later than December 18, 2022. Please reference Item #02921,02922,02923 (3)OER-LDS in the subject line and on the cover letter.
PLEASE NOTE: All candidates MUST complete this template in full to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates will be selected for interview based SOLELY on the contents provided by them on this template.
IMPORTANT: It is imperative that you provide specific examples to demonstrate your experience for each of the required qualifications listed in this template. Please ensure that you have fully described how you meet the qualifications by providing a FULLY DETAILED description of your experience. Any ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions will not be decided in the candidate’s favor.
When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section. The OER ID # should not be included.

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