Staff Auditor (Auditor II)

Job #: 2022-125

  • TWC Job #: 15444032
  • Opening Date: 7/29/2022
  • Travel Required: 15%
  • Monthly Salary: $3,917.00 - $4,167.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B19
  • Class: 1046

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. 

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.


  • Defined Retirement Benefit Plan.
  • Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts.
  • Medical Insurance - State pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. State pays 50% of the eligible part-time employee’s premium and 25% for eligible dependents.
  • Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • 8 hours sick leave per month and 8 hours vacation leave per month with potential to earn more with longevity. Part-time employee’s hours are proportional with no longevity.
  • Telework Program – telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.

General Description

The Staff Auditor works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Office of Compliance and Monitoring (OCM) Division and reports to the Financial Monitoring Manager. Performs moderately complex (journey-level) desk monitoring review work on grantees receiving funds awarded by the OOG. Work involves examining and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, and management practices to ensure compliance with state statutes, federal regulations, and internal guidance. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Conducts desk reviews based on program schedule.
  • Examines audit issues by researching grant topics through interviews, document reviews, prior audit findings, and other documentation.
  • Examines management practices, internal controls, and financial accounting records to ensure standards are being met and to determine ongoing compliance with legal regulations. 
  • Prepares monitoring reports, which includes work papers, draft reports, and final reports. Reviews management responses on non-compliance issues to incorporate into final reports.
  • May conduct special projects.
  • May assist with conducting special investigations into grantees’ questionable operations, practices, or records.
  • Communicates with grantees and provides technical assistance as needed.
  • Maintains well-organized and accurate work papers.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, accounting, finance, auditing or related field; and
  • One (1) year of experience in auditing, accounting, bookkeeping, financial compliance monitoring, financial investigation, and/or financial grants management.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in grant accounting, grant monitoring, or grant auditing.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree including nine (9) hours of college level accounting courses

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of auditing standards (e.g., Government Auditing Standards, AICPA Statements on Auditing Standards).
  • Knowledge in the field of accounting.
  • Knowledge of grant management standards (e.g. Uniform Grant Management Standards, 2 CFR 200, etc.).
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and software applications.
  • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Skill in writing and compiling plans and reports.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to accurately complete and assemble audit work papers.
  • Ability to compose clear and concise audit findings and reports.
  • Ability to make sound, complex decisions.
  • Ability to interpret agency enforced regulatory laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to implement testing procedures for key regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to effectively plan work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel, including overnight travel.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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(512) 463-5873

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