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Internal Auditor Intern (ODOT17-1047oc) more...
Location:Salem, OR
Company:Oregon Department of Transportation
First posted:April 21, 2017 (last updated 1 week 5 days ago)
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Description

ODOT17-1047oc
Internal Auditor Intern
Salem
Internship Overview:

ODOT's Audit Services Branch has a fantastic internship opportunity for you! This position is ideal for someone with critical thinking skills, intellectual honesty, strong skills in listening and communicating, an interest in state government, and the desire to make a difference.  The Internal Auditor Intern will learn all aspects of performance auditing at the Oregon Department of Transportation. Performance audits provide information to management to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of government programs, operations, and activities. Note: this is not accounting-oriented work.

The College Internship Program is designed to allow students matriculating through an accredited post-secondary program the opportunity to gain practical experience.

We are accepting applications from candidates pursuing a graduate degree from an accredited degree program.  We are also accepting applications from candidates who received their Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree in December 2016 or after. This position is classified at the Internal Auditor 1 level. There is one summer internship position available.
  We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background.  ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon.  We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us.  We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

  • This position is not represented by a union (Non-Union).
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  • This recruitment will be open until filled.   Please note that the recruitment may close at any time, and we cannot guarantee that applications received after our screening date will be considered.

Per the state of Oregon Executive Order 17-07 , these positions are exempt from the hiring freeze.  
 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Internal Auditor Intern will learn all aspects of performance auditing at the Oregon Department of Transportation. Performance audits provide information to management to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of government programs, operations, and activities. They are not financial audits work. Ideally, the intern will participate in all phases of the audit process. 
 
Job Duties:
Under direction and as a member of an audit team, the auditor intern will assist in the following
Audit Planning -

  • Collect background information on the function or operation to be audited. 
  • Develop audit objectives and scope of the proposed audit.
  • Plan audit steps necessary to meet audit objectives. 

Audit Fieldwork -

  • Research professional standards and best practices to apply in audit analysis.
  • Research and apply legal and administrative requirements.
  • Interview staff and make field visits to understand the area being audited.
  • Gather and synthesize complex information into logical conclusions.
  • Apply a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze performance. 
  • Develop audit findings and recommendations that are fully supported by analysis.
  • Prepare work papers that document the audit work.

Communicating Results -

  • Participate in meetings with agency staff and present results of work
  • Draft written reports, including graphs and other exhibits, that clearly and concisely present complex audit analysis.
  • Participate in meetings with agency staff and management to present audit findings and recommendations.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To compete for this position, you must submit a résumé, cover letter, and transcripts as described below or your application materials will be disqualified. 

1. You must attach a résumé which includes dates of employment. It will be used to help determine how you meet the qualifications listed below. Please be specific and provide examples of work performed and accomplished.

2. You must attach a cover letter, no more than 3 pages , to your application. Your cover letter must address the following questions:

  • How does your coursework, employment, and/or volunteer activities make you the best fit candidate for the position?
  • What are your career interests?
  • What type of experience would you like to obtain through an internship?
  • The ability to present information in a convincing way that results in action is essential to this position. Please describe one or two of your specific experiences in presenting analysis or recommendations and persuading others with differing viewpoints to act on them. What were the results?
  • Please give one or two specific examples of your experience in analyzing issues and developing solutions. What were the results of your work?  

3. You must attach your college transcripts to your application. They may be used to verify your education status.  Transcripts should either be in Word or PDF form. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Public or Business Administration or a related field such as Finance or Economics, or a field specific to ODOT's mission.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Possessing or pursuing a graduate degree from an accredited college in Public or Business Administration or a related field such as Finance or Economics, or a field specific to ODOT's mission.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to all the working conditions in ODOT
  • Primarily office work
  • Possible travel to other ODOT sites, contractor offices and training locations.

Additional Information

Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.

Questions:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call (see application details).
  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-(see application details) from 6:30a to 5:30p PST M-F by leaving a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hrs to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at (see application details) . 
  • Application help: (please use the apply button below)

Application Check List:

  1. Complete application.
  2. Complete supplemental questions with cited employers listed in application.
  3. Resume
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Transcripts
  6. You are strongly encouraged to print and/or save a PDF copy of your electronic application for your records.

Caution: Failure to follow these instructions as described above will disqualify your application. We will not consider i ncomplete or late applications.
  Oregon Department of Transportation
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12
355 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97301-3871
Fax (see application details), Attn: Julie
 
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at (see application details) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1.
ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Questions: 1-(see application details) (EEO-ODOT) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1.
ODOT is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is our policy not to discriminate against any qualified employment applicant because of a disability. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process by contacting the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-(see application details) (EEO-ODOT)
ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by State or Federal laws.  For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, contact the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-(see application details) (1-877-EEO-ODOT).
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Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members
  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits
 

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.
Paid leaves and other benefits
 

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation
  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources. 

Optional benefits
 

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.
 

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