The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Financial Audit Division, is now accepting applications for full-time staff auditor positions. Staff auditors enjoy rewarding work and encounter a variety of financial activities, programs, and people.
Staff auditors examine a variety of financial areas in state government. Typical duties require a staff auditor to:
New staff auditors will participate in OLA’s Government Auditors Program. OLA has designed this program to guide new staff auditors through their first 12 months as an auditor. Through this program, auditors learn to conduct audits of diverse and complex government agencies and programs. Their audit assignments will rotate through key state agencies where they will learn about common financial cycles, such as revenue, payroll, purchasing, contracting, and grants.
The Government Auditors Program includes:
Up to five (5) positions may be filled. The applicant pool established from this job posting may be used to fill all positions. The Legislative Auditor will determine the starting salary for staff auditors based on the appointee’s qualifications.
To be considered, a candidate must have any of the following from an accredited college or university:
Applicants who meet the above requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:
The ideal candidate will have:
Background checks will be conducted prior to any employment offer. Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at the OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an auditor at the OLA may disqualify an applicant.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Why Work for Us
MEANINGFUL WORK! OLA looks out for the citizens of our state to make sure the government uses their money prudently and in compliance with the law. OLA also looks out for the interests of the State Legislature and the federal government to make sure their programs are operated efficiently and effectively.
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Additionally, OLA offers flexible work schedules and the ability to telecommute.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply through the state’s Careers website and must submit (via e-mail to Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us) the supplemental materials listed below. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
Send the following supplemental materials via e-mail to Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017:
Based on the strength of the resume and supplemental materials, OLA will invite applicants to an in-person interview.
Staff Auditor – Job ID 14700 (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017)
Contact for More Information
If you have job-specific questions, contact either Tracy Gebhard (Tracy.Gebhard@state.mn.us or 651-296-0038) or Lori Leysen (Lori.Leysen@state.mn.us or 651-297-2639). For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb (Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730).