The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is a nonpartisan professional office in Minnesota state government. OLA audits and evaluates state agencies and programs, identifies their strengths and weaknesses, and recommends improvements to legislators and agency officials.
The issues addressed in OLA evaluations are often complex and controversial. An ability to conduct nonpartisan, accurate, and objective research is essential. A person in this position would work with a small team of evaluators under the close supervision of a project manager, and must have the ability to independently work on research assignments consistent with high professional standards and within a limited time budget.
The Intermediate Program Evaluator will:
To be considered, a candidate must submit a cover letter and must have:
The ideal candidate will have:
Cover letters and resumes will be reviewed to identify applicants meeting minimum and preferred requirements. Selected applicants will go through an interview process and will be asked to submit writing samples, education transcripts, and employment references. At the time of the interview, applicants may be asked to draft a written response to an essay question. Background checks will be conducted prior to any employment offer. Personal integrity is an essential qualification to work at OLA, and certain violations of ethical or legal standards relevant to being an evaluator at OLA may disqualify an applicant.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without needing sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H1B status).
Why Work for Us
MEANINGFUL WORK! OLA promotes accountability in state government by strengthening legislative oversight, supporting good management, and enhancing program effectiveness in state agencies. The Program Evaluation Division identifies opportunities for improvement in state-funded programs and makes recommendations to the Legislature and state agencies.
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.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume through the state’s Careers website. You may do this by uploading them together as a single file attachment, or uploading the cover letter separately from the resume. If you are unable to apply online or need help, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
Intermediate Program Evaluator – Job ID 34821 (Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2020. Applications received from this posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job class through the posting deadline.)
Contact for More Information
If you have job-specific questions, contact Judy Randall at Judy.Randall@state.mn.us or
651-296-1227. For benefits-related questions, contact Shelly Gilb at Shelly.Gilb@state.mn.us or 651-296-1730.