Auditor III - IT (Information Technology) Auditor
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration - Denver, CO

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is a billion dollar multi-modal engineering, planning and roadway maintenance business dedicated to providing the best multi-modal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively moves people, goods, and information. CDOT, with more than 3,300 employees assigned throughout the state, is responsible for a 10,000 mile highway system including 3,698 bridges. Each year this system handles over 23 billion vehicle miles of travel.
CDOT offers a variety of benefits for employees including:
  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month),
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans
  • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
  • Choice of two retirement plans
  • 401K and 457 plans
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Work life programs
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training
  • Flexible work schedules
See the CDOT website for complete information on benefits at

Description of Job:

CDOT’s Audit Function performs both internal and external audits. Internal audits evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the Department of Transportation's internal accounting, operating and administrative controls and compliance with laws, rules, policies, procedures and contracts. External or Financial audits implements Federal Government Auditing Standards to complete contract compliance audits; contract payment audits; consultant overhead audits, construction claim audits, reviews of third party audits and special investigations of fraud, waste and abuse for the Department of Transportation.

Travel throughout the State to conduct audits and attend training sessions is required.
This position reports to the Audit Manager of CDOT’s Division of Audit.

Auditor III Primary duties
  • Conducts IT, financial, performance, compliance and other audit services that comply with GAGAS or comparable standards or guidance.
  • Participates in system developments to identify areas of risk to CDOT and ensures the team understands and considers these areas during the development. Develops drafts of IT audit plan and conduct audit risk assessments and surveys for Audit Manger’s review.
  • Develops audit programs; design and conduct extensive audit testing based on the identified risks; draft audit recommendations and reports; present audit recommendations to the Audit Review Committee .
  • Communicates audit findings and recommendations to CDOT management and the Office of Information Technology.
  • Applies data analytical skills using computer aided data analytical tools and apply statistical sampling criteria.
  • Extracts, analyzes data and develops reports from the SAP ERP and other legacy systems using ACL, DirectLink, and Crystal Reports.
  • Develops and refines the use of computer-assisted continuous auditing techniques for the Audit Division.
  • Maintains the Audit Division’s SharePoint site, electronic work paper function, and provides technical support to audit staff.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment:

The qualified applicant will possess, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in auditing, accounting, information systems or a closely related field with coursework related to the major duties and at least three (3) years of demonstrated progressively responsible professional auditing experience with IT, financial, performance, and compliance audits, as well as other audit services that include IT related components or issues. Experience must have included demonstrated responsibility for the following: defining audit scope and objectives; planning, developing and writing audit programs; preparing audit work papers, reports and recommendations; and evaluating and/or writing policies and procedures. The auditing experience will have been in compliance with Government Auditing Standards or another recognized standard.

Additional progressively responsible professional experience conducting audits in compliance with Government Auditing Standards may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Applicant will be a Certified Information Systems Auditor with proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
  • Hold an additional active professional license or certification (e.g., CPA, CISA, CFE, CIA) or a master’s degree in related field;
  • Experience performing at the "In-charge" (leadworker) level on internal audits, audits of financial statements, or audits of information systems
  • Ability to partner with the audit management team, environmental professionals, engineering consultants, construction contractors, and CDOT staff, considering sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
  • Experience in auditing the construction industry
  • Negotiation skills to find mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take;
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Working effectively in both independent and team situations;
  • Time and project management skills;
  • Analytic thinking, research skills, and problem solving;
  • Strong attention to technical detail;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, ACL audit software, SAP software, TeamMate, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.
Work Environment:
  • Travel within the State of Colorado is required
  • Operate in a politically sensitive and matrix managed environment
A Criminal background check may be conducted. This position is required to operate vehicles during the work day, so must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver's license with a driving record that does not exceed our application limits, which include:
  • Seven or more violations while operating a motor vehicle in the last seven years, four or more violations in the last three years, or three violations in the last year.
  • Any reckless driving violation within the last three years, or two or more reckless driving violations in the last seven years.
  • Any driving offense within the last three years that was caused by alcohol or drugs, or two or more convictions for driving offenses involving alcohol or drugs in the last seven years.
  • Suspension or revocation of driver’s license in the last two years, or two or more suspensions or revocations in the last seven years
Supplemental Information:

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado’s website.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)
3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation
4) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to; )
5) A Cover Letter (please attach to your online application or you may email it to; )

Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information :
  • Education and Training
  • Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:
    • Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates
    • Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company
    • The name of the organization or company
    • A brief description of your job duties
Requirements for the cover letter : Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to . Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position’s requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant, sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights : If you believe the decision regarding the acceptance of your application for inclusion in the assessment process or the content and/or conduct of the assessment for this position was arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law (scores and ranks are not considered as conduct or content), you may view the instructions for the review/appeal process and complete the Colorado State Personnel Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form found at: . Appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date of rejection of your application or the administration of the assessment.

ADA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment examination. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDOT to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for CDOT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.

To request a reasonable test accommodation for this assessment, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the ADA Representative, Fred Longs, at (303) 512-4143 or at , 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver, CO 80222 several days before the exam date.


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