Grants Management Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 14, 2018
Staff separation (contractor's versus GS staff); although contractors work just as hard as GS staff. Contractors appear to have just as much dedication as permanent staff. Contractors are micro-managed.
Director of Legal Affairs (Former Employee) – San Juan, PR – September 30, 2017
As a Director, I supervise all the employees of the Office of the Comptroller of the Legal Division, including the clerks, legal advisors, the manager and other executives. I started as a legal advisor, the became the Manager and finally the Director. I gained knowledge of how all public agencies and entities work, their laws and regulations. The OCPR is the agency that audits the use of public property and funds and oversees that it is used according to applicable law and regulations. Also, we prepare and offer several seminars to public executives and employees about the proper use of government property and funds, among other related matters.
I recently arrived to Flower Mound, Texas, from Puerto Rico after the disaster caused by Hurricane Maria. For this reason, I have to search for jobs related to my experience, that would not require a license.
I gained knowledge of how all public agencies and entities work, their laws and regulations.
My law practice has been limited to goverment administration for the last 15 years.
Audit Project Manager (Former Employee) – Mineola, NY – March 6, 2014
Working at the Nassau County Comptroller's office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I learned so much from everyone that working in Field Audit, and I learned a lot about what it is like to work for a Government Agency. Management was great in finding me the right work to be done, while being efficient and productive in coming with findings for the department. I learned how to use Microsoft Excel, which is a program I am now very comfortable using.
Auditor (Staff Analyst Trainee) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 29, 2013
Being there for a little over a year, you honestly learn a lot about auditing -- especially if you came right out of college. They use an electronic filing system called Teammate where you add workpapers that you have and that were given to you by the auditees. It's a diverse office so you meet many people with many backgrounds. In addition, there is a mandatory amount of CPE credits that one must complete in a 1-2 year period. During this period, you take many classes -- some that can be of use and others that can simply refresh your memory and sharpen your skills. Either way, the classes are rather helpful.
Now working there is not all peaches and cream -- there are some negatives. I believe that one of the biggest problems in the office is favoritism. So best thing to do is just do your work and stay out of the range of fire. Also if you want a job where you get great pay and there's room for advancement, this probably isn't the best choice of employment for you.
All in all, it's an "okay" place to work at. It's not necessarily the dream job of the millennium but it's not the worst either. It all depends on the individual.
Acquire a lot of knowledge of auditing. Learn to think outside of the box.
Favoritism is probably the major con. Low pay. Little room for advancement.