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Performance Auditor, Office of the City Auditor

Company: City of San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Education - Master's Degree Skills - Writing Skills - Budgeting - Microsoft Word - Accounting - Analysis Skills Benefits - Health Insurance - Retirement Plan - Life Insurance JOB INFORMATION Please see instructions on how to in the Selection Process section of this bulletin as this position cannot be applied for online. The City: With more than 1.4 million people, the City of San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. The City of San Diego's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and major attractions, San Diego has something to offer for everyone. The City's Mission, as found in our Strategic Plan, is 'To Effectively Serve and Support Our Communities.' Our core values are Integrity, Service, People, and Excellence. The City's Vision is 'A World-Class City for All.' As one of the region's largest employers, the City of San Diego has a combined Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget of approximately $4.3 billion and employs approximately 11,800 highly dedicated employees. The Department: The Office of the City Auditor is charged with providing audit and investigative services to promote accountability to the public and to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of our City government. The Office of the City Auditor is an independent office that reports to the City Council's Audit Committee. Through performance audits and investigations, the Office of the City Auditor provides essential information to assist the Administration and City Council in its decision-making process. Our mission is to advance open and accountable government through accurate, independent, and objective audits and investigations that seek to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of City government. The Position: Under the general direction of the City Auditor, Assistant City Auditor, Deputy City Auditor and/or Principal Performance Auditor, the Performance Auditor will perform challenging and innovative work to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of City government services and programs. itional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Audit and analyze City programs, departments, budgets, and complex processes to identify areas of efficiency and effectiveness; Identify areas of risk and evaluate the adequacy of applicable internal controls; Develop and execute audit programs to identify and document areas for improvement; Conduct audit planning, field work, and document audit steps and working papers; Use specialized data analysis techniques and approaches to analyze agency performance; Apply knowledge of local government, budgeting, public policy and generally accepted governmental auditing standards; Develop and communicate audit findings, including developing recommendations to ress audit issues; and Maintain a professional rapport with management and work to ensure recommendations are implemented. Minimum Requirements: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to completion of advanced undergraduate coursework in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university with at least eighteen semester units of accounting, finance, economics, public administration or policy analysis. Prior professional performance auditing, analytical or policy work experience, professional certifications, a Master's Degree in public administration, public policy or a related field, and advanced data analysis skills are highly desirable. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency in ACL, project management, are highly desired. Key Areas of Responsibilities: Audit and analyze City programs, departments, budgets, and complex processes to identify areas of efficiency and effectiveness; Identify areas of risk and evaluate the adequacy of applicable internal controls; Develop and execute audit programs to identify and document areas for improvement; Conduct audit planning, field work, and document audit steps and working papers; Use specialized data analysis techniques and approaches to analyze agency performance; Apply knowledge of local government, budgeting, public policy and generally accepted governmental auditing standards; Develop and communicate audit findings, including developing recommendations to ress audit issues; and Maintain a professional rapport with City management and work to ensure recommendations are implemented. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: Ability to collect, compile, analyze, interpret and present data and draft audit findings; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to analyze technical workflow and business processes and develop appropriate solutions; Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments, using initiative to accomplish results; Ability to balance competing priorities with both internally and externally imposed deadlines; Ability to work independently and use critical thinking skills to accomplish project goals; Ability to complete assignments with accuracy and in a timely manner; Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of government/accounting/finance/ economic processes and understanding of such to assigned projects; Ability to review, interpret, and explain municipal codes, administrative regulations, rules, policies and procedures; Strong business and political acumen to work effectively with the public, external agencies and businesses, and elected officials; Strong interpersonal leadership skills, with the ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of stakeholders; and Commitment to public service, fiscal responsibility and innovation in government. Strong quantitative analytical abilities, including a thorough understanding of common data analysis tools and programs; Excellent writing and communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a simple, clear and straightforward manner, including the use of graphs and tables as needed; Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences, including elected officials, various levels of City management and members of the public; Ability to comprehend technical details and understand how they relate to and impact the 'big picture'; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with tight time constraints; Interest in municipal activities and services and how they impact the community; Highly ethical and objective, with the ability to navigate in a political environment without being political; and Energetic and motivated with the ability and desire to take initiative. Management Compensation and Benefits: The successful candidate will be eligible for participation in the City's Flexible Benefits Plan that offers several optional benefit plans or a taxable cash option; $50,000 in City-paid life insurance; paid annual leave accruing at 22 days per year for the 1st through the 15th year of service. Pre-Employment Requirements: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Proof of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require itional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Medical Evaluation: A City medical examination including drug/alcohol screening and documentation of medical history may be conducted following a conditional offer of employment or promotion. The individual must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. The City of San Diego is committed to a drug and alcohol-free work place. Selection Process: To be considered for this position, please submit your: 1) current resume; 2) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant work experience and qualifications for this position; and 3) a list of three professional references via email to ************************. Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the City Auditor at **************. The City of San Diego has an active Equal Opportunity/ADA Program for employment and vigorously supports diversity in the workplace. Date Posted: August 6, 2019 City employees may be eligible to participate in a benefit program including holidays, vacations, savings and retirement plans, health programs, and other benefits. City employees initially hired on or after the effective date of Proposition B, a voter-approved San Diego Charter amendment to modify City employee retirement benefits, will not be eligible to participate in the City's Defined Benefit Plan administered by the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System. Benefits may change due to employer-employee contract negotiations. To learn more about employee benefits, please check the City's Risk Management Department website or review the Benefits Summary for Unclassified Employees.

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