We are looking for technology-oriented people to join our team of information systems auditors working to improve systems and operations within state government. Information systems audits are designed to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s IT systems, and to assess compliance with IT industry standards. Information systems auditors do not need to have strong technical expertise in specific systems or technologies, but they do need to be analytical, inquisitive, and interested in the role of technology in government policy and operations.
Information systems auditors examine various aspects of state computer systems and technologies to identify areas of potential risk that could negatively impact operations. Information systems audit assignments address diverse topics ranging from system controls, data integrity, information security, project management, and IT governance. These assignments offer staff continuing variety, challenging and meaningful work, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
Information systems auditors perform analysis of operations and data, interpret and apply various industry standards, and make recommendations to state agencies to improve operations. Auditors document their analysis and findings in audit workpapers, compose summaries and conclusions for their work, write reports, and present results to agency personnel and legislative committees. Specific tasks can include:
Assessing the risks to various state programs and systems and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks
Conducting individual and group interviews with state agencies
Analyzing agency technology policies and practices
Extracting and examining database information
Evaluating information technology controls
Conducting automated systems testing
Analyzing compliance with associated laws, rules, policies, industry standards, and relevant best practices
Actively pursue certifications and continuing professional education in line with the division’s needs and personal career development.
We are looking for individuals skilled in the following areas:
analytical thinking and problem solving,
gathering and analyzing information to formulate and support decisions and opinions,
clear articulation in communication and presentation skills,
establishing and maintaining effective working relationships,
successful conflict resolution, and
self-initiative and self-motivation.
Applicants should possess the ability and work ethic to function well independently, but also work effectively as part of an audit team. They should also have a strong interest in learning about state government.
Associate Information Systems Auditor: 0-3 years of relevant experience
Senior Information Systems Auditor: 2-5 years of relevant experience
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: These positions provide an opportunity for salary adjustments and career advancement based on merit. Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered, including a state contribution of more than $12,000/year for health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance; contribution to a retirement fund; and paid vacation and sick leave.
Internal Number: 11428406
About Montana Legislative Audit
The mission of the Legislative Audit Division is to increase public trust in state government by reporting timely and accurate information about agency operations, technology, and finances to the Legislature and the citizens of Montana. The Montana Legislative Audit Division has been nationally recognized for excellent work and values employees' development and work-life balance. We are located in a beautiful mountain area with recreational activities of all kinds out your front door.