The Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance at Oregon State University is seeking someone willing to lead information technology (IT) audit efforts and make meaningful contributions to an international public research university. We are looking for a full-time person to be an integral part of the internal audit team that supports and promotes efficient, effective, compliant and ethical processes across the entire university. This position will lead IT auditing efforts for the institution and will also serve as a key partner to help provide guidance and support to university-wide IT initiatives and efforts. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a top research university located in one of America’s best college towns.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Develops the annual IT audit plan based upon the assistant director’s IT expertise and knowledge, along with input from, and consultation with, senior university leadership.
Executes the approved IT audit plan by reviewing and assessing the risk and compliance status of OSU information systems and programs and formulates recommendations for improvements in IT controls for operating units across the university, including the risk ranking for the President and executive leadership to consider.
Recognizes deviations from accepted IT control frameworks including, generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the COSO internal control framework, IIA standards, OSU policies and procedures, and/or good business practices, and identifying recommendations for improving the control structure of the university.
Fosters effective working relationships with institution management while maintaining professional ethics and departmental standards, with a focus on the common goal of continual improvement and achievement of objectives.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in information systems or related field.
Three years’ experience in IT auditing or relevant information systems field.
Candidate for professional information security/systems certification (e.g., Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certification in Risk and Information Security Control (CRISC), etc.) or ability to earn an advanced degree in a related field. Progress required towards certification or advanced degree within six months of hire date. Ongoing, demonstrated progress required with certification anticipated to be obtained within two years of hire date, or an advanced degree within four years of hire date.
Required Candidate Characteristics
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to present to diverse audiences.
Experience working with different communication styles.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or other relevant IT professional certifications, or advanced degree.
Experience with network administration, programming or database management is strongly preferred.
Experience within a higher education environment.
Work is primarily on-site on the OSU main campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Occasional travel to other OSU campuses may be required. Tele-commuting/remote work may be acceptable as agreed upon between employee and supervisor.
Who are we?
Oregon State University, founded in 1868, is one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S. Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We also have a true statewide presence in Oregon with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, centers in Newport and Portland, and Extension offices in every county. In addition, we have one of the best online degree programs in the world. Several of Oregon State’s academic programs rank among the top in the nation and world and we receive more research funding than any other public university in Oregon ($380 million in 2021). Oregon State serves more than 33,000 students, including Ecampus students, with over 11,000 full- and part-time faculty, staff, and student employees.
Why work for Oregon State University? The people, place and community. Oregon State supports world-renowned research, teaching and outreach, and assists students in becoming successful citizens. Working at the main campus in Corvallis allows you to be a part of a community that enjoys a beautiful 400-acre campus with park-like settings, that is located within a tree-lined city surrounded by natural areas and natural wildlife refuges. With the mountains of both the Coast and Cascade Ranges, and the Pacific Ocean relatively nearby, there’s opportunities for outdoor recreation all year round - hiking, mountain biking, surfing and skiing. In addition, the area and Willamette Valley is known for award-winning breweries, wineries and museums.
Why the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance? We are a small team that works closely together to support the entire university enterprise – this includes performing traditional internal audits, providing advice/support for external audits/reviews by outside agencies as well as providing consulting and advisory services to campus and unit leadership through specific projects or committee work. You will develop close working relationships with the entire Oregon State IT community and other key constituents. We also respect your personal time away from work, valuing work-life balance.
Life Insurance. Optional employee & spouse/domestic partner coverage.
Long-Term care Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Voluntary retirement savings plans
Vacation Leave – full-time employees are eligible to earn 15 hours per month with a 6-month waiting period. Accrual is capped at 260 hours.
Sick Leave – full-time employees are eligible to earn 8 hours for each full month of service
9 paid holidays and one “special” holiday each year (to be taken between the day before Thanksgiving and January 31)
Paid family and medical leaves
Employee Assistance Program
Reduced tuition rate program - Employees appointed at .50 FTE or more per term are eligible to take up to 12 credit hours at the reduced tuition rate. Tuition is 30% of the per credit resident undergraduate tuition rate. All Oregon Public University campuses participate in this program with each campus identifying any programs that are excluded. Employees may transfer their staff fee privilege to their dependents (e.g., spouse, domestic partner, child). Only one person in the family may utilize the 12 credit hours for the term.
Orange rewards for 10% discount at all University restaurants and residence hall cafeterias
Discounted rates on season athletic tickets for all sports
Free access to care.com
Professional development opportunities
On-campus childcare facilities available to employees & students (employee/student paid)
To see additional position details, required qualifications, and to apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/108520. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 5, 2021.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
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