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Auditor III
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Auditor III


Full Remote

:Full time

United States

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City of Austin
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Position Information

Posting Title
Auditor III

Job Requisition Number

Position Number

Job Type

Division Name
Office Of The City Auditor

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job, plus a minimum of three (3) years related experience, one (1) year of which must be in a lead and/or supervisory capacity.
  • Masters degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the job may substitute for one (1) year of related experience.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • One of the following certifications is required: CPA, CIA, CGAP, and CFE.

Notes to Applicants

  • This position is eligible for remote work. Residency in Texas is required.

  • More information about the responsibilities and qualifications of the Auditor III position can be found by clicking here.

  • The Office of the City Auditor is a City department that reports to the City Council and provides a menu of services including performance audits, investigations, and special request projects. These services are designed to provide information to support the City Council’s decision-making, establish accountability for meeting expectations, and generate a force for positive change. Projects primarily focus on the performance of City departments, programs, and initiatives with emphasis on results/effectiveness and efficiency/economy.

  • More information about our office and examples of our audit reports can be found by clicking here.

  • Resume and cover letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

  • Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates.

  • A skill-based assessment may be administered to candidates selected for interview.

  • The successful candidate will need to report to the City of Austin offices within three business days of the start date to complete all required new-hire paperwork.

Pay Range
$41.06 to $45.51 per hour

Monday – Friday – Flexible schedule

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Office Of The City Auditor


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78704

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex performance audits in a local, state, or federal office.
  • Experience managing multiple performance audits simultaneously in a government setting.
  • Experience leading and coaching multiple government auditors of varied experience and performance levels.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Schedule and manage project activities for multiple projects.
  • Coach team members on developing and implementing appropriate methodologies and producing various outputs.
  • Provide timely review and feedback, both written and oral, on the work and work papers developed by other team members.
  • Conduct interviews and meetings with external clients and stakeholders to elicit useful, relevant, and reliable information.
  • Conduct research on subject matters related to the project.
  • Document information and conclusions in an organized and useful manner.
  • Collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data, extracting information that is significant to the project.
  • Negotiate with client management.
  • Deliver, and coach others to deliver informative, clear, and concise presentations to City Management and City Council.
  • Develop clear, concise, timely, and accurate written summaries and reports.
  • Use collected information to support conclusions.
  • Demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency and provide office wide support in one or more audit specialty areas, such as statistical analysis, data mining, forensic accounting, or other relevant fields of expertise needed to conduct a full-service audit program.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • Possess and maintain the highest standards of conduct, honesty, and loyalty in both official and personal matters.
  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to appropriate professional standards, including the Government Auditing Standards.
  • Knowledge of performance audit processes, procedures, and techniques, and the ability to apply such knowledge to the type of project being conducted.
  • Knowledge of government organizations, programs, activities, functions, and, where applicable, their interrelations with the private and not for profit sectors.
  • Ability to promote open and honest communication with all office staff, including performance and behavior feedback and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and high standards of conduct in all scopes of work, including hostile environments.
  • Ability to plan a project that addressed identified risks and client needs.
  • Ability to manage project tasks, resources, and timelines in an effective manner for multiple projects at a time.
  • Ability to motivate team members.
  • Ability to recognize the risks inherent to the subject matter of the project.
  • Experience completing assigned duties and functions in a timely and effective manner.
  • Experience contributing to professional organizations.
  • Proficient at collecting information according to an established project plan.
  • Proficient at conceptualizing project findings and cross-cutting issues.
  • Proficient at working with others to achieve a project goal or objective.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing a selected methodology or technique.
  • Proficient at soliciting, receiving, analyzing, and using information provided by City of Austin staff and external clients and stakeholders.
  • Proficient at the expert-level in one or more audit specialty areas that are not required of all staff but necessary to the office as a whole in order to carry out a full-service audit.

Criminal Background Investigation
This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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