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Colorado State Auditor II in Denver, Colorado

Auditor II



Auditor II


$4,605.00 - $5,671.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Transportation

Job Number



1/19/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

About CDOT

Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people does contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing. It’s our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It’s where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let’s share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State’s Employee Value Proposition visit:

CDOT for All

CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.

In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)

  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services

  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance

  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan

  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans

  • Credit Union membership

  • Work life programs

  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost

  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program

  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities

  • State employee discount programs

To learn more, visit our careers page!

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to

Life at CDOT during COVID-19

At CDOT, we have taken several measures to protect employee safety and health, while ensuring continuity of operations. Employees with the ability to perform their job duties from home are encouraged to do so. For those employees who are working on-site, facial coverings in public spaces and social distancing when possible are required. We will provide employees with masks, as needed. We have implemented frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our buildings and equipment. You can expect your interview to be done remotely and visitors to any CDOT building are required to pre-screen. You can rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to keep employees connected, healthy, safe, and productive during these challenging times.


Description of Job

About the Work Unit

This position is located in CDOT's Audit Division. The Division fulfills the statutory requirements of CRS 43-1-106(12) for the Division to conduct internal audits on the Department to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations; external audits on persons entering into contracts with the department, as deemed necessary or advisable by the Transportation Commission; federally required audits delegated to the Transportation Commission or the Department; financial audits in order to ensure the financial integrity of the Department and other audits as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

About this Position

This auditor position is part of a team that is responsible for performing all aspects of assigned audits and activities, including: completing audit programs, creating work papers that meet audit standards, concluding on audit results, and drafting audit findings and recommendations. The audits and activities often include technical and sensitive issues that involve the resolution of complex problems and reconciliation of differing viewpoints.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Compiles audit evidence relating to the audit objectives that is relevant and sufficient to support the conclusions reached.

  • Analyzes data to identify trends and potential issues.

  • Identifies audit findings and or exceptions and develops work papers that address the findings.

  • Addresses each audit step by detailing work performed and conclusions including documenting analyses, memorandums of conversations, photographs, reports, etc.

  • Performs quality control checks of work prior to submitting for review.

  • Meets with the Lead Auditor and/or Supervisor regularly to discuss work plan and to provide project status updates.

  • Applies understanding of Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) issued by the Government Accountability Office to audit work.

  • Assists in the development of an audit program which does the following: ensures that each audit is conducted in compliance with the requirements of the GAGAS, and any other applicable standards; supports the scope of documents; defines audit objectives; ensures that procedures support the achievement of audit objectives and ensures that necessary approvals are obtained.

  • Develops an understanding of the processes being audited in order to clarify, detect areas of risk, provide advice regarding compensating controls, and negotiate solutions to issues.

  • With guidance, drafts audit procedures that achieve audit objectives by identifying relevant criteria, business processes and the supporting accounting documentation.

  • Assists in designing tests that provide evidence of actual conditions relative to selected criteria.

  • Assists in developing sampling plans in instances where less than 100% of data can be tested.

  • Advises CDOT personnel on interpretations of audit-related issues and answers technical inquires.

  • Instructs CDOT personnel on auditing standards and Audit Division processes.

  • Participates on special projects which may include serving as a point of contact for the Audit Hotline; resolving issues submitted on the Hotline; identifying trends on the types of hotline calls received; preparing reports for CDOT executive management on hotline activity and, under supervision, conducting internal investigations of allegations made on the hotline.

  • Complies with GAGAS standards to obtain and maintain professional education requirements.

  • Maintains current knowledge of statuses, regulations, policies, procedures, accounting, and auditing standards related to the audit activities performed in the Audit Division.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily Monday-Friday working hours

  • Work at home during the pandemic

  • Periodic in-state travel may be required

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications: To be allowed into the qualified applicant pool, applicants must meet one of the following three minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Auditing, Accounting or a closely related field with coursework related to the major duties AND two years of professional auditing experience

  • Additional work experience in auditing, accounting, or finance may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor’s degree.


  • A Doctoral or Master’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, or a closely related field AND one year of professional auditing experience.


  • Current, valid licensure as a CPA from the Colorado Board of Accountancy or current, valid CIA certificate AND one year of professional auditing experience.

Please note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. Your resume will not be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications; only the work experience section of your application will be reviewed to determine this. “See Resume” statements on the application will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.

College Transcripts: If you are using education to qualify, a legible copy of your official or unofficial college transcript(s) or a foreign credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts must show the name of the school and that a degree was conferred. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or foreign credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Condition of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.

Preferred Qualifications

The exceptional applicant will be an experienced auditor and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;

  • Hold an active professional license or certification (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA) or a master's degree in accounting or a closely related field;

  • Auditing, investigation, and/or quality assurance skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, ACL audit software, SAP software, and ability to quickly learn other software systems.

  • Experience interpreting and testing for compliance with Statutes, Rules, Regulations, Policy & Procedures

  • Effective interpersonal and team building skills;

  • Excellent reasoning, analytical, research and problem solving ability;

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;

  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;

  • Excellent time management.

  • Ability to work with stakeholders with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments.

  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;

Supplemental Information

Applicant Checklist

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

  • A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)

  • A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)

  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.

  • If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

  • If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.


All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.

The Hiring Process:

  • All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.

  • Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.

  • Be sure your application materials specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement

If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

ADAAA Accommodations

CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Katie Flood at or 303-757-9718.

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