State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts

Auditor II - Performance

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Auditor II-Performance

Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment


In the office of the Auditors of Public Accounts (APA), assists in conducting performance audits of state agencies, quasi-public agencies or state-supported institutions. An Auditor II-Performance assists in the planning and performing the appropriate procedures for each assignment and may supervise the work of field staff as assigned.

Job Description

Assists in the execution of an audit plan for conducting a performance audit of state agencies or programs, quasi-public agencies or state supported institutions in accordance with government auditing standards. Assists in examining, analyzing and testing the internal controls, and policies and procedures for compliance with state or federal laws and regulations. Assists in evaluating state agencies and programs to determine whether they are operating efficiently and effectively, are in compliance with laws and regulations, and effectively accomplishing their goals. Develops recommendations for improvements. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications/General Experience

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to performance auditing, and at least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in performance auditing or program evaluation. Disciplines considered relevant to performance auditing include, but are not limited to, public administration, journalism, statistics, business, political science, economics, law, and the social sciences. Professional performance audit or program evaluation work is interpreted as work performed as a professional auditor, legislative analyst, program evaluator, or related occupation with the responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgment in the application of professional auditing standards or program evaluation techniques. Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, or related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to the special demands of the job and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, associates and the public.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in crisis or pressure situations and respond well to unusual circumstances.
  • Proven aptitude for clear and concise written and oral communications.
  • Ability to draft parts of reports and internal memos.
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, regulations and contractual provisions.
  • Aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of performance audit standards or program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data to fully examine governmental programs and public policy issues to reach meaningful conclusions.
  • Familiar with federal and state laws, rules and regulations and governmental operations.
  • Knowledge of research methods and design.
  • Proficient in the use of spreadsheets and statistical software.

Substitutions Allowed:

  • A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or an allied discipline may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the general experience.
  • A project management professional certification (i.e. experience and examination requirements met) may be substituted for one (1) year of general experience.
  • For state employees, two (2) years of experience at the level of Auditor I–Performance may be substituted for the general experience.

Application/Promotion Procedure:

You must submit a letter of application to detailing how you meet the minimum experience and training requirements stated above along with a brief writing sample. In addition, attached to the letter should be a written statement summarizing the experience and qualities you would bring to the position of Auditor II–Performance. At a minimum, the statement should address the following points (please be concise):

  • Educational degrees and professional certifications obtained
  • Computer-related skills, including experience with SPSS, SAS, or other analytical/statistical software
  • A description of your work experience including any complex audits, program evaluations/reviews or special projects on which you may have worked
  • Experience in written and oral communications
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Description of any coursework and experience with program evaluation and design
  • Accomplishments of which you are most proud
  • Why you feel you are well suited to assume the responsibilities of Auditor I-Performance

Applicants who do not submit the required letter of application, writing sample, and written statement to by the closing date will not be considered. Hiring/promotional decisions will be based upon the written statement that is submitted, writing sample, past work history, and an interview with the state auditors.

Annual Salary: $64,460 - $93,725
Salary Group: LP I