MPA and MPP Job list Utah State Auditor

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Mon Mar 17 13:52:07 MDT 2014


The Office of the Utah State Auditor (OUSA) seeks a qualified candidate to work a Staff Performance Auditor. The OUSA is responsible “…to provide Utah taxpayers and government officials with an independent assessment of financial operation, statutory compliance, and performance management for state and local government.” Performance auditors help to accomplish this mission by evaluating the efficiency of government entity operations and/or the effectiveness of programs.

Job Overview

Working Title

Staff Performance Auditor


Office of the Utah State Auditor (

Application Period

3/6/2014 – 3/23/2014


East Building Suite E310

State Capitol Complex

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114


$22.46/hour. Higher wage may be offered to those with relevant experience.

Work Schedule

40 hours/week, Monday – Friday (flexible schedules available)

Job Duties

 Conducts performance audits (i.e., reviews and analyzes available information, identifies potential issues, prepares audit work papers, etc.).

 Audits and reviews systems and practices to ensure compliance with procedures, regulations, and standards.

 Reviews and/or evaluates reports, documents, laws, rules, and regulations.

 Summarizes and documents audit findings.

 Reviews fiscal operations to ensure integrity, accuracy, and control of data.

 Identifies control weaknesses and recommends solutions.

 Participates in meetings to clarify, resolve, and settle audit issues.

 Reviews and evaluates organizational effectiveness, goal determination, and strategic planning and makes recommendations for improvement.

 Consults with managers, supervisors, and employees to identify control weaknesses, develop improvements, and create and maintain quality standards.


Candidates should:

 Have a master’s degree in a related field (business, public administration, public policy, economics, accounting, juris doctorate, etc.)

 Possess analytical and research skills.

 Be able to work independently and as part of a team.

 Be able to effectively resolve concerns and manage conflict.

 Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas presented verbally.

 Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.

 Be able to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.

 Be able to conduct a methodical examination.


Please email or fax college transcripts with your resume by March 23, 2014 to:

Maria Fandl

mfandl at

Office: (801) 538-1025

Fax: (801) 538-1383

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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