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Legislative IT Audit Intern
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State of Colorado | Denver, CO
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The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is a nonpartisan agency in Colorado's Legislative Branch. Our mission is to improve government for the people of Colorado. Our audits and evaluations provide the General Assembly, agencies, and the public with thorough, credible, and impartial assessments of the operation of state agencies and the programs within. In addition, our audits focus on reducing cost, improving the quality of services, and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of information. We are committed t promoting economical, effective, ethical, and equitable government.

The OSA is overseen by an engaged, dedicated executive team committed to fostering a workplace culture that provides competitive compensation and a healthy and opportunity-based work environment for staff that supports work/life balance. Management and OSA staff are dedicated professionals who are passionate about good government and produce high-quality work that makes a difference to the State of Colorado and its citizens. If you are the successful candidate for this exciting opportunity you can expect to benefit from:

* Outstanding opportunities for professional development and continued skills training.
* Central downtown location by the Capitol Building with reimbursements for parking.
* Flexible schedule options.
* Engaged and dedicated leadership

Description of Job

The OSA is looking for an IT audit intern who can perform the specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

* Assist with assessing and testing information technology processes and controls.
* Assist with reviewing and testing entity level and IT general controls over financial reporting related to the State's financial statements and federal major programs.
* Assist with performing IT related audit work for risk-based IT performance audits.

We need creative, flexible, conscientious, results oriented team players with, strong analytical skills, keen investigative instincts, exceptional communication and people skills, and a knowledge of, experience with, or a desire to learn about IT auditing.

Our paid internship program is designed to last no more than 9 months and accomplish three things: 1) provide an opportunity to work with the IT Audit Team on a relevant IT project (s), 2) provide formal and informal training and development, and 3) provide him/her with a realistic preview of what full-time employment would be like as an IT auditor. An IT audit intern's responsibilities are similar to that of a full-time IT Auditor. Interns go through on-the-job training to develop an understanding of the OSA's IT audit processes and procedures. IT audit interns will be expected to:

* Interact with multiple levels of state government to assess government IT governance, operations, and compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and provisions of contracts.
* Analyze large volumes of information and data to evaluate agency IT processes and controls, including those related to cybersecurity
* Identify possible findings and recommendations in accordance with OSA guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Must have completed or be seeking a Bachelor's or Master's degree in information technology, management information systems, computer science, accounting, business management or closely related field. If seeking a bachelor's degree, must be at the senior undergraduate level and expect to graduate by December 2020. In addition, the following are required:

* Minimum 3.0 GPA. Transcripts requested to validate GPA as part of the recruiting process.
* Able to commit 32 - 40 hours per week.
* Submit resume and cover letter with application.


Four years of associated relevant professional IT experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis for he bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualities, Qualifications, and Experience in addition to the minimum qualifications:

* Relevant professional work experience in IT audit, IT security/cybersecurity, IT, information assurance, or other related fields.
* Knowledge of, or experience with, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (i.e., the Yellow Book) and other internal control standards, such as Green Book or COSO.
* Knowledge of, or experience with, relevant IT auditing standards, frameworks, and regulations, such as COBIT, IIA GTAGs, FISCAM, NIST SP 800-53, ISO/IEC 27001, HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley 404, etc.
* CISA, CISM, CISSP, or other IT audit related certifications.
* A strong aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving, and a commitment to accurate, detail-oriented research and evidence gathering.
* Commitment to ongoing career development, including audit project management skills.
* Strong critical thinking, problem solving, organizational, and technology skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work well under deadlines and heavy workloads.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills.
* Outstanding interpersonal skills.
* Applicants should possess skills and work ethic to work independently, as well as work effectively as part of a team.
* Competency with Microsoft Windows and Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Conditions of Employment:

Must submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check. The OSA conducts background checks for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history. State employee transfer applicants must disclose any corrective actions within the last 2 years and must currently be in good standing.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work assigned to the individual filling this position. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the OSA change. Supplemental Information

Thank you for your interest. The following application materials are required for ALL applicants to be considered for the position:

* Cover letter - Your cover letter should provide a summary of why you want to work for the Colorado Office of the State Auditor and why the position of IT Audit Intern appeals to you. It should also address how your education, skills, and prior work experience would make you a good candidate for this position.
* Resume
* Application

Transcripts - An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Office of the State Auditor is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential jog 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 our ADAAA Coordinator, Vicky Lane, at vicky.lane@state.co.us or call (303) 869-2805