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External Audit Manager (WMS Band 1) - DOH4366

Company: Washington State Department of Health
Location: Olympia
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Job Description:

Description NOTE:-- Effective January 1, 2019, there will be a salary increase of 2%.-- Salary listed does not include this increase. -- -- External Audit Manager (WMS Band 1) Office of Civil Right and Risk Management Tumwater, Washington DOH4366 -- -- Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Civil Rights and Risk Management, the External Audit Manager is the agency's audit expert and is responsible for providing reliable and professionally sound guidance, consultation, and advice to internal customers who are audited by external entities (including the State Auditor's Office (SAO), Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC), General Accounting Office (GAO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other entities. -- They serve as the agency's primary point of contact with external entities for audit-related matters.-- With the SAO, these audits may include the Statewide Single Audit (SWSA), as well as performance, financial and accountability audits.-- As liaison with these entities, the External Audit Manager's role is to facilitate communication and data transfers between external audit staff and agency staff.-- -- The External Audit Manager is also the SAO point of contact for Whistleblower complaints and investigations conducted under RCW 42.40, State Employee Whistleblower Protection.-- When receiving whistleblower complaints, the External Audit Manager reviews them to ensure they follow agency process and forwards them to SAO for review and possible investigation. When the SAO conducts the whistleblower investigation, the External Audit Manager coordinates with SAO, the complainant and others required to assist SAO in their investigation. For whistleblower complaints where SAO determines that DOH is best equipped to investigate, the External Audit Manager reviews the complaint, corresponds with the complainant, and assigns the complaint to a member of agency leadership to address. -- They provide consultation and advice to agency programs to prepare corrective action plans to address audit findings and monitors the actions and due dates, maintaining a database with that information.-- -- The External Audit Manager works with subject matter experts and agency leaders to review technical drafts and prepares the agency's response to audit reports before they are published.-- -- Maintaining a successful liaison role includes providing professionally sound support and guidance in: -- Confirming that correct criteria are used for audits. Briefing DOH staff who will participate in the audit process (providing the purpose of the audit, what to expect, and who will be involved). Connecting auditors with the right staff for the right information at the right time. Ensuring that requests for information are responded to in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinating with agency subject matter experts to respond to technical and substantive audit drafts. Ensuring that data shared with others related to audits and whistleblower complaints are properly protected -- Learn more about the position and to view the complete position description . About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe.-- Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.--To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to Work@Health ! -- DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including: -- We are committed to diversity and inclusion . DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve. We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you. We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options.-- (Depending upon job duties.) --We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers. We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.-- Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work.-- (Depending upon job duties and work location.) What we're looking for -- Success in this position requires a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interaction, and who listens and understands how their words and actions affect others. -- Our ideal candidate creates meaningful partnerships and works collaboratively across organizational boundaries to meet shared objectives.-- We are looking for someone that is able to prioritize and manage many competing demands, and who recognizes the values that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. -- -- Preference may be given to candidates with the following DESIRED education and experience:-- A Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, public/business administration, or a closely allied field of study. Two (2) or more years of auditing (external or internal) experience. -- As well as demonstrated competencies in the following:------ Communication : --Demonstrates the ability to communicate complex technical topics to diverse audiences. Strong written and oral skills.-- Effectively convey ideas and information in language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Accountability :-- Is highly reliable and dependable.-- Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.-- Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little oversight. Adaptability /Flexibility: -- Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities.-- Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Customer Service Orientation: -- Consistently demonstrates to customers an interest in them and in solving their problems.-- Helps internal customers navigate complex or sensitive issues, keeping their best interests in mind and advising on best practices. Teamwork :-- Able to build rapport with others and function as an effective team member.-- Demonstrates respect for others' perspective and needs.-- Takes the initiative to learn about other's functions and duties outside of core areas of responsibility in order to fill in for colleagues as needed. Values Difference: -- Sees the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people. Creates an environment of learning about, valuing, encouraging, and supporting differences.-- Seeks different points of view and leverages diverse perspectives in group processes and decision-making. Checks own views against the views of others. -- Compensation -- This position reports to the Deputy Chief of the Office of Civil Rights and Risk Management.-- Learn more about the Washington Management Service .-- -- -- The annual range of compensation is between $68,940 and $88,236 , depending upon qualifications.-- -- Washington State offers a full benefits package including vacation and sick leave, family medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement, and a deferred compensation program. -- The Washington State Department of Health (DOH)--is an equal opportunity employer.-- DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.-- It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.-- Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (see application details), (see application details), or TDD Relay at 1-(see application details) or 7-1-1. -- Application Process -- Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.-- Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following: -- A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the position. A Resume Five (5) or more professional references , to be included in your profile. -- DO NOT attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected.-- These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans , --please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214 (redact SSN). -- Live and Work in a Great State -- Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community. Washington offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high-energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation's top-ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature. The position is located in Tumwater, Washington, right on the edge of Olympia, the state's capital . The Tumwater/Olympia area has a vibrant city with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains provide majestic scenery to the east while Washington's Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.-- Learn more about the City of Tumwater , and about the Olympia and the Thurston County area . SUBSCRIBE to DOH Job Alerts Supplemental Information Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration. More than Just a Paycheck! Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits: The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months.--Actual benefits may vary by--appointment type or be prorated for--other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information. Insurance Benefits Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.-- There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.-- Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.-- Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.-- To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website . Retirement and Deferred Compensation State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).-- New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.-- For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).-- This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave) You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 . -- Holidays Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays: -- HOLIDAY DATE New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice.--Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information. Social Security All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 . Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.

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