An associate auditor conducts performance audits of government agencies, programs, or activities in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards and the division's policies and procedures. This is the entry and training level in the division. Newly hired associate auditors receive on-the-job instruction. Initially, they are given more routine assignments under close supervision of more experienced staff. As they gain on-the-job experience, these staff are expected to be able to take on more difficult assignments with increasingly less direct supervision.
Skills and Competencies
For coaching and development, reports to the onboarding coordinator. For assigned audit projects, reports directly to an audit supervisor.Supervisory Responsibilities
An IT auditor conducts information technology audits of government agencies in accordance with the division's policies and procedures. An IT auditor should have an understanding of IT security requirements and best practices. As part of the team, an IT auditor conducts interviews, carries out various assessments or tests of policies and practices, and makes observations and reviews documentation to analyze and interpret potential non-compliance issues. An IT auditor develops audit findings and prepares audit reports. An IT auditor works under the general supervision and direction of an IT audit supervisor and the division’s IT audit manager. In addition, an IT auditor assists with the division’s continuous IT project monitoring function. Lastly, in addition to their audit responsibilities, an IT auditor may perform other non-IT audit tasks at the direction of the Legislative Post Auditor.
Skills and Competencies
Generally reports directly to an IT audit supervisor as well as the division’s IT audit manager.Supervisory Responsibilities
The benefits you earn as a state employee are a significant part of your total compensation. Benefits include a healthcare plan, retirement plan, and leave package. For more information about state employee benefits, go to https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/benefits.
The Legislative Division of Post Audit provides audit services on behalf of the Legislature. To maintain its credibility as an unbiased and non-partisan evaluator of government agencies and programs, it is critical that the division and its staff avoid even the appearance of partisan loyalties. Partisan activity by staff could undermine that credibility.
Legislative Post Audit has taken the position that because the strict appearance of non-partisanship is critical to its core mission to provide independent audit services to the Legislature, overt partisan political activities on the part of its employees unduly interfere with the normal operation of its business. As a result, such activities are strictly prohibited. On the other hand, because the division has no legitimate interest in the private political choices made by its employees, neither the division nor its management will in any way interfere with or try to influence those private choices.Allowable Political Activities for Division Employees
All employees are encouraged to be well informed on matters of public policy and to vote in primary and general elections. Because registration with a specific political party may be a precondition for voting in a primary election, party affiliation is also allowable. Nothing in the division’s policies should be construed as in any way limiting or discouraging its employees from voting.
In addition, active participation in local elections and other local votes is permitted. Serving as a candidate in a municipal, county, or school board race is permitted, as is working on behalf of such candidates. Many such offices are nonpartisan and are unlikely to impinge on matters before the Legislature.Prohibited Actions on the Part of the Division or its Management
Neither the Legislative Division of Post Audit, nor its management, will in any way attempt to influence the private political decisions of its employees. The division will not officially or unofficially endorse candidates for any public office, and support for a particular candidate shall not at any time be a condition of employment. Further, while employees are free to discuss matters of policy and politics in their private conversations, the division will take reasonable steps to ensure that employees do not feel pressured by their co-workers to take a particular political position or support a particular candidate for office.
Finally, although division employees are prohibited from many partisan political activities (as described below), the division recognizes that it does not have any authority over the friends or family of its employees. As such, neither the division nor its management will attempt to pressure an employee to stop a friend or family member from publicly expressing their political opinion.Prohibited Political Activities for Division Employees
Overt partisan political activities on the part of division employees are prohibited. These include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Finally, all division employees are expected to recognize the critical importance of the division’s non-partisan position and should use good judgment in application of this policy.