Join Our Team and Make a Positive Difference
Work with other talented individuals who strive to provide sound, accurate, and unbiased information to the Kansas Legislature in order to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and management practices in Kansas government.
At Legislative Post Audit, we work at the direction of a bipartisan committee of the Kansas Legislature that decides which aspects of state or local government we audit to help the Legislature make its important policy decisions. We’ve evaluated ways Kansas school districts could operate more efficiently, whether the state has an adequate system to help suppress wildfires, and whether the state does enough to ensure grocery store scanning devices are accurate. If Kansas taxpayers help pay for it, we can evaluate it.
What Our Employees Say About Working at Legislative Post Audit
“I like the mix of routine and novelty. Generally, we are consistent in our audit methods, but the information we’re learning and analyzing is different with each audit. It keeps the job interesting and engaging.”
“Professionally, LPA has provided me with a balance of challenging work, constant opportunities for learning, and supports for achieving my professional goals. I most appreciate, though, being seen as a whole person, not just an employee. I’m supported to be my best at work, but I’m encouraged to prioritize being my best at home, too.”
“What I appreciate most about working here is that LPA respects our time and encourages a positive work-life balance. Being an auditor is also never monotonous because I get to learn about new topics and grow my own skillset with every new audit.”
Work alongside intelligent, thoughtful, and conscientious colleagues in a professional and flexible atmosphere. Staff come from all sorts of academic backgrounds that include political science, public administration, economics, history, psychology, mathematics, and law. Monthly book club meetings, community service projects, and social activities outside of the office are designed to increase employee engagement.
Career Development Opportunities
Generally, we hire people at an entry level position referred to as Associate Auditor. Occasionally, we may hire someone at a more advanced level referred to as Auditor if they have previous performance auditing experience. New hires who start as an Associate Auditor are eligible for promotion within six months to two years, depending on their progress, performance, and ability. The career ladder at LPA is: Associate Auditor > Auditor > Senior Auditor > Principal Auditor > Audit Manager > Legislative Post Auditor. Almost all of LPA’s Principal Auditors and Managers started as Associate Auditors and have advanced in the organization. All promotions have a corresponding raise attached to them.
Professional Development Opportunities
LPA offers employees opportunities to travel to national conferences sponsored by organizations such as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES), National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT), and National State Auditors Association (NSAA). These conferences are located across the country in places like Washington, D.C., Park City, UT, Scottsdale, AZ, San Diego, CA, and Grand Rapids, MI. LPA pays 100% of the costs of attending these conferences.
LPA also supports employees who want to pursue professional licenses and certifications by offering financial support such as reimbursing preparation costs, paying a one-time completion bonus, or receiving additional training funds to pay for continuing education in the license or certification area.
Each employee is provided a $250 professional development budget every fiscal year. These funds are used to pay for continuing education opportunities that include, but are not limited to, training seminars, audit workshops, lunch forums, books, and other training materials to enhance your professional skills and knowledge.
Restrictions on Partisan Political Activities
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.