Legislative Branch Information Systems Auditor in Helena, Montana

General Duties: We are looking for technology-oriented people to join our team of information systems auditors working to improve state government technology systems and operations. Information systems audits are designed to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s IT systems, and to assess compliance with IT industry standards. Information systems auditors do not need to have deep technical expertise in specific systems or technologies, but they do need to be analytical, inquisitive, and interested in the role of technology in government policy and operations. Information systems auditors examine various aspects of state computer systems and technologies to identify areas of potential risk that could negatively impact operations. Information systems audit assignments address diverse topics, ranging from tax and benefits systems to data security to data centers, to name only a few examples. These assignments offer our staff continuing variety, challenging and meaningful work, and opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Information systems auditors perform analysis of operations and data, interpret and apply various industry standards, and make recommendations to state agencies to improve operations. Auditors document their analysis and findings in audit workpapers, compose summaries and conclusions for their work, write reports, and present results to agency personnel and legislative committees. Specific tasks can include: - Conducting individual and group interviews with state agencies - Analyzing agency technology policies and practices - Extracting and examining database information - Evaluating information technology controls - Conducting automated systems testing - Analyzing compliance with associated laws, rules, and policies Career Advancement Opportunities: We hire at entry level and promote from within. Through our merit and promotion based pay system and career development program, employees are eligible to progress through the division’s career ladder. A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including a state contribution of $12,648/year for health, life, dental, and vision insurance; contribution to a retirement fund; and paid vacation and sick leave. Who We Are: The Legislative Audit Division is an independent, nonpolitical, nonpartisan audit organization in the Legislative Branch of Montana state government. Directed by the Legislative Auditor, the office is responsible for conducting information systems audits of state executive and judicial branch programs in accordance with government and technology auditing standards. The office is also responsible for conducting performance audits and financial audits and prides itself on a work environment that provides employees with the opportunity for career progression, yet allows employees to balance their careers and personal lives. Additional Information: Start date of this position is negotiable. A criminal records background check will be required as a condition of employment. Employees of the Legislative Audit Division and members of their household are not allowed to purchase tickets in any lottery games affiliated with the Montana State Lottery.