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Principal Internal Auditor - Dome Building


  • The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. ODOC’s mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.

    What you will be doing

    We have an exciting opening in our Internal Audit department. Our department assists the agency to keep Oregon safe and return adults-in-custody to our communities as better citizens than when they entered custody. We help the agency manage risk by providing independent, objective assurance, advice and insight about agency processes. We also help the agency maintain accountability to be efficient and effective stewards of state funds for our fellow Oregonians.

    A day in the life

    • Each audit is different; you’ll get to design, test, and report on a variety of important subjects
    • You will get to work with all sections and professions within the agency
    • You may travel to facilities across the state of Oregon, but will work primarily in Salem, Oregon
    • You will be part of a great team, working for a great cause

    You may be interested in this career if you

    • Value being part of a team and working as a business partner
    • Like using your analytical skills to evaluate processes
    • Want to work towards an important social cause
    • Love the State of Oregon and want to contribute to its success
    • Are looking for work-life balance
    • Agree professional development is vital in keeping up with current trends and standards

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree in a business-related field such as business or public administration, finance, economics, computer science; or in public safety. 


    Three (3) years of auditing experience. A graduate-level degree in any of the fields defined under education may substitute for one year of the required experience.


    Preference will be given to those with a Certification as an Internal Auditor (CIA), Public Accountant (CPA), Fraud Examiner (CFE), Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or other related certification. 

    General Knowledge

    • Auditing standards
    • Principles and practices of organizational management
    • Auditing techniques and procedures
    • Organizational risk management strategies
    • Project management principles and theories
    • Structure, organization and operation typical to government organizations
    • Techniques for using information technology in evaluating processes

    Requested Skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong writing skills
    • Curiosity for how processes work and where improvement can be made
    • Coordinate and lead projects
    • Data analysis and reporting
    • Program evaluation skills
    • Investigatory skills

    Cover Letter Required

    Must submit a cover letter explaining how your experience aligns with the listed job duties, knowledge, and skills above.

    Preference will be given to those with two to four years professional auditing experience. Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications, general knowledge, requested skills, and requirements of this position will be invited to an interview.Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications, general knowledge, requested skills, and requirements of this position will be invited to an interview.

    Working Conditions

    Working in normal office environment.  There is occasional overnight travel to various correctional institutions.  Requires entering correctional institutions and personal contact with adults-in-custody, as well as correctional staff, contractors, volunteers and other state agency staff on a routine and regular basis.  Desktop and laptop computers are used extensively.  High visibility and short deadlines can be expected.

    Requirements for Employment

    Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

    The Selection Process – We expect to

    • Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills.
    • Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.
    • There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
    • Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough criminal records check and reference check.


    The salary range listed above is for non-PERS qualifying applicants. PERS qualifying applicants may be eligible for an adjusted range. The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance – all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

    Additional Information

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.

    ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice.

    Veterans’ Preference

    Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility. Please note – if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied.

    Application Reference Number: REQ-10218


    If you have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter, Kelli Ketchum.

    The fine print:

    • Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process – you cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
    • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, education, and overall professionalism of your application materials.
    • Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents requested in the posting.
    • ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
    • This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
    • Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

Principal Internal Auditor - Dome Building

Salem, OR
Full Time
3 +

Published on 06-12-2019