Auditor I-Performance

Program Analyst/Performance Auditor I

Open To: The Public

Location: 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Hours: Full Time

Salary Group – LP H

Annual Starting Salary Range – $66,900 – $85,023

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The State of Connecticut utilizes taxpayer dollars, federal funding, and other resources to provide its residents with beneficial services including education, social services, and environmental protection.

The Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts provide residents and legislators with independent and unbiased opinions on how the State of Connecticut’s agencies are using state and federal resources. The Auditors of Public Accounts’ mission is to make Connecticut’s government work efficiently and to protect state resources from waste, fraud, and abuse.

Would you like to use your evaluation and analysis skills to help make a difference in the lives of Connecticut residents? If so, we’d like you to consider joining our team as a Program Analyst/Performance Auditor I.

The Job:

This position assists in conducting performance audits of state agencies (example: The Department of Transportation), quasi-public agencies (example: CT Lottery Corporation) or state-supported institutions (example: CT State Universities).

You’ll be helping to determine whether state agencies are operating efficiently & effectively, comply with laws & regulations, and are accomplishing their goals.

This position’s duties include participating in the creation of audit plans in accordance with government auditing standards. On any given day, you’ll be examining, analyzing, and testing the internal controls, policies, and procedures of state agencies for compliance with state or federal laws and regulations.

In this role, you’ll use your judgement to develop recommendations for improvements. You’ll operate under the supervision of a senior analyst/auditor who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with policy. Also, you’ll perform related work as required.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Knowledge of performance auditing standards or program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Ability to collect and interpret performance-related data.
  • Familiarity with research methods and design.
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and statistical software.
  • Ability to plan and organize work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to the special demands of the job and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, associates, and the public.
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in pressure situations and respond well to unusual circumstances.
  • Proven aptitude for clear and concise written and oral communications.
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and contractual provisions.
  • Aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Familiarity with federal & state laws, rules and regulations, and governmental operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to performance auditing.
  • One year of employment in professional performance audit or program evaluation work. Disciplines considered relevant to performance auditing include, but are not limited to, public administration, social sciences, political science, statistics, accounting, journalism, business, economics, and law. Professional audit or program evaluation work is interpreted as work performed as a performance auditor, legislative analyst, program evaluator, or related occupation.
  • Strong preference given to candidates with a master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, accounting, or related field.

Allowed Substitutions:

  • A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or an allied discipline may be substituted for one year of the general experience.
  • A certified public accountant certification may be substituted for one year of general experience.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Starting pay range between $66,900 and $85,023, depending on experience
  • Full State of Connecticut benefits (yes, they’re great)
  • Generous vacation AND sick time that rolls over (no more use-it-or-lose-it time!)
  • Ability to vest into excellent state retirement health insurance
  • Ability to vest into the state’s pension program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Currently a hybrid role – you’ll work in our Hartford office and remotely
  • Actual work-life balance (we don’t just talk about it, we live it)
  • Free parking in a secure garage when you work in the Hartford office
  • Recently renovated, state-of-the-art office (it still has that new office smell)
  • And more…

Application Procedure:

Employment offers are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit resume, cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum requirements and three professional references by e-mail to If mail is necessary, please send to:

      Auditors of Public Accounts
      165 Capitol Avenue
      Hartford, CT 06106
      Attn: APA Position

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.