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 – $69,900 – $86,522

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


The Auditors of Public Accounts is seeking to fill a Program Analyst/Performance Auditor I position on its auditing staff. Starting salary is dependent on experience and qualifications, and includes a standard state benefits package. For employees new to state service with prior appropriate work experience, the typical starting salary is generally no higher than the mid-point of the salary range. The Auditors of Public Accounts understands that our employees have busy lives and outside interests. The APA work schedule allows employees flexibility in their scheduled hours to more easily achieve a work/life balance.

Summary of Position:


This position assists in conducting performance audits of state agencies, quasi-public agencies or state-supported institutions. A Program Analyst/Performance Auditor I works under the immediate supervision of an analyst/auditor of a higher grade who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with policy.

Job Description:


Assists in the execution of an audit plan for conducting a performance audit of state agencies or programs, quasi-public agencies or state supported institutions in accordance with government auditing standards. Assists in examining, analyzing and testing the internal controls, and policies and procedures for compliance with state or federal laws and regulations. Assists in evaluating state agencies and programs to determine whether they are operating efficiently and effectively, are in compliance with laws and regulations, and effectively accomplishing their goals. Develops recommendations for improvements. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications/General Experience:


Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to performance auditing and one (1) 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.

Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, accounting, or related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of performance audit standards or program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Ability to collect and interpret performance-related data.
  • Familiar with research methods and design.
  • Proficient 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 crisis or 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.
  • Familiar with federal and state laws, rules and regulations and governmental operations.

Substitutions Allowed:


  • A Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or an allied discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of the general experience.
  • A Certified Public Accountant may be substituted for one (1) year of general experience.
  • A project management professional certification (i.e. experience and examination requirements met) may be substituted for one (1) year of general experience.

Application/Promotion Procedure:


Please submit a: 1) cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum experience and training requirements; and 2) resume to apaperformancepositions@cga.ct.gov. Promotional decisions will also be based upon past performance and an interview with the state auditors.