Employment Opportunities

The Vermont State Auditor's Office currently has the following openings. Click on the opening for more information.

 


Government Research Analyst (Executive Assistant)

The Government Research Analyst reports directly to the State Auditor and works closely with him and his deputy. The position is responsible for analyzing and investigating the performance of government programs and operations. The position writes reports to inform government and the public of the office’s findings. Some issues are of a sensitive, confidential, and/or controversial nature. While the auditor assigns projects, this position requires initiative, independent thinking, and the abilities to work individually and as part of a team. 

Overview

The Government Research Analyst will be called upon to conduct in-depth policy, administration, and economic analyses that employ both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Past examples of such work include: a cost-efficiency analysis of state spending on Lake Champlain clean water initiatives, an evaluation of the return that the State receives for leasing 8,500 acres of public land to ski resorts, an investigation of noncompetitive bidding practices at five state departments and agencies, and a review of economic development literature. See the Auditor’s website for more (Reports & Reviews): https://auditor.vermont.gov/reports/investigative.

Who are we looking for?

Candidates who have:

A Master’s degree in public policy, administration, economics, or a similar field, and at least one year of professional (or commensurate) experience analyzing government issues and presenting findings.

OR

A Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of professional experience analyzing and presenting findings of government-related issues.

The attributes we seek are:

  • Strong research and analytic skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, in writing.
  • Knowledge of Vermont state government (helpful but not essential).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ideal candidates will have a curious and innovative mind and a commitment to government transparency and accountability. Useful traits include patience, persistence, and flexibility.

Additional Information

The position’s salary is negotiable based on experience (range $60,000 - $70,000), and the job includes a generous benefits package. This is an exempt position not covered by the collective bargaining agreement and serves at the pleasure of the Auditor of Accounts.

If you have questions, please contact Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer at doug.hoffer@vermont.gov and Deputy State Auditor Andrew Stein at Andrew.stein@vermont.gov. For more information concerning the work of the Vermont State Auditor's Office, please visit our web page at auditor.vermont.gov.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Vermont Department of Human Resources’ Careers page here:https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Government-Research-Analyst-VT-05601/644543700/

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Senior Performance Analyst (Senior Auditor)

The Vermont State Auditor’s Office seeks a talented and energetic Senior Auditor committed to improving and holding government accountable. We are a small, highly professional team engaged in performance auditing, with authority to examine all aspects of state government, including health care, human services, transportation, education, and public safety. 

The Senior Auditor position requires:

  • An understanding of complex auditing concepts;
  • An independent, objective, and systematic approach to analyzing evidence and drawing conclusions;
  • Strong organizational and detailed documentation skills;
  • Clear and concise communication abilities;
  • The skill to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • The abilities to work independently and with a team; and
  • A rigorous work ethic. 

Preference may be given to candidates with a master’s degree and with prior experience in performance auditing. The Vermont State Auditor’s Office uses a range of data analysis tools and the software program TeamMate+ for organizing digital workpapers. Performance auditing experience with these types of software programs would be valued.

This position offers professional development opportunities, as well as generous medical, leave, and retirement benefits.  Starting annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Current salaries for this position range between $69,000 - $108,000.

If you have questions, please contact Chief Auditor Tanya Morehouse:  Tanya.Morehouse@vermont.gov.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Vermont Department of Human Resources’ Careers page here: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Senior-Performance-Analyst-%28Senior-Auditor%29-VT-05601/637952500/

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Staff Auditor II

The Vermont State Auditor's Office seeks a talented and enthusiastic Staff Auditor II committed to improving and holding government accountable. We are a small, highly professional team engaged in performance auditing, with authority to examine all aspects of state government, including health care, human services, transportation, education, and public safety, among others.

The Staff Auditor II position requires:

  • A general understanding of auditing concepts;
  • Preparation of analyses of moderate complexity and formulation of conclusions supported by sufficient, appropriate documentary evidence;
  • Strong organization and detailed documentation skills;
  • Clear and concise communication abilities;
  • The skill to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • The abilities to work independently and with a team; and
  •  A rigorous work ethic.

Preference may be given to candidates with a master's degree and with prior experience in performance auditing. The Vermont State Auditor's Office uses a range of data analysis tools. Performance auditing experience using data analysis tools would be valued.

This position offers professional development opportunities, as well as generous medical, leave, and retirement benefits. Starting annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $81,500.

If you have questions, please contact Chief Auditor Tanya Morehouse:  Tanya.Morehouse@vermont.gov.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Vermont Department of Human Resources’ Careers page here: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Staff-Auditor-II-VT-05601/644012800/

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Contact Information

132 State Street
Montpelier VT 05633-5101
Phone: 1-802-828-2281
Toll-Free in VT: 1-877-290-1400
Fax: 1-802-828-5599

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