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Auditor I or II(Job Id 13939)

Job ID: 13939
Agency: Department of Social Services - Finance
Salary: $20.69 - $21.69 or more per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: A1 or A2
Closing Date: 05/21/2020
This is a full-time position with the Department of Social Services. For more information on the Department of Social Services, please visit
Our Culture: Family focused. Person centered. 
At our organization it is the belief that every South Dakota family has the right to be safe and secure. We believe in respecting individuals and cultural differences by treating people with dignity, fairness and respect.
Our Department: Build Strong Families, South Dakota’s Foundation and Our Future. 
The Department of Social Services aims to strengthen and support individuals and families, connecting them with resources to foster independent and healthy lives.
Our Team: Dependable. Committed. Compassionate. 
As a member of the Department of Social Services you will be part of a team of professionals who are dependable, committed, and compassionate. We believe collaborative communication, teamwork, partnerships, and trust are foundational to the delivery of essential family services.
The Division of Finance is looking for an articulate professional who is organized, energetic, motivated and dependable. This individual must be driven by our vision to build Strong Families, South Dakota's Foundation and Our Future. If you are just graduating college and want to start your career off with a great job, excellent benefits, and a great working environment, this is the job for you. If you have been in auditing or accounting for a few years and are looking for a change of environment, something outside the ordinary, or looking to advance your career in auditing and accounting this is the job for you. We are doing something different and new on a regular basis and would love to have the opportunity to share the information about the position with you. 
The Department's Office of Provider Reimbursement and Audit is responsible for rate setting and modeling, and also the audit, review, and monitoring of various programs. The Auditor position conducts a wide variety of audits and reviews of financial information for providers of different programs within the Department of Social Services. These programs include but is not limited to Community Action Programs, Early Childhood Enrichment programs, Behavioral Healthcare Facilities, Hospitals, and Clinics. This includes monitoring of the various agencies who receive federal grants through the Department of Social Services. The position is also responsible for internal reviews of various programs within the Department of Social Services. This is done to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal rules and policies concerning the different programs provided by the Department. 
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A Bachelor's degree in Auditing, Accounting, or a related field and 0-2 or more years of experience.
Knowledge of: 
  • Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • standards, and practices and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS);
  • government auditing standards and governmental accounting practices;
  • analytical and problem-solving techniques.
Skills to: 
  • organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up with minimal direction;
  • pay attention to details;
  • gather and manage information;
  • apply basic auditing techniques;
  • analyze and resolve problems. 
Ability to: 
  • gather, analyze and appraise facts;
  • comprehend and apply pertinent laws, rules and policies;
  • deal tactfully with others;
  • use initiative and independent judgment;
  • handle confidential information with discretion;
  • use computer and applicable software;
  • travel occasionally;
  • apply common sense understanding to assignments
Additional Requirements: To be considered, please include a copy of your college transcripts. 

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. 

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 
500 East Capitol 
Pierre, SD 57501-5070 
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344 
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"