Internal Auditor 2 -Conservator Auditor

Oregon Judicial Department | Salem, OR

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Posted Date 11/22/2021

**This application MUST be submitted through the State of Oregon's Job Opportunities Program - Workday. Please copy & paste this link into a new browser window:


NOTE: The policy of the Oregon Judicial Department requires all new employees, rehired employees and new temporary employees to initiate COVID-19 vaccination prior to hire and complete their COVID-19 vaccination series no later than 30 days post-hire, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception/accommodation prior to commencing employment. OJD requires additional safety measures for unvaccinated employees that may include bi-weekly testing. For more information email


Application Tips & Requirements

  • Workday times out after approximately 15 minutes of inactivity. 

  • REQUIRED: A cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below.  

  • Prepare your cover letter before starting your Workday application.

  • REQUIRED: a completed work history, either through your completion of the Job History (internal candidate) or Work Experience (external candidate) portion of your Workday profile, OR by attaching an updated resume.

  • Your cover letter and work history must demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below.

  • You must follow all Instructions to be considered for this position.

  • Failure to provide a completed work history and cover letter will result in your removal from consideration.

  • REMOTE WORK AVAILABILITY:  This is currently a remote position, due to  current requirements in place.  Partially remote work may be available in the future.  However, all remote work assignments begin, end, or change only with administrative authority approval.


 The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) is Oregon’s unified, statewide court system, which includes 27 judicial districts in 36 counties, as well as the Tax Court, appellate courts, and the administrative offices. We have approximately 1600 employees and200 elected officials.


OJD and its Audit Administrator are currently seeking to fill an Internal Auditor (Conservator Auditor) position within the Internal Audit Office (IA).  Functionally, IA reports to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the State Court Administrator (SCA).  The OJD Internal Audit Committee provides oversight and direction of the audit work performed.  Administratively, IA reports to the SCA and is within the Executive Services Division (ESD).


This is a newly established position that will be responsible for creating and maintaining a statewide conservatorship auditing program.  This includes establishing processes for circuit courts to review conservatorship accounting filings, providing training, and performing audits on the most complex cases.  Its purpose is to provide professional-level financial and compliance audits of conservator account filings to ensure the adequacy and reliability of financial information on court-filed conservatorship accounts, as well as ensure compliance with applicable laws/statutes, rules, policy, and procedures.  This position will initially be involved in supporting a federal grant and will be responsible for providing financial auditing expertise in support of grant objectives.


As the Conservator Auditor, much of your time will be spent auditing conservator account filings from circuit courts statewide, with a focus on complex filings that involve multiple years and referrals.  You will identify issues, determine research criteria, then review and analyze evidence to make determinations that could also involve follow-up.  This will be in conjunction with establishing statewide processes to uniformly, and consistently, review conservatorship accounting filings, and with the training of probate court staff to use in the course and scope of their duties.  Your development of these business process will ensure a way for court staff to identify red flags and to increase better communication between the conservator and the court.


NOTE: This is a separate position from the Senior Auditor position currently accepting applications. You must apply to both to be considered for both positions.


Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs. We welcome all candidates who are inspired by our work and mission


Instructions for Cover Letter, Work History or Resume

This recruitment requires a cover letter and complete work history that addresses the Requested Skills and Attributes. To be considered for this position, you must follow these instructions:

  • Attach your updated resume in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application.  OR  Complete the Job History/Work Experience portion of your Workday profile if you are not using an updated resume.  

  • Attach your cover letter (not to exceed two pages) in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application.

  • Address the cover letter “To the Hiring Manager.”

  • In the body of your cover letter, please include responses to all seven (7) of the Requested Skills and Attributes (see below).


All application materials will be evaluated for consistency of information, and your letter will be evaluated for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and language use in addition to demonstrated experience.


Minimum Qualifications

(These must be evident in your resume or work history for full consideration.)

The qualified candidate must have three (3) years of professional experience in public accounting, internal auditing, probate, or other experience the supports the duties, knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, economics, computer science, accounting or a related field.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to six(6) years that typically supports the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.


Special Qualifications

(These must be verifiable in your application.)



Requested Skills and Attributes

(These must be addressed in your cover letter for full consideration.)

  • Possession of CPA or CFE license is preferred.

  • Possession of education/course of study toward CPA or CFE licensure, or eligibility to take examinations for these licensures is preferred.

  • Experience auditing for governmental organization is preferred.

  • Experience developing or assisting in the development of, and implementing a new program, business processes, and associated performance measurements.

  • Experience researching, analyzing, presenting and recommending course of action to leadership, stakeholders, or interested parties based on expertise and best practices.

  • Knowledge of probate cases, especially conservatorships, and their requirements.

  • Knowledge of court processes, statutory timelines, and applicable laws or statutes.



  • This is a full-time, FLSA-exempt position and the work schedule currently is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is not eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per work week.

  • Occasional after-hours or early-morning work may be required.

  • Occasional statewide and overnight travel may be required.

  • Frequent long periods of sitting or standing at a computer.

  • Remote work may be available for this position.  All remote work assignments begin, end, or change only with administrative authority approval. 

  • Frequent phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Regular use of the following equipment: telephone, personal computer with multiple monitors, copy machine, fax machine, and scanner.


Criminal Background Check

You will be subject to a criminal background check if you are a finalist. Adverse results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification if the circumstances are directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
United States Employment Eligibility
OJD does not offer visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
Future Vacancies
Apply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies. This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work.
Veterans' Preference
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given preference in the recruitment process. To receive preference, veterans must attach the appropriate documentation after they receive an email in their Workday in box requesting the information to verify eligibility. The action item, asking veterans to attach their documentation, will arrive after they have submitted their initial application materials. Visit the Oregon job opportunities Veterans web page for additional details, information, and resources.
Conduct Expectations
Because of the Oregon Judicial Department's role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department. As an employee, you will be expected to preserve the confidentiality of information received in the course of OJD employment.
Pay Equity
As an employer, the Oregon Judicial Department complies with Oregon’s pay equity law. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. For more information on pay equity, click here.
Employee Benefits
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Questions and Support

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Listing Type
Government/Public Agency
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
$5,608 - $9,140
Salary Type

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