Careers : Opportunities

When you're ready for a challenge, we have one for you.

Whether you come to the Auditor's Office fresh from college or join us with years of experience, we have a career path that will allow you to develop your skills and gain experience. We also offer promotional opportunities to audit management and technical audit specialists.

Career path in the state and local audit teams

Our state and local auditors perform financial and accountability work. Journey-level auditors in this division are classified as Assistant State Auditor 3. They serve as the auditors-in-charge, and are responsible for leading and mentoring other audit staff. Experienced audit staff have opportunities to specialize in IT audits, Whistleblower and other investigations, and audit-area specialists, such as special-purpose districts.

The office has also established two levels of in-training positions, Assistant State Auditor 1 and Assistant State Auditor 2. We make sure they receive additional instruction and on-the-job experience that supports their growth to the journey-level position.

Career path in the performance audit team

Our performance auditors conduct comprehensive, independent performance audits of state and local government. Journey-level performance auditors are classified as Performance Auditor II, with overall responsibility for each audit assigned to them, from planning through final presentation. There are two in-training levels, Associate Performance Auditor and Performance Auditor I.

Not an auditor? The State Auditor's Office may have a place for you

Work as complex as auditing requires top-notch support staff. The Office employs more than 50 people in professional and paraprofessional positions in budget and financial management, information technology, human resources, contracting, audit report production, audit support and communications. Most of these positions are in Olympia.

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