Apply By: Friday, October 14, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
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Approximately 55 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Amended - Senior IT Audit Specialist

Treasury Board Secretariat
Ontario Internal Audit Division
Oshawa, Toronto
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
6A001 - Finance06
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
AMENDMENT: Closing date extended due to OPS Careers system outage.

Do you have a solid background in the field of I&IT auditing and risk management? Do you have effective interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships? Then consider joining the Ontario Internal Audit Division of the Treasury Board Secretariat. Our I&IT audit professionals work on diverse audit and consulting assignments spanning a broad range of I&IT areas across the Ontario Public Service. Our work is client-focused and directly contributes to improved business outcomes for our clients and the people of Ontario.

Note: There are two (2) permanent positions being filled:
- One permanent position located at 315 Front Street West, Toronto
- One permanent position which can be located at 777 Bay Street, Toronto or 33 King Street West, Oshawa

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• plan, lead, coordinate and conduct complex I&IT audits and consulting assignments
• assess internal controls and processes in the areas of IT governance, systems under development, IT project management, IT service management, IT infrastructure and networking, information security and privacy
• provide technical expertise and advice on risk management and controls to support I&IT projects and initiatives
• document the assessment performed, results, observations and findings, and prepare working papers
• prepare audit reports and communicate audit findings and recommendations

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

• You have demonstrated experience conducting a broad range of complex I&IT audits and consulting assignments.
• You have knowledge of, and experience in, generally accepted auditing standards, practices, and methodologies (including risk management strategies, control strategies, structures and systems).
• You have experience in developing and utilizing innovative I&IT auditing techniques for risk and control assessments.
• You have knowledge of, and experience in, systems development methodologies and practices.
• You have an understanding of current and emerging technology and related issues, to utilize knowledge in areas such as systems under development, information security, data warehouses and analytics, telecommunications and networks, computer operations and online services.
• You have demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in developing, audit reports and briefing material to effectively communicate results of audits to Management and Audit Committees.

Relationship Management, Consultation and Communication Skills:

• You can build and sustain positive relationships with clients and project teams, and network effectively with management and colleagues.
• You have demonstrated consultation skills to provide technical expertise and support for major I&IT projects.
• You have excellent negotiation and persuasion skills to make recommendations and resolve contentious issues.
• You can clearly, concisely and effectively communicate risk and control issues to clients.
• You can conduct briefings and make presentations to all levels of management.
• You have strong oral and written communication skills to present information and audit findings, options and recommendations to senior executives and Audit Committees.

Project Management Skills:

• You have project management experience in leading internal/external staff resources in delivering I&IT audit engagements.
• You can adapt to changing priorities and circumstances, handle concurrent audit projects, meet deadlines and manage audits within budget.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You have analytical skills and the ability to utilize data extraction software tools to evaluate internal controls, and identify control weaknesses, risks and impacts.
• You can apply problem-solving skills to develop solutions for clients and identify process improvement opportunities.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region or 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Permanent, 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Information Technology
Posted on:
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • E-TB-182756/22(2)
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, October 14, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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