Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Internal Auditor Trainee 1, G-14

Occupation Group

Accounting, Auditing, Economics and Finance

General Information

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Job Description

Internal Auditors plan and conduct comprehensive internal audits and reviews of programs to determine if established policies, practices, and procedures are effectively and efficiently executed; if assets and resources are efficiently utilized and adequately safeguarded; if adequate managerial and accounting controls exist and function properly; and advise management on the results.  Employees will prepare reports; examine various sources of information; and evaluate and appraise agency program operations.  Employees may work as part of an audit team.  These positions are located in various State agencies.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Who has this title?

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, actuarial science, auditing, banking, business administration, business management, community health, computer information systems, computer science, criminal justice, criminal science, criminology, cybersecurity, digital forensics, economics, finance, financial market regulations, forensics, government, homeland security, information science, information security, information technology, internal auditing, justice studies, law enforcement, management information systems, management information technology, mathematics, operations research, political science, public administration, public affairs, public health, public justice, public policy, public policy and management, quantitative analysis, research methods, statistics, or taxation.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title.

Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-14, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-16. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Internal Auditor 1, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Internal Auditor 1.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at:

Appointment to the Internal Auditor 1 - This job title is also filled at the Internal Auditor 1(G-18). See the Select Job Title information for Internal Auditor 1 to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: