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Date:  May 19, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62764

Job Requisition ID:  27444

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 06/21/2023 
Salary:   $3,998 - $5,669 Monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   5  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Agency Mission Statement


The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Internal Auditor Trainees.


The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.


Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 


The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas.
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually.
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually.
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually.
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement


We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities


1.    Receives working assignments designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and practical skills of auditing.
•    Receives on the job training in preparing detailed reports, summaries, and questions to be asked during the audit, audit guidelines, work schedules, and supporting documents.
•    Participates in entrance conferences, identifies applicable law, policies, regulations, standards, and other requirements.
•    As training progresses, performs audit assignments of increasing difficulty for the purpose of gaining experience and developing audit skills.



2.    Drives and/or travels to audit sites to perform audits.
•    Receives on the job training to achieve skills to conduct audit field work.
•    Develops documentation of audit tests and statistical samples.
•    Analyzes all relevant data and prepares a summary of the criteria.



3.    Receives on the job training to learn how to organize and index work papers to support findings and recommendations and to facilitate easy reference.
•    Participates in exit conferences with supervisory staff.
•    Provides explanations and information from work papers as required.

(Job Responsibilities continued)


4.    Receives on the job training to learn the skills needed to perform specialized professional and analytical reviews and audits of systems to determine if policies and programs are being efficiently and economically administered and if program requirements and objectives are being effectively fulfilled.
•    Attends and participates in specialized training programs, workshops, and seminars relative to consultant auditing.
•    Uses software packages and programming languages to extract information in computer generated reports; participates in assignments of increasing difficulty to enhance skills, knowledge, and proficiency in the consultant audit area.



5.    Receives on the job training to learn the skills needed to review audit comments and incorporate them into the final report.
•    Participates in a follow up activity by determining implementation status of recommendations.
•    Determines, through review of audit reports, if the implementation has achieved the intent of the recommendation.



6.    Attends training classes provided by the agency.
•    Reviews available periodicals and publications pertaining to the internal and external audit profession.
•    Attends staff meetings, conferences, workshops, institutes, and other activities which will provide meaningful learning experiences.



7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications 

1. Requires a bachelor's degree in the field of accounting, fiscal administration or finance.

Qualifying State employees in the Upward Mobility Program shall have the stated requirements of this classification waived by successful completion of specific proficiency tests and training programs. 


Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers extensive knowledge of auditing theory and procedures; of IDOT's programs, policies and regulations; of management principles and techniques; and of state government.


Conditions of Employment

1.    Requires successful completion of a background investigation
2.    Requires a valid driver's license
3.    Requires frequent travel with some overnight stays


Position Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire Internal Auditor Trainees. The successful candidate will, under direct supervision of the Audit Supervisor, conduct external audits of simple areas as well as segments of complex areas. This includes financial and compliance reviews in the areas of consultant cost audits, overhead audits, pre-award audits, construction reviews, and other areas. 

Work Hours:  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 2300 S Dirksen Pkwy Springfield, IL 62764-0001  

Office: Office of Finance & Administration/Bureau of Investigations and Compliance
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Transportation; Legal, Audit & Compliance  



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Nearest Major Market: Springfield