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State of North Dakota
Office of the State Auditor

Employment Information

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There are currently no openings in the State Auditor's Office. Other employment opportunities can be viewed at Current employment opportunities in State Government

Operational Divisions

The State Auditor is a constitutionally elected state official. The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is divided into three operational divisions:

The Division of State Audit is the largest division and audits state government in North Dakota. Audit clients include state agencies and the university system. The division conducts financial, compliance, performance, and information system audits.

The Division of NDUS Performance Audit conducts performance audits of the North Dakota University System.

The Division of Local Government Audit performs audits of counties, cities, school districts, and other political subdivisions.

The Division of Royalty Audit conducts audits of the federal royalty payments from oil, gas, and coal leases located within the state of North Dakota.

The Office of the State Auditor is located in the capitol city of Bismarck, North Dakota as well as a branch office in Fargo, North Dakota.


Career Opportunities

We seek employees who possess leadership, creativity, and a vision to succeed in order to give North Dakota Citizens and state government outstanding service and results while working in a team environment.

The OSA employs auditors at levels I, II, III, IV, and V. Opportunities to advance are based on individual performance and initiative.


Compensation: North Dakota offers competitive starting salaries for qualified auditors. Salaries increase as a result of promotions and/or legislative salary increases.

Retirement: A defined benefit pension plan for classified state employees is provided through the ND Public Employees Retirement System (NDPERS). The state makes both the employer and employee contributions, contributing approximately 8% of your monthly salary to the program.

Health Insurance: Group health insurance is available at no cost to full-time employees for individual or family coverage.

Paid Leave: North Dakota state employees receive paid leave for vacation (8-16 hours per month) and sick leave (8 hours per month), in addition to 10 1/2 paid holidays.

Flexcomp: This program allows employees the opportunity to pay for dependent care and medical expenses on a pre-tax basis.

Savings plan: Employees are eligible to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan, in which taxes on contributions are deferred until retirement.

Other: Life, Dental, Vision, and/or Long-term Care insurance is available. Family and medical leave, funeral leave, leave sharing, and an employee assistance program are also available.

Professional and Personal Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours.
  • On-the-job training.
  • Supportive work environment.
  • Opportunity for advancement.
  • Cutting-edge technology.
  • Limited travel.
  • Continuous learning opportunities.

Continuing Education

The OSA is committed to providing the best possible continuing professional education to its employees.

  • Quality on-the-job training.
  • Providing approximately 40 hours of continuing professional education each year.
  • Providing incentives for those pursuing professional certfications.
  • Salary incentives are given to CPAs, CIAs, CISAs and others with certain advanced degrees or certifications.

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