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Oregon Youth Authority
  • Full Time
  • Salem
  • $5,551.00 - $7,791.0

Chief Audit Executive – Internal Auditor 3
SALEM – Central Office

Are you a high level, independent individual capable of critical thinking and have the ability to collaborate well with like minded professionals? If so, OYA is seeking to fill the role of Chief Audit Executive (CAE) to carry out the Office of Internal Audit’s mission by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight to enhance and protect OYA’s organizational value. It is an excellent opportunity for innovators to provide consulting activities to add value and improve OYA operations. The CAE supports transparent, accountable, and informed decision-making and helps OYA accomplish its mission by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. It’s a career in which you can take pride in the work you do and the services we perform for the citizens of Oregon.

To learn more about this position and a full description of duties, please click here.


A Little About OYA:

The Oregon Youth Authority is a national leader in the juvenile justice field, pioneering the implementation of a positive human development framework for its work with staff and youth, and using data to match the right youth with the right services. The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture For more information please visit



Successful Chief Audit Executives come from many backgrounds. We emphasize strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships, excellent time management skills, and independent thinking. The CAE should have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related field such as business or public administration, finance, economics, computer science; or a field specific to the Agency’s mission or area of audit AND three years of auditing experience.


NOTE: A graduate-level degree in any of the fields defined under education may substitute for one year of the required experience.
This position is part of the state’s management team.



1. Submit a completed application at the website by clicking here. Work history, experience, education must clearly show that you meet the qualifications of the position.

2. COVER LETTER AND RESUME: Submit your cover letter and resume showcasing your amazing skills, education, training, and experience and why you are the best fit for this position.


Get Noticed!

Help your application rise to the top! Make sure to submit a completed application package. Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position, and attach all necessary documents will be eligible for an interview. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).


Benefits of Working for the State of Oregon and the Oregon Youth Authority:
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the office is as valuable as it is inside the office. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% – depending on the plan you choose.
  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.
  • Vacation leave earned at 8 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.
  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year.
  • We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.
  • A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.
  • Grow your career with us – we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.

These benefits are just the beginning, click here to visit our full benefits website.

Discover more about working in Oregon state government by clicking here.



Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.

OYA is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Youth Authority from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit:

This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state’s child abuse registry, and made its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free “base line.” Rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

Veteran’s Points:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans’ preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Questions and Application Support:

For questions about the job announcement, call 503-373-1874 or email


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