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Office of the Inspector General - Staff Auditor/Analyst

Job ID: 3678
Business Unit: MTA Inspector General
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Inspector General
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2023


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Metropolitan Transportation Authority Office of the Inspector General



Salary: $64,032 $80,040


Agency: Office of the Inspector General / Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Location: New York City, New York


Hours: 37.5 per week; Full-Time 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7.5 hours/day)


The Office of the MTA Inspector General:


The Office of the MTA Inspector General (MTA/OIG) is a New York State authority created as an independent oversight entity to review the operations of the MTA and its constituent agencies: the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNR), the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), and Bridges & Tunnels (B&T),  The MTA/OIG performs audits and conducts investigations into complaints from any source, including commuters and members of the public who access our MTA transit system, or upon its own initiative.  It is the mission of the MTA/OIG to promote safety, integrity, transparency, economy and efficiency in MTA agencies and programs while also detecting and deterring waste, fraud, abuse and misconduct.


The MTA/OIG includes investigative attorneys, auditors/analysts, investigators, administrative and executive staff.


Position Summary:


Under the direction of the audit management, the Staff Auditor/Analyst participates as a team member supporting multiple audits simultaneously, by conducting research and analysis, preparing workpapers, and learning auditing protocols.



  • Evaluates agency or program performance using qualitative and quantitative methods to determine expectations/standards, problems, causal factors, and options to correct.
  •    Review agency processes, procedures, and controls designed to manage and mitigate risk, fraud, waste, and abuse of agency resources.
  •    Works within the team to identify issues and develop a plan to assess their significance.
  •    Helps conduct interviews of agency and other personnel and prepares clear and concise interview memoranda.
  •    Assists in preparing quality written reports on the areas evaluated.
  •    Responsible for meeting project milestones.
  •    Develops and maintains professional working relationships and continually gains knowledge of evolving MTA and agency operations.
  •    Analyzes data using a variety of software to identify risks.
  •    Supports investigative cases with analyses or participate as part of the investigative team, as assigned.
  •    Other duties as assigned by the Executive Deputy Inspector General for Audit (EDIG/Audit) or designee.

Qualifications/Relevant Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, in fields such as public administration, business, mathematics, data science, economics, accounting, the social sciences, or other related business or operational field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in the fields of performance auditing, evaluation, oversight, data analysis or a project management-focused field.  Applicant’s work experience sufficiency is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, critical thinking skills, impartial judgment, and research aptitude.
  • Strong oral skills for interviewing, experience a plus.
  • Strong writing skills for documenting interviews and summarizing evaluation findings.
  • Ability to gather and interpret high volumes of complex data.  Good working knowledge of computer applications relevant to auditing, including Microsoft Office. Intermediate Excel a plus.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments while maintaining careful attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate well with department and agency staff and senior management.
  • Travel within the MTA geographic jurisdiction will be required.
  • Working outside of regular business hours may be required.
  • Pursuant to authorization by the EDIG/Audit, this position is eligible for tele-working according to office policies.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.


How to Apply:


Please submit a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]




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