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Your Career Starts Here

The SAO’s mission is to actively provide government leaders with useful information that improves accountability. To help us achieve our mission we seek employees who possess dedication, innovation, and creativity.

Because the SAO audits all aspects of state government, our auditors enjoy challenging and diverse work assignments. You may help analyze the foster care system, provide oversight of teacher retirement, or investigate the performance of public mental health resources. Every assignment is an opportunity to learn!

Whether you are a recent graduate, an experienced professional, or someone looking to transition into public service, we encourage you to explore the exciting prospects that the SAO has to offer.

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Career Opportunities

Benefits of Working for the State

  • Health Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Tax-advantaged Spending/Savings Accounts
  • State of Texas Retirement
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Vision
  • Discount Purchase Program
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Longevity Pay
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
  • State Employee Charitable Campaign

Leave Policies

  • The average classified, regular full-time State employee receives $27,556 in average annual benefits.

 Why work at the SAO?

  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Ongoing Professional Development with On-site Training Availability
  • Extensive In-house Training Program for Entry Level Auditors
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Texas Legal Protection Plan
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Activities and Paid Wellness Leave
  • Recruitment Referral Program
  • Service Awards
  • Free Downtown Parking and Access to a Secured Bike Cage
Robert E Johnson Building

From Applicant to Employee

General Application Process

  1. Apply

    Review our open positions and submit your application(s) online before the deadline.

  2. Assess

    Human Resources and/or the hiring team reviews all applications. Profiles best matching the requirements of the position are selected to proceed to the next step. Human Resources will contact selected candidates via email.

  3. Interview

    Depending on the position, you might be asked to complete an assessment either prior to or during the interview. Human Resources will notify you about any testing requirements when they contact you to schedule your interview. Human Resources will also let you know if your interview can be done remotely. (Note: All Auditor II-III interviews are done remotely.)

  4. Offer

    Our goal is to notify interviewees within the two week period following the interview. Sometimes the hiring decision may take longer than that depending on circumstances. If we extend an offer, you will receive a conditional job offer over the phone. Otherwise, you will receive an email.

Veterans' employment preferences are included in our hiring practices. For more information on transitioning from military to the State Auditor’s Office, contact our Veteran Liaison.

As a condition of employment, legal proof of authorization to work in the U.S. must be provided. The State Auditor’s Office participates in E‐Verify.

As a condition of employment, all males who are of the age currently required to register with the Selective Service System (SSS) must present proof of, or an exemption from, registration with the SSS.

Requests for accommodation or services in the application process should be made to the Human Resources Office.