Arlington, Virginia
$17.00 - $27.00 Hourly
Sep 15, 2020
Oct 09, 2020
Full Time
Position Information


Arlington County's Department of Management and Finance is seeking a temporary, part-time intern to assist with Internal Audits within the County. The intern will be working under the direction of a senior auditor.

Specific duties include:
  • Developing spreadsheets for documenting the performance of audit tests to include analytical and transaction testing;
  • Reviewing County policies and procedures for completeness;
  • Performing tests of transactions and analytical tests and documenting results;
  • Developing presentations for reporting audit issues and results;
  • Managing database of audit issues and follow-up activity;
  • Reviewing and performing data reconciliations; and
  • Researching internal control and best practices information.
The ideal candidate will have intermediate proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite; excellent communication skills, orally and in writing; ability to analyze information and draw logical conclusions; mathematical skills; ability to assist in project coordination; and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of at least two years (60 semester hours) in a Bachelor's degree program, with at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Current enrollment or completion of accounting or finance related subjects;
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint);
  • Experience (work or school-related) in project coordination;
  • Experience using office equipment (scanners, copiers, printers); and/or
  • Ability to perform light equipment maintenance (clean scanner, remove paper jams).

Additional Information

This is a part-time position, working 15-20 hours per week. Due to current conditions, it is envisioned that the majority of this work will be performed remotely. Actual working hours will be determined by supervisor approval. This position is temporary and is not eligible for County benefits.

Please attach a copy of your transcript.

The official title for this position is Management Intern I (Non-Cohort).

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is a requirement of the application process for this position. Do not answer questions with "see resume." Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Have you completed at least two years (60 semester hours) in a Bachelor's Degree program with at least a 3.0 grade point average?
  • Yes
  • No


Indicate the program you are enrolled in (undergrad, graduate school, technical school, etc.) and your major.


Please indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Word:
  • Never use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Please indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Excel:
  • Never use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Please indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Outlook:
  • Never use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Please indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft PowerPoint:
  • Never use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Describe any post-High School coursework in a finance related area (i.e. accounting, finance, procurement, economics, etc.) Indicate course title and hours earned.

Required Question