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Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit


Join Our Team and Make a Positive Difference

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Work with other talented individuals who strive to provide sound, accurate, and unbiased information to the Kansas Legislature in order to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and management practices in Kansas government.

At Legislative Post Audit, we work at the direction of a bipartisan committee of the Kansas Legislature that decides which aspects of state or local government we audit to help the Legislature make its important policy decisions. We’ve evaluated ways Kansas school districts could operate more efficiently, whether the state has an adequate system to help suppress wildfires, and whether the state does enough to ensure grocery store scanning devices are accurate. If Kansas taxpayers help pay for it, we can evaluate it.

Workplace Culture

Work alongside intelligent, thoughtful, and conscientious colleagues in a professional and flexible atmosphere. Staff come from all sorts of academic backgrounds that include political science, public administration, economics, history, psychology, mathematics, and law. Monthly book club meetings, community service projects, and social activities outside of the office are designed to increase employee engagement.


Comprehensive Health Benefits
The health of our team and their families is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we offer a full lineup of benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Generous Leave Policies
We promote a healthy work-life balance by offering employees at least two weeks of both paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid state holidays, 2 legislative holidays, plus one discretionary day, and up to six weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.
Retirement Benefits
Full-time employees are automatically enrolled in KPERS, the state’s public employee retirement system. The state also contributes to your KPERS account. Employees also have the option to enroll in a voluntary 457(b) deferred compensation savings plan.
Work From Home and Flexible Scheduling Opportunities
LPA offers flexible telecommuting options, allowing employees to work from home most days if they choose, and gives employees the ability to set their own schedules to meet the needs of their personal lives. Plus, casual dress code and free parking.

Career Development Opportunities

Promotional Opportunities

Generally, we hire people at an entry level position referred to as Associate Auditor. Occasionally, we may hire someone at a more advanced level referred to as Auditor if they have previous performance auditing experience. New hires who start as an Associate Auditor are eligible for promotion within six months to two years, depending on their progress, performance, and ability.

The career ladder for performance auditors at LPA is: Associate Auditor > Auditor > Senior Auditor > Principal Auditor > Audit Manager > Legislative Post Auditor. Almost all of LPA’s Principal Auditors and Managers started as Associate Auditors and have advanced in the organization.

The career ladder for IT auditors is: Associate IT Auditor > IT Auditor > Senior IT Auditor > Principal Auditor > IT Audit Manager.

All promotions have a corresponding raise attached to them.

Professional Development Opportunities

LPA offers employees opportunities to travel to national conferences sponsored by organizations such as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES), National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT), and National State Auditors Association (NSAA). These conferences are located across the country in places like Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Denver, and San Diego, just to name a few. LPA pays 100% of the costs of attending these conferences.

LPA also supports employees who want to pursue professional licenses and certifications that include, but are not limited to Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and IT Project Manager Certification (PMM). LPA offers financial support such as reimbursing preparation costs, paying a one-time completion bonus, or receiving additional training funds to pay for continuing education in the license or certification area.

Training Budget

Each employee is provided a $250 professional development budget every fiscal year. These funds are used to pay for continuing education opportunities that include, but are not limited to, training seminars, audit workshops, lunch forums, books, and other training materials to enhance your professional skills and knowledge.

Restrictions on Partisan Political Activities

To maintain its credibility as an unbiased and non-partisan evaluator of government agencies and programs, it is critical that the division and its staff avoid even the appearance of partisan loyalties.

Current Openings

Ready to put your critical thinking skills to work? Join our team.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Associate IT Security Auditor
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Application Deadline: LPA does not have any current openings. However, we accept application materials year round to ensure we have a roster of prospective candidates upon an opening.
Performance Auditor
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