Mr. Kirk is the Chief Internal Auditor for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Mr. Kirk began his state service in 1987 as a Secretary of State Year Long Fellow where he was assigned to work in the Securities Department, which regulates the sale of stocks and bonds. After completion of his internship in 1988, he was assigned the task of creating an Audit Division for the Securities Department. Mr. Kirk was an audit manager from 1988 until he left that position in August 1999. During that time, he created the infrastructure for conducting securities compliance audits and assisted on investigations of various entities selling investments and providing investment advice. He served on various national securities regulation committees, participated in and led several nationwide securities audits and investigations and testified at administrative hearings as well as criminal and civil proceedings
Mr. Kirk served as Chief Internal Auditor of the Capital Development Board from August of 1999 until the merger of the internal auditors into the Illinois Office of Internal Audit in October 2003. He was responsible for auditing the awarding of construction and professional contracts, capital planning process and project development, construction projects and construction related grants. Mr. Kirk served as an Audit Manager for the Illinois Office of Internal Audit from October 2003 until June 30, 2010 where he was responsible for managing audits conducted at various State agencies including the Department of Transportation, Capital Development Board, Central Management Services, Revenue, Lottery, Gaming, Racing, Liquor, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of Financial & Professional Regulation and Historic Preservation. Mr. Kirk returned as the Chief Internal Auditor for the Capital Development Board July 1, 2010, upon the deconsolidation but was subsequently appointed Chief Internal Auditor for the Department of Transportation on August 16, 2010