Who are we?
Californians rely on us—the California State Auditor—to ensure the effective and efficient use and management of public funds and programs. We provide nonpartisan, accurate, and timely assessments of California government's financial and operational activities. Our work results in truthful, balanced, and unbiased information with recommendations for actions that lead to improving government operations.
Why should you join us?
- You want to lead a team of professionals dedicated to making a difference for Californians and future generations.
- You are an experienced team builder; able to connect with and inspire staff both on the individual and team levels.
- You have a strong work ethic and thrive when working under pressure.
- You desire an annual salary range of $136,320 - $174,312.
What is the position?
The Administrative Services Deputy (Deputy) reports to the Chief Deputy State Auditor of Operations and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of a diverse team that executes critical administrative responsibilities for the office. Specifically, the Deputy will plan, direct, manage and oversee the Office's human resources, information technology, business services, creative solutions (publications) and fiscal programs. Additionally, the Deputy participates as a member of the Executive Management Team in the development and implementation of the Office's strategic plan initiatives.
What will you do?
- Plan and direct the work of the human resources program including examinations, recruitment, personnel transactions, talent development, organizational development and performance management.
- Plan and direct the Office's fiscal program including the development and implementation of the annual budget. Develop capital expenditure proposals, oversee the accounting function and closely track the Office's expenditures and revenue sources updating other executive staff when appropriate.
- Plan and direct the Office's business services program including facilities, procurement, property control, and safety programs. Approve contract proposals and other major expenditure proposals.
- Oversee the editing and publishing resources functions (creative solutions) and ensure timely completion of projects, audit reports and all other Office publications.
- Plan and direct the information technology program. Ensure the maintenance of the office's information systems and implements innovative changes that enhance the efficiency of the Office's operations.
- Participate in the development and implementation of the Office's Strategic Plan. Facilitate the achievement of key strategic planning initiatives.
Who are you?
- You have a demonstrated experience motivating staff to consistently produce their best work and provide high quality responsive customer service to stakeholders.
- You have a demonstrated ability to gain the confidence and support of top level executives and effectively advise them on a wide range of administrative matters, operations and policies.
- You have demonstrated experience exercising a high degree of integrity and confidentiality for sensitive issues and use sound judgment in decision making.
- You have a demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with others as demonstrated by strong written and oral communications skills, including advising senior management on the most sensitive and complex administrative issues.
- You have a demonstrated track record of exceeding goals with evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
- You have experience at the managerial level with human resources, information technology, or fiscal management policies and practices within California state government.
- You have knowledge of California State Auditor programs and policies.
- You have knowledge of State policies and procedures relating to budgets, contracts, information technology, training, the civil service merit system, human resources, workforce planning, and equal employment opportunity.
- You have the ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan.
- You have demonstrated experience developing management policies as well as evaluating the effectiveness of existing policies, procedures, and standards as part of continuous improvement strategies.
How do I join?
The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. To complete this process, you must do the following:
- Submit a completed State of California job application (STD. 678).
- Submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) describing your experience, education, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the desirable qualifications listed in the "who are you?" section of this announcement. The SOQ serves as documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ MUST address, in numerical order, the desirable qualifications listed above. The SOQ MUST be typed and no longer than three pages in length using 11 or 12 point font. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814
The Fine Print:
Any applicant receiving a conditional job offer will be subject to a background check, fingerprinting and an inquiry to the California Department of Justice to disclose criminal records prior to appointment. State Auditor's Office employees are excluded from collective bargaining. The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the state, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants.