Auditor Evaluator I
Who Are We?
Californians turn to us because our reports create a catalyst for positive change. After months of hard work analyzing facts and data, you'll find the members of our teams at the Capitol briefing legislators, answering questions from the media, or at local town hall meetings helping decision makers and the public understand their options for solving problems. People trust what we say because our reports are unbiased and originate from an objective evaluation of the evidence we collect. We use that evidence to develop recommendations that help those in power make the best decisions for the people they serve.
Why Should You Join Us?
- You want to make a difference for Californians and future generations.
- You want to make sure California government is effectively serving its people.
- You want to work in a professional environment and be a part of a team of intelligent colleagues doing meaningful work.
- You desire a starting annual salary range of $61,092 - $66,312.
How Can You Contribute?
Employees in this entry-level position do two different types of work:
- PERFORMANCE/POLICY EVALUATORS: You are a good fit for this type of work if you want to improve government and like solving problems. You have a passion for public service, critical thinking skills, and a bachelors or master's degree in any field.
- FINANCIAL AUDITORS: You are a good fit for this type of work if you are interested in financial auditing and analysis. You have an accounting degree and you may have a CPA or be interested in pursuing one.
What Will You Do?
- PERFORMANCE/POLICY EVALUATORS develop recommendations to solve California's toughest problems. Evaluators must quickly understand and analyze complex processes, think creatively about effective solutions, write reports for the Legislature and the public, and participate in the development of presentations for the Legislature.
- FINANCIAL AUDITORS work on one of the largest financial audits in the world. Auditors ensure California's multi-billion dollar financial statements are fairly stated by analyzing financial data, assessing controls over financial reporting, and evaluating risks. This work is necessary for California to receive billions in federal funds each year.
- BOTH EVALUATORS AND AUDITORS communicate extensively with government officials and colleagues, understand laws and best practices, collect and analyze evidence, trend and visualize data, thoroughly and accurately document their analyses, and work with teams to develop final public reports.
Who Are You?
- You can follow our core values of integrity, commitment, and leadership.
- You are a self-starter with a sense of purpose and are able to work in an independent nonpartisan office by approaching questions objectively without bias.
- You are able to think critically and synthesize data and information into logical, meaningful, and concise conclusions that will inform sound recommendations.
- You are able to develop positive working relationships with teammates and other colleagues.
- You are able to self-reflect and respond to feedback in a positive and constructive manner.
- You are not afraid to engage in difficult conversations.
- You have strong research and analytical skills and are able to effectively and concisely write the results of your research and analysis.
- You are willing to occasionally work long or irregular hours to get the job done.
- You are willing to travel to various work locations throughout the State of California.
- You have a Bachelor's Degree or higher (registered college seniors can begin the process but must graduate before starting).
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:
- Create a profile on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/
- Upload your resume and take our exam by February 22.
- Log into your profile, get your results, and enter the hiring process by February 24.
- If your exam score is high enough, we will contact you with the next steps of the hiring process.
Current state employees with eligibility are encouraged to apply. If you are already a state employee or former state employee with eligibility, you may submit your application through your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov. If you are not currently a state employee, you must take the exam to be considered for the position. To take the exam, create a profile and upload your resume on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/ to apply. Failure to submit the required documentation may result in disqualification from the hiring process.
There are multiple steps to the hiring process including an exam, writing assessment, and interviews. We will adjust our process as necessary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate having new employees join our team in June/July 2021.
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.