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 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 and thoughtful colleagues.
- You desire a starting annual salary range of $61,092 - $66,312.
What is the position?
As an Auditor Evaluator, you work in a collaborative work environment as part of an effective team. You communicate extensively with government officials and colleagues, you thoroughly and accurately document your findings, and you work with your team to develop reports that include recommendations for improvement. Your contribution to a project has the potential to impact every Californian in some way.
What will you do?
- Research law, best practices, and other criteria for how the government programs under audit should work.
- Review and evaluate data and other evidence to draw conclusions about whether the audited agency is effectively and efficiently managing its funds and programs.
- For those working on auditing the State's multi-billion dollar financial statements, perform procedures to determine whether information is presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
- Interview agency personnel to obtain information and gain perspective on problems identified in their management of the program.
- Identify possible causes of agency problems or non-compliance, and develop effective recommendations to address these concerns.
- Evaluate laws relevant to an issue and make recommendations for changes to public policy to improve state and local government.
- Write compelling and accurate reports to share the issues identified during your work, and the recommendations to solve those issues.
- Participate in the development of presentations about findings to members of the Legislature.
Who are you?
- You have integrity, commitment, and leadership qualities.
- You are a self-starter with a sense of purpose and are able to work in an independent nonpartisan office.
- You are able to think critically and synthesize data, materials, and information into logical, meaningful, and concise findings to make sound decisions and 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?
Create a profile and upload your resume on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/ to begin the process.
If you are already a state employee or former state employee with eligibility, you may submit a STD. 678 application through your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov.
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.