Senior Auditor I-Branch 1
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, and make sure California government is effectively serving its people.
- You want to work in a professional environment and lead a team of intelligent colleagues doing meaningful work.
- You have exceptional performance auditing skills with a demonstrated ability to quickly evaluate complex issues.
- You desire a starting annual salary $80,832 - $120,168.
What will you do?
As a Senior Auditor Evaluator I (Senior I) in Branch 1, you will serve an important role in promoting accountability and transparency in California government by leading a small team of typically two auditors in conducting small-sized, moderately complex performance audits. The Senior I ensures the audit team thoroughly and accurately documents audit activities and findings that ultimately result in an impactful audit report with recommendations to solve California's toughest problems. Audit teams 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. As a Senior I you will:
- Oversee the planning of audits and audit activities to ensure necessary resource allocations and that audit procedures are developed to meet audit objectives and auditing standards.
- Manage the ongoing work of auditors through supervision to ensure audits are conducted in accordance with professional auditing standards to fulfill the mission and purpose of the State Auditor.
- Effectively communicate with all external and internal stakeholders as well as communicate with auditees to obtain information necessary for audits.
- Monitor progress related to project budgets, milestones, deadlines, and the completion of audit procedures to ensure the project remains on track.
- Draft effective audit lifecycle documents which culminate in impactful public policy and finding driven reports. Instruct audit team members on the creation of workpapers, report sections and professional correspondence designed to support meaningful reports. Conduct editing of staff level work products.
- Collaboratively work with management throughout the chain of command to ensure the efficient transfer of information, direction, and feedback.
- Oversee the development of thorough and accurate audit reports to present audit findings and recommendations.
Who are you?
- You have superb leadership skills and are eager to apply those skills to a dedicated team.
- You are resilient and do not give up, keeping your eye on the end result while working under pressure.
- You have experience applying the principles, practices, procedures, and government auditing standards to conduct performance audits.
- You have strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
- You have experience writing portions of performance audit reports for an external audience.
- You have the ability to write clearly and concisely, as well as communicate verbally and listen effectively with a variety of individuals.
- You have the ability to ensure that work products are completed on time and within budget.
- You are willing to travel to various work locations throughout California.
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:
- Take the State exam for this position. You can find details on CalHR's website. If you are a current state employee with transfer eligibility, you can skip this step.
- Submit a completed State of California job application (STD. 678).
- Provide answers to the following questions. Your responses will help us determine who to interview for the position. Create a document using a word processing application such as Microsoft Word, and limit your responses to two pages. We will not consider applications that do not include responses to the questions.
- Describe your experience conducting performance audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (the "Yellow Book") or other professional auditing standards that demonstrate your ability to lead, motivate, and develop staff on small-sized and moderately complex performance audits. What are the key components to leading a successful team or project?
- Describe why you believe you would be a good fit for the Senior Auditor I position.
You can submit your complete application package via your CalCareer account or by mail:
California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814
Current state employees with eligibility are encouraged to apply. Additional hires may be made from this bulletin. Failure to submit the required documentation may result in disqualification from the hiring process.
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.