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 work in a professional environment with a team dedicated to making a difference for Californians and future generations.
- You are highly collaborative, solution-oriented, and a strong communicator.
- You are a natural problem-solver with the ability to develop new, smart, and efficient processes.
- You desire an annual salary range of $89,304 - $101,436.
What is the position?
As the Organizational Development Manager (Manager), you are responsible for managing and overseeing the office's organizational development initiatives. The Manager performs analytical and policy work evaluating the operation and processes of the organization as a whole, in addition to leading a small team that focuses on professional development and strategic engagement. Due to the high profile and sensitive nature of the position, you must possess a high-degree of initiative to work independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to think on your feet while using discretion and good judgment, the ability to exercise diplomacy and tact, and the ability to develop and foster good working relationships.
What will you do?
- Serve as the office's advisor and resource on designing and implementing business improvement strategies, evaluating strategic results, and modifying practices to improve productivity and increase quality.
- Plan, organize, and direct the workforce planning and development program including collecting and maintaining statistical data to identify project goals and objectives, analyze data to determine recommendations to meet goals and objectives, and monitor and report on workforce planning efforts.
- Lead and participate in cross-organizational workgroups to evaluate and make recommendations on a variety of sensitive and critical office-wide issues.
- Design and execute talent programs that support building and sustaining the talent pool while ensuring compliance with government auditing standards, civil service laws, and Board of Accountancy continuing education requirements.
- Manage external professional development opportunities, and internal professional development programs.
- Develop and implement an effective on-boarding process for new employees, a transition process for staff moving to supervisory positions, and an executive leadership program for supervisors moving to leadership positions.
- Manage and implement employee engagement initiatives that focus on job satisfaction, retention, recognition, communication, and strategic plan initiatives that foster an exceptional and motivated workforce.
- Plan, assign, review, and evaluate the work of professional staff including managing office priorities and workload to ensure goals and objectives are met within established deadlines and fostering staff development.
Who are you?
- You have experience supervising, coaching, and training staff in a team environment to ensure all work meets expectations.
- You are a natural problem-solver with the ability to ideate and collaborate to develop new, smart, and efficient processes.
- You are a great listener who is comfortable with ambiguity, asks good questions, learns, quickly, and finds ways to make the team better every day.
- You are practical and results oriented—with strong analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus who is versed in evaluating processes, recommending solutions, and implementing programs.
- You have a strong ability to prioritize, set and meet deadlines, and simultaneously manage several projects without supervision.
- You are savvy at "gear-shifting", moving seamlessly and fluidly between projects and activities, knowing how to prioritize and re-prioritize "on the fly."
- You have strong decision-making skills and the ability to execute and move decisions forward.
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 work experience evaluating the operation and processes of an organization, making recommendations for improvement, and implementing policy changes or innovative solutions in response to those evaluations.
- Describe a time when you successfully engaged and motivated staff to effect organizational change.
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. This is a 12-month limited-term position with the possibility of becoming permanent. 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.