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Types of jobs within the
California State Auditor’s Office

Performance/Policy Evaluation

We explore conditions, analyze processes, collect evidence, and find the facts. We use those facts to create recommendations for those in government and leadership, so they can best serve the people they represent.

Financial Audits

With billions of dollars in federal funding on the line, determining whether California’s financial statements are presented fairly is critical work. Each year our staff ensures that California can receive funding that supports infrastructure, schools, and other public services.


Our attorneys lend their expertise to some of California’s toughest legal questions and help our teams develop compelling arguments to pave the way for positive change.


The communications team provides important and often complex information to stakeholders, the public, media, and elected officials. The team includes graphic designers, editors, and analyst staff to communicate the office’s information clearly and effectively.


Whether we need a new procurement contract, assistance booking travel, or hiring, our administrative team does it all. Recruiting, accounting, IT updates, and training—these administrative teams help us get our work done and then get the word out.


If state agencies or employees act improperly, our team investigates and then develops reports that help hold agencies and employees accountable. Under the California Whistleblower Protection Act, we determine whether allegations of improper government activities are true, and we follow up to make sure our recommendations for corrective action are implemented.

Data Analytics

Our data analysts clean, slice, and present large data-sets in ways that allow readers to visualize and understand complex material. These data visualizations help our auditors, the Legislature, and the public identify and address problems. Publishing the data we collect provides the public and their representatives with useful and accurate information about what’s happening where they live and how problems may be affecting them.

Get a job with the California State Auditor’s Office

For all positions other than entry-level auditor, this is how to start:


Getting Started

Go to CalCareers and create an account.

You can learn how to upload your documents and navigate CalCareers by visiting the New to State Service website


Take the Exam

The exam for the type of job you’re seeking (called a “classification”).

A list of open exams for the California State Auditor’s Office are available in the Job Openings Page.

Taking the exam will place you on an eligibility list for that classification. State agencies can only choose candidates whose names are on these eligibility lists.

Once on the list, you can save a copy of your resume/work history and the Standard State Application in your account on CalCareers, and you can begin applying for jobs with that classification.


How to Apply

To apply, visit CalCareers to view open positions at the California State Auditor.

When applying, be sure to check the requirements listed in the job announcement. Read carefully and submit all documents required on the job posting.

Once you submit your application we’ll get in touch with you.

Job Openings

There are no job openings at this time. We encourage you to check back periodically.


In addition to offering work that makes California better, you will also enjoy a competitive salary, and salary adjustments awarded for performance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits programs we offer, please visit the benefits orientation page on CalHR’s website.

Time Off

Employees generally earn more than two weeks of vacation within the first year of service, receive paid holidays, and earn sick leave. The monthly accrual amount increases based on the length of service. Visit the paid time off (Vacation, Sick, Annual Leave) website for more information.

Hybrid and Telework Schedules

Telework and hybrid work environments are fully embraced at the California State Auditor’s Office. We encourage employees to work where they are most efficient. Audit staff may be required to travel to meet audit needs.

Medical Benefits

Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance.

Retirement Benefits

Most full-time employees are automatically enrolled in retirement with CalPERS and can build a retirement savings account (long-term savings—401(k) or 457 plans). Employees may also be eligible for health insurance in

Other Benefits and Services

Employees can take advantage of other benefits and services such as enhanced Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (a wage replacement program if you’re unable to work), Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Legal Services, commute incentives for public transit or carpooling, pre-tax parking, and more.

Professional development and recognition

Developing, training, and supporting our employees in their career growth is a top priority for us. Our professional development program includes the following:


New performance/policy evaluators and financial auditors participate in a two-week onboarding program taught by our experienced performance and financial auditors.


After onboarding, all employees have access to a variety of training opportunities that aim to improve technical and soft skills. New employees also receive on-the-job training facilitated by their manager and supported by their peers. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) requires all audit staff to complete a minimum number of training hours every two fiscal years.


We encourage staff to pursue professional certifications including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Employees can receive help paying for prep courses and receive bonuses if they successfully pass certification exams.

Compensation Incentives

A variety of compensation incentives are
available to recognize outstanding performance, encourage professional development, and foster long-term commitment. Some incentives include professional competency bonuses, retention pay, and a performance-based bonus program.

More on Diversity Equity & Inclusion

The many people helping us achieve this mission are the backbone and heart of our organization.

We aspire to create a workplace that celebrates diverse contributions and talents, and embraces unique perspectives, identities, and values. We are committed not only to teaching and developing the next generation of change-makers at the State Auditor’s Office, but also to learning from them. We are as dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of California as we are to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and inspired in their commitment to public service.

Our work serves all Californians, and tackles issues that affect people from all walks of life.

Our work serves Californians regardless of age, ancestry, color, or disability (mental or physical); regardless of whether they are exercising the right to family care and medical leave; regardless of gender, gender expression, gender identity, or genetic information; regardless of marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, or religious creed; regardless of sex including the conditions of pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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