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Fiscal and Business Services Manager (Staff Services Manager III)

Fiscal and Business Services Manager (Staff Services Manager III)

Sacramento, CA

Final Filing Date: June 24, 2024

Who are we?

We are the independent oversight arm of the California State Legislature and the custodians of California’s Whistleblower Hotline. Our mission is to provide objective evaluations and effective solutions that enhance the transparency, accountability, and performance of California government for the people it serves. We are trusted to produce unbiased, nonpartisan reports that provide recommendations to solve some of our state’s toughest problems.

At the California State Auditor’s Office, we believe that our mission to enhance the transparency, accountability, and performance of government also improves the lives of Californians. The many people helping us achieve this mission are the backbone and heart of our organization. We aspire to create a workplace that celebrates their incredible contributions and talents, and embraces their unique perspectives, identities, and values. We seek to develop an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and inspired in their commitment to public service.

Why should you join us?

  • You are an experienced team builder, able to connect and inspire at all levels of the organization.
  • You are highly collaborative, solution-oriented, innovative, and a strong communicator.
  • You have a strong work ethic and ability to motivate your teams.
  • You desire an annual salary range of $ 108,264 – $ 122,916.

What will you do?

As the Fiscal and Business Services Manager (FBSM), you oversee, plan, organize, and direct the work of both the Fiscal the Business Services units for the office. The FBSM cultivates a positive, engaged, and innovative work environment, and has experience resolving complex issues. The FBSM will focus on the following:

Who are you?

  • You have experience motivating staff to consistently produce their best work and provide high quality responsive customer service.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to gain the confidence and support of executive leadership and effectively advise them on operations and policies.
  • You have demonstrated experience exercising a high degree of integrity and confidentiality for sensitive issues and use sound judgment in decision making.
  • You have experience working in FI$Cal or other financial systems.
  • You have experience working with control agencies.
  • You have experience with the development of complex solicitations, including IT and Non-IT contract development and procurements.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with others through strong written and oral communications skills.
  • You have demonstrated experience developing office-wide policies and procedures.
  • You have the ability to think strategically, anticipating future consequences and trends.

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 Exam

If you are a current state employee with transfer eligibility, you can skip this step. If you are not a state employee, or your state classification is not eligible to transfer, you must take the exam to be considered for the position.


Submit an Application

Submit a completed State of California job application (STD. 678).


Submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) responding to the two questions below using specific examples of your education, training, and experience. 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 response to one page. We may not consider applications that do not include responses to the questions.

  1. Describe your experience with a business process improvement initiative involving FI$Cal or other financial system.
  2. Describe your experience in the development of solicitation documents, contract development, and procurements.

Apply Online

You can submit your complete application package via your CalCareer account.

Apply by Mail

California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814

The Fine Print

Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position. Additional hires may be made from this bulletin if positions become available.

This position is eligible for participation in the office’s hybrid telework program. Work at the alternate work location must be in California and conducted in a space that is ergonomically sound, private, distraction-free, and has safe working conditions to be eligible to telework.

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 workplace. 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. This position is not eligible for a visa sponsorship. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without the need for a visa sponsorship by the start date of employment. The California State Auditor’s Office is not an E-Verify employer.

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