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Auditor Specialist I Final Filing Date: October 30, 2020
Sacramento, California

Auditor Specialist I

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?

What is the position?

As the Auditor Specialist I, you are responsible for evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency, and vulnerabilities to the risk of data processing systems including identifying possible causes to deficiencies and developing cost-effective recommendations. You also develop and apply audit procedures to information systems applications, assess the reliability of computer generated data, develop audit applications for linked or stand- alone microcomputer(s), and assess compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and requirements. You also function as a consultant to other Office staff and program managers on methods of testing systems and databases, technical assistance, and training on questions requiring information systems expertise.

What will you do?

Who are you?

How do I join?

The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. The civil service selection system consists of two simple steps: exams and hiring. This job announcement is part of the hiring step in the process. Details on taking the Auditor Specialist I exam can be found on CalHR's website.

Even if you have not taken the exam, you can apply for the position but must complete the exam process prior to participating in a hiring interview. As part of your application, please submit a statement of qualifications up to two pages in length, that describes any college level course work you completed, or software applications with which you are proficient, related to information technology (IT) auditing or programming. Please also describe any experience you have analyzing large volumes of data electronically or performing general or application reviews of IT systems. To be considered for the position, submit a completed STD. 678, resume, and statement of qualifications through 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. 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.