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?
- 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 have a strong work ethic and thrive when working under pressure.
- You possess the ability to reason logically and creatively and use a variety of analytical techniques to resolve problems.
- You desire an annual salary range of $77,148 - $103,620.
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?
- Analyze gathered audit information, including a reliability analysis of computer generated data, to ensure accurate answers to audit questions and supported recommendations.
- Share the methodology, results, and recommendations of audits through written documentation and verbal presentations.
- Obtain and organize information relevant to the audit in order to make informed analyses, decisions, and recommendations.
- Coordinate and monitor audit materials and resources used to ensure work is organized and completed within budget and timeline expectations.
- Build cooperative working relationships with other audit staff, including providing technical guidance, to ensure cohesive teamwork and efficient audit processes.
- Assist in advising the office management on developing current trends and standards related to information systems technologies and audits.
Who are you?
- You have strong analytical and communication skills with demonstrated experience synthesizing information and communicating in a clear and concise manner.
- You possess or are interested in pursuing a professional designation as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA).
- You have knowledge of using general accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
- You have experience using research and information-gathering techniques; basic principles and practices of descriptive and inferential statistics.
- You have knowledge of general accounting and auditing principles and procedures; principles and practices of organizational management including planning, organizing, accounting, auditing, and quantitative analysis methods.
- You have knowledge of research and information-gathering techniques; basic principles and practices of descriptive and inferential statistics; operations, procedures, and functions.
- You have experience programming using audit software products such as ACL or IDEA; or other software products such as Tableu, ARCGIS, SAS, SQL, or R.
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.