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Performance/Policy Evaluator (Auditor Evaluator I)

Who Are We?

The California State Auditor ensures 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 make a difference for Californians and future generations, and make sure California government is effectively serving its people.
  • You want to work in a professional environment and be a part of a team of intelligent colleagues doing meaningful work.
  • You have a passion for public service, critical thinking skills, and want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to improving California government.
  • You desire an annual salary of $67,440 - $96,240.*

What Will You Do?

As a Performance/Policy Evaluator (Auditor Evaluator I), you will develop recommendations to solve California's toughest problems. Performance/Policy Evaluators must quickly understand and analyze complex processes, think creatively about effective solutions, write reports for the Legislature and the public, and participate in the development of presentations for the Legislature.

Specifically, you will:

  • Communicate extensively with government officials and colleagues in a collaborative environment to obtain necessary information and to convey information related to audit procedures, findings, and recommendations.
  • Understand laws and best practices to develop the criteria against which the audited agency will be held accountable.
  • Collect and analyze evidence to convey strong, compelling arguments that are responsive to the audit objectives and comply with government auditing standards.
  • Track, interpret and analyze data using various analytical techniques to evaluate agency performance against relevant criteria.
  • Thoroughly and accurately document your analyses to support audit findings and recommendations.
  • Work with teams to develop final public reports.

The Fine Print:

* Salary Range A: $67,440 - $81,744 or Salary Range B: $73,188 - $96,240

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

This position is eligible for participation in the office's hybrid telework program. Work at the alternate work location must be 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 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.

Position: Performance/Policy Evaluator (Auditor Evaluator I)
Organization: California State Auditor's Office
Location: Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $67,440 - $96,240
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 2/9/2024

Who Are You?

  • You can follow our core values of integrity, commitment, and leadership.
  • You are a self-starter with a sense of purpose and are able to work in an independent nonpartisan office by approaching questions objectively without bias.
  • You are able to think critically and synthesize data and information into logical, meaningful, and concise conclusions that will inform sound recommendations.
  • You are able to develop positive working relationships with teammates and other colleagues.
  • You are able to self-reflect and respond to feedback in a positive and constructive manner.
  • You are not afraid to engage in difficult conversations.
  • You have strong research and analytical skills and are able to effectively and concisely write the results of your research and analysis.
  • You have strong communication skills including the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • You are willing to occasionally work long or irregular hours to get the job done.
  • You are, or will become a California resident, and are willing to travel to various work locations throughout the State of California.
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree or higher (registered college seniors can begin the process but must graduate before starting).

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:

  • Create a profile on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/
  • Upload your resume and take our exam by April 28 at 12:00pm.
  • Log into your profile, get your results, and enter the hiring process by April 30 at 11:59pm.
  • If your exam score is high enough, we will contact you with the next steps of the hiring process.

Current or former state employees with transfer eligibility may submit their application through their CalCareer account at www.calcareers.ca.govIf 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. To take the exam, create a profile and upload your resume on our website www.auditor.ca.gov/application/ to apply. Failure to submit the required documentation may result in disqualification from the hiring process.

What is the Hiring Timeline?

There are multiple steps to the hiring process including an exam and multiple interviews. The general steps in the hiring process are as follows:

  • You will receive an invitation to complete a pre-recorded video interview within two weeks of applying if your exam score is high enough. You will have ten calendar days to complete your pre-recorded video interview.
  • You will be notified in late-May, after the final filing date, if you are moving forward in the hiring process out of fairness to all applicants.
  • You will participate in an in-person interview in June and be notified if you are moving forward within two to three weeks of your in-person interview.
  • You will join our team in August or early September 2024.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/9/2024
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California State Auditor's Office

Sacramento,  CA 95814
United States
Isabella Nicolaides

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