Job Posting: Program Auditor

Employment Development Department

Program Auditor

$5,223.00 - $6,868.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest State departments and provides services to millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State. The EDD works hard to be recognized as a model for public agency quality and fairness and for providing outstanding customer service. The Audit and Evaluation Division supports EDD's goals by conducting independent, objective, and risk-based audits, evaluations, technical assistance, consultations, surveys, and other services to improve EDD's programs and functions. The Audit and Evaluation Division also ensures that EDD complies with laws, regulations, policies, and standards.

The EDD is seeking three Associate Management Auditors* to join the Audit and Evaluation Division. We are looking for three talented and motivated individuals who have excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills, in addition to strong interpersonal skills. Experience as an auditor being a project lead in providing guidance to an audit team, and the ability to use computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and/or TeamMate are also desired. Because most of our work is performed either individually or in teams, applicants should like working with others and helping foster teamwork both as a member and as a leader. Finally, success in our office comes to those individuals who show initiative and are self-starters with a strong desire to be challenged to attain professional growth.

Normal work hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, daily.

*May hire at the Staff Services Management Auditor level for recruitment purposes.

This is a re-advertisement, if you previously applied, you do not have to re-apply.

Positions exist in downtown Sacramento.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Program Auditor
$5,223.00 - $6,868.00 A
$3,512.00 - $4,188.00 A
$3,623.00 - $4,534.00 B
$4,344.00 - $5,711.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest State departments with employees at hundreds of service locations.  For more than 70 years, the EDD has connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.  In order to continue our mission, we are constantly looking for the best and the brightest to join our ranks.  Working at EDD presents many opportunities.  If you strive to make a difference, we invite you to seek a career with EDD.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Please only submit ONE application. Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing. 

If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail a completed and signed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 and application package to the mailing address provided in the “Application Instructions” section below and ensure the following:

  • Clearly indicate the Job Code #, Position Number and the Title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.

  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility (cert, transfer, reinstatement, etc.) in the “Explanations” section located on the first page of your State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.

  • Remove and do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.  This page is for examination use only.

  • Do not include your full Social Security Number on your documents and/or do not provide any LEAP information.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Employment Development Department
Attn: Job Control # 149108
Human Resource Services Division, MIC 54
PO Box 826880
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Attn: Job Control # 149108
EDD/Human Resource Services Division (6th floor solar)
722 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other - College Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required.

    Please see “Statement of Qualifications” section for more detail on the SOQ.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

• Ability to lead an audit team and/or audit projects.
• Taking initiative and using good judgment when performing projects/tasks with tight deadlines.
• Ability to use audit software programs such as TeamMate or other comparable software.


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

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Feroza Buksh
(916) 653-0356
Hiring Unit Contact:
Noemi Lopez
657-0336 ext:

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 654-8434
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Background Investigation Requirement

The position(s) may require an applicant to pass a background investigation.

The investigation will consist of completion of a personal history statement and fingerprinting checks with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, and/or local law enforcement agencies.

During the background investigation, the Employment Development Department (EDD) may review information to verify your compliance with EDD benefit programs. EDD benefit programs include payments issued to individuals for Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave. Non-compliance represents overpayments that were issued by the EDD to individuals due to inaccurate and/or fraudulent information provided by the individual. Any failure to comply with EDD benefit programs may prevent you from being hired at the EDD.

Statement of Qualifications requirements.

The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills qualify you for this position. Address the following statements in your SOQ and include specific examples of your background, experience, education, and/or training in these areas. It should be typed in 12 point Arial font and no more than two pages in length. Resumes and cover letters DO NOT take the place of the SOQ.

o Ability to plan, organize, and execute internal or external audits (i.e., financial, compliance, or performance audits).

o Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

o Ability to analyze and interpret laws, policies, regulations, and data.

o Ability to apply audit standards, practices, and/or accounting principles.

o Ability to prepare, write, and review audit reports, point sheets, working papers, and correspondence that meet applicable standards.

o Ability to develop and modify audit programs and procedures.

o Ability to use computer software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and others).

o Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner and within budget.

o Good interpersonal skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 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.