Placer Employment Opportunities

Auditor - II

Recruitment #2022-11776-01


Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit

This classification received a general wage increase of 4% effective 7/2/22 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4% in July 2023 and 4% in July 2024.


Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.


To perform a variety of complex professional audits of County departments, divisions, districts, external agencies, and funds in accordance with professional standards such as Institute of Internal Auditors, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards, which depending on the assignment include any of the following: financial, operational, performance, and/or compliance audits; review, analyze and audit internal and management controls and systems, prepare complex audit reports including the issuance of an opinion; provide recommendations for efficiencies and improvements; and supervise assigned personnel.


This is the full journey-level class within the Auditor series.  This class is distinguished from the entry level of Auditor I by the assignment of the full range of duties of the class.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level. Incumbents may assume specialized responsibility. This class is distinguished from the Auditor, Senior in that the latter is a supervisory level with responsibility for a major audit program or service area at the section or division level.


Receives general direction from assigned supervisory or management personnel.  Provides technical and functional direction over lower level personnel as needed. May exercise direct supervision over technical and clerical personnel. 


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform financial, operational, performance, and compliance audits by preparing audit program including scope, objectives, and plans; identifying risk areas and conducting risk assessments; conducting interviews; researching and analyzing documentation, reports, processes, policies, procedures, and various data; preparing reports and documenting process, findings, and recommendations for improvement.
  • Examine aspects of organization operations and internal and management controls, review organization policies and procedures, appraise performance and accomplishments in the execution of County plans and objectives, and evaluate the effectiveness of operations in terms of the resources available to the departments, divisions, districts, and funds audited.
  • Develop, review, and implement auditing procedures and systems.
  • Assist in making recommendations to improve financial, operational, performance, and/or compliance procedures based on criteria, evidence, and client processes, procedures, and annual audit plan and to minimize audit risk.
  • Conduct the County’s auditing functions with integrity, independence, and efficiency and in compliance with County standards and state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of County audit policies, procedures, and standards by assessing current audit processes; assisting in identifying controls or measures that are operationally or economically deficient; developing and recommending improvements; assisting in providing management with independent evaluations of management practices; communicating revisions to management; and implementing modifications and improvements.
  • Assist independent auditors in their annual review by preparing data, facilitating the provision of related information, and responding to requests in a timely and efficient fashion.
  • Supervise, assign, and review the work of assigned staff; trains and evaluates employees.
  • Keep complete and accurate audit records for a department.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training:  

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  Two years of responsible audit experience performing duties similar to an Auditor I with Placer County.

Training:  Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, finance, accounting, or a related field.

Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

Required License or Certificate:

May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position and in accordance with the California Vehicle Code.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Financial, operational, performance, and compliance auditing procedures including Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and other governmental accounting procedures.
  • Cost accounting, fund accounting, enterprise accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Principles and theories of internal control including indicators of fraud and risk.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures related to audits.
  • Methods and practices of audit work paper preparation, audit report writing presentation, and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Practices of researching issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective reports.
  • Modern office practices, methods, computer equipment, and applications related to the work.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, audit program development, implementation, and evaluation, and project management.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently prepare and analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and solve problems of operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight.
  • Prepare and maintain audit records and reports.
  • Conduct comprehensive financial, operational, performance, and compliance audits including establishing audit scope and objectives, analyzing data, determining fraud and risk, and developing recommendations for corrections.
  • Analyze complex data, identify discrepancies, develop accurate and concise summaries and tables, and draw logical and appropriate conclusions.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Effectively represent the department and the County in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.
  • Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Operate office equipment and computer applications related to the work.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking; conduct interviews.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Understand the organization and operation of the County and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Evaluate and prepare recommendations for changes to internal and management controls, systems, policies, and procedures and in compliance with regulations and auditing standards.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at or (530) 886-4661. 

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