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Recruitment #22-UF3-01




THE JOB: Under direction, perform internal and external financial, management and compliance audit assignments, including surveying functions and activities in order to determine the nature of the operations to be audited; collect and analyzes evidential data; document work in the form of work papers prepared in accordance with audit standards; prepare written reports and makes oral presentations; may act as a team leader; and perform other duties as required. The current vacancy is in the Auditor-Controller’s Office, Audit and Systems Division. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future full-time, part-time and extra-help vacancies. The option for remote work may be available based on the type of work and operational needs.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to completion of advanced undergraduate requirements for a degree in accounting, business, public administration, finance, economics or a related field from a college or university, including a minimum of fifteen semester units including advanced accounting, management or cost accounting, auditing, business law, statistics and management information systems. There shall be no substitution for the required fifteen semester units.


Experience equivalent to nine months an Auditor I with the County of Santa Cruz. Possession of a directly related Master’s Degree (e.g., Master’s in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration) or nine months of professional accounting experience may substitute for the required audit experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of valid California Class C Driver License. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Special Working Conditions: May travel to and work within a variety of off-site work locations, primarily within Santa Cruz County.

Note: This classification has a 12-month probationary period.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards, principles, and procedures; office practices and systems. Some knowledge of organization and administration; current business techniques and office procedures; governmental accounting principles and practices; business law; communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information; general research, basic statistical methodology, analytical and auditing techniques and their application; and application of data processing to accounting operations.

Ability to: Analyze, evaluate and audit procedures, problems and operations, and accounting systems, and formulate recommendations; comprehend and interpret complex technical information, including policies, regulations, laws and contracts; apply accounting and auditing standards put forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, U.S. General Accounting Office, and the Institute of Internal Auditors; write clear, concise, accurate reports, using data gathered by self or others; orally present and discuss complex issues, concepts and recommendations; obtain cooperation of others to meet objectives; understand and explain the role of training and supervision as it applies to auditees; exercise initiative and work independently; plan, organize and complete work in a timely and efficient manner; adjust to changing workloads and assignments, manage multiple projects at one time, and work under deadlines and other job pressures; operate personal computers, and access mainframe computer to store, retrieve and analyze data; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of business; lift and move items weighing up to twenty-five pounds such as personal computers, working papers and files.


22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave.
HOLIDAYS - 14 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing “pre-tax dollars.”
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.

Women, people of color and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

County of Santa Cruz


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