Chief Deputy Auditor Controller (#RM0200)
$53.54-$65.07 Hourly / $9,279.45-$11,279.24 Monthly / $111,353.51-$135,350.88 Yearly


Under general direction, manages and supervises the work of staff engaged in professional accounting and/or auditing activities; performs professional accounting and/or auditing work of considerable difficulty; and does related work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the management class in the Deputy Auditor-Controller series. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising and directing the work of a major division within the Auditor-Controller's Office. Incumbents may also perform the most complex accounting and/or auditing work of the department.

This class differs from that of Deputy Auditor-Controller III in that employees of the latter class may perform lead or supervisory duties as a secondary responsibility but do not have full management and supervisory responsibility over a major department function.


  • Plans, organizes, supervises and directs the work of staff engaged in a wide variety of accounting and/or auditing functions; selects, trains, assigns, and evaluates subordinate staff; schedules and coordinates work flow; ensures completion of work as necessary to meet deadlines and information requirements of the department.
  • Establishes, implements, and modifies divisional standards, policies and procedures within area of responsibility.
  • Supervises and participates in the most complex professional accounting and/or auditing activities for County departments, institutions, courts, private business firms, and special districts; interprets and applies pertinent laws, regulations, ordinances, and Board policies to assure compliance by appropriate agencies.
  • Analyzes internal systems and procedures of departments and agencies for adequacy and efficiency; develops and implements necessary improvements; designs and makes recommendations on new or revised accounting systems.
  • Acts as liaison to Information Systems; coordinates systems or procedural changes affecting Information Systems conversion and implementation; reviews computer output to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting and auditing requirements.
  • Consults with and advises department heads and the public relative to accounting systems and procedures, bookkeeping personnel, audit and financial statements of outside agencies and business firms, cost and rate determinations, budget development and control, property taxation.
  • Conducts specialized and technical studies as directed and prepares detailed reports.



Experience: Two years as a Deputy Auditor-Controller III in San Joaquin County service.

Substitution: Individuals employed in the County class of Accountant-Auditor Division Chief who are working in the Auditor-Controller's Office at the time of adoption of this class specification shall meet this requirement. Individuals employed in the County class of Accountant-Auditor III who are working in the Auditor-Controller's Office at the time of adoption of this class specification shall be credited with one year of qualifying experience for each year as an Accountant-Auditor III.



Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a specialization in accounting.

Experience: Six years of professional, post-graduate accounting/auditing work that included: 1) experience as part of an auditing team; or 2) verifiable training in auditing procedures; and 3) two years of experience as a supervisor.



License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License if required by nature of the assignment.


Principles and practices of management and supervision; advanced accounting and auditing theory, principles and practices, and their application to a wide variety of financial transactions and problems with particular reference to government finance; laws, ordinances and regulations governing the financial operations of the County and its departments; advanced principles of account classification; modern office management procedures, practices and equipment, particularly as they apply to accounting operations.


Assign, train, supervise and evaluate staff and their work; set up, adjust, and coordinate work schedules; plan work flow and priorities; analyze and evaluate very complex accounting and auditing problems and develop pertinent accounting and related data in the preparation of reports and statements; interpret and apply laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies; organize information; evaluate systems and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness; prepare appropriate correspondence and other documents; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, outside agencies and others.


Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboards, sitting; occasional walking, standing and driving may be required; Lifting-Frequently 5 lbs. or less; Vision-Frequent use of good overall corrected vision; frequent reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact, decision making, concentration; may require occasional weekend or evening work.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RM0200; EST: 7/12/2000;