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Attorney III/IV Final Filing Date: August 13, 2021
Sacramento, California

Attorney III/IV

This is a repost from JC#251611. Candidates who applied to JC#251611 are still being considered for this position.

Who are we?

Californians rely on us—the California State Auditor—to ensure 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?

What is the position?

The attorneys at the California State Auditor's Office support the State Auditor, work in an independent, non-partisan capacity, advising the State Auditor on the laws that apply to government agencies and programs in California, including those that apply to the State Auditor's Office. You may work independently or in a team environment to provide formal and informal oral and written legal advice on a variety of issues supporting the State Auditor's Office. You will assist the Chief Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel, and other employees in performing legal research, analysis, and legal tasks. As a new addition to our team, your primary assignment will be to provide legal support to the Audits Division.

What will you do?

Who are you?

How do I join?

The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. The civil service selection system consists of two simple steps: exams and hiring. This job announcement is part of the hiring step in the process. Details on taking the Attorney IV examination can be found on CalHR's website.

Even if you have not taken the exam, you can apply for the position but must complete the exam process prior to participating in a hiring interview. To be considered for the position, submit a completed STD. 678, resume, and statement of qualifications through your CalCareer account or by mail:

California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814

Statement of Qualifications

Your statement of qualifications should be no more than three pages and should address your general qualifications, including, but not limited to, responses to the following questions:

  1. Explain the State Auditor's role in California government. Please also describe your past experience with any audit or investigatory work (including any work with the State Auditor's Office if applicable), your interactions with that work, and what you learned from it.
  2. Describe the aspects of your work experience that you think make you especially well-qualified to work in the State Auditor's Office. Include a description of your experience with laws generally applicable to government operations.
  3. Describe the legal subjects/practice areas you feel most confident practicing and why. What new legal subjects would you like to learn? What legal subjects do you dislike or wish to avoid practicing?

Current state employees with eligibility are encouraged to apply. Willing to consider an Attorney III for recruitment purposes. The duties will be adjusted accordingly.

Failure to submit a Statement of Qualifications may result in elimination from the hiring process.

The Fine Print:

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.