Job Posting: Investigative Auditor

Department of Justice

Investigative Auditor

$5,676.00 - $7,463.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/23/2021

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? Interested in the prospect of analyzing financial documents to detect skimming, money laundering or other illegal banking activities? The Bureau of Gambling Control is looking for talented and motivated Investigative Auditors to travel throughout the state performing on-site evaluations of financial records of gambling establishments including, but not limited to:

  • Reviews of gambling establishment’s internal control systems, cage accountability, revenue determination, credit policies, player bank and chip liability, accounts/vendors payable, taxes, personnel/payroll, purchasing/contracts and compliance procedures.
  • Extensive reviews of the Tribal casinos' internal control systems, revenue determination and compliance procedures according to the State of California, and policies, rules and regulations of the Gambling Control Act and/or State Tribal Gaming Compacts.

Investigative Auditors (IA III, IA II) work under the general supervision of the Investigative Auditor IV and conduct more complex, but escalating, responsibilities and financial investigations, such as:

  • Reviews and analyzes documents such as financial statements, general ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, Security Exchange Commission reports, bank statements, income tax returns and other documents.
  • Performs technical analysis to ascertain the existence of skimming, money laundering and other illegal activities; conducts the more complex responsibilities and duties related to audits of financial records of persons who hold any financial or management interest in a gambling establishment, or persons who have applied for a gambling license under the provisions of the Gambling Control Act.

This position may also act as Auditor-In-Charge of assignments including, but not limited to:

  • Business and Individual background investigations and reviews of financial reports and operations for license renewals.
  • May aid and instruct audit teams in completing analyses of complex financial transactions, utilizing forensic accounting skills, and identifying unlawful and non-compliant activities and operations; prepares audit work papers and schedules, along with detailed reports in order to document the investigation.
  • Provides recommendations to management; leads entrance and exit conferences of different types of audits as well as interviews gambling establishment personnel; communicates with internal and external stakeholders via email and/or phone.
  • Utilize computer programs to analyze and organize financial data and draw sound conclusions; accesses and maintains audit date and files, record audit hours and prepares audit reports and ensures that audit findings are properly explained.

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

Working Conditions

Employee’s work is to be performed within an office environment, and is equipped with standard or ergonomic office equipment, as needed.  Attend meetings in designated conference rooms, by phone or via remote meeting applications.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, employees and managers may need to work remotely from home.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Investigative Auditor
$5,676.00 - $7,463.00
$4,721.00 - $6,207.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day Shift
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Gambling Control, Audit and Compact Compliance Section.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility. 
  • For more information about the Department please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Special Requirements

  • A background check will be required.
  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control number (JC-252450) 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 application.   
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located on the first page of your State Application.  LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 6/23/2021

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.

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:

Department of Justice
Attn: Kelly Shipp
Department of Justice-DLE-BGC
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Kelly Shipp
Department of Justice-DLE-BGC
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
08:00 AM - 03:30 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    The Statement is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify you for the position.  The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than two pages in length, and no less than an 11 point font.

  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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 supervise multiple investigations and analytical functions; resolve issues with minimal guidance; exercise good judgment; effectively carry out prescribed tasks; must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; work well under pressure; and be willing to travel.


The California Department of Justice offers benefit packages, competitive salaries, and opportunities for advancement. Join an organization with an international reputation for leadership and innovation. If you are interested in becoming part of a diverse and inclusive workforce where talent, experience, and expertise are valued, we invite you to apply for this employment opportunity.

Upon successfully passing the required probationary period, alternate work schedules may be available to those who qualify.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Kelly Shipp
(916) 830-9031

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) 210-7580
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.

Additional Information

Personal Leave Program

Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to temporary wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals.  The specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit.  More information regarding PLP can be found here –

Timely Filing of Applications

Please note, if using the United State Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date.  If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted.  Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail.  Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Post Application Evaluation

After all submitted applications are evaluated, an online assessment exercise will be sent to the most qualified candidates via email after the close of this job posting, within two weeks of the Final Filing Date. The top performers in the online assessment will be selected to interview with the management team.  Additional details will be provided in the email providing the instructions and link to the assessment.

Free Parking 

This position is located in North Natomas and offers free parking, close proximity to highway 80 and Interstate 5 and is located within walking distance to numerous shops and eateries.

Additional Job Related Information

The position numbers associated with this job control are 420-316-4215-xxx and 420-326-4215-xxx

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail