Job Posting: Tax Auditor

CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration

Tax Auditor

$3,817.00 - $6,207.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/16/2020

Job Description and Duties

Position(s) will be located within the following offices:

Bakersfield, Cerritos, Culver City, El Centro, Glendale, Irvine, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Clarita, Ventura, West Covina

The State of California’s Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has an exciting career opportunity and is looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with strong interpersonal skills to join our team.  If you are interested in learning and applying California’s business tax and fee laws while developing your skills in this position, this is a great opportunity for you. 

The Tax Auditor position is an entry level professional position that provides great potential for personal development and career advancement.  As a Tax Auditor, you will use your critical thinking skills and business acumen to manage audits effectively and efficiently.  You will have support from your team members and supervisor. 

This position performs a variety of tasks, including the following:

  • Communicate via calls, written correspondence, and in person

  • Schedule appointments and meet with taxpayers at their business and/or other locations

  • Develop audit plans

  • Perform audits using generally accepted auditing standards to ensure correct reporting of business taxes and fees

  • Prepare audit reports and explain audit findings

The CDTFA is dedicated to creating a culture of excellence by offering our team members a variety of educational resources and training classes, including technical and career-related training. 

Candidates must complete the required college-level courses to be considered eligible for appointment. Required courses for this position are listed under the Minimum Qualifications section in this link.

This recruitment has been posted for more vacancies than currently exist as it may be used to fill additional identical vacancies which occur within 180 days of the closing date of this bulletin.

Here is a link to the exam bulletin for the TAX AUDITOR.

At this time, per the California Budget Act of 2020, all California Department of Tax and Fee Administration salaries are subject to the provisions of the State of California’s Personal Leave/Furlough Program.

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

Working Conditions

  • Position(s) may be located in a high-rise building
  • Standard office environment.
  • Requires being in a stationary position, consistent with office work, for extended periods of time. 
  • Daily use of a personal computer, office equipment, and/or telephone.
  • Must be able to move/transport materials weighing up to 30 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Tax Auditor
$3,817.00 - $6,207.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) makes life better for Californians by fairly and efficiently collecting the revenue that supports our essential public services, with CDTFA administered programs accounting for over 25 percent of all state revenue. Tax programs administered by the CDTFA are concentrated in two general areas – sales and use tax, and special taxes and fees. CDTFA offers employees reliable income, stable benefits, work-life balance, paid holidays, advancement opportunities, and the personal fulfillment of knowing that your work is personally impacting the lives of others.


California not only needs you, it wants you as part of the growing workforce. New employees, new ideas, and new creative perspectives are needed in all area at CDTFA. We offer jobs that align with your ambitions and provide a reliable income, stable benefits, work-life balance, advancement opportunities, and the personal fulfillment of knowing that your work is impacting the lives of others. CDTFA values its staff and is dedicated to employee career development. Our agency supports the development of staff by offering training to flourish in their position and programs to promote and explore upward mobility.


CDTFA has many offices throughtout the state of California


To take a look at CDTFA as a destination employer please click the link (

Department Website:

Special Requirements

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information about E-Verify, please go to

The position(s) require(s) the incumbent(s) to be fingerprinted and a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.


Interested candidates must meet educational requirements. 

Position may require overnight travel for up to five consecutive nights to meet training requirements.

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: 10/16/2020

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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:

CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Attn: Certification Section JC-215125
Human Resources Bureau
450 N Street, MIC: 00
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Certification Section JC-215125
Human Resources Bureau
450 N Street, MIC: 00
Sacramento, CA 95814
Monday - Friday
08:00 AM - 04:00 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your STD. 678 in order to be considered for this position. Please see the Statement of Qualifications section for additional information.
  • Supplemental Application - Click on the following link to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire-

    *You must upload/print the confirmation pa
    ge and submit it with your application materials to confirm that you have viewed and completed this Supplemental Questionnaire. 
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.


Working for the State offers great opportunities, generous benefits, and career development.


Some locations may offer:

  • Free parking
  • Nearby third-party parking
  • Convenient to public transportation
  • Multiple eateries
  • Major freeway access

CPA Competency Bonus – Total of $3,600 ($4,800 for excluded employees) paid incrementally over time. Must pass CPA exam, meet Bargaining Unit 1 requirements, and be appointed to a permanent full-time position.

CDTFA appreciates and proudly celebrates diversity with an emphasis of an inclusive atmosphere in all levels of the organization. CTDFA is a participant in The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) Capitol Cohort to advance racial equality and advance opportunities for all in California. Employees of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, gender orientations and personal experiences are welcomed to contribute to the success of CDTFA.

The CDTFA was presented with the Large State Employer of the Year Award for 2018 from The Association of California State Employees with Disabilities (ACSED); showcasing CDTFA’s support of employment, promotion, and fair treatment of persons with disabilities.

CDTFA values its staff and is dedicated to employee career development. Our agency supports the development of staff by offering training to flourish in their position and programs to promote and explore upward mobility.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Isaac Obando
(916) 309-0146

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 Contact
(916) 322-7639
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.

Statement of Qualification

Applicants must include a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this position. The SOQ is a narrative discussion prepared by the applicant describing how the applicant’s skills, knowledge, abilities, education, training, and experience, qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ must be no more than two pages. The CDTFA will not consider applicants who fail to provide an SOQ with their application. 

  • The SOQ must be no more than 2 pages in length.

Additional Instructions for Applicants

Using the online application system as specified in the announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel delivery or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement.

Paper applications must include a signature. Dates printed on envelopes by mobile barcodes or equivalent mobile print technology are not acceptable proof of the date the application and any other required documents or materials were filed.

A completed state application (STD. 678) and any documents list under “Required Application Documents” must be submitted with your application package. Applicants who are relying on additional documentation (e.g. transcripts, copy of degrees, certifications, licenses, etc.) in order to prove that they meet the minimum qualifications listed in the Classification Specification (located on the right under “Additional Documentation) must submit those documents with their application package. Failure to submit these documents may result in your application being disqualified.

Applicants must state their basis of eligibility (List Eligibility, Lateral Transfer, Reinstatement, T&D, or Surplus/SROA), and the Job Control (JC) number and/or position number in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s), For Which You Are Applying” section on the STD. 678. Surplus/SROA candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth, etc.) as well as any information regarding your LEAP eligibility and/or exam scores from your documents prior to submission.

If applying electronically, please note that CalCareers no longer allows applicants to withdraw their applications. If you need assistance to withdraw your application, please contact the Certification Section at

For all other questions regarding your CalCareer account, please contact CalHR’s CalCareers Unit at (866) 844-8671 or

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.