Job Posting: Investigative Auditor IV Specialist

Department of Justice

Investigative Auditor IV Specialist

$6,209.00 - $8,162.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Interested in fighting healthcare fraud using your analytical and quantitative skills? Seeking to help recovery stolen funds from the Medi-Cal program and protect our elderly from financial abuse? The Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse is looking for talented investigative auditors with diverse investigative and data management skills and a commitment to detect and combat fraud and elder abuse – this is an opportunity for highly qualified applicants to not miss.


Investigative Auditors have limited peace officer authority to execute search warrants at financial institutions per Penal Code 830.13. During the course of their investigations, Investigative Auditors perform duties that include, but are not limited to the following:

• Investigate allegations of Medi-Cal fraud and financial elder abuse
• Utilize various law enforcement and government databases to gather intelligence data on pertinent subjects of the investigation
• Analyze financial documents, billing/claims data, perform bank account reconciliations to determine patterns of fraud and to calculate the amount of theft or loss to the Medi-Cal program
• Review Department of Health Care Services audits and investigation records
• Trace and locate hidden assets and/or monies

• Determine an entity’s corporate structure and conduct interviews of corporate staff
• Participate in health facility and nursing home inspections
• Review medical and business records to compile information on the victim and subjects of an investigation.
• Interview victims, witnesses, experts and interrogate suspects and performing any and all field work needed for the investigation
• Document all investigative findings in Reports of Investigations and prepare declarations in support of search and arrest warrants
• Gather intelligence to prepare OPS plans

• Service of bank search warrants and participate in the execution of search warrants of physical locations
• Compile evidence as prescribed by law to substantiate allegations of fraud and abuse and prepare filing packages to submit to the Deputy Attorney General
• Confer with assigned Deputy Attorney General for vertical prosecution and preparation for court
• Testify in court as the primary investigator on an assigned case or as an expert witness (Prop 115 Certified)
• Work on joint investigations with our allied law enforcement agencies

Utilizing computerized audit techniques with tools including: Lexi-Nexis, Accurint, Microsoft Office Suite, Bank Scan.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Investigative Auditor IV Specialist
$6,209.00 - $8,162.00
$5,934.00 - $7,803.00
$4,936.00 - $6,489.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • Please note: this until-filled posting will close on Thursday, 8/19/2021.

  •  This position is located in the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Criminal Prosecutions Unit, San Diego.

  • This position is being re-advertised. If you previously applied for this job control, you do not need to reapply.  

  • 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

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position requires incumbent pass a Modified Background Investigation prior to being hired.
  • Must be comfortable working around and with staff which carry firearms
  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Complete and pass Penal Code 832, arrests, search and seizures training during probationary period.
  • Clearly indicate the JC-222349 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.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. Unofficial school transcripts may be accepted during the application process; however, submission of official transcripts or your diploma is required prior to appointment. 

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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: Meghan Zapata (JC-222349)
Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
2329 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Meghan Zapata (JC-222349)
Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
2329 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
08:00 AM - 04:30 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.
  • 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 not less than 11-point font.

  • Other - School Transcripts
  • 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:
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:

1. Technical Qualifications:
a. Experience in conducting complex financial and forensic audits and investigations, in researching and interpreting complex rules and regulations, in reviewing and analyzing accounting records and financial institution records, performing statistical analysis for large volumes of data, and in testifying in court or administrative hearings
b. Proficiency in generating work product and/or spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Suite and SAS tools
c. Ability to write and produce concise, professional documents and reports, and to express facts and conclusions precisely and clearly
d. Successful completion of college-level courses in elementary and intermediate accounting, auditing, and cost accounting, as well as statistics

2. Additional Desired Attributes:
a. Ability to work under limited supervision on multiple assignments within a team environment
b. Proactive in identification and successful resolution of issues
c. Regularly exercises the highest degree of professional judgment, integrity and maturity d. Ability to work flexible, possibly extended hours and to travel, as needed


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Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Meghan Zapata
(916) 621-1781

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 -

Additional Information on Application Filing:

Please note, if using the United States 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.

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.