Job Posting: Investigative Auditor IV Specialist

Department of Justice

Investigative Auditor IV Specialist

$5,939.00 - $7,807.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

***Please note that if you applied for this position under JC-212673, you DO NOT need to re-apply. Applications from JC-212673 will be considered along with applications from this posting.***

Interested in fighting healthcare fraud using your analytical and quantitative skills? Seeking to help recovery stolen funds and protect the Medi-Cal Program against false claims submitted for payment to the State of California? The Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse is looking for talented auditors with superlative data-management and investigative skills and a commitment to detecting and combating fraud – this is an opportunity highly qualified applicants should not miss.

1. Conducts complex civil audits and investigations of the Civil Prosecutions Unit, including:
a. Obtaining and analyzing information from Medi-Cal claims database(s), and other evidence obtained from a variety of sources associated with cases and complaints of alleged Medi-Cal provider fraud
b. Identifying, gathering, and maintaining voluminous data relevant to such allegations
c. Estimating and calculating monetary losses to the Medi-Cal program, including determining the reasonableness of audit findings and evaluating such results through comparative analysis and independent third-party verification
d. Conducting interviews, performing any and all field work needed for the audit or investigation, compiling and evaluating competent evidentiary material, developing audit findings, preparing detailed reports of investigation and schedules of findings that result from investigative activities and records examinations
e. Participating in meetings, depositions, and interviews with qui tam relators, investigative, legal, and managerial staff, as well as private law firms and various governmental agencies
f. Developing forensic investigative strategies and identifying resources necessary to perform various audit and investigative assignments
g. Collaborating with teams of attorneys, paralegals, support staff, investigators, agents and auditors, and other analysts both within and beyond the Bureau

2. Utilizing computerized audit techniques with tools including: MIS/DSS claims database, SURS Prospector, Business Objects, Medi-Cal Management Information System, Lexis-Nexis, Microsoft Office Suite, SAS Enteprise Guide to develop programs and other information for sampling, cost evaluations, determining patterns, and trend analysis

3. Assisting in preparation (including drafting) and service of subpoenas, as well as in preparation of discovery requests and discovery responses

4. Assisting in preparation of matters set for hearing, settlement, and trial, including testifying in civil hearings, depositions, and trials both in person and by affidavit

5. Assisting in criminal matters, as needed, including:
a. Preparing affidavits in support of search warrants
b. Serving search warrants in accordance with Penal Code section 830.13
c. Participating in executions of search warrants

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Investigative Auditor IV Specialist
$5,939.00 - $7,807.00
$5,676.00 - $7,463.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

Please note: this until-filled posting will close on July 26, 2021.

  • This position is located in the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Civil Prosecutions Unit, Sacramento.
  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below, as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for this position.
  • 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 incumbants pass a Modified Background Investigation prior to being hired.
  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Complete and pass Penal Code 832, arrests, search and seizures training during probationary period.
  • Clearly indicate the JC-241779 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 eligiblity 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-241779)
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-241779)
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.
  • 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 not less than 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:
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 analyses for large volumes of data, and in testifying in court or administrative hearings
b. Proficiency in generating work product and/or spreadsheets using Excel 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 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 (PLP):

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 Application Filing Information:

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.

Additional Job Related Information

This position is being re-advertised. If you previously applied for JC-212673, you do not need to re-appy.

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.