Consumer Law Section Investigative Auditor IV (Specialist)

  • San Diego, California
  • Oct 06, 2022
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Legal Services
  • Salary: $6,364.00 - $8,366.00 per Month USD

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

The Consumer Law Section prosecutes civil and criminal cases to enforce state laws that prohibit unfair or unlawful business practices, false advertising, financial fraud, grand theft, and related unlawful activity. The section also oversees several statutory registration programs including the Seller of Travel Program. The successful candidate plays a vital role in fulfilling the section’s law enforcement and registration mandates and, as such, should demonstrate the ability to do the following:

• Independently and as part of a litigation or investigative team conduct complex audits of business and trust accounts including the establishment of the sources of income and disposition of that income;

• Examine and analyze complex financial records and related computerized business and accounting records, public records, law enforcement reports, and other records to determine the source of application of funds;

• Reconstruct complex financial records, correlate new information with existing information, prepare detailed audit reports when requested, and make appropriate recommendations related to civil and criminal investigations;

• Review documents and records independently or as part of a team;

• Testify at various court proceedings and at depositions both as a percipient and expert witness;

• Conduct interviews of suspects and financial institution employees;

• Assist law enforcement personnel in writing subpoenas and search and seizure warrants;

• Make appropriate recommendations related to civil and criminal investigations and restitution programs;

•Recommend corrective action to enforce compliance with the law; and

• When necessary and with approval of the section, assist federal and local law enforcement agencies.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Consumer Law Section Investigative Auditor IV (Specialist)


$6,364.00 - $8,366.00

Shall Consider:


$6,082.00 - $7,998.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

San Diego County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


PRD - Belen Eszlinger

Work Shift:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Work Week:

Monday - Friday

Department Information

• This position is located in the Division of Public Rights, Consumer Law Section.

• This position may be filled in either Los Angeles (JC-304580), Oakland (JC-304524), San Francisco (JC-304559) or San Diego (JC-304580). Please clearly indicate your preferred city in the Explanations section of your state application. If you are interested in applying for multiple cities, please submit only one application package and indicate each JC number.

• The hiring unit has established the following cut-off dates for this job control: every other Friday. Applications will be reviewed according to the date of submission. If your application is submitted after the most recent cut-off date, it will be applied to the next review period.

• 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 fingerprint check will be required for those hired from outside of the Department of Justice.

• Successful completion of a POST certified PC 832 Arrest, Search and Seizure course is required after appointment.

• Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located at the bottom of page one on your state application. LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed on the application.

• The JC number must be clearly stated in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your state application.

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: Belen Eszlinger - San Diego (JC-304589)

1300 I Street, 10th Floor

Sacramento , CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice

Belen Eszlinger - San Diego (JC-304589)

1300 I Street, 10th Floor

Sacramento , CA 95814

08:00 AM - 05:00 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.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other - A writing sample is required.
  • Other -
    Click on the following link to complete the optional 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:

Relevant auditing experience; ability to organize and manage multiple priorities/projects; work independently and take initiative; analyze data and make recommendations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others. Position requires working knowledge of Windows-based spreadsheets and data bases such as Excel and Access, plus Microsoft Word.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Celine Sarapuddin
(213) 269-6382

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

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.

Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

Job Address

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