Job Posting: Auditor I

Department of Industrial Relations

Auditor I

$3,377.00 - $4,442.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Deputy Labor Commissioner Ill, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Bureau of Field Enforcement Unit (BOFE):

Conducts audits to verify and determine correct wages and payroll in accordance with applicable California Labor Codes and Industrial Welfare Commission Orders. Audits involve gathering, examining and reviewing of employers' time and payroll records in an effort to uncover and prove wage theft; computing total hours worked; extracting payroll data; and, reconstructing incomplete and/or missing records to establish facts regarding hours worked and payments made. Computes unpaid wages such as minimum wage, overtime, commissions, and bonuses, and non-wages such as uniforms, mileage, tips, tools, and illegal deductions.

Conducts the more difficult and comprehensive reviews and audits in an effort to uncover and prove wage theft. Develop audit plans and execute the audits according to the approved plan. Monitor audit schedule and scope. Review audits for compliance and accuracy. Complete and submit audit reports. Calculate and prepare reports, audit findings, and recommendations which are submitted to the Deputy Labor Commissioner III with audit development and all supporting information.

May accompany deputies into the field to conduct audits, review and analyze employer's time and payroll records, and document all needed information. Conducts interviews with employers, employees, their representatives, and others involved in the payroll process. Prepare accurate audit reports and related recommendations for audit assessments. May assist deputies in presenting the audit and testifying at hearings for the Division.

Conducts the more difficult and complex audits on cases involving criminal violation issues, and performs Public Information Duty (PID) and other duties as appropriately required. Assists in training new auditors.

Work is performed both in field and office settings. Frequent use of computer and related software applications at a workstation. Uses automated audit programs utilized by the Division's BOFE Unit.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Auditor I
$3,377.00 - $4,442.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This position is located in San Diego BOFE DLSE.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Electronic Submission of Applications preferred. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at The application must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.
Department Website:

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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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 Industrial Relations
Attn: Certification Unit
P.O. Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Certification Unit
P.O. Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142
455 Golden Gate Ave, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94102
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • 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.
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.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Certification Unit
(800) 564-0771

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:
DIR EEO Officer
(510) 285-3080
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

Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

Qualified candidates must have eligibility in State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, be currently in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification. Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.

If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks, you may assume the position has been filled by another applicant. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement.

Please note that the Exam and Certification Online System (ECOS) does not allow you to resubmit your application once you withdraw it. If you have any updates to your online application, please contact the Certification Unit at (800) 564-0771.

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