Job Posting

Department of Justice



Final Filing Date: 10/18/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-82722
Position #(s):
$5,022.00 - $6,604.00
$3,377.00 - $4,442.00
$4,177.00 - $5,491.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Monday-Friday

Department Information

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

Job Description and Duties

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 Bureau 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. Assisting in conducting complex civil audits and investigations of the Civil Prosecutions Unit, including:
a. Obtaining and analyzing information, data, and evidence 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 SAS Enterprise Guide, SURS Prospector, Business Objects, Medi- Cal Management Information System, Lexis-Nexis and Microsoft Office Suite 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. Completing training on Penal Code 832, arrests, and search and seizures
b. Preparing affidavits in support of search warrants
c. Serving search warrants in accordance with Penal Code section 830.13
d. Participating in executions of search warrants

Special Requirements

  • A background check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the JC-82722 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.

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: 10/18/2017

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.

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 Justice
Attn: Erica Dennis
Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
2329 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833

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 required and must be included.
  • School Transcripts
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

Contact Information

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

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Erica Dennis
    (916) 621-1782
  • 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.

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
Use Your CalCareer Account

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Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)