Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Division Chief, Auditor

Recruitment #19-0160-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.



The Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency is offering an exciting opportunity as a Division Chief. The Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency is a general government agency which provides direct services to County residents as well as administrative and operational support to County departments. The department has approximately 200 full-time employees and an estimated budget of $29.5 million. The Agency develops and maintains the County’s accounting, payroll, audit, tax analysis, budget and grants, contract compliance and cost plan systems and procedures. The Central Collections Department collects receivables mandated by State and federal laws and regulations. The Office of the Clerk-Recorder provides for the recording of all recordable documents and maps, collection and distribution of fees and taxes from recording documents and maintenance of the vital statistics register.

For more information about the Alameda County Auditor-Controller Agency, please visit the departmental website.


Under administrative direction, the Division Chief, Auditor, will organize and direct the programs and activities of a division of the Auditor Agency; and to do related work as required.


Either I

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units). Concentration in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field is desired.


The equivalent of three years of full-time experience as a Principal Auditor, Financial Officer, or in an equivalent or higher level classification; or four years as a Senior Supervising Auditor, or in an equivalent or higher level classification in the Alameda County Service classified service (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts), preferably with responsibility for supervision of professional level accounting, auditing, collections, or recording staff.     


The equivalent of five years full time experience in a professional accounting, auditing, or administrative position. At least three years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.     


The equivalent of nine years increasingly responsible full-time managerial experience in an administrative, auditing, accounting, collections, recording and/or fiscal capacity. At least three years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.     


Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and relevant experience as described above in patterns I, or II. At least three years of the required experience must include supervising the work of others.

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university or a California issued CPA license (Certified Public Accountant) may be substituted for two (2) years of the work experience in pattern I, or II.    

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  

Special Requirement:
Employees may be required to provide own means of transportation to and from work assignments.     

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination. 


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:
  • General and governmental accounting principles and practices; generally accepted auditing standards, including governmental auditing; GASB pronouncements. 
  • Applicable state, federal and local government laws and regulations influencing County financial, collections, public arts program or recording operations. 
  • Principles and practices of project management, systems analysis and public administration. 
  • Management principles, including strategic work planning, employee supervision and resource allocation.  
  • Principles and practices of arts administration, planning, management and evaluation. 
  • Contract negotiation and administration. 
  • Principles and practices of grants management. 
  • Community resources, networking and coalition building. 
  • Effective public speaking and presentation.

Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply general governmental accounting principles and practices, as well as GASB pronouncements. 
  • Utilize generally accepted auditing standards, including governmental auditing. 
  • Plan, organize and direct a complex financial, collections, public arts, property tax or recording systems, operations and programs. 
  • Plan strategically, establish guidelines and set priorities.  
  • Interpret and apply legal and administrative concepts to governmental finance, auditing, collections or recording systems. 
  • Analyze data and situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. 
  • Use computer applications related to work. 
  • Organize and supervise the training and work of professional, technical, and clerical staff. 
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 
  • Prepare comprehensive and highly complex financial or audit reports and related written communications. 
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.  
  • Prepare presentations, and speak and present to large or small groups. 
  • Successfully develop, control, and monitor departmental budget and expenditures. 
  • Manage large-scale public art projects. 
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator’s Office, artists, community representatives, and department heads.  
  • Work effectively with diverse communities. 
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.



1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2) A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process.

3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100 % of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


Deadline for Filing:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Monday, April 29, 2019

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:

Monday, May 6, 2019

Oral Interviews:

       Week of May 13, 2019

*If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs


JKQ 11/96
Revised 6/97 JKQ:cla
co:updated 4/17/00
CSC Date: 6/25/97
SG:cs Revised 8/17/10
CSC Date: 9/8/10
AM:kl Revised 9/19/18
CSC Date: 10/10/18


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Anna Montoya

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer