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ABOLISHED 06/19/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-09 - Investigative Auditor, Alcoholic Beverage Control (4286)

ABOLISHED 06/19/2014 PER PAY LETTER 14-09 - Investigative Auditor, Alcoholic Beverage Control

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: JE30
  • Class Code: 4286
  • Established: 07/11/1968
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to plan and conduct complex investigations and financial audits of organizations known or suspected to have violated the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans and conducts comprehensive and complex investigations of violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act; audits books, records, and operations of large organizations and corporations engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages; interviews employees and representatives of companies and takes depositions and statements from witnesses and others; determines appropriateness of financial audits and investigations; makes recommendations regarding the filing of accusations; gathers, assembles, preserves, and reports facts and evidence concerning violations; assists the legal staff in the preparation of disciplinary cases; gives advice to the legal staff on technical accounting matters; cooperates with Federal, State, and local public agencies; supervises, instructs, and guides investigators assigned to assist in investigations; prepares reports relating to investigations and financial audits.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) investigative experience which must have included extensive investigation of the financial operations of corporations and large organizations for criminal violations of law comparable to that performed by an Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States Department of Justice. and Education: Either


1. Equivalent to graduation from college with specialization in accounting. or


2. Completion of either:


(a) A prescribed professional accounting curriculum given by a residence or correspondence school of accounting, including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and business law. or


(b) The equivalent of 16 semester hours of professional accounting courses given by a collegiate-grade residence institution, including courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and three semester hours of business law.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Criminal and civil investigative techniques and procedures; accounting and auditing principles and procedures; methods used in business practices such as those involving illegal rebates and discounts, free goods, tied house provisions, and hidden ownerships; laws of arrest; rules of evidence; collection and preservation of evidence; administrative law and court procedures; personnel supervision.


Ability to: Analyze situations accurately, apply specialized knowledge, and adopt an effective course of action; gather, preserve, analyze, evaluate, and present facts and evidence and make recommendations; supervise others; maintain cooperative relations with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and others contacted during the course of work; prepare reports; speak and write effectively.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to travel and to work irregular hours and overtime in various locations throughout the State; tact, reliability, physical agility, keenness of observation, and good memory for faces, places, and incidents.

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid California drivers license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  Updated: 10/10/2017
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