Port of Oakland - Oakland, CA

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HOW TO APPLY SALARY $6,170 - $7,643/Month

*FOR PORT APPLICATION MATERIALS: You may obtain a copy of the complete job announcement and employment application via the Internet at by clicking on "Job Center." Alternatively, you may call our Job Hotline at (510) 627-1142.
Faxed, emailed or postmarked job applications will not be accepted. Applications received after the final filing date (5/3/13) will not be given further consideration.*

Port Associate Auditor

Under general supervision, the incumbent assists with and performs a variety of internal and external revenue audits of Port departments, contractors and commercial tenants. Duties include the application of professional accounting and auditing theory, techniques and procedures. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists in and performs audit work assignments, reviewing, analyzing and verifying the accuracy and completeness of accounting and financial records against contracts, agreements and other Port guidelines and documents.
  • Performs revenue and compliance audits of Port tenants to ensure that revenues reported are in compliance with the Port's tariff and lease agreements.
  • Assists in determining scope of audit and audit risk assessment.
  • Conducts field, departmental, and internal audits and verifications and audits organizations having contractual agreements with the Port.
  • Reviews and analyzes departmental accounting and record keeping practices and procedures and recommends improved operating procedures and methods of internal control.
  • Reviews contractor, tenant and vendor claims for accuracy and conformance to agreed upon terms or contract language.
  • Prepares lists of findings and recommendations for improvement of operational procedures and internal controls.
  • Prepares working papers showing the results of the audit examination.
  • Reports findings on the results of assigned audit segments and makes recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory con¬ditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost or revenue increases.
  • Performs account analyses.
  • Assists in preparing audit programs and draft of audit report.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical combination would include the following:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field.

Experience: Two years professional auditing experience, preferably in a governmental or public agency setting.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Licenses: Incumbents in this job may be expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to assignments and hours worked, public transportation may not be an efficient method for traveling to required locations. Individuals appointed are required to maintain a valid California Driver’s License while employed and demonstrate the ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

Additional Requirements: The Port of Oakland requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), prior to being considered for this position. This status must be maintained for employment at the Port.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of principles and practices of general, fund and governmental accounting, including procedures, systems, financial statements and methods of reporting; principles, practices, theories and techniques of auditing, including internal controls, quality assurance, and financial reporting, and Governmental Auditing Standards (Yellow Book); Principles and practices of business computer applications, including audit controls, terminology and input/output concepts; legal and procedural guidelines for accounting and financial transactions and record keeping and interpretations of contract provisions and agreements; TeamMate and ACL audit software.

Ability to prepare clear, concise and complete statistical and financial reports and other correspondence; evaluate financial statements, accounts and reports to ensure accurate reconciliation of data; apply recognized auditing quality assurance standards to each auditing project; review reports, contracts and financial records for accuracy, clarity, completeness and compliance with legal and procedural guidelines; exercise sound independent judgment when recommending more efficient methods, systems and reporting formats; interpret contract and agreement terms, provisions and conditions; perform comparative analyses of financial data and reports and arrive at logical conclusions and recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; prepare clear and concise written and verbal presentation of complex information.


Stage I: Application and Current Résumé Evaluation (Pass/Fail) – The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application and current résumé review (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a résumé will be deemed incomplete and not given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage of the selection process. Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) – The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs. Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would asses the KSAs. The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.

Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.


Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA): In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process should so indicate in questions 4 and 5 at the bottom of the Voluntary Questionnaire on the application form or notify us within five days after the final filing date for the examination 5/3/13. Otherwise, it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the examination process. For further information regarding ADA test accommodations, please call (510) 627-1516 or TDD/TTY 711. For further information concerning ADA in general, please call (510) 627-1417, TDD/TTY 711.


To be determined

Gishela Portugal (510) 627-1151
Opens: April 8, 2013
Closes: May 3, 2013

The Port of Oakland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the...