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  • 501869
  • Full-time


Since its inception in 1912, the Arizona State Land Department has been entrusted with managing approximately 9.2 million acres of Trust lands scattered throughout Arizona. The Common Schools (K-12) are the largest beneficiary owning approximately 87% of the land and receiving close to 90% of Land Trust revenues. Through the application of sound stewardship, conservation, and effective business management principles, the Land Department is able to succeed in its mission of responsibly managing the assets of a multi-generational perpetual Trust in alignment with the interests of the beneficiaries and Arizona’s future. Are you ready join us in our mission? Please apply today!

For general information about the Land Department please visit our website: www.azland.gov

1616 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007



Posting Details:

Salary: Hourly Salary Range $20.00 - $24.00 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: Open Until Business Needs Are Met


Job Summary:

Under the guidance and direction of the Audit-Compliance Section Manager, the Auditor 2 will assist in auditing Leases, Special Land Use Permits, Certificates of Insurance, Rent Revenue, and Gross Receipts for all Sections within the Arizona State Land Department. The Auditor 2 determines compliance with established Leases, Special land use permits, and certificates of insurance. The incumbent understands State and agency laws, regulations, policies and procedures and analyzes results and recommends action(s) to be taken with respect to the auditee. The incumbent must have the ability to interpret lease language and communicate verbally and in writing and be willing to work independently and in a team environment.

Job Duties:

• Reviews certificates of Insurance, reconciles and examines financial records of State Land Department leases, permits and certificates of Insurance, determines compliance with rent and other terms of the Instruments.
• Reads and Interprets leases, certificates of insurance, special land use permits, and identifies compliance issues.
• Resolves problems and questions presented by lessees, permittees, and certificates of insurance within scope of audit responsibilities.
• Compiles detailed data, develops and writes investigative reports using Excel and Word. Include recommendations covering all aspects of examinations of accounts and records of lessees; permits and certificates of insurance.
• Reads and interprets state and local laws, rules and regulations, and agency policy and procedures.
• Applies the principles, theories, and concepts of the Arizona Management System; actively participating in daily group huddles and huddle board updates; continually identifying areas for process and quality improvement; adhering to established standard work and procedures.
• Other duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Intermediate Knowledge of the Principles of auditing and accounting;
• Knowledge of State laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to the disposition of State Trust Land;
• General knowledge of Real Estate terms, concepts and practices.

Skills In:
• Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Intermediate skill in Salesforce, Oasis.
• Skill in Understanding and interpreting lease language as it pertains to revenue and insurance.

Ability To:
• Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written communications;
• Ability to listen effectively;
• Ability to build effective working relationships with a variety of customers, government officials, coworkers, etc.;
• Ability to multi-task;
• Ability to accurately analyze and interpret financial data;
• Ability to prioritize duties to meet specified deadlines;
• Ability to work independently; to plan, analyze, coordinate activities and establish priorities; to develop effective operating procedures;
• Ability to utilize various software programs;
• Ability to research and resolve complex problems;
• Ability to apply Department policies, procedures and the Personnel Rules;
• Ability to effectively manage time, and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and quickly recognize confidential matters, responding appropriately.;
• Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

A cover letter is required for this position in addition to a complete resume at the time of application. The cover letter should concisely highlight experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the job posting. The cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Selective Preference(s):

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting (payables and receivables.) A minimum of 3 years’ experience performing account reconciliations. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a commercial real estate environment. An associate degree In Accounting or a related discipline.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Prior to or following interviewing, candidates may be subject to a pre-employment skills assessment.
• The posted position requires possession of, and ability to retain, a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete required driver training. (refer to Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


● Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
● ASRS is a mandatory condition of employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria as defined in statute.
● Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment
● The current contribution rate is 12.41%

Contact Us:

If you have trouble applying for this position, please email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting AZSLD Human Resources at 602-542-2629. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.