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  • 514969
  • Full-time


TEAM – “Together Everyone Achieves More”
The Department of Real Estate regulates the sale of subdivisions, unsubdivided lands, timeshares, condominiums, membership campgrounds, and cemeteries. It approves and monitors pre-licensing instruction, testing and continuing education courses. The Department also oversees the activities of licensees, investigates complaints against licensees and land developers, and participates in administrative hearings pertaining to their conduct.



***The selected employee should be comfortable working in an office environment***

Job Location:

100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 201

Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Posting Details:

Annual Salary Range: $45,000 - $49,000 

Grade: 19

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

Works under minimal supervision. Performs comprehensive field audits involving the review analysis, the reconciliation of banking and financial statements, sales contracts, leases, and property management agreements, business processes and procedures, and applying Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona Administrative Code to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, with a heavy emphasis on reconciliation, auditing and accounting requirements of Property Management Trust Accounts.

Work in non-routine situations and have a high level of interpersonal diplomacy. Compose correspondence requiring considerable discretion and involving sound judgment, replying to inquiries, presenting or requesting information. Writing analytical reports of audit findings; obtain agreement on corrective actions required of auditee, based on professional opinions, law, observation, and investigation upon which action by the Commissioner or the Attorney General may be based. May testify at administrative hearings to present facts and evidence obtained during the audit process. Performs related work as required. Acts as a lead auditor as required.

Job Duties:

• Prepare comprehensive summary reports with appropriate narrative and documentation to support findings of fact and recommendations for corrective action, referral for disciplinary action through an administrative hearing, referral for criminal prosecution to the Attorney General's Office and/or closure of the case file

• Interface with other governmental/investigative agencies and potentially testify at administrative hearings and/or in court of law as a witness for the Department as needed

• Perform comprehensive audits of financial, operational and transactional records of brokerages to verify compliance with the Arizona real estate statutes and rules. Audits may be conducted on-site or electronically from the office

• Inspect, examine and analyze, including comprehensive research on complex real estate documents and financial statements/accounts

• Apply accounting and auditing techniques in the conduct of a comprehensive brokerage audit

• Assist walk-in constituents and respond to incoming e-mails and telephone calls

• Conduct interviews in person, video/remote, or by telephone

• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Knowledge of Arizona Title 32 (Real Estate) Statutes; Arizona Title 13 (Criminal) Statutes; Real Estate Commissioner's Rules; other state and federal laws pertinent to real estate

• Knowledge of computerized software products and application, including as they are applied in auditing and accounting processes and investigations, case management, data source exploration, Internet access, digital photography, etc

• Knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), as well as, practices of auditing and accounting

• Knowledge and proven experience in audit interviewing and investigative techniques

• Experience in applying/interpreting auditing and accounting techniques

• General knowledge of legal terminology and court proceedings

• Proven extensive knowledge of auditing/accounting

• Knowledge of Real Estate practices and documents

• Time and project/case management principles

Skill in:

• Strong written and oral communication skills, including proven experience in detailed report writing and proper grammar

• Skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. to prepare and produce qualitative reports

• Researching, analyzing and interpreting state laws as they pertain to real estate

• Skill in using the internet as an investigative/auditing tool

• Auditing and accounting methods and techniques

• Skill in testifying in Administrative Hearings

• Skill in interpersonal communication

• Skill in analytical decision making

Ability to:

• Perform job duties effectively and effectively in a telework, in office, in field, video/remote, or hybrid (rotating schedule in office and telework) environment

• Ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks to complete job functions expeditiously

• Ability to manage sizeable caseload and meet predetermined measurable goals and objectives

• Ability to exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential and sensitive information

• Ability and proven experience in recognizing fraud red flags

• Analyze data and draw conclusions

• Ability to work within deadlines

Selective Preference(s):

• 2-3 years of experience as an Auditor in a financial, accounting, or regulatory setting or a Bachelor's degree with emphasis in accounting or 3-5 years equivalent experience in a professional business environment with an emphasis on auditing and accounting

• Arizona Real Estate Brokers License – willingness to place license in an inactive status

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

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)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at staffing@azdoa.gov for assistance


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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.