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Salary: $5,573.00 - $7,113.00
Posted: 08/03/2012

Job Description:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** As required by the department's rules of conduct, all employees of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) must be in compliance with the California revenue and taxation code. During the background investigation portion of the hiring process, FTB will review return information to verify California state income tax compliance. Any failure to comply with the California revenue and taxation code may prevent you from being hired at FTB. You must verify your filing status by calling 1-800-852-5711 to resolve any potential tax compliance issues, prior to submitting your application and seeking employment with FTB. All applicants not currently employed with the Franchise Tax Board will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice to disclose criminal records. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing or speech impairments, call TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929.

Under the general direction of the Business Entities Section Assistant Manager, the incumbent serves as the technical resource specialist in the area of tax exempt organizations. As such, the incumbent provides technical support to the Exempt Unit, Legal Division, Legislative Bureau, Public Affairs, Taxpayers' Advocate Office, Audit Staff, and occasionally the Executive Officer. The incumbent is a key participant in technical teams and assists in formulating department policy. The incumbent performs the review functions and handles the most complex exempt cases. The incumbent is the primary technical resource in directing field audits. The incumbent develops and/or presents training to the staff as well as fulfills speaking engagements to outside groups.


  • Strong technical knowledge of California and federal tax laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to corporations and pass through entities.
  • Ability to creatively develop alternatives and recommend innovative solutions using strong analytical and research skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with audit staff on cases that cross program lines, foster communication and cooperation between program staff, ensure that both corporation and pass through issues are resolved timely and accurately, and support the collaboration efforts of the various audit programs.
  • Strong knowledge of FTB Audit policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with audit staff and team members.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well independently or in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to convey legislative or technical tax information in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to prepare, review or present technical tax issues, training and procedures.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced environment where priorities frequently change.

Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.

Interested applicants must submit a package containing ALL of the following items:

  • Standard state application (std 678)
  • Resume
  • Three professional references (name, title, and phone number)
  • Supplemental Application

In order to be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be one page, using 12-point font, 1-inch standard margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner. Respond to the following supplemental statement:

  • Describe your experience with any three of the items listed in the 'Desirable Experience/Qualifications' section above.

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE POSITION NUMBER AND CONTACT PERSON’S NAME IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. Candidates who submit incomplete packages will be eliminated from the selection process. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST ROUTE TO: John Wynne at M/S F-120. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Program Specialist II 564 - 760 - 4365 - 001
Location County
Business Entities Section SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
John Wynne
(916) 845-5561

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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