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Salary: $3,106.00 - $4,903.00
Posted: 11/16/2012

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 close supervision of an Administrator I, the qualified candidate will perform technical analysis in the resolution of granting, denying, and revoking tax exemption to corporations, unincorporated associations, and trusts in accordance with the law. The candidate will perform audits of the exempt returns when necessary. The candidate will manage an inventory and conduct all aspects of a complete audit, which include an effective scope of examination, development of facts and evidence, closing audit work papers, audit report and correct technical conclusions.


  • Knowledge of Federal and State tax laws
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Sense of humor
  • 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 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. A training and development assignment (T & D) will also be considered. 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:
  • A completed standard state application (std 678)
  • Resume
  • Three professional references (name, title, and phone number)
  • Cover letter

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 HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: John Lindquist at M/S F-130. 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. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Tax Auditor 564 - 760 - 4362 - 002
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 Lindquist
(916) 845-7275

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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