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Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,897.00
Posted: 01/22/2013

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 Administrator II, Tax Forms Development & Distribution unit, the incumbents will develop and update the department’s tax forms, schedules, instructions, booklets, and publications used to file tax returns. You analyze state and federal tax legislation, regulations, court decisions, and related tax issues to determine impacts to the tax forms. You interpret and explain these impacts in terms that are clear and understandable. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the tax forms and instructions meet their needs. You also work with departmental reviewers and on special projects related to major tax form changes. In addition, you provide support for developing tax forms products in alternative formats including web-based forms and e-file applications.


  • Audit or related experience working with a variety of complex tax issues.
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative process to evaluate legislative proposals.
  • Familiarity and experience working with tax forms, schedules, and publications.
  • Broad knowledge of the department's programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in preparing income tax returns.
  • Enjoys working both independently and cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to a changing environment and changing priorities.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.

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:

In order to be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be no more than two type-written pages in length, using 12-point font, 1-inch standard margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Respond to the following supplemental statement:

  • The Tax Form Analyst’s responsibility is to perform technical law analysis of complex and sensititve issues for the purpose of developing tax forms and instructions taking into consideration deparmental needs and taxpayers’ filing impacts. Provide an example of your technical experience that demonstrates your knowledge in evaluating legislation for program areas throughout the department.
  • When answering the supplemental statement, also include the following:
    • Employer(s) name
    • Your position/title(s)
    • How long you held the position(s)
    • A supervisor’s name(s) who can verify the information

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: Leander Jones, Jr. at M/S F-284. 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 Forms Analyst 564 - 723 - 4361 - 001
Location County
Tax Forms Development & Distribution 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
Leander Jones, Jr.
(916) 845-4631

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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