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Salary: $8,930.00 - $10,043.00
Posted: 01/23/2013

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.

The Assistant Chief Counsel is a key member of the Legal Division Management Team. Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the incumbent plans, organizes and directs the activites of Legal Division staff who: interpret laws, regulations and court decisions; handle taxpayer protests and appeals; represent the department before various state adminstrative bodies including the State Board of Equalization; act as a liason with the Office of the Attorney General in litigation; testify before legislative and congressional committees; draft and analyze legislative proposals and bills; promulgate regulations, render advice with respect to other adminstrative matters; and serve in an acting capacity for the Chief Counsel in the Chief Counsel's absence. Position is eligible for a 9.61% pay differential salary increase per pay period.

  • Membership in the California State Bar.
  • Please see the Assistant Chief Counsel classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand legal tax issues involving personal income tax, administration and procedure tax, general tax, business entity tax, potentially abusive tax avoidance transaction tax, other legal issues encountered in the administrative resolution of tax disputes, and other programs administered by FTB.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, personnel management skills and flexibility.
  • Clear understanding of FTB’s Missions and Values, tax and non-tax programs, policy direction and initiatives.
  • Skills to present and respond effectively to executive management, department program managers, elected or appointed officials and the business community.
  • A broad knowledge of the operations of the Legal Division and its support staff.
  • Knowledge of the FTB management and divisional structure, functions and programs.
  • Knowledge of current management trends, including customer service, business organization and operations, technology, resource development and budgeting.

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, all 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 margin and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Respond to the following supplemental statement:

  • Describe your work experience that qualifies you for this position, including experience specifically related to the Desirable Experience/Qualifications.

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. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Connie Aceves at M/S A390. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Assistant Chief Counsel 564 - 410 - 5871 - 001
Location County
Legal Division 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
Connie Aceves
(916) 845-4119

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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