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Salary: $5,065.00 - $6,466.00
Posted: 02/08/2013

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 Data Processing Manager II in the Withhold at Source System (WASS) Testing Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for various complex system test assignments for the WASS. Under general supervision, acts as a project leader on complex information technology studies or systems, works on complex information technology systems problems, and serves as the advanced technical specialist performing complex analytical studies and activities on complex information technology systems, projects, and/or teleprocessing networks/systems. The incumbent will use various software tools to execute difficult test scenarios, use current testing methodologies to evaluate newly developed system enhancements. The incumbent is expected to work independently and to work cooperatively with requirements and development staff in order to fully evaluate application behaviors to resolve system-specific incidents. Work is performed within our Mission and Values framework and is geared toward the Bureau’s effectiveness and efficiency.


  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective interaction with business, technical and vendor staff.
  • Ability to function independently within a fast paced IT development team environment with changing priorities.
  • Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and design/publication software (Word, Excel, MS Project, Visio, Power Point, etc.)

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 Arial 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 question:

  • A WASS system tester requires the use of current testing methodologies. Describe a time you worked with a team of system testers to complete a testing assignment.
    • What role did you play?
    • What issues did you experience?
    • How did you handle concurrent assignments?
    • Did the team meet project deadlines? If so, what was your contribution to keeping on schedule?

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: Michelle Way at M/S L-271. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
System Tester 564 - 792 - 1312 - 002
Location County
Tax Systems & Applications Bureau WASS Testing Team 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
Michelle Way
(916) 845-3211

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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