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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  ASSOCIATE TAX RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,616.00
Posted: 02/11/2013

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Under the direction of the Administrator III, this position is responsible for analyzing California Personal Income Tax and Corporation Tax policy. Duties include gathering and analyzing data on the amount and distribution of tax paid under various policy alternatives. Duties may also include assisting in writing reports on tax policy issues as requested by other areas of the Franchise Tax Board or elected officials.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Knowledge of quantitative economic modeling techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of statistical package programming languages
  • Sound decision-making skills with the ability to think creatively and reason logically in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take the initiative and exercise tact and good judgment
  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • Knowledge of Income Tax Law
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets such as Excel
  • Experience preparing formal economic analyses

WHO MAY APPLY :
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. To apply for this job opportunity, you must first take the online Associate Governmental Program Analyst exam. The AGPA list is being used appropriately to fill this vacancy. 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION :
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:

  • Please describe any publication(s) that you have or working papers that will soon be published in professional economics journals.

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: Bernadette Daugherty at M/S A-351. 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
Associate Tax Research Specialist 564 - 516 - 5022 - 001
Location County
Economic & Statistical Research Bureau SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/20/2013 http://www.ftb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Bernadette Daugherty
(916) 845-3456


Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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