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Salary: $5,065.00 - $6,466.00
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.

The Collections Systems Development Section (CSDS) provides a variety of services to support the Accounts Receivable Management Division’s collection and dependent systems as they relate to Personal Income Tax, Bank and Corporations, Enterprise Wide Bankruptcy System and Enterprise Wide Lien System. As a member of the Unix Development Team, the incumbent will be under general supervision and independently be responsible to design technical solutions to support business functions using business requirements, system requriements, and system specifications (analysis, design, coding, and unit testing) of incidents and enhancements to the collection systems. The incumbent will coordinate the activities of technical personnel on a multidisciplinary team and provide technical experise advice, and guidance to staff and customers.


  • Knowledge and experience in database management systems (Sybase, MS SQL, Oracle or DB2)
  • Knowledge and experience in using Visual Studio (C#), C/C++, COBOL, and SQL
  • Experience with the UNIX environment and Shell scripts
  • Experience with application development
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and service levels
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, use tact and good judgment
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

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:

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:

  • Describe your experience with application development.
    • What specific activities did you perform?
    • For whom did you perform the specific activities?

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: Raymond Poon at M/S A-211. 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
UNIX Developer, UNIX Development Team Unit 564 - 787 - 1581 - 002
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Location County
Compliance Systems Bureau - Collection Systems Development 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
Raymond Poon
(916) 845-4039

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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