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Salary: $5,571.00 - $7,109.00
Posted: 03/26/2013

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.

FTB collects ($60 Billion/ annually) the most revenue for the state of California and has a strong track record with Information Technology. The INC system is a complex, distributed client-server application used by FTB staff to identify and contact taxpayers who have failed to file a California tax return. Under general supervision, you will work independently as a technical specialist on complex components of the INC application, which includes but is not limited to web services, EJB’s, SWING GUI, object oriented design principles and multiple interfaces with other departmental systems. You may also work on departmental teams representing the INC Development team and on occasion act as project leader. Ocassionally, you will be required to make oral and written presentations to both staff and/or management (ex. Code Design Walk Throughs).


  • At least 3 years of experience developing, maintaining and enhancing complex Java Applications
  • At least 1 year of experience developing, maintaining, and enhancing complex J2EE/Java EE applications
  • Experience with one or more Java application servers (examples: WebLogic, WebSphere, GlassFish, etc.
  • Experience with IDEs such as Eclipse, IBM WebSphere Studio, RAD, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of relational databases (e.g., EB2, Oracle, SWL server) including the ability to write complex SQL queries
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment while demonstrating initiative, integrity, ownership, and accountability
  • Knowledge in systems analysis, design, coding, unit testing and integration testing
  • Ability to produce well written documentation and provide good verbal communication using tact and exercises good judgment
  • Working knowledge and experience with HTML/XML

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 ALL of the following documents:

In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be no more than two type-written pages in length, using 12-point font, 1 inch 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 developing, maintaining and enhancing complex Java Applications.
    • What specific activities did you perform?

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application 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: Margaret McCormick at M/S A-220. 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
INC Application Developer 564 - 766 - 1583 - 001
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Location County
INC & NTD Technology 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
Margaret McCormick
(916) 845-5301

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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