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Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,097.00
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.

Under the general supervision and direction of the Supervisor of the Information Security Audit Unit within the Information Security and Oversight Section, the Systems Software Specialist I/II (SSS I/II) will participate in a wide variety of consultative, analytical, and evaluative assignments to ensure the security and integrity of Franchise Tax Board (FTB) information assets. The incumbent will work independently and collaboratively to perform complex technical security audits and forensic analysis and will develop and document criteria, processes and procedures for the technical security audit program. All duties are performed within the framework of the Department’s mission and values, and in accordance with law, policy, standards and procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability to aquire and appropriately apply detailed technical knowledge on a variety of information technologies
  • Demontrated analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated written and verbal technical and non technical communication skills
  • Knowledge of information security mandates, policy, standards and procedure
  • Knowledge, experience or certification in digital forensics
  • Knowledge of external and FTB technology infrastructure, systems, platforms and protocols
  • Proven ability to work independently and colaboratively, take initiative and complete tasks and assignments
  • Knowledge of concepts, practices, methods, and principles of current and evolving industry trends and standards for information technology systems and frameworks
  • Ability to interact with various levels including Legal, Personnel and law enforcement agencies

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 Arial 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 a situation where you demonstrated analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
    • What was the situation?
    • What did you do?
    • What was the outcome?

*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: Lori Sanfilippo at M/S A-190. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below.

RPA # 1213-0226

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Information Security Technical Auditor 564 - 184 - 1373 - 004
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Location County
Privacy, Security & Disclosure Bureau 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
Lori Sanfilippo
(916) 845-5392

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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