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Salary: $5,312.00 - $6,409.00
Posted: 05/07/2013

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 direction of the Public Affairs Officer, you will serve as FTB’s criminal investigation media specialist. Duties include writing and distributing news releases and promoting FTB’s criminal prosecution cases to the media. You will assist in formulating campaigns and media strategy to promote the Criminal Investigation’s program. You will represent FTB to statewide and national press regarding large and sensitive cases. Fifty percent of the job involves working in the field with our investigators. You will work closely with investigations staff, district attorneys, and attorneys general to coordinate media events and interviews. You will network with criminal beat news reporters and district attorney’s media staff; and attend court hearings. You will represent the Investigations Bureau at meetings with federal, state, and local agencies and assist investigators with case status follow-ups.


  • Experience in media relations
  • Knowledge of FTB’s criminal investigation’s program
  • Knowledge of the state’s criminal court system and criminal procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Personality to assertively and frequently pitch news stories to the media
  • Ability to work under the pressure of short time frames and meet deadlines
  • Flexible work hours and willingness to travel
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Strong contacts with statewide news reporters and assignment editors
  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Self motivated and results oriented

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) may 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 in which you negotiated with others to get a job done.
    • What led up to the situation?
    • What steps did you take?
    • What obstacles did you encounter?
    • What was the outcome or result?
  • Give an example of a project or a situation that required dealing with a diverse group of people and establishing cooperative relationships to accomplish a specific goal.
    • Who was involved?
    • What was the issue or objective?
    • What did you do?
  • In your response please include the following:
    • Employer(s) name
    • Your position/title(s)
    • How long you held the position(s)
    • A supervisor’s name who can verify the information

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line, your basis of eligibility in the EXPLANATIONS box of the std 678 (example: List, Lateral, Reinstatement, etc.), and must be signed. 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. 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: Denise Azimi at M/S A-380. 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.

RPA #1213-0508

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Public Affairs Specialist 564 - 104 - 5595 - 003
Location County
Public Affairs Office 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
Denise Azimi
(916) 845-6896

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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