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Salary: $4,611.00 - $5,882.00
Posted: 05/21/2013

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 Associate Systems Software Specialist will be a member of the ISV unit in support of the Independent Software Vendor system & critical products running on the mainframe. The incumbent is responsible for implementing, customizing and maintaining software products. Resolving complex technical problems related to software products. Acts as a technical consultant on projects as well as to users, application staff and management. Develops, gathers, documents and reports metrics on performance.

  • Please see the Associate Systems Software Specialist (Technical) classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Mainframe experience
  • Interacts well with others and maintains a positive cooperative attitude
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex computer software/hardware problems
  • Expert knowledge and experience in computer programming techniques
  • Ability to work independently and produce results
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff in both verbal and written form
  • Technical knowledge of computer operating systems
  • Experience working in an environment of multiple systems
  • Product installation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of z/OS, JES2 and I/O processing
  • Working knowledge of TSO/ISPF, CLIST, REXX, programming languages

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:

*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: Teresa Anderson at M/S L-120. 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 #s 1213-0576 & 1213-0579

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate System Software Specialist 564 - 776 - 1585 - 001
Location County
Systems Software Support Section / ISV 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
Teresa Anderson
(916) 845-3355

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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