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Salary: $5,076.00 - $6,670.00
Posted: 08/29/2013

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 Disclosure Office has an opportunity for a Senior Disclosure Specialist possessing strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work on highly confidential and time sensitive requests. Acting as a lead, you monitor the assignment of work and review the completed requests produced by Disclosure staff for the administration of the California Information Practices Act (IPA) of 1977, the California Public Records Act (PRA), and the California Revenue and Taxation Code as they apply to the Franchise Tax Board. You also act as a liaison for the Audit Division by determining if disclosure is appropriate on audit appeals involving the release of audit work papers and the most complex requests for confidential data. In addition, you assist Legal and Labor Relations in the gathering, review, redaction, and preparation of sensitive litigation and union related documents. Lastly, you may act as a subject matter expert on high level departmental project teams regarding sensitive disclosure issues.


  • Knowledge of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, Information Practices Act, and Public Records Act
  • Awareness of confidentiality and privacy requirements
  • Knowledge of Audit processes and procedures
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to take the initiative and exercise tact and good judgement
  • Ability to analyze information and draw sound conclusions
  • Ability to prepare clear, complete, and concise reports
  • Customer service focus, self motivated, enthusiastic, and a good sense of humor
  • Project experience or knowledge

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 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 statement:

  • The Senior Disclosure Specialist is responsible for administering the Information Practices Act (IPA), the Public Records Act (PRA), and the disclosure provisions in the Revenue and Taxation Code as they pertain to the Franchise Tax Board. The incumbent responds in writing to requests for information from taxpayers, authorized representatives, the IRS, other state agencies, and interested parties within mandated response periods. The Senior Disclosure Specialist is involved in highly sensitive and confidential matters including litigation and audit issues. In the role of a lead, the incumbent provides technical guidance to staff and review of staff work.

    • How does your background and job knowledge relate to the responsibilities of the Senior Disclosure Specialist?

  • 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, 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. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Dave Olson at M/S A-181. 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 #1314-0612

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Senior Disclosure Specialist 564 - 142 - 4364 - 001
Location County
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
Dale Olson
(916) 845-4285

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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