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Salary: $5,573.00 - $7,326.00
Posted: 09/06/2013

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 direction of the Section Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the daily operations of two different workloads; including all aspects of supervision for a team of Protest Unit Hearing Officers at the PS I and PS II level and a team of PS II's in the Tax Avoidance Group (TAG), formerly known as the Promoter Audit Group. The Protest team resolves Personal Income Tax, Pass-Thru Entity and or Corporation protests and provides legal support on docketed protest, appeal, and litigation cases. The TAG team resolves highly complex tax avoidance transactions and develops FTB’s position for the appropriate penalty. The incumbent and staff work closely with Legal and the other audit programs to ensure timely and effective resolution of protest cases and to identify trends of tax avoidance. The incumbent will work collaboratively as a member of the management team comprised of a PS III and three other AD II's. The incumbent will forge strong working relationships with the Audit Program Managers, and may travel to field offices to meet with staff and managers to discuss issues relevant to the protest workload.


  • Demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal skills
  • Experience in creating an environment of trust and positive working relationships
  • Demonstrated initiative to develop and support staff while creating a positive working environment
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and information both orally and in writing
  • Experience presenting technical information in a group setting
  • Ability to manage change, priorities, deadlines, and make effective decisions
  • Knowledge of personal income tax, pass-thru entity and or corporate tax programs
  • Knowledge of tax avoidance penalties
  • Experience with the protest process
  • Ability to learn new workloads and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
  • Experience working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Involvement in diverse activities, program areas, and/or positions that have provided you with a greater understanding and appreciation for the broader perspective of the department/enterprise

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 one type-written page in length, using 12-point font, 1 inch margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Respond to the following supplemental question:
  • Initiating and maintaining collaborative relationships is an important part of a manager’s overall role. Provide an example of how you initiated and maintained a collaborative approach to better a program, workload, or project.
    • What was the program, workload or project?
    • What did you do?
    • What was the outcome as a result of your actions/leadership?
  • Please include the following information as it relates to your response:
    • Employer(s) name
    • Your position/title(s)
    • How long you held the position(s)
    • A supervisor’s name and phone number 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: Mimi Fitzsimon at M/S F-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 #1314-0737

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Supervisor/Manager 564 - 398 - 4357 - 001
Location County
Protest and Tax Avoidance Unit 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
Mimi Fitzsimon
(916) 845-4175

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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