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JOB DESCRIPTION :
Under the general direction of the Education and Outreach Section supervisor in the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office, this Accounting student assistant will perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office. This includes research activities on tax and small business related topics, responding to general tax phone inquiries from small business owners/taxpayers, technical support to staff, coordinating the distribution of materials to presenters for various types of events, maintains and updates the Speakers’ Burueau activity database, and various other tasks performed to support the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
Strong communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
Flexibility and a positive outlook
Good analytical skills and the ability to think logically and creatively
Integrity, initiative, dependability, tact, good judgment, and courtesy
Ability to work in a team environment and independently
Ability to research tax and small business issue
Experience with personal computers and the Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with others
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently
Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments and respond to changing priorities and meet deadlines
Strong work ethic, attendance, and punctuality
WHO MAY APPLY : Must be a college student enrolled in classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at an accredited college or university and carrying a minimum of six semester units (or nine quarter units for undergraduate students), with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Employment is restricted to students who are enrolled or have been enrolled in curriculum relating to Accounting. Students majoring in Accounting or equivalent are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY : 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, 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: Terri Isedeh at M/S F-280. 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.
564 - 813 - 4870 - 001
Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office, Education and Outreach
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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