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Salary: $1,458.00 - $1,605.00
Posted: 09/10/2013

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 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.


  • 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

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.

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.

RPA #1314-0699

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Student Assistant 564 - 813 - 4870 - 001
Location County
Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office, Education and Outreach SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent Temporary   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Terri Isedeh
(916) 845-3185

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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