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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  SYSTEMS SOFTWARE SPECIALIST II (TECHNICAL)
Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,310.00
Posted: 11/05/2013

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Under the supervision of the IT Service Transition Supervisor, in the Technical Operations Section, the incumbent assumes the roles of IT Release Management Process Owner and Enterprise IT Release Manager. As the Process Owner, the position establishes, enforces, manages and improves the organization’s IT Release Management strategy, policy, process, and standards. The IT Release Management process governs the IT Releases which coordinate the IT Changes to hardware, communications equipment, software, and all documentation and procedures associated with the running, support and maintenance of live systems. As the Release Manager, the position is responsible for collecting high-level release planning information, conducting the monthly Enterprise IT Release Management meeting and publishing the Enterprise IT Release Calendar.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
  • Please see the Systems Software Specialist II (Technician) classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
  • ITIL Foundation Certified.
  • Familiar with IT Service Management and ITIL concepts, including a Change Advisory Board (CAB).
  • Experience with Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models.
  • Experience managing IT Releases within tools such as Plutora Release Manager, IBM UrbanCode Release (uRelease), IBM Rational Clearcase/Clearquest, MS Sharepoint, MS Project, MS Excel, etc.
  • Ability to lead group discussions and meetings.
  • Ability to apply process concepts to working processes and procedures.
  • Familiar with System/Software Build and Test concepts.
  • Ability to work with management and/or peers to set or apply technical direction.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

WHO MAY APPLY :
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.

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: Wayne Robinson at M/S L-283. 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 #1314-1821

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
IT Release Management Process Owner 564 - 708 - 1373 - 001
Location County
Technical Operations Section SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
11/13/2013 https://www.ftb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Wayne Robinson
(916) 845-3864


Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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