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JOB DESCRIPTION :
Are you looking for a position that brings new challenges and excitement on a daily basis? Are you a business area expert who embraces technology? Then you may be the perfect fit for our Business Release Manager position on the EDR Project Team. The EDR Project is made up of three design stages and nine releases that deliver major functionality across the enterprise. Each release can be described as a project in itself due to the complexity and level of effort to deliver. The first two EDR design stages focused primarily on; 1) PIT Tax Return and Payment Processing; and 2) PIT Correspondence Processing and TP folder development. The third release focuses on PIT & BE Return Analysis (also known as validation). The first two stages were foundational and now this third stage builds upon that foundation to generate over half of the $4.7 Billion dollar revenue goal with $1B revenue commitment annually thereafter. Under the direction of the EDR Business Director, the incumbent(s) are responsible for holistically managing the EDR releases to insure business areas are prepared to successfully implement, support, and maintain the new functionality and processes, as well as ensure the new functionality supports the business vision of the EDR project. The Release Manager will work through a matrix organization of peers and related staff within and outside the EDR Project Team. The Release Manager will coordinate each EDR release to insure the new deliverables are fully utilized and current processes are not disrupted. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the EDR Application Development Team, EDR Technical Architecture Team, EDR Business Implementation Team, EDR Testing Team, FTB Operations Team, and FTB Business and Process Owners and impacted staff throughout FTB.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
Knowledge of the operation of the FTB programs and how they relate and support each other.
Ability to develop and implement tactical and operational plans and lead the organization (i.e. unit, section etc) in achieving its goals.
Skill to analyze and organize information to meet organizational needs and desired outcomes.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work environments, management styles and business trends.
Ability to develop and evaluate alternatives.
Ability to gain and maintain the confidence of others to promote morale and improve working relationships with staff, peers and others.
Skill to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions.
Skill to recognize and implement opportunities for continuous process improvement.
Leadership experience (including managing a variety of processes and classifications).
Ability to understand technology impacts to business areas.
FTB experience working with Filing Systems of Work.
Experience working on a large project meeting critical deadlines.
Business Process Reengineering (BPR) experience.
Project management experience.
Change management experience.
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 single page paper describing why you are qualified for this position
*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: Marlene White 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.
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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