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Salary: $5,076.00 - $6,670.00
Posted: 12/02/2013

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 Political Reform Audit Group Manager, Administrator II, Program Specialist I's will be the lead for 3-5 Associate Tax Auditors and perform/review the most complex field audits of books, statements, and records supporting the statements and reports of candidates and their controlled committees, other committees, and lobbyists and their firms or employers filed under the Poltical Reform Act. You will also determine an effective scope of examination, develop facts and evidence, analyze and make correct technical conclusions, develop supporting audit workpapers, prepare audit reports, and close cases within required time frames. You will assist team members with sample selections, materiality decisions, and presentation of workpapers. You will help to develop and maintain reference and training materials. You perform the training for new staff.You will track and analyze proposed legislation.


  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to use good judgment when analyzing data and situations
  • Strong communicaiton skills, both verbal and written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to responsibly manage a workload, balance and prioritize multiple tasks, and meet statatory deadlines
  • Ability to travel in-state (overnight) for periods up to a week at a time and work in a variety of work settings
  • Ability to maintian confidentiality for cases with inherent sensitivity
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in adapting to frequent law and regulation changes
  • Willingness to be flexible in considering the input and recommendations of others
  • Knowledge of the California political process and filing requirements of candidates and commttees
  • Knowledge of the Political Reform Act
  • Experience in understanding and applying complex law and regulations
  • Willingness to work in a team environment to produce a quality product
  • Investigative nature or approach to problem solving

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 Arial font, 1 inch margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Respond to the following supplemental statement:

The Political Reform Audit Program works closely with other state agencies such as the Fair Political Practices Commission on audit and enforcement activities. Providing quality audits that are technically sound, well documented, and submitted timely is essential in maintaining the strong working relationship between these agencies.

  • Describe your experience and role in an audit or project that demonstrates your ability to produce a quality and timely product.

Include the following:

  • Employer(s) name
  • Your position/title(s)
  • How long you held the position(s)
  • A supervisor’s name 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: Pamela Parra at M/S F-387. 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 #1314-2190

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Political Reform Program Lead 564 - 141 - 4364 - 001
Location County
Political Reform Audit Program 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
Pamela Parra
(916) 845-4834

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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