Title: TAX PROGRAM TECHNICIAN I, FRANCHISE TAX BOARD Salary: $2,638.00 - $3,305.00 Posted: 02/13/2014
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JOB DESCRIPTION : Under the general guidance of a Tax Program Supervisor (TPS) in the Information Capture and Banking Section, the TPT I acts as a Lead in the Technical Support Unit; assists with providing technical and training support for the IPACS, iCapture and/or Tandem systems; assist in ensuring staff are provided with correct and appropriate training, create and maintain a large volume of programs and procedures utilized for all processes and is involved with system maintenance, which includes trouble-shooting activities and annual changes. This includes, but is not limited to identifying, researching and resolving system and procedural issues and manuals. The TPT I also performs activities in support of processing returns and documents. The TPT I works with all programs, PIT, BE, and Non-Tax. The section is production-oriented, where you must be able to work independently, exercise good judgment, be flexible and require minimal supervision or review.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
Knowledge and experience with the IPACS, Tandem, and Icapture systems and PIT, BE and Non-Tax workloads
Knowledge of Year End Shutdown and Annual Change processes
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
Ability to remain flexible in response to changing priorities
Strong oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)
Good analytical and organizational skills
Experience coordinating and conducting training classes
Ability to communicate clearly and possess good presentation skills
Good sense of humor and strong customer service skills
May be required to work swing shift
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:
SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION : In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be no more than two type-written pages in length, using 12-point 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:
Describe your experience in providing technical assistance to a group of employees on an on-going basis.
Describe a situation in which you analyzed facts and drew a conclusion. What steps did you go through to reach the conclusion?
*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: Patty Yamamoto at M/S L-150. 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 #'s 1314-3384 & 3385
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