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Salary: $2,495.00 - $3,529.00
Posted: 02/19/2014

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.

Are you looking for a position where you can make a difference? We’re looking to hire energetic, enthusiastic, and creative people with a strong commitment to teamwork and professional development. Your positive attitudes are a great asset!!

District Office Public Counter:
Positions exist in the San Francisco & Oakland Field Offices. Under the general direction of the Administrator I, the incumbent will be responsible for two workloads. First, the incumbent will maintain an inventory of accounts to take collection action and make outgoing calls to taxpayers and third parties. Second, the incumbent will assist customers at the public counter pertaining to the collection and resolution of complex and sensitive Personal Income Tax and Business Entity accounts. The incumbent must be able to work well under stress, analyze documents thoroughly, explain applicable tax laws to taxpayers, and apply appropriate collection remedies to accounts. The incumbent is required to actively work towards creating a strong team environment. Successful candidates must possess the ability to deal with irate or difficult taxpayers. The incumbent will effectively communicate with others and conduct his/herself in a professional manner at all times. The incumbent is also expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative, prudence, and analytical ability, verbal as well as written communication skills, and be independent in making judgment decisions. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing the highest quality customer service to our internal and external customers. Position requires incumbent to work 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.


  • Knowledge of the PC, including Excel and Word applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively deal with the public and establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to handle changing priorities and work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to adjust work schedule to meet operational needs
  • Strong organizational and multi tasking skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment
  • Bilingual (Fluent in Spanish)

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:

*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: Iselma Bueno at M/S L-8. 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 #1314-3380 & 1314-3381

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Tax Technician 564 - 644 - 7505 - 001
Location County
Field & Complex Account Collections - San Francisco & Oakland Multiple
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 95812-0550
Iselma Bueno
(510) 622-4665

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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