Title: TAX PROGRAM TECHNICIAN I, FRANCHISE TAX BOARD Salary: $2,638.00 - $3,305.00 Posted: 02/20/2014
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JOB DESCRIPTION : Under the direct supervision of a Tax Program Supervisor and the technical direction of a Tax Program Technician II, you process the clerical Revenue Agent Report (RAR) and Computer Program (CP) 2000 workloads. Processing the workload includes issuing assessments, refunds, and communicating with taxpayers. The assessments activities include reviewing and comparing Federal tax audit and underreported income data to California Personal Income Tax (PIT) return information for compliance. You create assessments utilizing the Personal Audit Workstation System (PAWS), Automated Audit Programs (ADCORR), and/or FedStar, CP systems and perform simple to complex Tax Information System (TI) transactions. The resolution activities include responding to taxpayer post assessment Non Protest Correspondences verbally or in writing. You determine and issue post actions and perform simple TI transactions. Technicians are expected to rotate between the Assessment and Resolution Unit.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Excellent work ethic, including attendance and dependability.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
Self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and customer service oriented.
Ability to work in an environment where priorities may change.
Experience analyzing and resolving PIT accounts.
Working knowledge of TI, PAWS, ADCORR, CP, FedstarII, and basic PC skills.
Knowledge of basic California and Federal PIT Laws.
Familiarity with California and Federal Income Tax Returns, schedules and differences.
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: Cheryl LeBleu at M/S F-310. 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.
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