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Salary: $5,573.00 - $7,326.00
Posted: 02/20/2014

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.

Under the general direction of the Southern California Audit Program Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the direct supervision of staff that performs field audits involving personal income tax (PIT) audit issues on a state-wide basis. The incumbent will be directly involved in inventory management, establishing and reviewing of performance measures, and the continued development of auditors through the technical review of cases, inventory reviews and assignments. You will work with other supervisors within the section to coordinate hiring, training, planning workloads, assigning workloads and completing other assignments and projects that assist with meeting our work plan and program goals.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of personal income (PIT) tax law and case law as it applies to auditing tax returns and providing technical review and guidance to audit staff.
  • Strong leadership and staff development skills to motivate mentor and build a productive team.
  • Knowledge of FTB’s audit standards, practices, and policies.
  • Ability to apply state and federal tax laws and rules as well as departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and management department wide.
  • Strong management and organization skills with the ability to independently oversee various workloads respond to changing priorities and meet critical timeframes.
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of management across the organization.
  • Ability to monitor staff performance, provide honest and clear feedback regarding strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development to help staff improve job performance, and conduct formal performance appraisals.
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Knowledge of PASS, TI, BETS and other FTB information systems.
  • Involvement in a diversity of activities, program areas, and/or positions that have provided you with a greater understanding and appreciation for the broader perspective of the department/enterprise.
  • Demonstrated performance encouraging positive relationships, creating high job satisfaction, encouraging success, showing understanding, and being trusting and supportive.
  • Ability to travel with staff to provide guidance and support with audit appointments.

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 two type-written pages 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 statements:

  • Describe your knowledge and work experience relating to personal income tax audit issues and FTB’s associated audit procedures and policies. Describe the specific activities you performed and for whom you performed these activities.

  • Describe how you have resolved a highly sensitive dispute between two parties.

  • For each question, also include the following:
    • Employer(s) name
    • Your position/title(s)
    • How long you held the position(s)
    • A supervisor’s name(s) 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: Nick Payan at M/S L-20. 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 #1314-3503

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Administrator II 564 - 367 - 4357 - 001
Location County
Audit / ISA Bureau / PIT So Cal LOS ANGELES
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
Nick Payan
(714) 567-2806

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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