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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  STUDENT ASSISTANT
Salary: $8.41 - $11.53
Posted: 02/26/2014

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Under the general supervision and direction of the Supervisor and Lead of the PASS Development Unit, the Student Assistant will be responsible for programming and unit testing IT software solutions, which includes reviewing business requirements and design documents, developing and modifying software programs, and unit testing and debugging errors. All duties are performed within the framework of the Department’s mission and values, and in accordance with Departmental Policies and General Procedures.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
  • Please see the Student Assistant classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

    DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
    • Experience providing customer service in an Information Technology (IT) environment.
    • Dependable and accountable.
    • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical skills.
    • Knowledge of various programming languages, such as C/C++, VB, COBOL, or similar object-oriented languages.
    • Experience with Microsoft technologies (Office, Visual Studio).
    • Knowledge of .Net, Structured Query Language (SQL), and Client Server systems.
    • Able to work 20+ hours a week.

    WHO MAY APPLY :
    Must be a college student enrolled in classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at an accredited college or university and carrying a minimum of six semester units (or nine quarter units for undergraduate students), with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students who are majoring in, enrolled in, and/or have been enrolled in curriculum relating to Computer Science or equivalent are encouraged to apply.

    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: Thao Tran at M/S L-272. 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 #1314-3422

    Additional Information:

    Working Title Position Number
    PASS Developer, Compliance Systems Bureau (CSB) 564 - 788 - 4870 - 001
    Location County
    Audit Information Tech. Mgmt (AITM) / PASS Development SACRAMENTO
    Timebase Tenure
    Intermittent Temporary   month(s)
    Final Filing Date: Department Link:
    03/05/2014 https://www.ftb.ca.gov
    Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
    Exam Unit
    P. O. Box 550
    Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
    Thao Tran
    (916) 845-5332


    Special Requirements:
    Background Check Required

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    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.