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Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,310.00
Posted: 03/18/2014

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 System Software Specialist III (Supervisor) and the technical direction of the Audit Applications Architect, the incumbent functions independently as a high-level technical specialist performing the more difficult, highly specialized assignments. The incumbent must demonstrate true proficiency and have expert level knowledge of more complex programming standards and methodologies, all aspects of the applications and their interfacing subsystems, the roles of system testers, functional analysts, distributed software system support analysts, and the workflows of each application. The incumbent serves as an expert and consultant for assigned areas of responsibility and coordinates, monitors, and provides updates on production issues, and is also responsible for performing complex analytical studies and activities related to information technology best practices.

  • Please see the System Software Specialist II (Technical) classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Expert knowledge of the Systems Development Lifecycle.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server database/object design and development.
  • Expert knowledge of Visual Studio inlcuding development with C#, LINQ, and Entity Framework.
  • Expert knowledge of ASP.Net / MVC / WPF application development.
  • Expert knowledge of SQL Server Integration Services or IBM Data Stage.
  • Established record of working well with customers.
  • Established record of creating SDLC related documentation including

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 one type-written pages in length, using no smaller than 11 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 knowledge and work experience with Visual Studio including development with C#, T-SQL, LINQ and Entity Framework.
    • What specific activities did you perform?
    • For whom did you perform the specific activities?
  • In your response, 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: William Kelley 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 #1314-3724

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Senior Application Developer 564 - 788 - 1373 - 001
Location County
Audit Information Technology Management Section (PUC 788) SACRAMENTO
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
William Kelley
(916) 845-3836

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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