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EQUALIZATION, BOARD OF

Title:  TAX COUNSEL III (SPECIALIST)
Salary: $7,682.00 - $9,857.00
Posted: 04/16/2014

Job Description:
This position is located in a Board Member’s Sacramento office. Under the supervision and general direction of the Deputy to Board Member, the incumbent will provide legal advice and counsel to the Board Member and the Deputy to the Board Member in carrying out the Board Member's constitutional responsibilities in administering, formulating, and coordinating tax programs. A comprehensive knowledge of income, property and sales and use tax laws, rules and regulations is required. Duties include, but are not limited to: independently analyze and effectively handle the most legally complex and sensitive matters; provide technical advice to the Board Member on income, property and sales and use tax matters; serve as a resource to other staff in the Board Member’s office; complete independent analyses of all statutory and constitutional changes to various tax programs and regulations administered by the board and prepare specific recommendations for the Board Member prior to public hearings concerning law changes; work with headquarters staff in Sacramento to prepare for meetings and hearings; serve as legal counsel for the Board Member on the Property Tax Committee and on legislative matters pertaining to income, property and sales and use tax laws; represent the Board Member at Assessor Conferences and interested parties meetings; prepare written reports; and serve as a representative of the Board Member at conferences, meetings, and other events where the subject matter is pertinent to Board programs. Travel required 15% of the time. The position is located in a high-rise building.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for this position, you must complete and submit responses to the following Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ):

1. Summarize your relevant educational background and any legal training/experience that qualifies you to serve as a Tax Counsel III (Specialist) in the Board Member’s office.

2. Summarize your legal experience working in a politically sensitive environment for an elected official.

3. Summarize your experience in complex property tax issues in which you provided legal analysis.

4. Summarize your experience working on issues pertaining to income and state and local tax issues in which you provided legal analysis.

5. Summarize your legislative experience.

Responses to all questions must be no more than two pages single-spaced. Applications received without responses to the SQ will not be considered.

Interested applicants must submit a standard state application, resume, and responses to the supplemental questions to the address indicated, please include the position number on your application; duty statement available upon request. All applicants will be considered, however, SROA/Surplus will be given priority. Please note on your application your eligibility for this vacancy or include whether you are in a SROA/Surplus/Reemployment status (be sure to attach proof of this status to your application).

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 290 - 054 - 6733 - 002
Location County
Board Member Office, Second Dist., Sac SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/30/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources Division
450 N Street, MIC: 20
Sacramento, CA 95814
Terri Deane
(916) 323-9562
tdeane@boe.ca.gov

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