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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  ASSOCIATE SYSTEMS SOFTWARE SPECIALIST (TECHNICAL)
Salary: $4,611.00 - $6,058.00
Posted: 04/24/2014

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 direction of the Systems Software Specialist III, Supervisor, External Web and Contact Services Section (EWCSS); the Associate Web Application Developer will be responsible for systems support of the Franchise Tax Board’s Internet applications. In carrying out the duties of this position, the Web Application Developer designs and develops complex web applications, participates with other programming resources on large/complex application projects, provides technical analysis to business staff to design technical solutions for business problems, and identifies, recommends, and implements application maintenance checks to ensure continued operation of the external services of the department's website.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
  • Please see the Associate Systems Sofware Specialist (Technical) classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Experience developing complex web applications.
  • Knowledge and experience developing .Net applications using the C# or VB.Net programming languages.
  • Understanding of the usage of web services including experience with XML.
  • IT analytical skills – ability to translate business problems into IT solutions.
  • Good interpersonal skills for interacting with business and technical staff at all levels within the department.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines during peak periods, including a willingness to support an environment that is operational 24 x 7 x 365.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of FTB’s business systems.
  • Knowledge of FTB's Internet (ECOM) environment in terms of design, scalability and redundancy.
  • Knowledge of Host Intrusion Detection and other security protocols.
  • Experience writing applications that meet strict security and capacity guidelines.

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: Robert Silvey at M/S L-271. 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 #1314-4420

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate Web Application Developer 564 - 777 - 1585 - 001
Location County
External Web SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/15/2014 https://www.ftb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P. O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Robert Silvey
916-845-4664


Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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