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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  SYSTEMS SOFTWARE SPECIALIST I (TECHNICAL)
Salary: $5,064.00 - $6,659.00
Posted: 06/17/2014

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 :
The incumbent, under the general direction of the supervisor and lead of the Mainframe database support Team, will be responsible for administering and supporting FTB's Adabas or DB2 Systems. The incumbent will work closely with business/application areas and other system support staff. Typical job duties include (1) database administration tasks in support of development and production systems (2) technical support in installation and configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting of database and related software (3) resolution of problems resulting from database or applications (4) technical consultation with development staff and management (5) customer support for database requests.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
  • Please see the Systems Software Specialist I / Associate Systems Software Specialist classification specification for specific required knowledge, skills and abilities.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Experience in troubleshooting, analyzing and diagnosing computer software/hardware issues.
  • Experience with z/OS mainframe environment.
  • Experience with JCL.
  • Experience with databases or database development.
  • Experience with Mainframe programming languages, such as COBOL or Natural.
  • Knowledge of computer programming techniques and the software development life cycle.
  • Ability to multitask with minimal direction and little direct supervision while maintaining excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with management, peers and subordinates.
  • Knowledge of ITIL and Project Management Principles.

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: Jay Ezray at M/S L-120. 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 #1314-5194 & 1314-5195

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Data Base Administrator z/OS 564 - 772 - 1587 - 001
Will also consider hiring a(n)
ASSOCIATE SYSTEMS SOFTWARE SPECIALIST (TECHNICAL) $4,611.00 - $6,058.00
Location County
Database Support Section SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/15/2014 https://www.ftb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Jay Ezray
(916) 845-7876


Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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