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Salary: $1,799.00 - $2,806.00
Posted: 06/25/2014

Job Description:
Job Description:

The office of a constitutional, state-wide office holder is seeking highly-skilled and self-motivated law students to become part of its team.  Under the supervision of Board Member Jerome Horton’s legal staff, the student will analyze proposed decisions in state income tax appeals, prepare memoranda on state tax issues and conduct legal research.  Depending on the circumstances, students may occasionally have the opportunity to attend and represent Mr. Horton at various functions and events.

Elected in 2010, Chairman Horton represents the Fourth District of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), with more than 8.5 million residents in Los Angeles County. He is also the Board of Equalization legislative committee chairman and a member of the three-member Franchise Tax Board.

The five-member board is a publicly elected tax board that collects more than $48 billion annually, which comprises approximately one-third of the state’s budget.  For more information, visit


  • Must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a law school of recognized standing
  • Knowledge of:
  • Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
  • Legal principles and their application, the use of legal reference works, and legal terms
  • State and local government – desirable
  • State and federal income tax and sales and use tax – desirable
  • Ability to:
  • Reason logically; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Multi-task in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Meet critical deadlines
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team

Hours & Location:
The office is looking to fill 1-2 positions in Sacramento.  Students must work at least 15-20 hours per week.

This is a paid position.  Salary is determined based on units completed. The salary range for Graduate Student Assistant is: $1,799 - $2,806

Application Process:
Interested candidates must be currently enrolled law students in good standing and should submit a cover letter, State Application, resume, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, proof of enrollment as a graduate law student, and at least two references to  The final filing date is July 11, 2014.

This position is located in a high rise building.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 290 - 046 - 4872 - 900
Location County
Board Member Office, 4th District, Sac SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   15-20 Temporary   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/11/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources Division
450 N Street, MIC: 20
Sacramento, CA 95814
Terri Deane
(916) 323-9562

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