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 www.boe.ca.gov.Qualifications:
Must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a law school of recognized standing
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The final filing date is July 11, 2014.
This position is located in a high rise building.
290 - 046 - 4872 - 900
Board Member Office, 4th District, Sac
Final Filing Date:
Human Resources Division 450 N Street, MIC: 20 Sacramento, CA 95814
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.