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Salary: $5,178.00 - $6,803.00
Posted: 08/05/2014

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.

Under the general direction of Administrator II, performs analysis and prepares complex reports relating to departmental tax issues, drafts law at the request of members of the California Legislature and other customers, acts as a resource for technical, operational, and tax policy issues significantly impacting the tax laws administered by the department, serves as a team leader in development of responses to issues that impact the department's tax policies, administrative processes, or compliance activities, works independently in the development of significant issues, represents the department in contacts with legislative staff, tax accountants, and attorneys.


  • Knowledge of Personal Income Tax Law and Corporation Tax Law.
  • Knowledge of Federal Income Tax Law.
  • Ability to analyze data and draw sound conclusions.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
  • Ability to prepare clear, complete, and concise reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to assume a leadership role when working with less experienced staff.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Broad knowledge of the department's operations and programs.
  • Maintain good attendance, dependability and flexibility.
  • Experience on departmental teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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.

Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • A completed Standard State Application (STD 678)*
  • Resume
  • Supplemental Application
  • Applicants may be required to read and analyze a bill as part of the selection process

In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be no more than one type-written page in length, using 12-point font, 1 inch margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Respond to the following supplemental statement:

  • The Legislative Analysts are required to gather, analyze and provide reports on various projects. Describe a time when you had to research a complex issue, analyze your finding, and generate a report.
    • What was the situation?
    • What steps did you take?
    • What factors did you consider when developing your response?
    • What was the outcome as a result of your actions?

  • Please include the following information as it relates to your response:
    • Employer(s) name
    • Your position/title(s)
    • How long you held the position(s)
    • A supervisor’s name and phone number who can verify the information

*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: Rachel Hallgren at M/S A350. 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 #1314-5287 & 5408

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Legislative Analyst 564 - 514 - 4364 - 001
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Location County
Legislative Services Bureau SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P. O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Rachel Hallgren
(916) 845-4328

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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