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EQUALIZATION, BOARD OF

Title:  STUDENT ASSISTANT
Salary: $1,560.00 - $2,102.00
Posted: 08/08/2014

Job Description:
Job Description:
Under the close supervision and in a learner capacity, the Student Assistant will assist in the performance of administrative and/or technical duties in relation to their field of study for various programs administered by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). The incumbent will learn policies and procedures related to BOE and will perform meaningful tasks which are valuable and necessary to the program of the department. Duties may include assisting professional staff in contacting taxpayer’s by telephone and/or in person regarding rules and regulations administered by BOE, providing the highest quality of customer service to our internal and external customers and summarizing information and/or data verbally or in writing for business or technology use.

Continued enrollment in college courses is required. Students with academic majors and/or a scholastic interest related to Auditing, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Legal are highly encouraged to apply. The hours are flexible and wage will be adjusted per the hourly rate worked.

Knowledge of:
  • General concepts and/or principals involved in administrative and technical office duties.

Ability to:
  • Learn policies and procedures related to the Board of Equalization.
  • Reason logically and write effectively.
  • Analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action.
  • Review reference materials to obtain solutions.
  • Assist in research, review and other related activities in the office.
  • Operate a personal computer, photocopy machine and other electronic office equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Work in a high-rise building (some locations).

Desirable Qualifications
  • Interest in acquiring knowledge of the organization and functions of the Board.
  • Interest in assisting taxpayers with tax issues and understanding their rights.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Willingness to adjust to changing assignment and priorities.
  • A demonstrated interest in learning in a professional environment.

How to Apply:
This advertisement is not tied to an available position and has been posted as a part of the Board of Equalization Student Assistant Application Pool. Applications received will be pulled based upon a request from a program area as positions become available. The Student Assistant Application Pool will be updated every semester. Interested candidates must re-apply and send in updated transcripts and proof of enrollment in the beginning of each semester.

Interested candidates must also submit all of the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • State Application (STD.678)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Proof of application for, or enrollment in, an appropriate college or university program
  • List of at least two references

Please submit your application package to the mailbox below in the area and/or region you are interested in working in:

BOEJobs4Students-BayArea@boe.ca.gov (Includes San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and all surrounding areas).

BOEJobs4Students-NorCal@boe.ca.gov (Includes Sacramento, Chico, Fresno, Fairfield, Bakersfield and all surrounding areas).

BOEJobs4Students-SoCal@boe.ca.gov (Includes Los Angeles, Orange County, Norwalk, Van Nuys, Ventura, Santa Clarita, Culver City, San Diego, West Covina and all surrounding areas).

Multiple positions available throughout the State of California.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 290 - xxx - 4870 - xxx
Location County
HRD, Workforce Planning Section Multiple
Timebase Tenure
Intermittent   1500 Temporary   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Continuous None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
HRD, Workforce Planning Section
450 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


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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.