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Salary: $4,930.00 - $6,171.00
Posted: 08/11/2014

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 Administrator I in FADS, this position provides analytical support, as well as conducts comprehensive technical studies for the Filing Compliance Bureau. The Staff Operations Specialist independently conducts studies of complex issues for the filing enforcement, withholding, underreporting, and fraud programs to identify solutions and trends addressing California's Tax Gap. It also develops and assists in the implementation and on-going operation of a systematic strategy for the prevention and identification of fraudulent tax return filing activities. In addition, serves as an important resource for managers within the bureau for administrative and reporting tasks. This position is expected to be self motivated, courteous and professional, work independently or in a team environment, display good organization and time management skills, and display efficient and effective work habits.


  • Experience as a unit lead, task force leader, or project manager.
  • Knowledge of FTB department programs, systems, data sources, and filing processes.
  • Experience with FCB revenue reporting methods and procedures.
  • Experience submitting Business Intelligence requests.
  • Experience evaluating and researching Tax Gap initiatives.
  • Proficient in writing studies and issue papers.
  • Knowledge of the Filing Compliance Bureau programs and processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, Access, and Project.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with others and obtain their cooperation.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze information and draw sound, well-documented conclusions.
  • Ability to present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and shift priorities and resources to meet desired deadlines.

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:

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

  • Describe a situation in which you reengineered an existing work process or program.
    • How did you document your process?
    • How did you communicate the changes to those affected?
    • What was the outcome?

*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: Armon McConnell at M/S F-151. 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 #1415-0596

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Discovery Analyst 564 - 768 - 5335 - 001
Location County
Fraud and Discovery Section 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
Armon McConnell
(916) 845-7030

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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