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FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

Title:  PROGRAM SPECIALIST II, FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
Salary: $5,684.00 - $7,473.00
Posted: 08/13/2014

Job Description:
Tax Compliance Statement **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.

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Under the general direction of the Protest Manager, the Lead Hearing Officer will review protest cases worked by the Hearing Officers responsible for resolving disputes over income tax matters for Pass-Through Entity or Corporation/Multistate taxpayers. The Lead will be directly involved in the technical decisions of protest cases, ensuring the quality and accuracy of the outcomes, and may assist with conducting the hearings. The Lead will also independently resolve the more complex protested cases, which may have an Audit Program impact. This function will require reviewing and collecting facts, researching tax laws, regulations, court cases, and making objective conclusions to resolve the protest. Other duties will include providing technical support to the Legal Division, participation in audit issue projects or training assignments, and establishing open communication with auditors, taxpayers and their representatives. Applicants from all In-State and Out-of-State Field Offices and Central Offices are encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Strong knowledge of the Pass-Through Entity and/or Corporation/Multistate tax laws.
  • Experience working with Pass-Through Entity and/or Corporation/Multistate tax issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff.
  • Ability to analyze complex transactions, and recommend appropriate action.
  • Ability to research and analyze sensitive and complex tax issues to determine compliance.
  • Ability to research and apply legal precedents, court decisions, legal opinions and rulings in order to resolve a taxpayer’s protest case.
  • Strong leadership and staff development skills, and the ability to promote trust and credibility with staff and peers.
  • Self motivated, open minded, fair and objective.
  • Ability to travel and work away from home.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate the ability to support the vision and goals of the department.
  • Ability to be objective and impartial in analyzing facts and making recommendations.
  • Ability to handle change and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritize work to meet objectives and timelines.

WHO MAY APPLY :
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.

HOW TO APPLY :
Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following documents:

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION:
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:

  • Provide a specific example of how you have helped create an environment where different perspectives are valued, encouraged and supported.

    • What was the situation?
    • What did you do?
    • What was the outcome?

  • In addition, include the following:

    • Employer’s name
    • Your position/title(s)
    • How long you held the position(s)
    • A supervisor’s name 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: Liane Sousa/ Mimi Fitzsimon at M/S F-380 . 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 #1415-0659 & 0660

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Lead Hearing Officer 564 - 392 - 4365 - 001
Location County
Protest Section / PUC 392 Multiple
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
08/25/2014 www.ftb.ca.gov
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O.Box 550
Sacramento Ca, 95812
Liane Sousa/Mimi Fitzsimon
(916) 845-7417/(916) 845-4175


Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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