Job Posting: Student Legislative Assistant

Franchise Tax Board

Student Legislative Assistant

$3,059.00 - $4,771.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/22/2020

Job Description and Duties

The salary ranges listed in this Job Control may not reflect reductions in pay in accordance with the 2020 Personal Leave Program.  Please follow the link for more information regarding the 2020 Personal Leave program:

Under the close supervision of the Manager of the Legislative Services Bureau (LSB) the Graduate Student Assistant will receive training while assisting legislative analyst in the completion of bill analysis and special requests performed by the Legislative Services Bureau.  Duties would include assisting with preparations of legislative proposal and the federal conformity report, researching tax issues, related bills, other state laws, and program background for bill analysis as it relates to changes in Personal Income Tax (PIT) and Corporation (Corp) Tax Laws, and working of various ad hoc request that are sent to LSB.

Position requires registration in a graduate student program in Accounting, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline at a college or university of recognized standing.

Additional positions may become available (RPA 2021-01021).

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Student Legislative Assistant
$3,059.00 - $3,400.00 A ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
$3,302.00 - $3,672.00 B ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
$3,422.00 - $3,842.00 C ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
$3,564.00 - $4,000.00 D ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
$3,727.00 - $4,181.00 E ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
$3,886.00 - $4,351.00 F ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
$4,220.00 - $4,771.00 G ($17.65 - $27.53 per hour)
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Student Assistant

Department Information

Our mission is to help taxpayers file timely and accurate tax returns, and pay the correct amount to fund services important to Californians.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. For more information about E-Verify, please go to

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE, SECTION 172: All candidates for, appointees to, and employees in the state civil service shall possess the general qualifications of integrity, honesty, sobriety, dependability, industry, thoroughness, accuracy, good judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, courtesy, ability to work cooperatively with others, willingness and ability to assume the responsibilities and to conform to the conditions of work characteristic of the employment, and a state of health, consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. Where the position requires the driving of an automobile, the employee must have a valid state driver's license, a good driving record and is expected to drive the car safely. The foregoing general qualifications shall be deemed to be a part of the personal characteristics of the minimum qualifications of each class specification and need not be specifically set forth therein.

Must be registered as a graduate student in a college or university of recognized standing (at an accredited college) during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable; persons appointed during the summer months must produce evidence of eligibility for such registration in the following enrollment period). Students who are majoring in, enrolled in, and/or have been enrolled in curriculum relating to Economics, Statistics or related discipline at a college or university of recognized standing are encouraged to apply.

**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.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 10/22/2020

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Franchise Tax Board
Attn: Classification & Hiring Unit - Wendy Cramer
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

FTB - Classification & Hiring Unit - Wendy Cramer
9646 Butterfield Way
Sacramento, CA 95827
Drop off at Welcome Center in Main Lobby (may be non-operational on weekends and holidays)
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - If you are basing your eligibility on educational requirements, you MUST provide a legible copy of your transcripts as proof of meeting the education requirement as listed in the Classification Specification (please see the Class Specification located under “Minimum Requirements” on the left-hand side of this job posting). Applicants with foreign transcripts must provide a foreign transcript evaluation that indicates the number of units to which the foreign course work is equivalent (evaluations must be completed by an agency approved by the California Commission on Teachers Credentialing). Transcripts and evaluations may be official or unofficial; please redact birthdates and social security numbers. If you are not basing your eligibility on an educational requirement, you may instead use the bypass option (when applying, select Choose/Upload for the required document and then select Bypass File).
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

•  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
•  Sound decision-making skills with the ability to think creatively and reason logically in a fast paced environment
•  Ability to adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines
•  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
•  Ability to take initiative and exercise tact and good judgment  
•  Ability to work up to 20 hours a week
•  Familiarity with Income Tax Law


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website.

In addition, Franchise Tax Board offers the following:

  • Convenient transportation and commuting options include: Light Rail stop, bicycle lockers, free parking, and carpool/vanpool opportunities.

  • On-site conveniences include: Poppy Patch Childcare Center, showers, multiple coffee carts, and a variety of dining options.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Classification and Hiring Unit
(916) 845-3608
Hiring Unit Contact:
Wendy Cramer
(916) 845-6745

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Office
(916) 845-2860
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


A complete application package must be received in the Classification & Hiring Unit or postmarked by the final filing date and must include:

  • Completed employment information on the STD. 678, including  the “From” and “To” dates, “Hours Per Week,” and “Duties Performed" fields for all jobs listed in the “Employment History” fields (resumes do not take the place of these fields on the STD. 678)

  • All of the required documents listed in the “Required Application Package Documents” section 

  • The position number and job control number in the job title line of the STD. 678, if submitting a paper application package (these numbers will auto-populate in the job title line of the STD. 678 if submitting an electronic application through your CalCareer Account)

  • A signature, if submitting a paper application package

Candidates who do not follow all of the listed application instructions may be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended. If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail a completed and signed STD. 678 and application package to the mailing address provided above in the “Application Instructions” section.

Do not include full Social Security Number, method of eligibility, and LEAP information in your application package.


This is a non-testing classification; no exam is needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. 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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail