Job Posting: Tax Technician, Permanent Fulltime Bilingual

Franchise Tax Board

Tax Technician, Permanent Fulltime Bilingual

$3,130.00 - $4,428.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Only bilingual (fluent in Spanish) positions exist for this recruitment. Bilingual candidates must indicate their fluency on the front of the standard state application (STD 678) and resume.

If you enjoy working in a team environment where you can apply your customer service, critical thinking, and technical skills to help Franchise Tax Board fund critical statewide services like education and environment protection, then we have the perfect job opportunity for you!

The Filing Division provides citizens resources and services to enable the accurate filing of personal and business income tax returns and payments. We accomplish this by education and outreach, creating tax forms, and offering both self-service options and contact center services and processing. We also ensure taxpayer compliance through return and payment validation, noticing, and enforcement activities.

Please Note: Anticipated start date for these positions will be February 2023.

Tax Technicians in Filing Division are a part of teams that:

•Help people file their tax returns and pay their taxes accurately and timely
•Promote self-compliance through education and collaboration
•Communicate with customers or their representatives through phone, chat, and correspondence contact channels
•Provide quality services that are easily accessible
•Identify and pursue taxpayers that fail to file tax returns
•Identify and pursue withholding agents that fail to withhold
•Utilize cutting edge contact center technology and best-practice methodologies
•Detect and prevent refund fraud and identity theft
•Verify CA regulatory requirements are met before allowing a tax professional access to clients' accounts
•Provide exceptional training and tools
•Create a work culture that values employees and their contributions

Positions are available in the Filing Compliance Bureau:
•Filing Enforcement Section
•Withholding Service & Compliance Section
•Fraud, Analysis & Detection Section

Positions are available in the Filing Services Bureau:
•Taxpayer Services Center Section

Additional positions may become available (Various RPAs).

Positions will run until filled with the following cut off dates: 9/1/2022, 10/1/2022, and 11/1/2022.

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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:
Tax Technician, Permanent Fulltime Bilingual
$3,130.00 - $3,921.00 A
$3,534.00 - $4,428.00 B
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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) fluency in the Spanish language. If the State of California does not have a current record documenting your fluency in this language, you will be required to successfully pass an approved language fluency test prior to being hired.
  • 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 CODE OF REGULATION, 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.

**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

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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 - S. Lopez/FDHT
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:

Franchise Tax Board
FTB - Classification & Hiring Unit - S. Lopez/FDHT
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 technical, analytical, organization, and time management skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to shift priorities and/or workloads in order to achieve program goals
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to resolve customer issues effectively and efficiently
  • Strong work ethic and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and on teams
  • Knowledge of tax laws, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of accounting and case management software and/or systems
  • Ability to use on-line research resources
  • Ability to demonstrate strong initiative and self-motivation
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience and success working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to deal with difficult or irate customers
  • Experience with debt collection
  • Experience working in a contact center
  • Ability to accept and utilize constructive feedback
  • Bilingual - Fluent in Spanish


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS 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: 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 & Hiring Unit
(916) 845-3608
Hiring Unit Contact:
Sonya Lynn Lopez/FDHT
(916) 845-5765

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.

Additional Application Instructions

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.

Examination Information

To apply for the Tax Technician position(s) as a list candidate, you must first take the online Tax Technician exam.


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