Business Taxes Specialist

  • California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Sep 05, 2020
Full time Accounting Finance Government

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

This position is located in a high-rise building in downtown Sacramento, in the Business Tax and Fee Division. Under the general supervision of the Supervising Tax Auditor III, Program Administration Branch, the Business Taxes Specialist I, serves as a project lead and coordinates multifaceted business tax and fee program projects. The incumbent will be responsible for developing policies and procedures with other California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) units, state government agencies, other state revenue agencies and the federal government. The incumbent will be responsible for complex special projects, preparing written correspondence on the application of tax and fee laws with tax/fee payers, participate in the interaction with CDTFA management, accountants, tax managers, directors, accounting firms, and attorneys. The incumbent must obtain and utilize a complete knowledge of all aspects of the Tax Policy Bureau's functions, the software and mainframe applications utilized by the CDTFA, the appeals process, audit process, compliance process, collection functions, procedures and protocols of the various CDTFA units. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for being familiar with the regulatory, legislative and budget processes administered by the CDTFA.

This recruitment has been posted for more vacancies than currently exist as it may be used to fill additional identical vacancies which occur within 180 days of the closing date of this bulletin.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-119116Position #(s): 291-498-4380-019Working Title: Business Taxes Specialist IClassification: BUSINESS TAXES SPECIALIST I, BOARD OF EQUALIZATION$6,084.00 - $7,615.00 # of Positions: MultipleWork Location: Sacramento CountyJob Type: Permanent, Full Time 

Department Information

Recent legislation created the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to administer the taxes and fees previously collected by the Board of Equalization, with the exception of Property Tax, Alcoholic Beverage Tax and Insurance Tax. Additional information concerning this recent change can be found at and at

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • This position requires the incumbent to be fingerprinted and pass a background investigation.

Supplemental Questionnaire (Limit 2 pages, 12 point font) 

  1. Please describe your experience in analyzing, interpreting and/or applying tax laws. Please provide specific examples of your experience.


  2. Please describe your experience in preparing written correspondence (including letters, memos, notices, publications, reports, etc.) on complex topics. Please list specific examples of correspondence prepared and topics covered.



  3. Please describe your experience working as a team on projects (i.e.: implementing new legislation, policy or procedure or other projects). Please indicate your specific areas of responsibility or expertise.

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: 8/3/2018

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.

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:

 CA Department of Tax and Fee AdministrationAttn: Certification Section JC-119116450 N Street, MIC: 00Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

 Certification Section JC-119116450 N Street, MIC: 00Sacramento, CA 9581408:00 AM - 04:00 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.
  • Other -

    A completed supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with your STD. 678 in order to be considered for this position. Please see the special requirements section for additional information.

  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

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.

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: Resources Contact:
Certification Section
(916) 324-0634
Hiring Unit Contact:
Patrick Clarke
(916) 323-0206

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 Contact
(916) 322-7639
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 completed state application (STD. 678) and any documents list under “Required Application Documents” must be submitted with your application package. Applicants who are relying on additional documentation (e.g. transcripts, copy of degrees, certifications, licenses, etc.) in order to prove that they meet the minimum qualifications listed in the Classification Specification (located on the right under “Additional Documentation) must submit those documents with their application package. Failure to submit these documents may result in your application being disqualified.


Applicants must state their basis of eligibility (List Eligibility, Lateral Transfer, Reinstatement, T&D, or Surplus/SROA), and the Job Control (JC) number and/or position number in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s), For Which You Are Applying” section on the STD. 678. Surplus/SROA candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth, etc.) as well as any information regarding your LEAP eligibility and/or exam scores from your documents prior to submission.


If applying electronically, please note that CalCareers no longer allows applicants to withdraw their applications. If you need assistance to withdraw your application, please contact the Certification Section at


For all other questions regarding your CalCareer account, please contact CalHR’s CalCareers Unit at (866) 844-8671 or

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.