Job Description and Duties:
It is important to read this advertisement in its entirety. You are required to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for this position. The SOQ instructions and required statements are at the bottom of this posting. Applications received without an SOQ or with an SOQ that does not comply with the instructions will be disqualified.

Under the general direction of the Supervising Administrative Law Judge, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) presides over appeal matters heard before the A Government Entityindividually or as part of a panel of three members, consisting of ALJs, Senior ALJs, Supervising ALJs, Program Specialists, and/or Business Taxes Specialists. The ALJ prepares timely and legally correct written opinions and orders applying A Government Entity, the California Revenue and Taxation Code, the Internal Revenue Code, relevant provisions of the California Administrative Procedure Act, other relevant or related laws, regulations, rulings, court decisions, and A Government Entity precedent, policies, and procedures. The ALJ's knowledge of the subject matter covered in the hearings progresses from an entry to journey level, and the ALJ is assigned cases of varying levels of complexity, ranging from simple to complex cases.

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Special Requirements:
The Position(s) Require(s) A(n) California State Bar Membership Number License. You Will Be Required to Provide a Copy of Your License Prior to Being Hired.

Applications Will Be Screened on The Following Dates: 4/9/24, 4/19/24.

This Vacancy Is with A Government Entity, 400 R Street, Sacramento, Ca 95811.

To Be Considered for This Position, You Must Include the Following:
  • Include Jc-424250 in The "examination or Job Title" Section of The State Application (std.678) when Submitting a Hard Copy Application.
  • California State Bar License Is Required. You Will Be Required to Provide a Copy of Your License Prior to Being Hired.
  • Resume Is Required and Must Be Included.
  • Statement of Qualifications (soq) Is Required. This Soq Serves as A Narrative Discussion to Illustrate how The Candidate's Education, Training, Experience, and Skills Have Prepared You for This Position. the Soq Serves as Documentation of Each Candidate's Ability to Present a Written Response to The Following Questions, Both Clearly and Concisely. the Written Response Should Be Typed and No More than Two (2) Pages in Length, Single Spaced, and Arial 12-Point Font.
  • Soq's that Do Not Address the Following Questions May Not Be Screened.

1. Please Explain Why Your Training, Education, and Experience Will Help You Succeed as An Administrative Law Judge Resolving State Tax Appeals for The A Government Entity.

2. Please Describe how You Deal with Conflict in The Workplace, and In Your Answer Please Provide an Example of A Situation Involving a Manager, a Peer, and A Support Staff Person.

Applicants Who Do Not Include a Statement of Qualifications Will Not Be Considered for The Interview Process. Electronic Submittal of Applications and Attachments Through Calcareers.Ca.Gov Is Preferred. Emailed or Faxed Application Will Not Be Accepted.

Using the Online Application System as Specified in The Announcement Is the Preferred Method of Applying for Civil Service Job Opportunities; However, Applicants May Instead Apply by Way of U.S. Mail, Parcel Delivery or Courier Service, or In Person, as Set Forth in This Announcement.

This Position Is Designated Under the Conflict-Of-Interest Code and Is Responsible for Making or Participating in The Making of Government Decisions that May Potentially Have a Material Effect on Personal Financial Interests. the Appointee Is Required to Complete Form 700 Within 30 Days of Appointment. Failure to Comply with The Conflict-Of-Interest Code Requirements May Void the Appointment.

Additional Hires May Be Made from This Job Bulletin if Additional Positions Become Available.

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:
  • At Least Two Years of Income Tax, Sales and Use, or Other State and Local Tax Experience as A California Licensed Attorney or As an Administrative Law Judge.
  • Prior Experience as An Attorney, Administrative Law Judge, or Certified Public Accountant for A Government Tax Agency or A Public Accounting Firm.
  • Familiarity with The Administrative Appeals Process.
  • Active in The Local Tax Community, Such as Serving as An Officer for A Cla Tax Section Standing Committee, or Publishing Articles Relevant to Tax Such as In the California Tax Lawyer.
  • Graduate Level Degree in Taxation or Accounting, or Hold an Active Cpa License in Any State.
  • Public Speaking Experience.
  • Experience Performing Legal Research and Strong Legal Research Skills.
  • Relevant Experience Drafting Legal Documents.
  • Ability to Follow Instructions and Respond Accurately and Succinctly to The Issues Presented Using Proper Grammar and Punctuation, and Correct Spelling.
  • Attention to Detail and Ability to Follow Instructions, Including the Instructions for Answering the Soq.
  • Strong Legal Research And/or Strong Legal Writing Experience Comparable to Those Essential Duties Described in The Duty Statement.
  • Demonstrate Ability to Work Effectively in A Collaborative Team Environment.
  • Strong Writing Skills with Experience Drafting Legal Memoranda, Briefing, And/or Decisions.
  • Demonstrate Ability to Effectively Self-Manage Multiple Deadlines.
  • Ability to Exercise Independent Judgment and Creativity.
  • Willingness to Accept Responsibility, Exercise Initiative, Adapt to Changes, and Implement Management's Decisions.
  • Ability to Plan, Organize, and Prioritize Workload.
  • Positive Attitude, Open-Mindedness, Flexibility, and Tact.
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively in Order to Successfully Achieve Objectives.
  • Strong Analytical and Legal Research Skills
  • Complete Assignments in A Timely and Efficient Manner.
  • Ability to Delegate, Assess, and Prioritize Assignments.
  • This Position May Require Statewide Travel via Airplane, Train, or Automobile up To 30% of The Time.