Career Opportunities

(2017) Office Technician (Typing)

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, such as a Sign Language interpreter, a reader, or assistance attending an interview please call (916) 323-3055.

Position #:

Salary Range:
$3,609.00 - $4,518.00

Issue Date:

Jesse Rios 916-322-3682

Personnel/Payroll Services Division
300 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Final Filing Date:
Until Filled

Individuals who are currently in this classification, or are eligible for lateral transfer or promotion, or are reachable on a certification list may apply.  

For permanent positions, SROA and surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to their application.  Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Submit application package electronically via your CalCareers account or to address below:  

State Controller’s Office
Human Resources Office
ATTN: Classification Unit - AM
300 Capitol Mall, Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Application package must include all the required documents.  Mailed application package must include either PR#457 or Position #051-220-1139-999 in the job title section.  Application received without this information may be rejected.   

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The following link outlines a summary of benefits available to state employees:

  • This position is 100% in office and teleworking is not available.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. Application must include “to” and “from” employment dates (m/d/y), hours per week, and prior employer contact information including contact number.  Applications received without this information may not be considered for this position.

The selected candidate considered for the advertised position will be required to undergo a fingerprint clearance and any offer of employment will be contingent upon live scan fingerprint results. 

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations, such as
a Sign Language interpreter, a reader, or assistance attending an interview
please call (916) 323-8579. 

Additional Requirements: Applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications with their applications.

Typing Certification: Must provide a valid typing certification showing 45+ wpm (words per minute).

Statement of Qualifications: Please submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) reflecting why you are interested in this position and what skills and abilities make you a suitable candidate. The SOQ should be no longer than 1 page in length and no smaller than size 12 font. Any applications that are submitted without a SOQ in a narrative format will automatically be excluded from the recruitment process.

  • Describe your specific skills or experience that will assist you to succeed in the Office Technician classification. 
  • Describe your experience working in a fast-paced environment and your ability to organize/prioritize your work to meet deadlines.

Scope of Position:
Under general supervision provided by the Staff Services Manager I, the Office Technician (Typing) will provide clerical assistance to staff, while taking initiative to complete tasks timely and accurately within the Statewide Tax Support Office. The incumbent will perform the more technical clerical duties for the Statewide W2/Non-Uniform State Payroll System (USPS)/Miscellaneous Deductions and the Tax Support Unit. The incumbent uses a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) to perform word processing tasks, inputting data into various databases and spreadsheets.

Duties and Responsibilities:
(Candidates must perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations.)

  • Orders pay history via Key Master, retrieves files, and keys data into tracking database; provides data to Senior Payroll Specialist and Payroll Officer for verification, prints Year-to-Date totals, and prepares cover letters for subpoenas.
  • Assists staff with entering data into the Duplicate W-2 Access Database; ensuring data is accurate, and assists staff in retrieving various reports. Assists in processing duplicate W-2 requests which includes: Opening requests, verifying completeness of request, determining mailing options, printing labels, verifying payroll deduction eligibility, and create a listings of money orders with pertinent information. 
  • Assists the units with phone inquiries, retrieves microfiche, and provides clerical assistance when needed.
  • Opens, date stamps and sorts incoming mail by document type and distributes to the appropriate Statewide Tax Support Program. 
  • Retrieves, and sorts documents by batch number and files payroll batch folders. Separates, copies and mails carrier copies to deduction companies. 
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned to support the unit such as photocopying, filing, and mailing various documents. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to uphold PPSD values: Professionalism, Accountability, Customer Service, Collaboration, and Trust.
  • Ability to communicate effectively while using tact and good judgment.
  • Ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and/or deadlines.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well with others at all levels.
  • Excellent attendance and dependability.      

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, hair style and texture, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Rev. 01/2023