Colorado State Tax Auditor Trainee-Field Audit in Denver, Colorado

Tax Auditor Trainee-Field Audit

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Tax Auditor Trainee-Field Audit

Salary

$3,382.00 - $4,949.00 Monthly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Revenue

Job Number

TAA-00710-12.18

Closing

12/31/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

Why Work for Colorado?

Meaningful Service in Colorful Colorado

It's no secret that we live here because Colorado is beautiful. We are rich in natural, colorful beauty in a stunning landscape that includes the highest sand dunes in North America to 54 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet. Not only do we have one of the most unique and varied natural landscapes in the nation, we have a diverse heritage in history, lifestyle, and culture that is reflected in our devoted State of Colorado workforce.

When You Work With The State Of Colorado,

You Will Find Meaningful Work In Public Service To Colorado And Its Citizens

As the largest employer in the state, the State of Colorado offers a wealth of career opportunities. In fact, we have over 25,000 state government professional, technical and service positions within over 50 agencies. Each position makes a difference by helping people, enhancing our livelihood and making Colorado a better place to live. No other Colorado-based employer is as dynamic and nowhere in Colorado will you find so many opportunities with one employer. A career with the State of Colorado also puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. Whether you are looking for "a stepping stone" to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career or changing career paths, you'll find jobs in dozens of fields.

Colorado Department of Revenue

The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) employs approximately 1,200 hard-working and dedicated employees throughout Colorado. We can be seen performing functions as varied as auditing and collecting taxes, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating gaming, horse racing, marijuana, and the auto industry and assisting the citizens of our state. At CDOR, we value Communication, Dedication, Ownership and Responsible Government.

The Department of Revenue also offers:

  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA Defined Contribution Plan, State Defined Contribution plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Automatic short-term (and optional long-term) disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off

Excellent work-life programs, such as some flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more

Description of Job

This position is located in the Tax Audit and Compliance Division/Field Audit Section.

The incumbent for this position will be responsible for following established audit procedures; modifying procedures as necessary; developing rapport with taxpayers and other auditors; applying appropriate tax laws and interpretations to varied factual situations; preparing worksheets and narratives to describe audit procedures and results; and analyzing and interpreting results from incomplete records. These duties are performed under the guidance of a training manager.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Substitutions:

Accounting or Auditing experience will substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

CPA or CIA certificate will substitute for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:

Preferred qualifications for this position are documented coursework in Auditing, and/or a CPA certificate or CPA candidate.

Necessary Special Requirements

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a criminal background investigation and an evaluation of their tax account status with the Department of Revenue prior to appointment. Applicants must also be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds several times a day. Applicants must possess and maintain a current valid Colorado driver's license and must be willing to travel. Employees work 60% of the time at the taxpayer's workplace conducting audits and provide their own transportation.

DOR REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills (both oral and written), interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task, the ability to work with confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers in an effective, efficient, and elegant manner.

The following are conditions of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue:

  1. All employees must be current with their Income Tax filings and payments with the State of Colorado. This includes successfully passing a pre-employment evaluation of your tax records/accounts.

  2. Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All job finalists require successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment. Fingerprint background checks and pre-employment drug testing may also be required for some positions.

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. Exam information or notification will take place via email; check your email frequently. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "info@governmentjobs.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

APPLICANT CHECKLIST:

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

Applicants MUST submit a resume, cover letter/letter of interest and transcripts (if applicable) detailing how their experience and background address the stated minimum and preferred qualifications/competencies of the job (late submissions will not be accepted).

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOR Application for Announced Vacancy (Submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (Submit online as part of your application)

3) A chronological resume (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

4) A Cover Letter with a Written Narrative. The written narrative should describe your interest in this position and specifically how your education, abilities, skills and experience relate to the requirements, responsibilities and competencies listed in the job announcement. (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

5) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation (Attach to your online application, late submissions will not be accepted)

Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

NOTE: If you're using education as meeting the minimum requirement, transcripts will be required to determine if you possess a degree in Accounting. If transcripts are not submitted at the time of this application, it will be required at a later time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS:

  • The application will be used to determine if the applicant meets the Minimum Qualification requirements.

  • The application, resume and cover letter/letter of interest are the first step in the comparative analysis process and will be used to determine whether an applicant will move on to the next step in the process. They may also be used to determine the top group to be invited for further testing, the applicants rank or establish an eligible list.

Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information submitted in the application material, including the answers to the supplemental questions. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of the application, the applicant describes the extent to which they possess the education, experience, competencies and background as they relate to the duties outlined in the job announcement, as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. List your employment history starting with the most recent job, including part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs. If more than one job was held with a given organization, list each job held as a separate period of employment. Under "Duties," describe clearly the tasks you performed and the nature of your supervisory, technical, or other responsibilities as they relate to the job for which you are applying. Be complete and specific in detailing of duties. Information must be accurate, including dates of employment. If it is found that information provided is falsified, you will not be considered for a job with the State of Colorado and/or may be removed from a job after hire. "See resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of a properly competed application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the applicant's score and/or prevent them from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Factors to be assessed are those outlined in the requirements, competencies, and preferred qualifications.

Years will be expressed in terms of full-time equivalent service with full-time workload equal to one (1) Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) year. No more than 1.00 FTE year may be credited in any twelve (12) month period. Positions working 40 hours of less per week will be pro-rated (i.e. 30 hrs/wk=0.75 FTE=9 mos credit; 20 hrs/wk=0.5 FTE=6 mos credit; 10 hrs/wk=0.25 FTE=3 most credit)