The Department of Revenue includes approximately 1,200 employees located throughout Colorado performing functions as varied as tax auditing, tax collection, taxpayer assistance, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating the Gaming, Horse Racing, Marijuana Enforcement, and the Auto Industry. Our employees are hard working and we strive to provide efficient and effective service to the citizens of Colorado.
Class Title: REVENUE AGENT INTERN
Type of Announcement: This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 02/06/15 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Primary Physical Work Address: Grand Junction, CO
Salary: $3,318.00 - $4,856.00 Monthly
Salary Note: Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
How To Apply: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
If not applying on-line, submit application to: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. However, if NOT applying online, applications may be faxed to 303-866-3718, Department of Revenue, Attn: Office of Human Resources. We are not responsible for problems with faxed applications. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application materials are received on time. As such, it is recommended that applicants apply on-line by the CLOSING DATE and TIME.
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
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more
THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN GRAND JUNCTION, CO.
REQUIREMENT- THE NEWLY HIRED TRAINEE FOR THIS POSITION MUST REPORT TO THE DENVER OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TWO TO THREE MONTHS OF THE POSITION FOR INITIAL TRAINING.
Employees in these positions are responsible for following established audit procedures; modifying procedures as necessary; developing rapport with taxpayers and other revenue agents; 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 direction of an on-site trainer agent.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BS/BA degree in Accounting or another major with 27 semester hours in specialized accounting courses. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Current knowledge/experience/proficiency with personal computers AND common programs running under a Windows environment, especially Excel, is required.
Work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area directly related to the assignment that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor's degree.
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a CPA certificate may be substituted for the required Bachelor's degree and 27 semester hours in accounting coursework.
A Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study directly related to the assignment may substitute for the required Bachelor's degree and accounting coursework.
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 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.
THE NEWLY HIRED TRAINEE FOR THIS POSITION MUST REPORT TO THE DENVER OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TWO TO THREE MONTHS OF THE POSITION FOR INITIAL TRAINING.
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. Applicants must agree to provide reference information and sign a waiver of liability in order to be considered for DOR jobs.
3. All DOR positions require successful completion of a background investigation prior to appointment. Background checks may include criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the assignment. Movement within the department to a different position may be cause for requiring additional background checks. Refusal to participate in the background check process will disqualify a person from employment with DOR. In addition, false, incomplete or inaccurate information, including failure to disclose a material fact during this process, may be grounds for disqualification from employment and/or your name being removed from the eligible list.
4. Department of Revenue employees are prohibited from "...exercising any regulatory control over any organization at which the employee was formerly employed or associated for a period of three years from the employee's last employment with such organization..." Prior employment, as it may be covered by this policy, will be considered in the hiring process.
5. Effective January 1, 2005, newly hired employees should be aware that employment with a state government employer offering public pension plans may cause a potential reduction of future Social Security benefits. The Department of Revenue is such an employer.
6. Employees in positions designated as overtime eligible under FLSA provisions (non-exempt), must be willing to accept compensatory time off in lieu of cash compensation for overtime work performed.
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.
Please note that you must respond to the supplemental questions in order for us to accurately determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this position.
If you're using education as meeting the minimum requirement, you do not need to provide transcripts at the time of application. However, transcripts will be required prior to appointment of the position.