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 marijuana and liquor laws, and regulating the gaming, horse racing and auto industries. Our employees are hard working and we strive to provide efficient and effective service to the citizens of Colorado.
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
ECO PASS offered at a reduced cost
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, training opportunities and more
Class Title: STATISTICAL ANALYST I
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: 1375 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80261
Salary: $3,834.00 - $5,612.00 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: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Denver, 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: Apply on-line
Methods of Appointment: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, at the discretion of the appointing authority, the position(s) may be filled by another method of appointment for a valid articulated business reason.
Transcripts Required: An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the applicant and must be included as part of your application materials. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this announcement.
Description of Job:
This position is located in the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) in the Administrative Offices Division of the Department of Revenue. The position will be responsible for researching and refining databases on retail sales and state taxes collected by the Department of Revenue; performing statistical analysis and research to reconcile anomalies in retail sales and state sales tax revenue collections; developing data edits to ensure data integrity; refining, updating and publishing the Department's Retail Sales and Sales Tax statistical report series; and advising federal, state and local officials and planners, state economists, etc. on interpretation of the information reported. The position provides statistical analysis and research by analyzing the potential revenue impact of tax law changes; performs research of statutes, regulations and fiscal notes as required in support of the Department's objectives; and assists in the development of special economic and statistical studies and projects assigned by the Department's management.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in statistics, statistical analysis, mathematics, economics, demography, research design and methodology or in a field that includes at least 6 credit hours of statistics coursework. Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of and experience with Excel and Word; experience with databases and/or data warehousing; experience with data collection/extraction, cleaning, management, analysis, and interpretation, including basic statistical techniques; and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Resume and cover letter are required along with your on-line application.
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 may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree. A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in statistics or statistical analysis may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree.
The preferred candidate will have
Knowledge of and experience with large databases, data management and research design
Familiarity with SQL or other database querying languages
Familiarity with SPSS or other statistical software
High proficiency in Excel
DOR REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills, 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 efficient, effective, 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.