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State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Revenue Agent – Sales, Fuel & Special Tax Division, Audit Unit (2 Positions Available) Portland Field Office in Portland, Maine

Revenue Agent – Sales, Fuel & Special Tax Division, Audit Unit (2 Positions Available) Portland Field Office

Portland, Maine, United States

Full-time

Maine Revenue Services

Revenue Agent – Sales, Fuel & Special Tax Division, Audit Unit

Portland Field Office

(2 Positions Available)

CODE: 0504 PAY GRADE: 20 - $55,868.80*

*Includes a 20% recruitment and retention stipend

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: August 15, 2019

CLOSES: September 13, 2019

Purpose OF ANNOUNCEMENT

To recruit qualified candidates to fill (2) Revenue Agent positions for the Maine Revenue Services, Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Audit Unit in Portland Maine. In-state and out-of-state overnight travel with sufficient notice may be required.

Job Description

Revenue Agents hold professional-level field auditor positions within Maine Revenue Services, in the Department of Administrative & Financial Services.

A Revenue Agent position is a two-year trainee classification (with a one-year probation period) which, upon successful completion and demonstration of certain specified competencies, results in reclassification to Senior Revenue Agent.

Work includes performance of multi-tax audits of corporations, businesses, individuals, and other tax entities in the field in order to determine compliance with tax statute.

An employee in this classification initially works under close supervision as a part of an audit team, and then independently on selected work assignments. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as, the ability to deal tactfully with taxpayers and other professionals, both public and private. The nature of the work requires the employee to exercise sound independent judgment and logical decision-making in the application of case law, statutes, rules, policies, written guidance, and technical criteria to the facts found on audit.

A successful candidate will be motivated, creative, curious, able to think outside-the-box and have the ability to transfer lessons learned from one audit to the next.

TYPICAL DUTIES in the classification include:

  • Review tax returns and records to determine correct liability

  • Calculate the correct amount of tax due from taxpayer

  • Interpret and apply Federal and State tax codes for personal, business and corporate taxes.

  • Review information from various sources to identify non-filers and under-reporters

  • Communicate with taxpayers in writing, in person and on the phone for a variety of reasons including audit scheduling, audit performance and audit explanation.

  • Preparation of detailed written audit narratives.

  • Participation in the reconsideration process which includes explanation of audit issues in a detailed reconsideration memorandum.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To qualify, you must have a Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited educational institution in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, or a related area -OR- four (4) years of equivalent post-secondary education, training and/or professional level experience in business administration, accounting, and/or auditing.

In addition, the Supplemental Qualifications Form must be completed and submitted to Melinda.Hansen@maine.gov.

All candidates applying for a position at Maine Revenue Services will be subject to a tax clearance check. In order to be selected for a position, an applicant must have filed all his or her Maine returns and paid all Maine tax liabilities.

For all candidates not currently employed at Maine Revenue Services: State law requires that applicants seeking initial employment with Maine Revenue Services undergo a fingerprint-based state and federal criminal history record check.

BENEFITS

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of salary for BU positions. The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.31 biweekly. The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $461.75 biweekly

  • Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $438.66 biweekly

  • Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $415.58 biweekly

  • Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $392.49 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

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