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Title:  Tax Field Auditor I

Application Deadline Date:  06/06/2022
Req ID:  33643
Department:  Taxes

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.64


The Department of Taxes' Compliance Division seeks a talented individual who wants to support public programs through the accurate and equitable collection of Vermont taxes. This position will be involved with review of taxpayer records for compliance and provide education to taxpayers. The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, collaborative, digitally proficient, and self-motivated and have a desire to learn new skills and software used for tax administration.  The ideal candidate will also have strong internal and external communication skills to work supportively with members of the Compliance Division and the public.  


This is a home-based position.  A successful applicant will be eligible for an office allowance and will be reimbursed for allowable business travel expenses.  The applicant will need to have reliable personal transportation to attend periodic meetings in the Montpelier main office and to conduct on-site audits, generally located in the Grand Isle, Franklin, Chittenden Vermont Counties.  Applicants residing in these one of these counties is preferred but not required.  


This position offers professional development opportunities, a career ladder, as well as generous medical, leave, and retirement benefits. Starting annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and ranges from $45,011.20 - $60,860.80.


Experience and/or education in accounting, finance, auditing, administration, and/or taxation would be helpful. 


Examples of this position's responsibilities include: 

  • Review and analyze taxpayer returns 
  • Prepare tax assessments and adjustments to bring taxpayers into compliance (as appropriate)
  • Respond to and work with taxpayers and/or their representatives
  • Play an active role in taxpayer appeals and/or settlements
  • Conduct on-site audits as appropriate


Additional details related to job duties may be found within the Job Specification here.


About the Tax Department
There has never been a better time to bring your values and talents to the collaborative team at the Vermont Department of Taxes. The rewarding work we do supports this brave little state and helps shape its future. We work with proven, dynamic technologies to fund initiatives that preserve the environment, build vibrant communities, strengthen families, and so much more. Discover new opportunities, learn new skills, and solve problems with our dedicated and supportive team.  Check out the wealth of information on the Department's Career webpage. 


About the Compliance Division
The Compliance Division is responsible for promoting and ensuring Vermont taxpayer compliance, with a focus on early intervention, education, outreach, and fairness. We value service, integrity, and employee growth, as we aim to support Vermont communities effectively and efficiently.  Our team includes auditors, tax examiners, analysts, tax collection officers, and support staff.  

Who May Apply

This position, Tax Field Auditor I (Job Requisition #33643), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 


  • Level I: Job Requisition #33643
  • Level II: Job Requisition #33644
  • Level III: Job Requisition #32962


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Heidi Ibey at
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF TAXES (VDT) BACKGROUND CHECKS:  This position will primarily support the Department of Taxes. Candidates must agree to be fingerprinted and pass a background check to be eligible for this position, which will involve access to sensitive federal tax information. Background checks are required by the Internal Revenue Service and are authorized under Vermont law. 3 V.S.A. § 241. In accordance with VDT Standard Operating Procedure 2018-01, Background Investigations, Vermont and national criminal record checks will be conducted on all candidates. Candidates will have the right to withdraw their application before fingerprinting or a background check is conducted. 

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed independently from home office setting or from a central office location, commonly requiring extensive time in the field at the taxpayer's location. Significant travel may be necessary and incumbents must have a reliable means of transportation. Some audit situations may assume a somewhat adversarial nature, requiring significant tact and persistence to complete a successful audit. Pressure from work deadlines is predictable.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of college including coursework in accounting, auditing or business administration.


One (1) year or more of experience in tax examination, accounting, auditing, or business administration.


One (1) year or more of experience as a Tax Examiner II or III.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.