Title:  UC Tax Auditor I

Application Deadline Date:  03/14/2024
Req ID:  48375
Department:  Labor

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.74


The UC Tax Auditor position will be assigned to provide coverage to Vermont employers in the Northeast Kingdom Region of Vermont. Residency in this area is strongly preferred as regular travel within this region is required. This position will audit employer payroll and disbursement records to determine whether an employer is properly reporting wages for the purpose of State Unemployment Insurance (UI). Responsibilities include conducting various field assignments to obtain delinquent reports, unreported/misreported wages, business registrations, and address potential fraud. This position will make formal determinations of findings, such as employer liability for UI and worker misclassification, as well as interpret and apply state and federal laws, regulations, and policies to support findings.


The UC Tax Auditor acts as a liaison for the Department of Labor to employers, claimants, and the general public. We are looking for a candidate that feels their most engaged when performing a wide variety of tasks, is continually busy, and focused on providing excellent customer service. In addition, the Department is looking for someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills, can understand our regulations and provide sound advice to customers, and has the tact and professionalism to address uncooperative or hostile attitudes during investigations.


Primary duties of the UC Tax Auditor I will include:
• Utilize sound judgment and knowledge of financial investigative tools/techniques to establish an investigative plan.
• Initiate investigation by gathering facts and evidence; running appropriate database checks; examining the current control environment; and preparing investigative summaries that document findings.
• Maintain current knowledge and awareness of investigative/fraud techniques, privacy laws, bank regulations, investigation and incident handling policy and procedure.
• Develop and maintain a wide range of internal and external business relationships.
• Be capable and comfortable with professional interaction on the executive level.

Who May Apply

This position, UC Tax Auditor I, Job Requisition #48375, 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: #48375

Level II: #48390


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

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed at assigned regional offices, Central Office and in the field. Considerable travel is required, for which a personal means of transportation is necessary. Incumbents may encounter uncooperative or hostile attitudes during investigations for which considerable human relation skills are required. Significant pressure to meet timeframes and deadlines is to be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, public or business administration AND one (1) year or more of professional level auditing or accounting experience OR two (2) years or more in Unemployment Compensation.


Associate's degree in accounting, public or business administration AND three (3) years or more of professional level auditing or accounting experience OR four (4) years or more in Unemployment Compensation.


High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of professional level accounting or auditing experience OR six (6) years or more in Unemployment Compensation.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.