Title:  Assistant Director of Tax Compliance

Application Deadline Date:  12/13/2023
Req ID:  48663
Department:  Taxes

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $34.27


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.

We are seeking an Assistant Director of Tax Compliance. The Assistant Director collaborates closely with the Director to assist with the managerial functions of leading the Compliance Division. This position also works closely with the Divisions' Audit Manager, other division directors, and the Department's leadership team, including the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Commissioner.  


The Assistant Director helps to oversee, coordinate, and support the roughly 50-person Compliance Division. The Division is comprised of audit, collections, data analysis, and support sections. These sections work together to employ a service-oriented approach to discovery, audit, and collection of delinquent taxes as well as promote voluntary compliance. The current salary for this position can range from $71,000 to $112,000, depending on experience and qualifications. 


Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively guiding the Department's compliance functions through an increasingly complex economy. 
  • Coordinating compliance initiatives and programs with other states' revenue departments, other Vermont departments and agencies, the Multistate Tax Commission, and the Federation of Tax Administrators.
  • Supporting, developing, and deploying the Compliance Division's strategic plans, processes, objectives, goals, priorities, and projects.
  • Evaluating the Division's effectiveness and efficiency in handling cases and other related work.
  • Collaborating with the Compliance Audit manager to develop and promote initiatives included in the annual Audit Plan, which guides the Division's audit work. 
  • Evaluating, supporting, and improving the performance of employees.


The ideal candidate will be collaborative, curious, and engaging. The ideal candidate will possess or being willing to develop the following knowledge and skillsets:

  • Ability to energize and lead staff in a fast-paced and heavily regulated environment.
  • Empathetic and supportive in their management approach.
  • Ability to research and understand nuances of complex tax law and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of economics and business climate as it relates to audit strategies and issues impacting Vermont.
  • A strong command of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, audit frameworks, and approaches to compliance. 
  • High integrity and the ability to ensure compliance with strict confidentiality standards.


This is a full-time position located in Montpelier, VT with opportunities to hybrid telework.  The Tax Department permits eligible employees to request voluntary participation in the State of Vermont telework program. Telework eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis and is consistent with state and Department policies.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant Director of Tax Compliance (Job Requisition #48663), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Lee.Gable@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 largely in a standard office setting. Incumbents can anticipate some stressful encounters with taxpayers or their representatives with strong differences of opinion. Occasional travel requires private means of transportation. Some work outside of normal work schedule may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in public or business administration, accounting or a related field AND two (2) years of experience at or above a technical level in auditing, public or business administration, accounting or fiscal management INCLUDING two (2) years of supervisory experience.




Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, accounting or a related field AND three (3) years of experience at or above a technical level in auditing, public or business administration, accounting or fiscal management INCLUDING two (2) years of supervisory experience.




Associate's degree in public or business administration, accounting or a related field AND five (5) years of experience at or above a technical level in an auditing, public or business administration, or fiscal management INCLUDING two (2) years of supervisory experience.




Seven (7) years of experience at a professional level in auditing, public or business administration, accounting, or fiscal management INCLUDING two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Special Requirements


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.

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier