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Title:  Tax Compliance Data Analyst

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46147
Department:  Taxes

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.93


There has never been a better time to bring your values and talents to this 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.


If mining and analyzing data sounds exciting, this is the job for you! The Vermont Department of Taxes' Compliance Division offers a stimulating opportunity for a motivated and dynamic person to work as a data analyst and to help develop and help manage discovery programs used to find compliance opportunities.


Our department mission is to collect the proper amount of tax revenue in a timely and efficient manner to pay for the goods and services provided by state government. This position will leverage big data, knowledge of Vermont and federal tax law, and knowledge of business and accounting practices to identify and address areas where those taxes are not being reported and paid on a voluntary basis. The incumbent in this position will write queries to pull relevant data help vet ideas for audit programs, work to evaluate data, and then develop, execute, and document programs and campaigns. The incumbent will also extract and analyze data to determine if outcomes have been met, design reports using a variety of reporting and analysis tools, and work with staff to establish optimal compliance solutions.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, analytical, curious, and open-minded. You will also be an excellent and direct communicator, both in writing and verbally. The ideal candidate will onboard with a combination of the following skill sets and the willingness and ability to develop others on the job:

• Excellent and strong quantitative and analytical skills - mathematics, statistics, programming
• Knowledge of Vermont and federal taxes
• Ability to understand compliance objectives
• Ability to research and understand nuances of complex tax law and accounting practices
• Knowledge of programming techniques using tools such as SQL
• Knowledge of Database Design Understanding Relational Database Design
• Knowledge of economics, business climate
• Substantial experience with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.
• Ability to quickly learn the VTax tool, provided training and support
• High integrity and ability to comply with strict confidentiality standards


About the Compliance Division
The Compliance Division serves to supervise the appropriate payment of taxes throughout the state. Compliance works to reduce problems of delinquency and underpayment and to ensure that taxpayers are compliant with the law. The division fosters early intervention through educational assistance for all taxpayers. The Compliance Division consists of field and desk auditors, as well as collections staff.


Additional Information
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, Tax Compliance Data Analyst (Job Requisition #46147), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in a standard office setting. Significant interaction is required with Department staff, contractors to the Department, and outside collection agency personnel as well as the Auditor of Accounts. Data reviewed is highly confidential in nature.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in quantitative research, statistics, or program evaluation that includes providing support to a business or organization.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor's degree.

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
  • 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
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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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier