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Title:  Tax Examiner III

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  2085
Department:  Taxes

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $20.88

Are you self-motivator, adaptable and good with numbers? Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work as Auditor? Consider joining our team. The Compliance Division at the Tax Department is recruiting for an office audit position. The auditor will work as part of a statewide compliance audit team often interacting directly with tax payers to conduct examinations of records and to promote compliance and educate tax payers. The position will audit a variety of tax types administered by the Vermont Department of Tax.

Who May Apply

This position, Tax Examiner III (Job Requisition #2085), 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. 

Tax Examiner I: Requisition #2056

Tax Examiner II: Requisition #2084

Tax Examiner III: Requisition #2085

Tax Examiner IV: Requisition #2086

If you would like more information about this position, please email

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.

Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

Class Definition

Taxpayer assistance, education, review and auditing work for the Vermont Department of Taxes. This position involves interaction with taxpayers and/or taxpayer representatives regarding tax obligations and filings, business registrations and filing requirements. Incumbents in this class are expected to resolve more tax issues with a higher degree of difficulty than a Level I or II. Incumbents in this class generally deal with multiple tax types and audit programs with higher degree of complexity than lower levels. Work is performed under the supervision of an administrative supervisor.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a standard office setting. Workload pressure may vary over time. Some routine data entry may be required in certain positions or for certain periods. Incumbents must be able to concentrate on details and perform accurate work in the face of frequent interruptions. Human relations skills may be needed to deal with the general public. Incumbent will likely encounter stressful situations and differences of opinion with taxpayers or their representatives. There is regular pressure from continual work deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) AND one (1) year or more of experience with accounting, finance, or business administration.


Associate's degree or higher with courses in accounting, finance, business administration, taxation AND two (2) years or more of experience in accounting, auditing, or tax processing related duties.


High school diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of experience in accounting, auditing, or tax processing related duties.


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

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier