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Title:  Tax Audit Examiner III

Application Deadline Date:  07/17/2022
Req ID:  22686
Department:  Taxes

Montpelier, 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 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 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.


The Tax Department permits eligible employees to voluntarily participate 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. 


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 Audit Examiner III (Job Requisition #22686), 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 Audit Examiner II (#23544)
  • Tax Audit Examiner III (#22686)
  • Tax Audit Examiner IV (#23545)


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Alysha Lefevre at
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 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
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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier