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Title:  Taxpayer Services Section Chief

Application Deadline Date:  12/08/2022
Req ID:  42743
Department:  Taxes
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.70

Overview

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.

 

The Taxpayer Services Section Chief is responsible for support of division management initiatives, evaluation, and administration of the most complex and sensitive tax matters handled by the division. This position involves interaction with taxpayers and/or taxpayer representatives regarding tax obligations and filings. The incumbent in this position is expected to perform with a high degree of independence while engaging collaboratively with the director.

Who May Apply

This position, Taxpayer Services Section Chief (Job Requisition #42743), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Nathaniel Hibler at nathaniel.hibler@vermont.gov.
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 normally performed in a standard office setting. Incumbents can anticipate some stressful situations and strong differences of opinion with taxpayers and their representatives. Workload will vary but remain heavy. Priorities will often have to be adjusted to meet deadlines. Occasional travel requires private means of transportation.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND three (3) years or more of professional level experience in tax examination, accounting, auditing, or business administration AND two (2) years or more of supervisory experience.
OR
CPA or RPA certification AND two (2) years or more of supervisory experience.
OR
Three (3) years of experience at a Tax Examiner VI level.

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