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Date:  Feb 24, 2021
Req ID:  2318

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  26,034

Position Number: 22108751 
County: Lonoke; Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 03/08/2021 
Excise Tax - Sales & Use Tax 


Agency/Position Specific:
Applicants must reside in Lonoke County or Pulaski County, or be willing to relocate to the same area within a reasonable time.  Position requires some day travel, with a rare overnight possibility.  This is an entry level position with a starting salary of $26,034.

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: X172C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Tax Investigator is responsible for conducting tax investigations and collecting delinquent taxes. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Investigates complaints from the public regarding non-compliance of Arkansas tax laws and writes reports documenting and detailing the outcome of the investigation. Assists taxpayers by interpreting tax laws and regulations, explains taxpayer responsibilities, assists taxpayers in the completion of tax forms, and computes penalties and interest for taxpayers as needed. Contacts delinquent taxpayers and collects delinquent taxes, penalties, and interest due and assists in the resolution of delinquent taxes. Serves legal documents (Business Closure Orders, Notice of Hearing, etc.) to taxpayers who fail to comply with Arkansas tax laws. Provides information for affidavits and testifies at legal proceedings. Prepares and submits daily, weekly, and monthly reports. May inspect vending and amusement machines for compliance with tax laws. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state tax laws. Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and bookkeeping. Ability to interpret and apply tax laws, rules, and regulations. Ability to interview and obtain information. Ability to prepare, present, and review technical tax information, documents, and reports. Ability to utilize software based computer systems.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of college coursework, including six hours in accounting; plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, tax preparation, tax auditing, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock