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TAX INVESTIGATOR

Date:  Nov 10, 2021
Req ID:  11970
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  DEPT OF FINANCE AND ADMIN
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $15.33/hr

Position Number: 33061005 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 12/12/2021 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $15.33/hr 
 
DFA Central Tax Offices 
 

The Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration has developed a paid, part-time auditor internship program that provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while “test driving” a potential career with state government. The Internship Program is a twelve-week program during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters; 20 hours a week. 
Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing at a four-year accredited college or university; have successfully completed five (5) accounting courses; and hold a valid Arkansas Driver’s License. Applicants will be required to submit a college transcript with their online application. If selected for an interview, the applicant will need to bring one (1) letter of recommendation (letter must be academic based, such as department head, dean, or instructor). 


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

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

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

Summary

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.

Functions

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.

Dimensions

None

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.

Licenses

None

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.


ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.


Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or dhs.gov/e-verify.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Little Rock