Oregon Department of Revenue
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • Depends on Qualifications Year
  • 951 SW Simpson Ave, Ste 100, Bend, OR 97702
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Tax Auditor 1 (Tax Auditor Entry Underfill)

Apply on-line: www.oregonjobs.org - REQ-12434

The Oregon Department of Revenue is currently recruiting for one TAX AUDITOR 1 (Tax Auditor Entry Underfill) to join our Personal Tax and Compliance Division in Bend.  

UNDERFILL OPTION: The goal is to fill this position at the full level. However, we encourage applicants who meet the under fill qualifications as 'Tax Auditor Entry' to apply. Employees hired into the 'Tax Auditor Entry' level positions will be re-classified to the Tax Auditor 1 upon passing trial service and meeting the minimum qualifications for that classification. 

This is a full-time, SEIU represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they occur. 

About the Position:
The purpose of this position is to ensure taxpayer compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Employees of this position perform independent audits of a wide range of tax returns which involve a wide range of issues.  This position is part of the audit team responsible for ensuring equitable and consistent treatment of Oregon taxpayers.

Requested/Required Skills that will be assessed using the Supplemental Questions, Interview process, and References:

  • Proven ability to follow through and bring audits or projects to a timely, satisfactory completion; including the ability to manage audits at different stages of the audit within a prescribed timeline.
  • Proven ability to exhibit sound judgment and decision making when there are variables (i.e. interpreting laws/regulations).
  • Proven ability to speak and write professionally in a well-organized, straight forward and concise manner to taxpayers and tax professionals.
  • Proven ability to work cohesively within a team.
  • Highly competent computer and key-boarding skills.
  • Knowledge of tax rules and regulations.
  • A high degree of social skills allowing the auditor to interact effectively with taxpayers and tax professionals.
  • Proven ability to work independently displaying a high degree of integrity.

The training for this position is an online training environment. The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

Good time management skills and the ability to schedule time effectively and complete assignments on time.

Be self-motivated and self-disciplined and keep track of deadlines.

Good reading and comprehension skills with the ability to follow written instructions.

What's In It for You:
Benefits of working for the Department of Revenue include a commitment to a work-life balance and:

  • comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members, including $5,000 in employee basic life insurance.  
  • paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year
  • membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

Additional Non-Monetary Benefits:

  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Duties & Responsibilities:

Brief Description of Duties:
Examines returns which have been determined to have met the section's operational plan.  Conducts in person or correspondence audits to determine the appropriate adjustment of tax including business income and expenses reported on individual income tax returns by examination of the financial books and records, including tracing receipts and expenses and matching to and from source documents.  Evaluates internal controls to determine if they are sufficient to properly account for income and expenses.  Ensures that the accounting transactions conform with generally accepted accounting principles as well as state, federal, and local tax laws, rules and regulations by reviewing treatment of issues or returns. Audits may include single issue, complex issues, business, non-complex partnership, fiduciary, estate, and S or C Corporation returns.

For a complete position description contact: sheri.l.myers@oregon.gov

Working Conditions:
Frequent communication by telephone or face-to-face with taxpayers who have received billings initiated by the auditor, some of whom may be upset or angry.  Other working conditions include continuous key boarding to enter data to or retrieve data from a personal computer.  The position routinely requires sitting or standing and concentrating for long periods of time, long periods of reading technical materials, continuous handling and carrying folders up to 10 lbs. and sorting through many pages of documents.  Frequently, an auditor must drive or walk to the location of the taxpayer's records and working at that location (taxpayer's home or place of business or third party locations such as accountant's office, banks, courthouses, etc.) is common.
Overnight travel is occasionally required, and travel at times is in adverse weather conditions.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:

Minimum Qualifications: 

To qualify as a Tax Auditor 1 ($3,831 - $5,604 Monthly)
One year of work experience in tax preparation, auditing, tax audit defense, professional accounting, drafting rules or legislation, providing law training, or developing tax forms or instructions. This experience must have been or Oregon income tax, corporate excise tax, another state or city with an income tax structure similar to Oregon, or Federal income tax; AND one of the following:A Bachelor's degree with at least 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) in accounting; OR24 quarter hours in accounting and two years of work experience doing either compliance work in a tax program or work in professional accounting.


The experience must include at least two of the following areas: cash receipts, cash disbursements, cost accounting, journal entries, operation of a general ledger system and subsidiary accounts, posting and closing a full set of books, or preparation of a trial balance.

To qualify as a Tax Auditor Entry ($3,051 - $4,419 Monthly)A Bachelor's degree with at least 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) in accounting: OR24 quarter hours in accounting and two years of experience doing either compliance work in a tax program or professional accounting. The experience must include full-cycle bookkeeping and at least two of the following areas: cash receipts; cash disbursements; cost accounting; journal entries; operation of a general ledger system and subsidiary accounts; posting and closing a full set of books; or preparation of a trial balance.


For both the Tax Auditor 1 level and the Tax Auditor Entry level, official or unofficial transcripts must be attached to your application for all required and/or related courses. Transcripts must clearly show 1) the name of the applicant; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received and; 4) the required courses completed with a passing grade. 

These positions require a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.  Applicants will also be subject to a criminal history check which may include fingerprinting and a DMV check. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine whether an applicant is accepted for employment.TO APPLY, follow the "Apply" link above to complete the application online.  All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted on this announcement. 
Conditions of Employment:
Employment in any position with the Department of Revenue for all current and prospective employees is contingent on full compliance with all programs administered by the Department, and passing a criminal background and fingerprinting check. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine eligibility for the position under recruitment.

Applicants will also be subject to a criminal history check which may include fingerprinting. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine whether an applicant is accepted for employment.

Veterans' Preference:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference you MUST attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website 
http://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/Veterans.aspx or you may call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Protect Your Confidential Information:
To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all documents before attaching them to your application.

Contact Information:
Do you have questions about the recruitment & selection process (i.e, supplemental questions, duties & responsibilities. etc.)? Please contact Sheri Myers, Recruitment Analyst, at sheri.l.myers@oregon.gov or 503-945-8548.

Job Reference Number:  REQ-12434

If you have a disability or otherwise require an application in an alternate format in order to complete the process, you may contact us at:
Oregon Department of Revenue
Human Resources Rm. 135
Salem, OR 97301
Phone (503) 945-8547
Fax (503) 947-2047

The Oregon Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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