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$ 17.56-$ 25.51 hourly, $ 36,665-$ 53,265 annually

Date Posted:   03/16/2012
Closing Date:   04/18/2012
Working Title:   Revenue Tax Specialist
Hiring Agency:   Revenue Dept
Division/Bureau:   Corp/Sale/Spec/IITWith/Tax Op
Location:   St. Paul*
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   122756000004
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   Finance Regulatory Econ Devel
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   Beginning Salary: $17.56-$18.72/hour; $36,665-$39,087.

Revenue Tax Specialist employees perform a variety of duties: taxpayer audits, contacts non-registered/non-filing individuals and businesses, conducts legal and technical research, classroom and in-person education and provides taxpayer assistance.

There are Revenue Tax Specialist vacancies available in the Corporate Franchise Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Special Tax, Tax Operations and Income Tax & Withholding Divisions. The recruitment group established from this announcement may be used to fill Revenue Tax Specialist vacancies for up to 6 months.

*Location: The recruitment group established from this job posting will be used to fill Revenue Tax Specialist positions in St. Paul. However, an appointee may have the opportunity to be reassigned to another location in the Twin Cities Metro Area (e.g., to a Revenue Office in Arden Hills, Eagan, Brooklyn Center or Edina).

Most of these positions require local and overnight travel, while some of the positions require out-of-state travel.
Minimum Qualifications:   * Any of the following:
- Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or Marketing;
- Master's degree in Business Administration;
- Master's degree in Business Taxation;
- CPA;

**For those who are scheduled to graduate in the next 6 months, you should apply to be a part of the applicant pool.**


* Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles as evidenced by academic coursework or related work experience.
* Knowledge of personal computers, including knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet and database applications/software.
* Human relations, oral and written communication skills necessary to deal with taxpayers and workplace associates in a professional and effective manner.
* Problem-solving skills and organizational/planning skills necessary to independently perform the duties of the position.

**An unofficial transcript is required at the time of interview and an official transcript is required at the time of hire**
Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and equipment, and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you. If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another. However, we recommend that you apply directly to this job announcement to ensure consideration for this position.
How to Apply:   First, submit your resume online through Resume Builder at <>. You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. If you have already submitted a resume to this database, you do not need to resubmit it unless it has been over 12 months or you need to update your resume or contact information. Next, both new and returning applicants need to apply directly to this posting number by checking the "Apply for this job" box found at the bottom of this announcement.

Your resume must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications based on above criteria. Only those who most closely meet the qualifications will be interviewed. If the information is not included or adequately described in the resume, applicants should prepare a written narrative that clearly identifies the required experience or training and submit that with their resume by using the Job Specific Questions section on Resume Builder or sending the information in an email to

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

Please note that a criminal history and tax check will be conducted on successful applicants prior to an offer of employment. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

Please ensure that your contact information (i.e. e-mail address, mailing address and home/work phone numbers) is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you regarding the status of your application.
Contact for More Information:   Brooke Newfield,; 651/556-6662.