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Tax Policy Specialist - Sales Tax

Tax Specialist

Idaho State Tax Commission

Open for Recruitment: March 9, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Announcement # 04307017536
Salary Range: $25.07 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho State Tax Commission's Taxpayer Resources Unit is recruiting for a Tax Policy Specialist with a specialty in the area of sales tax

The successful candidate will research, analyze, and interpret existing and proposed sales tax rules, coordinate and engage in negotiated rulemaking, and promulgation of Tax Commission administrative rules, and provide technical sales tax expertise.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Research, draft and recommend changes to sales tax laws, rules, procedural statements and directives to clarify and implement statewide tax policy
  • Chair the sales tax rules committee and present rules before the legislature
  • Participate in the development and recommendation of forms and instructions
  • Serve as a sales tax expert for legislative committees
  • Respond to sales tax inquiries from elected officials, tax professionals, attorneys and public
  • Communicate adopted policy and rules changes
  • Present educational outreach activities to enhance transparency
  • Make public presentations and present training

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience demonstrating considerable knowledge of state tax codes and rules in the area of sales tax

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with public speaking, business presentations, or public relations
  • Some knowledge of state and local government organization structure, functions, and decision-making processes to include public policy development, state rulemaking and legislative process

All candidates being considered for employment with the Idaho State Tax Commission must successfully complete a comprehensive background check, which includes fingerprinting, before a final job offer can be given. Individuals must be a current tax filer and be in full compliance with their tax obligations to be an employee of the Idaho State Tax Commission.


Rating of Training and Experience: Respond to the examination questions based on your training and experience directly related to this position. Scoring will be based on your responses. Applicants must receive a minimum rating of 68 to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online, after the closing date, when the review process is complete.

To preview the examination, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam you click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

To Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Idaho State Tax Commission under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise as the city in which you will work under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you are encouraged to update/complete all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, and Job Type.  Without this information, your name may not be referred to the hiring agency. 

The Idaho State Tax Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Veteran's preference will be given to qualified candidates


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.