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Tax Auditor 1

Idaho State Tax Commission

Open for Recruitment: October 6, 2017 - October 30, 2017
Announcement # 04338068979
Salary Range: $17.78 Hourly -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho State Tax Commission is recruiting to fill a Tax Auditor 1 position in the Audit Division's Tax Discovery Bureau in Boise

This announcement may be used to fill current or future full-time and part-time temporary* Tax Auditor 1 positions in the Audit Division.

The Tax Commission is recruiting for individuals interested in a customer-focused work environment. Successful candidates would demonstrate the ability to work independently, show initiative, and have excellent communication skills. The preferred candidate would have knowledge in a specific tax type, such as individual, business or withholding, and familiarity with data analysis and various research methods.

*Part-time positions will be filled on a temporary basis for an indefinite duration. The flexible work schedule is 19.5 hours per week with a non-negotiable starting salary of $17.78 per hour. The part-time temporary positions do not have benefits and are exempt from classified state service, the rules of the Division of Human Resources, and the Idaho Personnel Commission.  

Tax Auditor 1 positions are characterized by the inclusion of work that is analytical, creative, evaluative and advisory in nature. The work draws upon and requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental doctrines, theories, principles and terminology of accountancy (GAAP). Incumbents use their professional background to prepare, analyze and/or audit financial records and documents, accounting systems, financial statements, work papers, budgets, tax and payroll records and other related documents. Generally, incumbents prepare reports of findings, conclusions or recommendations.


  • Review accounting systems, financial statements, work papers, tax and payroll records and other related documents.
  • Research and analyze data for accuracy to ensure compliance with State tax laws and regulations.
  • Prepare audit findings and summaries.
  • Identify legal issues and apply appropriate statute, rules and legal precedents.
  • Participate in team audits.


  • Good knowledge accounting principles and practices

All candidates being considered for employment with the Tax Commission must successfully complete a comprehensive background check, including fingerprinting, before a final job offer will 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.

If you previously applied for a Tax Auditor 1 position and wish to be considered for this position, you must re-apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. All qualified individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply.


Rating of Education and Experience: Respond to the examination questions based on your training and experience directly related to this position. Your resume will be used to validate your responses. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 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, please click on Preview Exam link below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.


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

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Idaho State Tax Commission under “Agencies”
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under “Job Type/Shift”
Boise under “Cities”

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

Veteran's preference is given to qualified candidates

The Idaho State Tax Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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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.