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Tax Auditor 1

Idaho State Tax Commission

Open for Recruitment: April 19, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Announcement # 04338076167
Salary Range: $17.78 Hourly -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Coeur d'Alene

The Idaho State Tax Commission is recruiting for a Tax Auditor 1 in the Audit Division's Income Tax Audit Bureau

This announcement may be used to fill future full-time classified Tax Auditor 1 positions in the Audit Division's Income Tax Audit Bureau. The current opening will be filled as an underfill for a full working level of Tax Auditor 2.  Upon successful completion of training and meeting the competencies, the incumbent's title and salary may be changed to Tax Auditor 2.

The selected candidate must be willing to train in Boise for approximately 6 months to 1 year from the date of appointment.  The employee will relocate to Coeur d'Alene upon successful completion of training.

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 Tax Auditor 1 position in the Income Tax Bureau, 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.

When updating your online application information, please select:

Idaho State Tax Commission under “Agencies”
under “Job Type/Shift”
 Coeur d'Alene as the city in which you will work under “Cities”

Without this information, your name cannot 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.