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Part-Time Tax Compliance Officer 1

Tax Compliance Officer 1

Idaho State Tax Commission

Open for Recruitment: February 1, 2018 - February 20, 2018
Announcement # 04346055354
Salary Range: $15.87 per hour

Location(s): Pocatello

The Idaho State Tax Commission is recruiting for a part-time Tax Compliance Officer 1 in Pocatello in the Field Collections Bureau

This position will be filled on a temporary part-time basis for an indefinite duration. The flexible work schedule is 19.5 hours per week with a non-negotiable starting salary of $15.87 per hour.

This position does not have benefits. Temporary positions are exempt from classified state service, the rules of the Division of Human Resources, and the Idaho Personnel Commission. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Collection:  Incumbents enforce Idaho tax laws including the assessment and collection of taxes. They interview individuals to obtain facts and research a variety of sources to obtain financial information. They consult with the taxpayer or their representative and advise them that liens, levies and warrants may be executed. They negotiate the seizure of assets such as bank accounts, pay checks, personal assets and other liquid assets. Individuals at this level also secure taxpayer financial statements and obtain and verify information for closing agreements.
  • Investigation/Inspection:  Incumbents in this position will visit taxpayers unannounced and review their financial records to determine the correct tax liability. They perform research and interpret applicable rules, laws and relevant business or individual financial information. They advise individuals and business owners of tax liability and monetary fines for failure to pay.
  • Technical Assistance and Education:  Incumbents provide technical assistance to individuals with tax questions and make presentations on tax laws. They represent the Idaho State Tax Commission at temporary events where retail sales are being made such as vendors' fairs, home and garden shows, concerts, gun shows and/or vendor-sponsored events to educate taxpayers and issue permits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of: bookkeeping; negotiation or sales technique and strategy
  • Experience: using basic math skills in a business setting; using computer programs such as Word and Excel; conducting Internet research in a college or business setting; interpreting technical material such as spreadsheets and/or financial statements or laws and rules; independently handling complaints and upset individuals in a business setting; preparing written reports documenting activities and actions taken; conducting and documenting fact-finding interviews
  • A valid driver's license OR ability to meet the transportation needs required for these positions

If you previously applied for Tax Compliance Officer 1 and wish to be considered for a position in Pocatello you must re-apply under this announcement.  Previous scores will not be used.

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.


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: Click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.

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”
  • Part-time and Temporary under “Job Type/Shift”
  • Pocatello under “Cities” 

When updating your online application information, you are encouraged to complete/update all items in the Applicant 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 is given to qualified candidates


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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.