Washington State On-site Hiring Day - Excise Tax Examiner 2, In-Training in Tumwater, Washington


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The Department of Revenue is conducting a hiring day on May 9, 2018 to fill several Excise Tax Examiner positions within the Taxpayer Account Administration (TAA) Division in Tumwater, WA. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are interested in starting a career with our Revenue Team.

Although the Hiring Day is scheduled for May 9, 2018, the hiring process may start as early as April 24, 2018. Please expect to be contacted at any time after April 24, 2018.

How does a hiring day work?

  • Application screening will begin *as received. * Please ensure you update your profile and attach all requested documents.
  • Reference checks will occur any time after April 24, 2018. Please advise your references to expect a call from the Department of Revenue.
  • Successful candidates will receive information prior to the May 9, 2018 with instructions about the on-site hiring day.

What Excise Tax Examiners do Each year, more than 500,000 businesses registered with the state of Washington file 2.3 million tax returns. Excise Tax Examiners assist taxpayers or their representatives to file tax returns, answer questions on correct tax reporting, applicable tax laws and recordkeeping requirements. They also review and reconcile accounts, determine eligibility for tax credits and preferences, and administer tax programs.

Our in-training program provides classroom training on excise tax laws and rules, Department of Revenue systems, tax programs, customer service skills, and account examination procedures and techniques. Revenue trainers will guide you as you perform account examinations, billings and refunds, and assist taxpayers on the phone or via secure email. After successful completion of the in-training program, you will be assigned to a team of experienced examiners. Each team in TAA performs the core functions of assisting taxpayers and reconciling accounts, in addition to administering one or more excise tax programs.

How you may qualify

*_At the ETE1 and ETE2 levels: Accounting, Auditing, Excise Tax Assistant or equivalent experience will substitute year for year for education providing required 12-semester or 18-quarter college level accounting course work has been completed or is within one course of completion._ *

How to apply

  • Complete an online application to include three professional references.
  • Attach a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications listed.
  • Attach your resume.
  • Print, complete, and attach Reference Check Authorization** here.**
  • Attach college transcript(s) showing your college-level accounting credits. If you have foreign education credentials, please include the evaluation of U.S. equivalency.
  • Complete the supplemental questionnaire. * Note_ - Applications received without these materials may not be considered. _

*To take advantage of Veteran's preference *please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please blackout your social security number and date of birth before attaching.

Questions? Call 360.704.5725 or email dorjobs@dor.wa.gov

Supplemental Information

Department of Revenue's Human Resource division may use this announcement to fill multiple vacancies for up to 6 months.

To be considered for this position, you must have complied with Washington state tax laws. The Department of Revenue is committed to ensuring all employees perform in a manner warranting the highest degree of public confidence and demonstrate the highest level of ethics and integrity. By submitting your application, you consent to allow the Taxpayer Account Administration Division's review of the Department of Revenue records to ensure you have complied with Washington state tax laws.

These positions are covered by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA). According to the WPEA contract, as a condition of employment you must become a member of the union or pay the union a representational fee within 30 days of hire.

The Department of Revenue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and offer a respectful, inclusive culture for people with disabilities, as well as members of all protected groups and statuses. We encourage you to apply.

If you need help during the application process, please call the Human Resources Office at 360-704-5738. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.


Salary: $3,700.00 - $4,623.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Revenue

Job Number: 2018-049

Closing: 4/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov