Tax Technician 1/2/3 (PCN 04-3251)

at State of Alaska
Location Anchorage, Alaska
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent


The Department of Revenue, Tax Division, is recruiting for a Tax Technician 1/2/3 position located in Anchorage! The position is in the General Government Unit (GGU) at ranges 10/12/14. Would you like to help administer the largest source of tax revenue in the State of Alaska? In 2021, the Oil and Gas Production Tax group administered over $700 million in tax collected from oil and gas companies! The Oil and Gas Production Tax Technicians are the foundation of our tax program and work with taxpayers from Alaska's largest industry. The Oil and Gas Production Tax group's primary objective is to ensure that taxpayers required to file under AS 43.55 know what they need to file, file accurately, and pay the correct amount of tax. What you will be doing: Oil and Gas Tax Technicians are para-professional positions that perform a wide variety of technical tasks associated with the Department of Revenue Oil and Gas Production Tax program. This position works under the direction of the audit supervisor and the tax technician IV. The position examines the timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of monthly production tax reports; payments; refunds; and annual production tax return filings in the Tax Division's system. The position also provides customer service and participates in testing and maintaining the Tax System. Where you will be working: We are located on the 5th floor of the Atwood Building (550 West 7th Avenue) in downtown Anchorage. This position has a private cubicle in a secure office and all desks are electric and can be raised to work standing up. Free parking is provided and the office is within walking distances to downtown amenities. Our team includes experienced, long term, dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable staff. The Oil and Gas Production Tax group includes: three tax technician positions (the supervisor and two tax technician 1/2/3 positions), three lead auditors, eight auditor 1/2/3s, an Oil and Gas Revenue Specialist, and a Revenue Audit Supervisor. Tax technicians in the Oil and Gas Production Tax group are key employees in the group and the foundation for the audit team. We offer flexible work schedules, including "alternative work week" schedules that allow employees to have every other Friday off, and the potential for part time telework. The group administers the largest source of revenue for the Tax Division and one of the largest sources of revenue for the State of Alaska. This position is a flexibly staffed position. The vacancy may be filled at either the 1, 2 or 3 level depending on the applicant's training and/or experience and promotions to higher levels in the 1, 2, 3 series are based on meeting specific experience and knowledge criteria without the need to reapply for the higher position. Additionally, there are many benefits of working for the State of Alaska, including 37.5-hour work weeks, great health insurance, retirement benefits, higher than average leave accrual (paid time off), regular (annual or biannual) step/pay increases, union negotiated cost of living increases, optional union representation, and a variety of discounts at participating businesses (gym memberships, Microsoft Office, Dell computers, GCI, AT&T, Verizon, etc.). Who we are looking for: The ideal applicant will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience: All of the following traits must be documented in your applicant profile and cover letter (the cover letter is only required if you are applying for the Tax Technician 3 position). If you don't have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply statutes and regulations, policies and procedures; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others, both verbally and in writing; Ability to work independently; Ability to learn new tasks with minimal supervision; Strong decision-making skills; Ability to analyze data, reason logically, and draw valid conclusions; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment; Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.); Ability to develop and maintain files; and Excellent customer service skills. Due to the inherent nature of work performed in the Department of Revenue, the Department may reasonably decline to interview qualified applicants with felony convictions related to embezzlement or theft of funds. The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a criminal history check.Tax Technician 1 Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Clerical: Knowledge of filing, typing, entering data, maintaining records, and using and completing forms. Computer Skills: Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work. Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. equivalent to those typically gained by: Full proficiency level clerical, bookkeeping, or accounting experience. Tax Technician 2 Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in Accounting: Knowledge of traditional accounting practices including accrual, obligations, and costs methods. Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Uses a logical, systematic, and sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one's knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Principles of Accounting: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, standards, and practices (for example, double entry accounting, accrual accounting), including the full accounting cycle and the preparation of work sheets, financial statements, ledgers, and journals. Tax Law: Knowledge of accounting and tax law for individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. equivalent to those typically gained by: Entry level paraprofessional experience in the preparation, review, or examination of tax returns or the examination of license applications to ensure compliance with program regulations and guidelines. Tax Technician 3 Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change. Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions. Teaching Others: Helps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor. Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. equivalent to those typically gained by: Progressively responsible paraprofessional experience in the preparation, review, or examination of tax returns, assisting taxation and/or revenue auditors ensure compliance with program regulations and guidelines or examination of license applications. "Progressively responsible" means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION CAREFULLY COVER LETTER A professionally written cover letter is only required if you are applying for the Tax Technician 3 position. The cover letter must clearly describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description. A cover letter is not required for this position if you are applying for the Tax Technician 1 and/or 2. Your complete application package, including the supplemental questions, will be used to determine with applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Please provide the following documents prior to interview if selected for an interview: A list of three professional references, one of which should be your most recent supervisor, including name, job title, employer, and current phone number(s). A copy of your last two performance evaluations, or two letters of reference if evaluations are unavailable. APPLICATION NOTICE You can ONLY apply for this position through Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy (paper) application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database..... click apply for full job details

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