State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Tax Section Manager in Augusta, Maine

Tax Section Manager

Augusta, Maine, United States

Full-time

Tax Section Manager

Maine Revenue Services

LOCATION: Augusta, Maine

CODE: 0537 PAY GRADE: 26 - Salary: $63,544.00/annually

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: September 13, 2018 – September 28, 2018

Job Description:

A Tax Section Manager’s work is of a managerial nature in planning and directing the activities of a tax section within Maine Revenue Services. Responsibilities include overseeing the activities of professional, technical, and support personnel engaged in tax auditing, processing, or enforcement functions.

A Tax Section Manager in the Administrative and Collection Units of the Compliance Division manages employees and contract staff who collect tax delinquencies. Responsibilities include planning and directing administrative and collection operations, developing and maintaining internal procedures and work programs, interfacing with taxpayers and their representatives, and monitoring and reporting the Division’s inventory of debt, collections and assessments.

Work is performed under limited supervision.

Typical Duties:

  • Plans, develops, and directs programs relative to the operation of highly specialized tax support functions to ensure work is performed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Plans, directs, reviews, and evaluates the work of the central office and/or audit staff to ensure work is performed in accordance with applicable standards.

  • Interviews, selects, and trains professional, technical, and clerical employees needed to perform tax support functions to ensure a well-trained, high quality staff.

  • Forecasts budgetary needs for tax section and estimates revenue to be derived from tax systems to assist in budget development.

  • Provides information on tax laws and administrative procedures to clarify them to taxpayers, their attorneys and representatives, and the public.

  • Develops recommendations for new or revised statutes, regulations, and organizational procedures to improve the system.

  • Makes recommendations and participates in legal actions against tax evaders to ensure tax evaders are prosecuted.

  • Selects and reviews audits of examiners assigned to unit/section to review audits for conformity with applicable standards.

  • Directs staff in obtaining court warrants for violations of tax laws to ensure proper procedures are followed.

  • Speaks to public under conditions requiring considerable tact to explain tax laws, rules, etc.

  • Implements, administers, and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures, and practices, including: AA/EEO recruitment, employment, position, classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, communication systems, and employee safety to ensure fair and equal treatment of subordinate personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution and two and one-half (2) years professional experience in auditing, accounting, or tax administration. Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Please note: All candidates applying for a position at Maine Revenue Services will be subject to a tax clearance check. In order to be selected for a position, an applicant must have filed all his or her Maine returns and paid all Maine tax liabilities.

For all candidates not currently employed at Maine Revenue Services: State law requires that applicants seeking initial employment with Maine Revenue Services undergo a fingerprint based state and federal criminal history record check.

BENEFITS

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of salary for BU positions. The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly. The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing): $444.68 biweekly

  • Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%): $422.45 biweekly

  • Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $400.21 biweekly

  • Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%): $377.98 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist

General Gov. Service Center,

74 State House Station,

Augusta, Maine 04333-0074

207-624-7430 (T)

Melinda.Hansen@maine.gov