The Louisiana Department of Revenue has a vacancy located within the Collections Division.
The Collections Division is responsible for maximizing taxpayer compliance by defining and implementing procedures for the collection of income taxes owed to the State of Louisiana. This includes examination of delinquent accounts and supporting documentation to verify failed compliance with tax laws resulting in the issuance of bills and the implementation of other collection processes.
Responsibilities and/or Preferences:
The incumbent in this position is responsible for handling billing inquires and enforcement of collection for individual income tax. The incumbent makes independent decisions concerning filing requirements and assessment and distrait procedures, and corresponds daily with taxpayers, attorneys, tax preparer, CPA's officers or corporations, official of lending institutions, banks, credit union. A thorough knowledge of the tax laws, departmental policies and procedures, and the Revenue information computer system is required.
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
This position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and is advertised as 1or 2. The level at which the vacancy is filled will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate selected. The maximum salary for the highest level of this position, Revenue Tax Officer 2, is $32.74 per hour / $68,099.00 per year.
This position will be domiciled in East Baton Rouge Parish. Applicants must select this parish on their application to indicate that they are available to work in the parish of this vacancy.
- This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units in the Department of Revenue within 90 days of closing.
A Tax and Natural Disaster Clearance will be conducted on all selected applicants to validate the timely submission of tax returns and payments. It is a requirement that all Revenue employees must adhere to all tax laws of the State of Louisiana.
LA R.S.15:587.5, 587.6 and the IRS require the Louisiana Department of Revenue to conduct a criminal history records check of a prospective employee who will access federal tax information to perform job duties. Any applicant who receives and accepts a conditional offer of employment will require a completed criminal history records check prior to his or her first day of work.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Written Exam – See History – Click on the History link for test results. Candidates with an active, passing score will designate as "Pass". Candidates with a failure on the written exam designate as "Fail". If no information is present, you have no present written exam results.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment Applicants must attach a copy of college transcripts to this application. Failure to do so will result in not being considered for this vacancy. The transcripts should be added as an attachment to your online application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation prior to appointment.
If you are applying for a position which requires a baccalaureate and/or master's degree you may apply 90 days prior to receipt of your degree however the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to your graduation date. Please contact the HR representative listed below to ensure that your application is accepted as eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Revenue/Human Resources
PO Box 66378
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
"Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities"
LA Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer
A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To examine taxpayer accounts to determine delinquent taxes owed and take necessary actions to collect such taxes.
Level of Work:
Close from Revenue Tax Officer Supervisor or higher-level personnel.
Location of Work:
Department of Revenue.
Differs from Revenue Tax Analysts by the presence of professional-level responsibility for the collection of delinquent taxes.
Differs from Revenue Tax Officer 2 by the absence of experienced-level duties.
Examples of Work
Researches delinquent tax cases through computer and financial institution records, Clerks of Court, Internal Revenue Service, and other governmental offices for the purpose of locating assets in order to effect the collection of the state taxes due.
Works with taxpayers, accountants, CPAs, and attorneys to obtain Statements of Financial Condition and all necessary documentation needed to request an Offer of Compromise; reviews all information before submitting offer for further approval.
Collects delinquent taxes through personal contact or by garnishing wages, levying on bank accounts, filing tax liens, seizing property, revocation of licenses, or cease and desist orders.
Inspects vendor operations and collects taxes at special events.
Conducts detailed analysis on accounts in which returns are being recommended for acceptance after the assessment has become final; makes adjustments to calculated additional tax, penalty and interest, if applicable.