Field Auditor I

Workplace Alaska - Fairbanks, AK

Full-time | Part-time

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Employment and Training Services, is recruiting for a Field Auditor I located in Fairbanks!
The position is in the General Government Unit (GGU) at a range 16.

**This recruitment has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY.**

Would you like to work with and visit Alaska employers in various communities?

Do you take pride in educating customers and providing a high level of customer service?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, this might be the perfect position for you!

Located in the Fairbanks Tax Office, the Field Auditor I educates employers on the laws and regulations of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax and related topics, audits employers payroll records, and performs collection activity on past due accounts.

The Field Auditor I works independently and is responsible for an assigned area of employers. The auditor conducts on-site audits of employer accounting and payroll records to determine if wages are reported accurately, and Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes are computed and paid correctly.

The Field Auditor represents the Employment Security Division UI Tax section and performs all customer service functions, including taxpayer education and assistance. Auditors must possess superb organizational skills and the ability to work independently with critical deadlines. Auditors work with all kinds of businesses and governmental agencies in their area of jurisdiction. Duties include collection of delinquent taxes with effectiveness and tact.

The primary functions of this position will be:
Audit employer's records to ensure compliance with Alaska laws and regulations;
Work with a diverse cross section of communities across Alaska;
Educate employers on Alaska statutes and regulations;
Collect dues on delinquent accounts; and
Travel to remote areas with limited amenities.

We are looking to hire an individual with the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Please note that you will need to highlight these strengths in your cover letter. Please see the "additional required information" section for further instructions.
Successful bookkeeping experience;
A good working knowledge of the principles of how to audit accounting records;
Ability to effectively communicate Alaska laws and statutes to employers and individuals;
Ability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines, prioritize work, and meet deadlines;
Ability to effectively communicate to a varied group of individuals with differing levels of education;
Ability to use tact and discretion to defuse potentially adversarial situations; and
Ability to prepare clear, concise reports concerning audit findings.

If you are enthusiastic and enjoy a challenge, we want to hear from you!

Five years of accounting or financial auditing experience;
One year of this experience must have been at a technical level.

Education from an accredited college in accounting, business, administration, economics, financial management, or other business-oriented discipline may be substituted for the four years of non-specific accounting or financial auditing experience (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month of experience).

There is no substitution for the required one year of accounting or financial auditing experience at a technical level.


This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.

Your cover letter is the key to advancing to the interview process of this recruitment. The cover letter must demonstrate how you possess the minimum qualifications and the skills and attributes bulleted above and be in business format. Your responses in the cover letter must be clear, concise, and complete. The cover letter will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

Your cover letter must provide the following information:
The cover letter must describe your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pertain to the bulleted points in the job description above. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience.
The cover letter must describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
The cover letter must be in standard business format.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting (if email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number). Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

A copy of your last three (3) performance evaluations, or two (2) professional references one of which should be your most recent supervisor, including name, job title, employer, and current phone number(s).
Copies of transcripts if education is used to meet minimum qualifications.

Applications for this position may ONLY be accepted through the Workplace Alaska online application process or by hardcopy. If you choose to apply using a hardcopy (paper) application, please follow the instructions on the Workplace Alaska website "How to Apply" page.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, you MUST mark that it does not apply to you.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Victoria Ryan
Supervisor, Audit Operations
(907) 465-2752