The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) is responsible for fairly and efficiently collecting state tax revenues to fund public services, to regulate charitable gaming and the sale of alcoholic beverage and tobacco, and to support state agencies in the collection of overdue debts. Collectively, each program, unit, division and group work together to provide the core services to taxpayers of the State of Louisiana and stakeholders of the agency. LDR is comprised of the following groups: Tax Collection, Charitable Gaming, Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC), Debt Recovery, Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers.
The Office of Legal Affairs consists of the Litigation Division and the Policy Services Division. Responsibilities include representing the agency in court proceedings, in state and federal court, and the Board of Tax Appeals, providing support and services to executive management, in-house divisions, federal, state and other governmental agencies; and to the public, developing and issuing department policies, legislative monitoring, fiscal note preparation, rule promulgation, tax research and support. The Office is also heavily involved in the current tax reform initiative, researching, forecasting and drafting legislation.
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
The incumbent in this position would be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
Serves as a key member of LDR’s tax reform team providing economic analysis and revenue forecasting.
Evaluates the fiscal impact of recommended reform and produces reports for the Executive Management Team.
Works to prepare fiscal notes related to proposed legislation and testifies as needed during session.
Assists in the revisions of LDR’s policies, procedures, processes, etc., to accommodate the impact of the approved reform package and assists in the implementation of needed procedure changes.
Assists Policy staff in analysis of tax situations, policies, rules and regulations for the preparation and revision of requests for legislative/technical inquiries, reports, and publications under the indirect supervision of Policy Staff Attorney or Revenue Tax Research Analyst.
Assists in preparing fiscal notes estimating the revenue gain or loss from tax bills introduced before the Legislature, as well as the Louisiana Department of Revenue's costs of implementing the proposed legislation under the direction of a Senior Revenue Tax Research Analyst.
Works in conjunction with the Policy Services Division’s Legislative Team to communicate with the Louisiana Fiscal Office to ensure timely completion of all fiscal note requests during legislative sessions.
How to Apply:
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempt 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.
Please click on the below links to learn more about this position.
Economic Development Research Analyst Trainee
Economic Development Research Analyst 1
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. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
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.
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. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Louisiana Department of Revenue
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 66378
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
The Louisiana Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Louisiana is a State as A Model Employer for People with Disabilities
This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions available within the Louisiana Department of Revenue within 90 days of the closing date.
This position may be filled as a:
- Probational Appointment
- Job Appointment
- Promotion (open to all statewide classified and agency wide permanent status employees)
- Detail to Special Duty
Current permanent status classified state employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment 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 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.
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.
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 tosubstitute 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 learn how to research economic issues and develop recommendations for specific economic development initiatives.
Level of Work:
Direct review from higher-level personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Economic Development Research Analyst 1 by the absence of journeyman level duties.
Examples of Work
Determines and reports on effects of business ventures on Louisiana's economy and tax collections.
Conducts special economic studies.
Writes and updates computer programs to provide econometric modeling and forecasting.
Presents recommendations to and provides expert testimony and technical assistance to the Assistant Secretary, legislative committees, other state agency officials and administrators, Governor's special boards, commissions and task forces, substate planning districts and local governments.
Assists the higher-level authority in the coordination, development and implementation of the state's economic development program through short and long range forecasting and interrelationships with trends in world economy.