DEPARTMENTS OF CIVIL SERVICE
AND TAXATION AND FINANCE ANNOUNCE
Continuous Recruitment Examination
Open to All Qualified Individuals
TESTS ADMINISTERED PERIODICALLY
Examination Number and Title
|20-541, Tax Auditor 1||
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $1,302 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $651 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing (See Notes #4 and #5) AND:
Either A: possession of a currently valid Certified Public Accountant license and registration issued by NewYork State;
Or B: two years of paid, full-time professional accounting and/or auditing experience as described below;
Or C: a master's degree in accounting AND one year full-time professional accounting and/or auditing experience as described below.
To be acceptable, experience for the "B" and "C" requirements must have been gained in any one or combination of the following:
THE POSITIONS: Tax Auditor 1 positions exist at various locations in the NewYork State and Chicago, Illinois offices of the Department of Taxation and Finance. If you are interested in applying for a Tax Auditor 1 position in the Chicago, Illinois Office, please apply separately for exam #20-807.
DUTIES: Tax Auditors are assigned to the Department's Audit Division and perform field audits of the financial records of taxpayers to verify that businesses and individuals are in compliance with the tax laws, regulations, and rules of the State of NewYork. They are required to travel extensively in the performance of their duties, including overnight travel both within and outside of NewYork State. Such factors as tax specialty assignment (e.g., sales tax, personal income tax, corporation franchise tax, etc.) and office location will determine the extent of the overnight travel. Appointees must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their ability to perform the required field audits, if public transportation is not available.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. Complete all sections of the application and supplement. This questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your education and experience. Your score will be based on the following: overall grade point average; graduate level coursework or advanced degree; successful performance on NYS CPA qualifying examination; full-time, paid experience performing federal, state or municipal tax field audits as an employee of the taxing jurisdiction; and other full-time, paid accounting/auditing experience. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible. Ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions will not be decided in the candidate's favor. If you need more space, attach additional 8½ x 11” sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All statements concerning education and experience are subject to verification. If references fail to respond or give contradictory information, you may be required to furnish written verification of the education and experience claimed. False statements or lack of verification may result in termination of employment.
Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans’ and Civil Service Law Section85-a credits to your final passing score. We will update the eligible list and notify successful candidates of their final scores and eligibility dates on a periodic basis throughout the year. The names of successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for one year from the date eligibility begins.
CONDITIONS APPLYING TO THIS CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION: This examination is being conducted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Civil Service. Applications are accepted at any time. Qualified applicants may re-apply as frequently as every twelve months, but a new application AND all supplemental information and documentation will be required. Neither the Department of Taxation and Finance nor the Department of Civil Service is able to retain prior applications for future documentation purposes. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.
HOW TO APPLY: Use FORM OC-APP-3 #20541/20807/20542 and Supplement. These forms contain updated information for individuals who may be entitled to extra credits based on wartime military service. Forms are also available (by mail or in person) from NYS Department of Civil Service, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Albany, NY 12239 or the Department of Taxation and Finance at the address below. State employees may obtain forms from their agency/facility personnel offices.
WHERE TO APPLY: Mail your completed application and supplement to: New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Personnel Bureau, Room 256, Building 9, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12227. DO NOT USE INTER-AGENCY MAIL. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
NEW YORK STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT: You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN TESTING: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-2487 [press 2, then press 2] in the Albany area, toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2], or via TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) at (518) 457-8480.
NEW YORK STATE RESIDENCE IS NOT REQUIRED FOR MOST POSITIONS: However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.
CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT/ELIGIBLE LISTS: Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for one year. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.
TO USE THE SPECIAL APPLICATION FORM
WHEN APPLYING FOR THESE EXAMINATIONS