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REVENUE EXAMINER I- BILINGUAL/SPANISH

Taxpayer Services Division

Recruitment #22-000123-0011

Introduction

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.

GRADE

ASTD11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, Maryland

POSITION DUTIES

Taxpayer Services Division is looking for highly motivated individuals to work in one of our three call centers: Annapolis, Hagerstown & Salisbury; with excellent opportunity for advancement within the Agency. 

The incumbent for this Revenue Examiner I, bi-lingual position is to assist taxpayers by answering and resolving bilingual (Spanish/English) telephone inquiries, which come into the Annapolis Taxpayer Information Contact Center regarding the various tax types administered by the Comptroller of Maryland. Revenue Examiners may assist taxpayers with returns related to various tax types and ensure compliance with Maryland laws and regulations; they may also assist other units, within the agency, on translating phone calls and correspondence. Incumbents who successfully complete their probationary period can be considered for telework.

PLEASE NOTE: Must be willing and able to work Monday through Friday in a full time capacity. Required hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Leave may be limited during certain times of the year due to high volume events, projects or special assignments. Evening and weekend work may be required especially during peak times of the year. Employees are unable to prepare tax returns outside of the requirements of the job or work for private accounting services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience involving one or more of the following areas: customer service, telecommunications, fiscal clerical or clerical related work.

Notes:

  1. Candidates may substitute additional education at an accredited college or university at the rate of thirty credit hours for one year of the required experience.
  2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in accounting and budget classification or accounting and budget specialty codes in the financial clerical and technician field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.html.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must be fluent in Spanish and English, (i.e. able to speak, read and write in both Spanish and English). This information must be indicated on the application, and candidates will be required to demonstrate their bi-lingual skill in an oral and written translation interview to verify fluency.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Good communication skills (both oral and writing), in both English and Spanish.
  • Customer service skills\experience.
  • Experience with various computer software systems, personal computers.
  • Ability to deal with the public.
  • Experience working with a team and experience working independently.
  • Experience working in high volume production environments.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of Maryland State Taxes.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of Federal Taxes.
  • Good organization skills & decision making.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

  • Positions are currently available in Annapolis, Hagerstown and Salisbury call centers. 
  • Work involves exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings. (Example) May occasionally encounter unpleasant situations due to upset taxpayers.
  • Work may involve special physical demands such as lifting 25 to 35 pounds.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Veterans

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.

Attachments

The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by
deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.

Faxes/Email

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:
  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#
Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at mbeech@marylandtaxes.gov.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-7695 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



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