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REVENUE TAX SPECIALIST I, OPT SS (Spanish Speaking)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Nov 15, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5145

Job Requisition ID:  8926

The Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking to hire one (1) Spanish Speaking Revenue Tax Specialist I for the Springfield Collections Enforcement Division.  This position will receive supervised instruction and on-the-job training in the performance of all phases of the manual and automated collection process, account adjustment and billing, taxpayer registration, and taxpayer information. This position will accept and complete assignments of increasing difficulty for the purpose of gaining experience and developing skills to collect delinquent tax liabilities and returns, interprets tax laws, assist taxpayers by telephone and in person in English and Spanish, adjust accounts, register taxpayers, compute penalty and interest, and other routine and recurring functions relative to tax collecting and processing work assignments.

 

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents.  By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.

 

IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement.  IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.

 

Agency:  Department of Revenue  
Closing Date/Time:  12/08/2021 5:00pm
Salary:  $3,709-$5,199 (Anticipated Salary for Non-State- $3,709) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100 Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #8926 

Job Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, receives, reviews and analyzes routine in-state and out-of-state accounts assigned by the Gentax tax system, or referred from other enforcement programs or State Agencies, involving the various taxes administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and debt referred from other areas, to determine the most appropriate collection action to secure delinquent tax returns, taxpayer compliance and taxpayer debt in a cost efficient manner, e.g., bank levy, wage levy, license revocations, etc.
  • Writes and speaks in English and Spanish to confer by telephone, correspondence and/or in person with taxpayers, their representatives and/or others to make demand for payment or filing of missing returns and/or debt.
  • Utilizes Gentax, or other PC systems, to access delinquent taxpayer cases.
  • Prepares and prints remittance processing documents, when appropriate, and directs the liability to the proper account period; reschedules or transfers the case as necessary.
  • Recommends various courses of action.
  • Serves as a member of a project team, performing a segment of studies during the development and testing of new procedures and/or automated systems.
  • Confers with supervisor relative to new or revisions in tax laws and other regulatory material.
  • Compiles and prepares a variety of weekly, monthly and special management reports of work processed and pending.
  • As part of an on-the-job learning process, assists in processing the more difficult/complex tax account cases.
  • Performs other duties as required or assignment which are reasonable within the scope of duties numerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree.
  • Requires completion of the Revenue Tax Specialist Trainee program OR requires nine years’ Department of Revenue experience, including completion of the Revenue Tax Specialist Trainee program.
  • Requires the ability to speak and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level in carrying out position duties in conjunction with non-English speaking individuals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of current Illinois and federal tax laws, rules, regulations and out-of-state filing requirements.
  • Requires working knowledge of tax terminology, forms and documents utilized in the processing of tax returns and supporting documentation.
  • Requires working knowledge of methods and procedures used in compiling and recording statistical information.
  • Requires working knowledge of manual and automated files, procedural manuals and other related materials utilized in the research and analysis of tax returns and supporting documentation for compliance with applicable tax regulations.
  • Requires working knowledge of tax accounting theory, principles and practices.
  • Requires working knowledge of computer systems as related to the processing of various tax information.
  • Requires working knowledge of manual and automated office equipment.
  • Requires working knowledge of public relations principles and practices.
  • Requires ability to gain and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Requires ability to compose correspondence to taxpayers, their representatives and others.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a fingerprint-based background check and tax clearance.
  • Requires physical ability to perform tasks and duties enumerated above and able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Work Hours:  8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday  
Work Location: IL Dept of Revenue

Collections

101 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5145  
Agency Contact:

Tanya Jennings

Email: REV.Revenue.Jobs@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-524-3954

Job Function:  Legal and Compliance  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100 FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 

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