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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  33216

The Property Tax Division of the Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking highly motivated individuals to serve local government officials and businesses with property tax exemption applications and equalization and sales ratio calculations. Join our team to assist local government officials and businesses with a variety of property tax inquiries via email, correspondence and telephone. Your excellent customer service and interpersonal skills will allow top notch service to business and local government officials. This position is a Revenue Tax Specialist 1.  A semi-automatic promotion beyond this title is on the horizon! Come join our team and reap the rewards of increasing your knowledge base and receiving the gratitude of the individuals that you serve.


The benefits of working at Department of Revenue include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick, or personal leave, thirteeen holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life).


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: 12/12/2023
Salary:   $4,010 - $5,620/monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  33216

Job Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, reviews, analyzes, corrects, and edits routine and involved Real Estate Transfer Declarations (RETDs) from each county for use in the analysis of assessment practices used in the Illinois Department of Revenue’s (IDOR) calculation of equalization factors and reviews, analyzes, and makes decisions on property tax and sales tax exemption applications.
  • Compiles and reviews property tax data and conducts preliminary analyses of property tax abstracts/forms and property tax and sales tax exemption applications.
  • Processes and maintains accurate and up-to-date records and files of exemption application, correspondence, RETDs, sales ratio studies, tentative/final equalization documents, property tax statistical data, and related materials.
  • Participates in meetings and training sessions regarding the process of collecting and editing RETDs that are used in the annual sales ratio study to determine the level of assessment in a county, calculating of the county/township equalization factors, compiling data from property tax assessment abstracts submitted by county clerks/treasurers, determining property tax and sales tax exemptions, and conducting audits of county records.
  • Corresponds and confers with federal/state/county/local government officials and the general public in answering questions and compiling data from county abstracts, records, statistical data, equalization and sales ratio functions, and exemption applications.
  • Travels with higher level staff to assist in administering Supervisor of Assessments, Boards of Review, and other examinations.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires successful completion of the Revenue Tax Specialist Trainee program, which entails 12 months of agency training, and either: knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college; OR four years of work experience providing tax related support functions within a program area at the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a fingerprint-based background check and tax clearance.
  • Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  • This position is considered medium work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor (20 CFR 404.1567(c)). Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires the ability to use and secure a state issued mobile device, e.g., cellular phone, laptop computer, table, etc.
  • The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

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

Taxpayer Services/Local Government/Property Tax

101 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5145  

Agency Contact:

Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources

Willard Ice Building, 101 W Jefferson St, WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702

PHONE- 217-782-7064


Job Family:  Legal, Audit & Compliance  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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