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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

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Date:  Mar 31, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5145

Job Requisition ID:  1915

The Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking to hire a Revenue Tax Specialist Trainee.  This individual will receive classroom and on-the-job training involving various facets of Agency-wide programs and activities. The ideal candidate for this position must have the ability to read, write and speak in Spanish.


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:  4/21/21  5:00pm

Job Requisition/Posting ID: 1915

Salary: $3,288-$4,562 Monthly (Anticipated Starting Salary for Non-State - $3,288)

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Sangamon Number of Vacancies: 2 Plan/BU: RC062


Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

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Description of Duties and Essential Functions

  • Receives controlled on-the-job training in reviewing and examining various source documents, researches and updating accounts in the database.
  • Receives classroom and on-the-job training involving the review, examination, completion, and processing of tax returns, schedules, correspondence, registration applications, procedural aspects of applicable rules, regulations and policies, and other documents of increasing difficulty as related to the Department of Revenue's activities and operations.
  • Receives on-the-job training on a Personal Computer relating to updating information for the registration process, initiating correspondence to taxpayers and research activities in order to answer taxpayer inquiries.   
  • Receives basic technical training in specialized operations to enable the trainee to assist in priority situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or requires eight years supportive tax related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Requires ability to profit from training received and become knowledgeable about the various tax laws and regulations enforced.
  • Requires ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Requires ability to absorb and understand a variety of information regarding the development and utilization of tax analysis techniques.
  • Requires ability to add, subtract, divide and multiply quickly and accurately either with or without a calculator.
  • Requires ability to learn utilization of computer software and equipment.
  • Requires ability to obtain and/or convey necessary information in a tactful and diplomatic manner under difficult conditions.
  • Requires maturity and stability to make personal adjustments as necessitated by work assignments, job pressures and demands.
  • Requires the ability to converse and communicate clearly with taxpayers and their representatives.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires ability to write and speak Spanish at a colloquial level.
  • Requires ability to perform tasks.
  • Requires travel to district offices on a limited basis.
  • Requires ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • As a Department of Revenue employee, it is required to pass a tax compliance check and a fingerprint background check.


Work Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Work Location: Audit Bureau/Income Tax Discovery/Planning & Technical Support-Federal/State Exchange Unit

101 W Jefferson St, Springfield, IL  62702


Agency Contact: Tanya Jennings

Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources

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

FAX - 217-782-9925

PHONE - 217-524-3954


APPLICANTS: Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above.  Failure to complete and submit the current version of the CMS-100 application may result in your application being rejected. Please use the applicable links above. DO NOT SEND ANY CMS100 APPLICATIONS TO CMS EXAMINING. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE AGENCY CONTACT.


For titles requiring an automated exam, submit your application to the contact listed on the posted vacancy. CMS testing staff will contact you to schedule an exam when the posting you have applied to is eligible for testing.


REV TRACKING #28720 & 28721

Job Function: Legal and Compliance


You MUST send a paper application to the Agency Contact listed above.