Closing Date: 2/14/2024 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Dept / Revenue (inc Assessors)-MAPE Division/Unit: Property Tax Division / Property Tax-State Assess Prop Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift Days of Work: Monday - Friday Travel Required: Yes, 10%, for trainings, tours, meetings, conferences, etc. Salary Range: $26.64 - $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 - $81,557 / annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE FLSA Status: Nonexempt Telework Eligible: Yes Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans. The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged, and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
To complete valuations, the incumbent must obtain an income-qualified Certified Minnesota Assessor (CMA) license by the Minnesota State Board of Assessors within 2 years of hire. Several of the required course work is available in person or on-line. Revenue will cover job-related training and education expenses. The incumbent must cover the cost of their own licensing fees. The annual licensing fee for a CMA is $85, Accredited Minnesota Assessor is $124, and Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor is $150. As required by statute, holders of a CMA license must obtain an Accredited Minnesota Assessor (AMA) license within five years of becoming a CMA (Minn. Stat. § 270C.9901).
Training opportunities include week-long classroom settings in Logan, Utah in January (Unitary Appraisal School) and Wichita, Kansas in July (Wichita Property Tax Conference). However, the incumbent is not required to attend these trainings annually, the trainings are helpful to attend occasionally.
Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or in a state bordering Minnesota.
This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
The candidates hired and new to this job classification may be eligible to receive a $5,000 hiring bonus! This bonus will be paid in two increments, with the first payment made after successfully passing the probationary period.
This position is eligible for a hybrid telework arrangement. Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or a bordering state in a county along the Minnesota state line. We expect to have in-person, mandatory meetings a few times a year at Revenue’s office in St. Paul or other places. We occasionally tour some of the properties we value, with locations varying by tour. Required trainings to obtain the CMA license are often in-person, with some remote options. We may attend conferences and trainings throughout the year.
This position completes and assists others with audits and valuations of utility, pipeline, railroad, and airline companies within the State of Minnesota for purposes of property taxation. This position completes audits and calculations for the solar and wind energy production taxes. The position requires legal and technical knowledge/research, assisting internal and external customers, and both receiving and providing classroom and on-the-job training.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
One (1) year of professional-level accounting or auditing experience
Any of the following from an accredited college or university:
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or Marketing. Master's degree in Business Administration, Accountancy, Finance, or Taxation; CPA
Certification (satisfactory completion of probation) as a Revenue Tax Specialist
Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices Technical tax knowledge, including court rulings, regulations and administrative policies and procedures Customer service and interpersonal skills Ability to plan, direct and review the work of others Knowledge of personal computer operation and software programs used by the department in its internal and external operations Communication and presentation skills Knowledge of audit report processing procedures Knowledge of electronic filing/processing systems Skill in reading comprehension Skill in problem-solving Must have reliable transportation or a valid class D driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications Six (6) months of assessment / audit related experience. Certified Minnesota Assessor License, or higher, or education requirements completed toward license. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write professional reports.
Technical research ability. Negotiation skills. Creative problem solving ability. Physical Requirements Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.
Additional Requirements Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
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About Revenue Dept The Minnesota Department of Revenue works to fund the future for all of Minnesotans. We manage over 30 different taxes and collect $26.7 billion annually in state taxes, which funds state programs such as healthcare, transportation, public safety, and early childhood, K-12, and higher education.
Revenue is dedicated to an inclusive work environment that celebrates and values the diversity of each employee and reflects the communities we serve. We're committed to a culture of inclusion where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and thrive.
We value a work life balance for our employees, and many of our employees telework in a full or hybrid capacity. For those that come to the office, regularly or occasionally, we invested in a state-of-the-art hybrid workspace located at the Stassen building in St. Paul.
Find out more about us on our website.
Why Work for Us Diverse Workforce We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule Comprehensive Benefits Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
Public pension plan Training and professional development Paid vacation and sick leave 11 paid holidays each year Paid parental leave Low-cost medical and dental coverage Prescription drug coverage Vision coverage Wellness programs and resources Employer paid life insurance Short-term and long-term disability Health care spending and savings accounts Dependent care spending account Tax-deferred compensation Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Tuition reimbursement Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program Programs, resources, and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
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