Work for the Department of Revenue

Page updated February 5, 2024

Working for the Montana Department of Revenue is about more than taxes!

We serve our state through tax revenue, alcoholic beverage licensing, cannabis control licensing, and property valuation in addition to dozens of other programs and services.

Join our crew of over 650 full-time employees working across the state. Positions include:

  • Appraisers
  • Auditors
  • Business Professionals
  • Collectors
  • Customer Service
  • License Examiners
  • Network Administrators
  • Tax Examiners
  • Web Designers

Contact Human Resources

Phone
(406) 444-9858
Fax
(406) 444-6998
By Mail
Montana Department of Revenue
Office of Human Resources
PO Box 1712
Helena, MT 59620-1712
HR Email
DORHR@mt.gov
Payroll
DORPayroll@mt.gov
Training
DOREduc&Training@mt.gov

Current Openings

Accountant 1 or 2 – 24140609 - Directors Office Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Property Assessment Division manages Montana’s property tax laws, including the valuation of all taxable property for property tax purposes.

Job Overview:

Accountant I

This position resides in the Director's Office Division of the Department of Revenue. The accountant performs professional accounting services related to the collection and management of state revenues, state revenue distributions, and associated reporting and data management. Duties include managing and maintaining department and statewide accounting and budgeting systems and managing interfaces between the Statewide Accounting, Budget, and Human Resource System (SABHRS), the department’s integrated tax system (GenTax), and other department systems. Performs department budget development, management, and related fiscal activities. The incumbent performs professional level budgeting work by monitoring, modifying, and projecting the department’s approved budget and preparing the necessary accounting entries to ensure the accuracy of the statewide financial records. This position does not supervise other staff.

Accountant II

Duties include management of the department’s accounting and fiscal systems and activities. The Senior Accountant is responsible for revenue collection and distribution; providing professional support for agency operations in compliance with regulations and accounting standards; establishing, evaluating, and maintaining accounting systems to ensure the accurate and efficient processing of department business transactions and financial reporting activities; and preparing, monitoring, and analyzing the department approved budgets to ensure agency fiscal requirements are met and comply with executive and legislative intent and applicable statutes and regulations.  This position does not supervise other staff.

Knowledge of:

  • Concepts and theories of governmental accounting and budgeting
  • Fiscal management with an emphasis on government and fiduciary accounting
  • Internal department systems
  • GenTax, SABHRS, and Internet Budget And Reporting System (IBARS)
  • Applicable state laws, policies, and procedures
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards

Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution & customer service
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

You would be a great fit for this position if you:

  • Demonstrate self-motivation
  • Mentor and coach others
  • Problem solve and make decisions
  • Understand how to identify, measure, improve, and act upon system performance
  • Exercise discretion and judgement

Ability to:

  • Follow instructions
  • Provide timely, customer service
  • Handling multiple priorities under deadlines

REMOTE/TELEWORK: This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program.

Training Assignment:  This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

To be considered for any DOR position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

(All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.)

This position is part of the Directors Office Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Education and Experience

Accountant I

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or a directly related field
  • Three years of job-related work experience with progressively responsible experience in accounting, fiscal and/or budget management including two years of experience in computer analysis of financial information.

Accountant II

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or a directly related field.
  • Five years of job-related work experience with progressive responsibility and experience in accounting and fiscal/budget management including two years of in-depth experience with computer analysis of financial information.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$47,991—$74,925 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelNo
LocationsHelena
UnionN/A
Closing Date Ongoing
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationCover Letter, Resume

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Property Appraiser 2 – 24140557 - Property Assessment Division - Billings

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Property Assessment Division manages Montana’s property tax laws, including the valuation of all taxable property for property tax purposes.

Duties

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Property Assessment Division of the Department of Revenue. Duties include residential, agricultural land and forestland property appraisal reviews. Complete inspections to determine residential, agricultural and forestland final valuation. Analyze, assess, and classify land uses. Assist with specification, calibration, and benchmarking of land models, sales comparisons, and property characteristics. Support ongoing program operations and activities. Respond to taxpayer inquiries and explain appraisal activities. Provide dispute resolution and participate in appeal hearings. The position does not supervise other staff.

 Knowledge of:

  • Appraisal methods for residential, agricultural, and forestland properties
  • Construction, mapping, GIS, cadastral, agriculture, forestry, and surveying
  • Property sales and valuations procedures

 Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

 You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Self-motivation
  • Follow instructions
  • Provide timely customer service
  • Multitask and prioritize work under deadlines

REMOTE/TELEWORK:

This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program.

(All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.)

This position is part of the Property Assessment Division and may work from Billings.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply For This Position


Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

We do offer on the job training to qualified applicants.

  • Two years of post-secondary education in business, accounting, economics, public administration, construction technology, or related field; and
  • Two years of job-related experience.
  • Preferred work experience includes appraisal, property tax appraisal, assessment, auditing, agriculture, forestry, surveying, real estate, or related field.
  • Requires Montana certification in residential property appraisal (IAAO 101) & Montana agricultural/forestland property appraisal (AG Certification) per ARM 42.18.206-208 and MCA Title 15; within the first year of employment.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$47,364—$49,081 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes, 50% of the time
LocationsBillings
UnionMontana Federation of Public Employees
Closing Date March 11th, 2024 11:59pm
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationResume

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Property Appraiser 3 – 24140558 - Property Assessment Division - Billings

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Property Assessment Division manages Montana’s property tax laws, including the valuation of all taxable property for property tax purposes.

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Property Assessment Division of the Department of Revenue.  Duties include appraisal reviews for residential, agricultural, forestland and commercial properties. Conduct property reviews, discoveries, data research, field appraisals, and inspections to determine final valuation of properties. Analyze, assess, and classify land uses for all property types. Assist with specification, calibration, and benchmarking of models, sales comparisons, and property characteristics. Support ongoing program operations and activities. Respond to taxpayer inquiries and explain appraisal activities. Provide dispute resolution and participate in appeal hearings. The position does not supervise other staff.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct property searches and discoveries to identify appraisal needs and priorities.
  • Review tax records, land use, improvements, valuation documents, and other information.
  • Identify properties for appraisal review.
  • Research and analyze property characteristics such as site and improvement data, sanitation regulations, zoning, planning, irrigation rights, covenants, deed restrictions, depreciation schedules, capitalization rates, construction costs, and related considerations to estimate the impact on property values.
  • Conduct field appraisals, site inspections, and sales comparison to identify valuation factors.
  • Collect data required for maps, plats, and sketches used in appraisals.
  • Document professional assumptions and limiting conditions.
  • Determine appropriate appraisal methods (sales comparison, abstraction, capitalization, etc.) for residential, agricultural, forestland, and commercial properties.
  • Verify information in title and ownership data, inspection reports, market models, and other sources to determine final values.
  • Classify properties according to primary use for all property types.

Knowledge of:

  • Appraisal methods for all property types
  • Construction, mapping, GIS, cadastral, agriculture, forestry, and surveying
  • Property sales and valuations procedures

 Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

 You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Self-motivation
  • Follow instructions
  • Provide timely customer service
  • Multitask and prioritize work under deadlines

REMOTE/TELEWORK:

This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program.

This position is part of the Property Assessment Division and may work from Billings.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply For This Position


Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

We do offer on the job training to qualified applicants.

  • Two years of post-secondary education in business, accounting, economics, public administration, construction technology, or related field; and
  • Four years of job-related experience.
  • Preferred work experience includes mass appraisal, property tax appraisal, assessment, auditing, agriculture, forestry, surveying, real estate, or related field.
  • Requires Montana certification in residential property appraisal (IAAO 101), agricultural/forestland (AG Certification), and commercial property appraisal (IAAO 102) per ARM 42.18.206-208 and MCA Title 15; within the first year of employment.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$50,864—$52,729 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes, 50% of the time
LocationsBillings
UnionMontana Federation of Public Employees
Closing Date March 11th, 2024 11:59pm
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationResume

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Software Developer 2 – 24140574 - Technology Services Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, alcoholic beverage laws, cannabis laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Technology Services Division is an internal support division that provides application development, quality assurance and technical operations (network and desktop) services to all other Department of Revenue divisions in meeting their goals and objectives of providing services to the State of Montana and its citizens.

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Technology Services Division of the Department of Revenue. The incumbent performs a variety of duties assigned by management. Duties include programming, troubleshooting, and end user support.  The incumbent will work with a team of developers that support GenTax, the Department’s tax system. All coding will be performed in VB.NET and C#. The position does not supervise other staff.

An average day in this position starts with a review of assigned tasks. Tasks come in the form of a Service Request (SR).  SRs are user submitted requests for enhancements/fixes to the software. For example, GenTax is throwing an error and is preventing an end user from completing an action. It’s your job to troubleshoot and determine what is causing the error.  Often you will be required to step the code to find the error. Another example of an SR might be that you need to build a public facing form that will be used by taxpayers. These types of SRs will require meetings, development, testing, and support. Some days, but not very often, you will work past scheduled working hours to move changes to production if those changes cannot be migrated safely during work hours.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of computer science; functional applications; programming languages; information systems enhancement and maintenance
  • Systems analysis, design, testing, documentation techniques, and procedures
  • Telecommunications and information systems networking
  • Data management products
  • Data structures and interrelationships
  • Training practices and delivery methods
  • System and network capabilities
  • Computer operating systems, equipment, and software
  • Data management tools
  • Project planning and management

Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution & customer service
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Demonstrate self-motivation
  • Follow instructions
  • Provide timely, customer service
  • Handling multiple priorities under deadlines

To be considered for any DOR position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass DOR tax and background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

(All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.)

Working Conditions

  • Work hours may exceed 40 hours from time to time, including weekends.
  • Office environment and after probation up to 2 days a week work remotely.
  • Lifting is infrequent, up to 15 pounds.
  • Some travel may be required, must have a valid driver’s license.

REMOTE/TELEWORK: This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program.

This position is part of the Technology Services Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply For This Position


Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, mathematics, engineering or closely related field.
  • Three years job-related work experience. Work experience should include programming information technology systems; troubleshooting and problem resolution; project facilitation; and end-user assistance.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$64,437—$66,901 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes, 5 % of the Time
LocationsHelena
UnionNone
Closing Date March 11th, 2024 11:59pm
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationNone

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Systems Administrator – 24140192 - Technology Services Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, alcoholic beverage laws, cannabis laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Technology Services Division is an internal support division that provides application development, quality assurance and technical operations (system and desktop) services to all other Department of Revenue divisions in meeting their goals and objectives of providing services to the State of Montana and its citizens.

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Technology Services Division of the Department of Revenue. Duties include evaluating and recommending technical development of information systems and has responsibility for managing assigned projects, systems analysis, systems design, maintenance, data quality control, technical assistance, and problem resolution relative to computer applications on any DOR platform.  The incumbent will be involved with analyzing and designing customized technology and security systems to meet departmental needs, budgetary requirements, user ability and operate efficiently within state standards. The position reports to the TOB Bureau Chief and does not supervise other staff.

This position may be eligible for a statutory $1.50 an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2024.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, and system technical issues
  • Maintain systems backup, recovery, and security protocols
  • Configure hardware or software to meet system requirements
  • Monitor system performance and maintain assigned systems
  • Provide Tier 3 level Service Desk support from phone calls and tickets
  • Resolve escalated issues from lower-level roles requiring additional troubleshooting or systems modification
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems
  • Provide training on assigned functions by assessing user training needs, compiling information and necessary materials to deliver training
  • Configure, install, and perform related set-up procedures for new software and system upgrades as needed for departmental information systems
  • Test and resolve installation problems and provide direction to users and knowledge transfers to technical coworkers
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation to provide accurate and complete information related to system design, user training, technical programming, database models and related diagrams, and other system specifications

Knowledge of:

  • Virtual Server Infrastructure
  • Server Administration
  • Server/Service Monitoring Tools
  • Desktop hardware, operating systems, and software configurations
  • Service Desk operations
  • Systems analysis, design, testing, and documentation techniques and procedures
  • Telecommunications and information systems networking and support
  • Data management products, structures, and interrelationships

 Skills in:

  • Isolating and resolving advanced technical problems
  • Project management and analysis
  • Effectively interpreting policies and procedures in a wide variety of project areas
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution & customer service
  • Microsoft programs and other applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

 You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Self-motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Follow instructions
  • Provide timely customer service
  • Multitask and prioritize work with deadlines
  • Assist and train junior IT staff on agency technologies and customer support

Working Conditions

  • Work hours may exceed 40 hours from time to time, including weekends.
  • Office environment and after probation up to 2 days a week work remotely.
  • Lifting is infrequent, up to 15 pounds.
  • Some travel may be required, must have a valid driver’s license.

(All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.)

This position is part of the Technology Services Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply For This Position


Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely related field
  • Four years of job-related work experience, including: network operating systems, server or workstation troubleshooting and problem isolation, and end-user assistance.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$69,585—$72,263 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes, 5% of the time
LocationsHelena
UnionNone
Closing Date Ongoing
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationN/A.

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Tax Examiner 1 – 24140200 - Business & Income Tax Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Business and Income Taxes Division (BIT) manages a variety of Montana tax types that include business, individual, and natural resources. BIT is comprised of two bureaus (Income and Withholding Taxes and Business Taxes and Valuation), that perform audits, verify compliance with Montana laws for all taxes administered by the division, and issues appraisals and assessments of centrally assessed property.

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Business & Income Taxes Division of the Department of Revenue. The Business and Income Tax Division ensures secure handling and processing of taxpayer information and data. Duties include conducting technical level examinations on assigned tax returns that involve research, verifying data, adjusting returns, providing communications to taxpayers and their representatives, and participating in the appeal process. Tax examiner I’s assist with development of audit programs and procedures, draft summary reports of audit findings, and testify as an expert witness. They also assist other tax examiners in their responsibilities and provide a range of support services to taxpayers and other department programs and employees. The position does not supervise other staff.

 Knowledge of:

  • Tax accounting
  • Auditing standards, principles, and practices
  • Financial analysis
  • Investigative methods and procedures
  • State and federal tax laws, rules, and regulations
  • Business practices
  • Computer applications related to taxes and finance

 Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Mathematics
  • Conflict resolution & customer service
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

 You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to:
    • Follow instructions
    • Provide timely and accurate customer service
    • Work under pressure
    • Be open minded and think creatively

This position is part of the Business & Income Tax Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply For This Position


Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, business administration, or public administration supplemented by college coursework in accounting or closely related field.
  • One year of job-related work experience in auditing, tax examination, or accounting practices.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$50,924—$52,824 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes. 5% of the time
LocationsHelena
Union
Closing Date March 8th, 2024 11:59pm
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationNone

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Tax Examiner 1 – Natural Resources Unit – 24140516 - Business & Income Tax Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, alcoholic beverage laws, cannabis laws and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Business and Income Taxes Division (BIT) manages a variety of Montana tax types that include business, individual, and natural resources. BIT is comprised of five bureaus including Analytics and Planning, Income and Withholding Taxes, Audits and Pass-Through, Natural Resource and Corporate, and Business Taxes and Fees. BIT staff perform audits, verify compliance with Montana laws for all taxes administered by the division, and issue appraisals and assessments of centrally assessed property.

This position is in the Natural Resources Tax Unit, which administers the required taxes and fees for the Oil & Gas, Coal, mining, and electrical energy generation industries.

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Business & Income Taxes Division of the Department of Revenue. The Business and Income Tax Division ensures secure handling and processing of taxpayer information and data. Duties include conducting technical level examinations on assigned tax returns that involve research, verifying data, adjusting returns, providing communications to taxpayers and their representatives, and participating in the appeal process. Tax examiner I’s assist with development of audit programs and procedures, draft summary reports of audit findings, and testify as an expert witness. They also assist other tax examiners in their responsibilities and provide a range of support services to taxpayers and other department programs and employees. The position does not supervise other staff.

Knowledge of:

  • Tax accounting
  • Auditing standards, principles, and practices
  • Financial analysis
  • Investigative methods and procedures
  • State and federal tax laws, rules, and regulations
  • Business practices
  • Computer applications related to taxes and finance

Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Mathematics
  • Conflict resolution & customer service
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to:
    • Follow instructions
    • Provide timely and accurate customer service
    • Work under pressure
    • Be open minded and think creatively

REMOTE/TELEWORK: This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program.

This position is part of the Business & Income Tax Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apply For This Position


Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, business administration, or public administration supplemented by college coursework in accounting or closely related field.
  • One year of job-related work experience in auditing, tax examination, or accounting practices.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$50,924—$52,824 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes, 5 % of the Time
LocationsHelena
UnionMontana Federation of Public Employees
Closing Date March 8th, 2024 11:59pm
Additonal Requirements for Application

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Tax Examiner Supervisor – Field Audit – 24140556 - Business & Income Tax Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, alcoholic beverage laws, cannabis laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Technology Services Division is an internal support division that provides application development, quality assurance and technical operations (network and desktop) services to all other Department of Revenue divisions in meeting their goals and objectives of providing services to the State of Montana and its citizens.

Job Overview:

This position resides in the Business & Income Taxes Division of the Department of Revenue. The Business and Income Tax Division ensures secure handling of taxpayer information and data. A business taxes unit manager performs a variety of duties assigned by management. Duties include assisting the bureau chief to determine short and long-range goals and objectives associated with bureau activities. The unit provides guidance, technical assistance, and training; interprets state and federal laws, statutes, rules, and regulations for assigned staff, other agencies, and the public; and is responsible for management, leadership, and direct supervision of the unit. They are required to be an expert within their unit. Unit managers direct work between different occupational standards within the unit and are responsible for the integration and reorganization of unit. Duties also include directing the research, planning, design, testing, and implementation of new operations. The position does supervise other staff. A field audit supervisor must be extremely comfortable managing staff remotely and can expect to spend half their working hours on video conferences.

Staff, Leadership, and Management 50%

  • Uphold and promote the department’s commitment to customer service.
  • Create and maintain a quality work environment for all employees.
  • Hire, train, motivate, direct, and evaluate staff.
  • Initiate and properly execute staff disciplinary and corrective action plans in a timely manner.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of safety within each work location.
  • Ensure staff adhere to rules, policies, procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and industry and agency standards.
  • Serve as an instructor for staff in the methods and techniques of business processes, procedures required, and for accurate collection of information.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to ensure new processes, policies, rules and legislation are properly implemented.

Knowledge of:

  • Computers and database management systems (i.e. ORION)
  • General management practices including strategic planning
  • Principles and methods of work planning
  • Performance management including setting goals, objectives, and measures
  • Quality assurance methods
  • Organizational development
  • Governmental organizational structure, accounting, and State and federal funding requirements
  • Legislative and administrative rule processes and guidelines
  • Compliance requirements and practices
  • Customer service standards
  • Agency policies, procedures, guidelines, and employment law
  • GIS systems and local county systems
  • Operational and program planning
  • Supervisory principles and practices
  • Project management
  • Records management

Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting techniques
  • Business communications

You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic

Ability to:

    • Follow instructions
    • Provide timely and accurate customer service
    • Work under pressure
    • Be open minded and think creatively

 

REMOTE/TELEWORK: This position may be eligible to work from an approved worksite within the state of Montana. This position would be required to report to a Department of Revenue office assigned by the supervisor. Employees must meet and sustain Department of Revenue telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the DOR Telework Program.

This position is part of the Business & Income Tax Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Education and Experience

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, and/or Accounting.
  • Four years of job-related experience including two years of supervision and three years of related tax experience including using tax and/or data management systems.

If applicable, please provide college/university transcripts with application.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$77,628—$80,642 Yearly
Telework EligibleTelework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)
Benefits Package EligibilityHealth Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings1
TravelYes, 10 % of the Time
LocationsHelena
UnionMontana Federation of Public Employees
Closing Date March 3rd, 2024 11:59pm
Additonal Requirements for ApplicationNone

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Temporary Seasonal Information Capture Technician – 24140028 - Information Management and Collections Division - Helena

The Montana Department of Revenue administers almost 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the state of Montana. The Information Management and Collections Division serves Montana citizens and businesses through processing tax returns, refunds, and payments timely and accurately, integrating improved technology to enhance the user experience, increasing electronic filing, resolving overdue debt, and collection other state debt.

 

Job Overview: 

This position resides in the Information Management Bureau of Department of Revenue.  The Information Management Bureau ensures secure handling and processing of taxpayer information, payments, and data.  The bureau is organized into three units including Customer & Payment Management, Digitization, and Information Governance.  The Temporary Seasonal Information Capture Technician is responsible for processing taxpayer return data into the appropriate database according to tax types using data entry and control processes and internal software. The incumbent provides a range of administrative services in support of information processing, payment processing, records maintenance, mail services, and taxpayer registration functions.

This is a temporary seasonal position with the peak workload generally from February through June (may work up to six months). The incumbent may be assigned to work directly for any of the four units in the lnformation Management Bureau based on workload need and qualifications.

Knowledge of:

  • Automated data processing systems
  • Records Management
  • Office Operations
  • Customer Services

 Skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Conflict resolution & customer service
  • Microsoft programs and other data base applications
  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication

 You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

 Ability to:

  • Demonstrate self-motivation
  • Follow instructions
  • Provide timely, customer service
  • Handling multiple priorities under deadlines

This position is part of the Information Management and Collections Division and may work from Helena.

*This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources at dorhr@mt.gov or (406) 444-9858.

Department of Revenue Work Eligibility

To be considered for a Department of Revenue position, successful applicants are required to successfully pass tax compliance and criminal background check(s). DOR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Education and Experience

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Three years’ experience in data processing, general office, and clerical procedures.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.

*If you have documented postsecondary education, please attach your transcripts to your application for it to be considered in the evaluation process.

Applicant Pool Statement

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment Available

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.


Job Overview

Salary$16—$16 Hourly
Telework EligibleNo.
Benefits Package EligibilityPaid Leave & Holidays after three months, Retirement Plan optional
Number of Openings10
TravelNo
LocationsHelena
UnionN/A
Closing Date Ongoing
Additonal Requirements for Application

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