Work for the Department of Revenue

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:

  • Accountants
  • Application Developers
  • Appraisers
  • Attorneys
  • Auditors
  • Business Professionals
  • Collectors
  • Customer Service
  • Economists
  • Network Administrators

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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

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As an Auditing Technican 2, you will:

  • Conduct technical level audits on various types of tax returns,
  • Conduct Research,
  • Participate in the appeals process, and
  • Compile and Review reports and statistics.

You will also provide technical support for division operations and audit activities for taxpayers and other program staff.

This position does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • One year of college or vocational training in accounting, business administration or closely related field
  • Two years of job-related work experience in auditing or tax examining
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.

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

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

Job Overview

Salary
$38,678—$40,246 annual
Number of Openings
2
Travel
Yes, 5% of the Time
Primary Location
Helena
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
January 31, 2023
This is a part time position.

As an Auditing Technican 2, you will:

  • Conduct technical level audits on various types of tax returns,
  • Conduct Research,
  • Participate in the appeals process, and
  • Compile and Review reports and statistics.

You will also provide technical support for division operations and audit activities for taxpayers and other program staff.

This position does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • One year of college or vocational training in accounting, business administration or closely related field
  • Two years of job-related work experience in auditing or tax examining
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.

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

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

Job Overview

Salary
$19.89 hourly
Number of Openings
1
Schedule
Part-time
Travel
Yes, 5% of the Time
Primary Location
Helena
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
February 5, 2023

As an Auditing Technican 2, you will:

  • Conduct technical level audits on various types of tax returns,
  • Conduct Research,
  • Participate in the appeals process, and
  • Compile and Review reports and statistics.

You will also provide technical support for division operations and audit activities for taxpayers and other program staff.

This position does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • One year of college or vocational training in accounting, business administration or closely related field
  • Two years of job-related work experience in auditing or tax examining
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.

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

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

Job Overview

Salary
$38,678—$40,246 annual
Number of Openings
1
Travel
Yes, 5% of the Time
Primary Location
Helena
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
February 5, 2023

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division manages Montana’s alcohol laws, distributes distilled spirits, and promotes responsible alcohol consumption.

As a License Examiner I, you will perform a variety of duties, including:

  • Basic license examination,
  • Data entry, and
  • Assistance to other license examiners.

The position does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, public administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, or related field; and
  • One year of job-related work experience in compliance or licensing, procurement and contract administration, or program administration

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

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

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
$47,574.00-49,465
Benefits Package Eligibility
Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings
1
Travel
Yes, 5% of the time
Primary Location
Helena
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
January 31, 2023

Paralegal I

The Litigation Paralegal provides substantive and administrative paralegal work under the supervision of an attorney involving statutory and case law research, and pre-trial/hearing preparation of pleadings and exhibits, and participates in legal proceedings as member of a team that may consist of attorneys and other paralegals, expert witnesses, and clients. The incumbent may draft pleadings and discovery, track and maintain case files, legal documents, and case information, and participate in mediations and settlement conferences as requested by the case attorney. These cases may involve complex fact patterns and/or constitutional challenges to state statutes but will also involve more routine matters. The incumbent may provide support to the agency’s internal and outside legal counsel in litigation in proceedings before the Office of Dispute Resolution, the Montana State Tax Appeal Board, Montana state district courts, and the Montana Supreme Court. The position reports to the Department’s Chief Legal Counsel and does not supervise other staff.

Paralegal II

The Senior Litigation Paralegal provides substantive and administrative paralegal work under the supervision of an attorney involving statutory and case law research, legal analysis, and pre-trial/hearing preparation of pleadings and exhibits, and participates in legal proceedings as member of a team that may consist of attorneys and other paralegals, expert witnesses, and clients. The incumbent may draft pleadings and discovery, track and maintain case files, legal documents, and case information, and participate in mediations and settlement conferences as requested by the case attorney. These cases often involve complex fact patterns and/or constitutional challenges to state statutes but may also involve more routine matters. The incumbent may provide support to the agency’s internal and outside legal counsel in litigation in proceedings before the Office of Dispute Resolution, the Montana State Tax Appeal Board, Montana state district courts, the Montana Supreme Court, Montana US district courts, and the Bankruptcy Court. The incumbent may also assist in drafting legislation and administrative rules on behalf of Department counsel. The position reports to the Department’s Chief Legal Counsel and does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

Paralegal I

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • One to four years of job-related work experience.

Paralegal II

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • A two-year degree in paralegal studies and/or 5 years of job-related legal work experience.
  • Work experience should be made up of legal research and litigation support, especially in civil and regulatory law.

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

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

Job Overview

Salary
$44,470.00-$69,077 yearly
Number of Openings
1
Travel
Yes, 5% of the time
Primary Location
Helena
Closing Date
Ongoing

Property Assessment Division is excited to announce we are hiring in the Billings office for motivated members to join our team of Property Appraisers.

This is a day job with working Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the flexibility of a flex schedule after a training period is completed. Mostly local day travel is required, and a state vehicle is provided. A valid driver’s license is mandatory.

A Property Appraiser 1 will:

  • Conduct residential property reviews, discoveries, data research, and field appraisals
  • Complete inspections to determine residential property 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

This is a great opportunity for the right person to join dynamic team dedicated to serving their community.

This position does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • One year of job-related experience
  • Preferred work experience includes appraisal, property tax appraisal, assessment, auditing, agriculture, forestry, surveying, real estate, or related field.  or
  • Two years of post-secondary education in business, accounting, economics, public administration, construction technology or training; and
  • Requires Montana certification in residential property appraisal (IAAO 101) and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, 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.

Please provide college or university transcripts with your application.
On-the-Job Training Available
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
$41,324-$42,936 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility
Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings
3
Schedule
Full-Time
Shift
Day Job
Travel
Yes, 50% of the Time
Primary Location
Billings
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
January 31, 2023

The Property Assessment Division manages Montana’s property tax laws, including the valuation of all taxable property for property tax purposes.

As a Property Valuation Specialist 2 (PVS2), you will

  • coordinate and perform a range of specialized property appraisal and assessment support services to facilitate data research, verification, computation, and processing procedures;
  • provide general office and program support services;
  • research and compile general program information;
  • ensure consistent messaging on policies, procedures, and statutes; and
  • coordinate with other program staff and managers as necessary to respond to unusual or specialized requests.

A PVS2 provide customer service, including property owners visiting the PAD office, phone calls, or other electronic communications. This includes open communications and direct support to local government staff.

The position reports to an area manager and does not directly supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • One year of post-secondary education or training; and
  • One year of job-related experience.
  • Work experience may include appraisal, assessment, auditing, accounting, banking, data entry, bookkeeping, records management, customer service or a real estate related field.
  • Must pass the department’s CORE Assessment training, within the first year of employment.

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

Please provide college or university transcripts with your application.
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
$39,511-$41,066 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility
Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings
1
Travel
Yes, 50% of the Time
Primary Location
Great Falls
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
February 6, 2023

A Tax Examiner 1 in the Compliance Unit will:

  • research, examine, and verify data on assigned tax returns;
  • plan, schedule, and conduct audits of various types of tax returns;
  • assist with the development of audit programs and procedures;
  • draft summary reports of audit findings; and
  • testify as an expert witness.

You will also provide technical support for division operations and audit activities for taxpayers and other program staff.

The position does not supervise other staff.

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • 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 for it to be considered in the evaluation process.”

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
$47,804-$49,704 per year
Benefits Package Eligibility
Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings
1
Travel
Yes, 5% of the Time
Primary Location
Helena
Union
Montana Federation of Public Employees
Bargaining Unit
006—MFPE-Revenue
Closing Date
February 2, 2023

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.

As a Temporary Seasonal Information Capture Technician, you will process taxpayer returns using data entry and control processes and internal software.

An Information Capture Technician also provides adminstrative support for:

  • Information procesing,
  • Payment Processing,
  • Records Maintenance,
  • Mail Services
  • Taxpayer Registration

This is a seasonal position

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

***This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources. (dorhr@mt.gov or 406-444-9858)
All computer systems and tax guidelines will be trained on the job.

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and a state tax compliance status check.

Qualifications

The minimum level needed on the first day of work is

  • Graduation from high school or GED; and
  • Three years of job-related work experience.
  • Work experience should be made up of data processing, general office and clerical procedures.
Applicants will be required to perform a data keying test at Job Services and attach those results to be considered for an interview.

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

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

Job Overview

Salary
$14.64-$15.07 per hour
Number of Openings
10
Closing Date
January 31, 2023

Health insurance is not provided to this position.