Principal Executive/Manager C (Eugene District Manager)
Revenue-Personal Tax & Compliance - Eugene, OR

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The Oregon Department of Revenue is currently recruiting for a Principal Executive/Manager C (Eugene District Manager) .

This purpose of this position is to supervise, direct, coach, counsel, train, and evaluate a professional audit and support staff. This includes planning for and assigning work to achieve section goals and objectives. In addition, this position serves as a member of the Compliance Section's management team and carries out and has responsibility for assignments and projects which support the Division mission. This position is part of a team responsible for ensuring equitable and consistent treatment of Oregon taxpayers.

This is a full time management position and is not represented by a union. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified people to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur over the next six months.

Duties & Responsibilities:

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:

Participates as a member of the compliance manager group. The purpose of the team is to provide effective management of the compliance function and ensure equitable, quality service to Oregon taxpayers.

Responsible for various compliance projects assigned. Duties include establishing project goals, ensuring good project coordination, reporting progress/problems and providing feedback. Identify and recommends the adoption or change in policy.

Executes the portion of the resource allocation plan assigned to their team. Makes sure that the audits and filing enforcement work reflect the type and complexity identified in the plan.

Participates in and sometimes leads various decision-making teams within the organization, including groups in the division, as well as agency committees and task forces.

Makes recommendations to adopt or change the Oregon law or the administrative rules based on results from audit-related projects.

Meets with taxpayer, and/or their representative, to clarify audit policies.

Works with the AG's office to develop legal concepts and opinions regarding audit issues.

Makes presentations to professional and public service organizations. May interface with the media to provides public information concerning issues that may be controversial.

Ensures compliance with statewide policy #107-004-050 regarding Information Asset Classification by serving as an Information Owner who makes decisions regarding information management and communicates those decisions to staff and customers. Duties include establishing the initial information classification, reviewing and reclassifying the information when appropriate, and determining the proper retention and disposal of the information

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT:

Supervises a team of tax auditors, senior tax auditors, administrative specialists, and clerical support staff located within a district office and satellite office.

Provides meaningful, regular feedback concerning employee performance and promptly communicates organizational information such as progress on performance measures, goals, objectives, and decisions on department budget. Holds regular unit meetings.

Evaluates work to be completed, determines the complexity of the work and assigns to the appropriate staff. Evaluates audit work by being involved in a quality control process, caseload review, employee counseling session or another similar method.

Establishes work expectations, develops appropriate measures and monitors progress of unit numbers. Provides positive feedback regularly. Addresses performance deficiencies promptly and effectively, using the standard of progressive discipline; completes performance appraisals timely.

Evaluates employees' skills, knowledge, and abilities. Identifies areas where training may be appropriate, provides training opportunities for employees.

Develops, implements, and monitors initial staff training and orientation program.

Communicates with taxpayers, accountants, and attorneys on a variety of tax issues.

Participates in hiring decisions as a member or facilitator of interview panels within the agency, as well as providing accurate recommendations on potential candidates.

Participates in the development and implementation of staff recruitment and retention plans and activities.

Takes a proactive role in achieving AA/EEO objectives and ensures staff are knowledgeable about AA/EEO. Promotes a discrimination/harassment-free workplace.

Attends tax law training to remain technically competent to effectively communicate with taxpayers and staff.

Plans the unit workload, identifies the types and issues of cases to be audited, such as individual, partnership, or corporation tax returns from which auditors can select to work. Assigns projects to employees such as researching, developing Administrative Rules, or training.

Reviews the work of staff for clarity, completeness, accuracy, and proper application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and state and federal tax laws to ensure the quality of staff's work and to establish an objective performance appraisal system.

Counsels staff in auditing methods and guides staff toward solutions when they encounter problems in auditing, especially in complex issues.

Counsels staff on work-related activities and career development opportunities.

Acts as a mediator at conferences between the auditors and the taxpayer, or their representatives when taxpayer feels the issues are preventing an agreeable disposition of audit findings.

Works on special projects and other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent communication by telephone or face-to-fact contact with frustrated taxpayers who have received billings initiated by staff; occasional key boarding to enter and retrieve data from a computer, and reading on a monitor; sitting and concentrating for long periods of time; extensive reading of technical and non-technical materials; occasional handling and carrying folders up to 10 pounds and sorting through many pages of documents; driving or walking to taxpayers' records; and working at that location (which may be at their home or place of business, third party locations such as accountant's office, banks, courthouses, etc.). Occasional overnight travel is required to supervise district office or to accomplish assignments in Salem or other out-of-town locations.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Supervision and Management

Five years of experience in staff supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. One year of this experience must have included supervision and management of a program, section, or unit which included one or more of the following areas:

a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation, or
d) budget preparation.

OR

Program or Project Leadership

Five years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. One year of this experience must have included program/project leader responsibility involving one or more of the following areas:

a) development of program rules and policies,
b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
c) program evaluation and/or project evaluation, or
d) monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

NOTE: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to the program of the employing agency, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.

In the "Work Experience" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES:

Leadership & Motivation
Managing People & Business
Team leadership/building
Communication
Setting direction
Establishing processes
Problem Solving & Judgment
Adaptability
Analytical Skill
Building Relationships
Conflict Resolution
Decision Making
Diversity & Respect for Differences
Ethics & Integrity
Income Tax and Accounting Background

Additional Information:

To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted.

Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents. Responses to the “Supplemental Questions” will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and desired attributes for the position. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the desired attributes for the position will be invited to interview. Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for higher education coursework (official or unofficial at the time of application).

The state of Oregon requires all applications have a valid email address. Communication to applicants from the Dept. of Revenue will be done via email or telephone.

If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page question #14 to view several internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The state of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.

To work for the Department of Revenue you must comply with all income tax laws. This means that the department will check to see if you have filed Oregon income tax returns and made arrangements to pay any outstanding liabilities before offering you a position.

Applicants will also be subject to a criminal history check which may include fingerprinting. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine whether an applicant is accepted for employment.

Please be aware that due to the economic downturn and subsequent state budget short-fall, this position may be subject to cost reductions including mandatory unpaid time off. The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice.

If you have a disability or otherwise require an application in an alternate format in order to complete the process, you may contact us at:

Oregon Department of Revenue
Human Resources Rm. 135
Salem, OR 97301
Phone (503) 945-8547
Fax (503) 947-2047

Oregon Dept. of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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