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Revenue & Tax Specialist IV

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/22/2019

The Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services is seeking a couple of Revenue & Tax Specialists IV to join their team.

This recruitment will remain open until 75 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, Monday, July 22, 2019, whichever comes first. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

There are two Revenue and Tax Specialist IV positions. One is a limited term position currently funded through June 30, 2020 on the Account Management Team. This position is responsible for collections, accounts receivable and cash management-related functions, such as gathering and collecting income tax information and payments, managing past due accounts and receivables to obtain payment and compliance, while working with taxpayers and responding to requests for general assistance. Additional duties include entering business and individual tax information into the appropriate computer system; making corrections and preparing billings and/or correspondence; verifying the accuracy of data functions; calling delinquent taxpayers to compel compliance with tax requirements, including obtaining payment of outstanding tax balances due; and assisting senior staff and auditors in review of state, federal, City of Portland and Multnomah County documents.

Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.

The other position is in the Transient Lodging Tax program of the Tax Division. This position is responsible for enforcing three separate City Code sections (PCC 6.04, 7.02 and Title 33) as they relate to Short-Term Rental (STR) businesses. Additionally, this position is responsible for enforcing PCC 6.04 on non-compliant online travel platforms. This position may also provide backup to the transient lodging tax program including data entry, making tax deposits and providing customer service.

Both Revenue and Tax Specialist IV positions provide a variety of tax and accounting-related technical support functions with duties varying with business and tax cycles, and may involve assignments in any of the Revenue Division programs administered by the Tax Division.

This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.

Why join the City of Portland?

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications. (Please see "Application Instructions" below.)
1.Knowledge and experience applying tax codes, policies, laws and accounting procedures.
2.Ability and experience explaining complex tax concepts and helping customers understand complex laws or rules and financial calculations.
3.Ability and experience providing excellent customer service.
4.Skill and experience analyzing tax returns or other financial documents.
5.Ability and experience collecting past due receivables.

Applicants must also possess:
• Ability to successfully pass an in-depth background investigation.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal background statement before being considered for employment.

Recruitment Timeline: •Posting: 07/08/19 - 07/22/19
•Applications Reviewed: week of 07/22/19
•Eligible List: week of 07/29/19
•Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively the week of 08/12/19

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where it was obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
•Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
•If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Applications for this position will be accepted, online, until 75 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 PM, on July 22, 2019, whichever comes first. Do not attach materials not requested. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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