Tax Assessor (dmv Select)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$41,808.00 - $63,897.60 Annually
Posted
Sep 06, 2019
Closes
Sep 20, 2019
Ref
4313-20A-COR-EM
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

The Commissioner of Revenue is seeking a Tax Assessor for their Vehicle Personal Property Tax Division. This employee will be responsible for counseling and assisting taxpayers regarding their vehicle personal property taxes levied by Arlington County and transactions on behalf of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This Tax Assessor assists customers at the Vehicle Personal Property Tax counter, including those with limited English ability or for whom English is a second language. This work is performed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the state and the policies and procedures of the Office of the Commissioner of Revenue.

To learn more about our services, please visit COR (DMV Select) page.

Specific duties include:
  • Reviewing all documentation presented by the customer for DMV products and services;
  • Determining the proper issuance of DMV products (title, registration, trip permit, etc.) in accordance with statutory and operational procedural requirements;
  • Collecting and reconciling fees and taxes collected on behalf of the state;
  • Researching, analyzing, and preparing personal property tax assessments and tax adjustments (relief) utilizing multiple information systems;
  • Analyzing and reviewing taxpayer-provided documentation to determine and approve tax adjustments;
  • Assisting and counseling the public concerning their legal obligation to register their vehicles with the County;
  • Adjusting personal property assessments and explaining decisions to tax payers;
  • Researching Department of Motor Vehicle's databases and other sources for tax liability information; and
  • Responding to inquiries regarding motor vehicle state, federal tax laws and County codes.


Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school or vocational school, GED certificate, or the equivalent, plus one year of progressively responsible experience in tax preparation or tax assessments, and customer service in the public sector which includes at least one of the following:
  • Six months of DMV select training within the Office of the Commissioner of Revenue or similar office in Virginia); or
  • One year of experience at a full-service DMV in the United States; or
  • One year of experience at a DMV Select in Virginia.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Providing customer service in a financial services environment;
  • Interpreting policies/regulations and/or tax regulations to customers;
  • Working with a diverse population; and
  • Motor vehicle valuation and account record (VIN, Make and Model) processing, financing, registration and/or titling.


Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

What is your highest level of education?
  • High School, Vocational School or GED Certificate
  • Some College
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Other


02

Please indicate how much full-time progressively responsible experience in tax preparation or tax assessments, and customer service in the public sector you have.
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 but less than 2 years
  • 2 years or more


03

Please check if you have experience in any of the following.
  • Six months of DMV select training within the Office of the Commissioner of Revenue or similar office in Virginia)
  • One year of experience at a full-service DMV in the United States
  • One year of experience at a DMV Select in Virginia
  • None of the above


04

Please indicate your experience providing public tax service (please select all that apply)
  • Investigating tax issues
  • Preparing taxes
  • Providing information to taxpayers about tax laws/codes
  • Providing information to taxpayers on individual's assessment
  • Auditing and verifying tax returns
  • Answering questions on federal, state and/or local taxes
  • Analyzing financial data
  • Accessing and reviewing state records and databases
  • Determining tax liability
  • Vehicle retail sales
  • None of the above


05

Please check if you have experience in any of the following.
  • Providing customer service in a financial services environment
  • Interpreting policies/regulations and/or tax regulations to customers
  • Working with a diverse population
  • Motor vehicle valuation and account record (VIN, Make and Model) processing, financing, registration and/or titling
  • None of the above


06

Please indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Word.
  • Never Use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


07

Please indicate your proficiency level with Excel.
  • Never Use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


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