Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Revenue Examiner 4

Recruitment #220112-8663AR-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is seeking to fill two (2) Revenue Examiner 4 positions in the Income Tax Audit Unit within the Audit & Compliance Division.

The Income Tax Unit is responsible for examining Connecticut State Individual Income Tax returns to determine if they are in compliance with the state’s income tax statutes and regulations.

These full-time positions will be located in Hartford, CT and with a schedule of Monday to Friday. Hours will be determined based on the operational needs of the agency.

Job Details:

These positions are accountable for supervising staff who examine the books and records of complex individual taxpayers. The records are often voluminous and require strong computer and analytical skills to effectively conduct the audit. Other functional duties are as follows:

  • Preparing reports and audit work papers;
  • Discussing audit findings with taxpayers and/or their representatives;
  • Answering taxpayer questions and aiding with filing requirements;
  • Preparing detailed written explanations of audit findings;
  • Participating in hearings with taxpayers who dispute audit findings; and
  • Supervising the day-to-day work of staff, approving time off requests, and managing other personnel matters.

More details can be found in the class specification.

Selection Plan

This is a competitive recruitment, open to current Agency employees.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Revenue Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

  • For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications within your JobAps application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is thorough and complete and include all details within the application. You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.

What to Expect After You Apply:

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status updates.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

This employment offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, including being fingerprinted, State and Federal tax compliance checks, and supervisory reference checks.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Current state employees will be required to submit their last two (2) service ratings.

Should you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Samantha Wasef, HR Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov


In the Departments of Labor or Revenue Services field and office examination units or districts, this class is accountable for supervising examination, investigation and clerical staff.


Schedules and assigns audits based on availability and experience levels of examiners; monitors audits in process and provides technical assistance to examiners as needed; reviews field audit and investigative reports to ensure correct procedures have been followed and audit findings are valid; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and procedures; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; maintains audit contact files and reconciles them to production and inventory control reports; investigates and visits taxpayers when necessary to answer complaints and inquiries; conducts informal conferences with taxpayers where disputes have arisen over audit findings; reviews assessments prior to billing; attends formal hearings; reviews and evaluates weekly time production reports; prepares reports on unit activities, audit and assessment production and other necessary statistical reports for management; conducts examinations in addition to supervisory responsibilities; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; may recommend changes in existing legislation and assists in preparation of proposed legislation; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and auditing; considerable knowledge and understanding of appropriate tax statutes; knowledge of effective office practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand, interpret and apply tax law; considerable ability to analyze complex accounts, tax reports and financial statements and records; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial analysis and management; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience in accounting or auditing.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional working lead level involving the interpretation and application of tax law and fiscal principles.


1. College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. Examination requirements met in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certificate in Management Accounting.


  • Experience establishing and implementing training for lower-level examiners, including creating training materials and training programs;
  • Experience communicating both orally and in writing, including conducting informal conferences with taxpayers and their representatives involved in disputed audit matters;
  • Experience acting as a lead examiner on agency projects or highly technical audits;
  • Experience reviewing audits for lower-level examiners and providing written and oral communication regarding issues identified.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.