Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Tax Unit Manager

Waterbury Regional Office

Recruitment #191202-8655MP-001


The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is to instill public confidence in the integrity and fairness of tax collection; achieve the highest level of voluntary taxpayer compliance; continuously improve agency performance; contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the state; and provide a positive and professional workplace.

DRS is currently seeking to promote/reclass a current agency employee to a Tax Unit Manager for the Waterbury Regional Office (WRO) at 55 West Main Street. This position will be accountable for leading, directing and overseeing the staff operations in the WRO Sales Tax Subdivision and its field audit functions; evaluate staff; formulate goals and objectives; and develop policy.

This position is full-time, first shift, Monday - Friday.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency’s Human Resources office: Benjamin Alejandro,, (860) 297-5700.

Selection Plan

This position is competitive.

Please be advised this is a promotional/reclassification opportunity for employees in the recruiting agency. 

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 meets 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).


In the Department of Revenue Services, this class is accountable for directing the work of a major Tax unit.

In the Department of Labor, this class is accountable for directing the entire field audit function involving the financial examination of businesses to ensure accurate contributions are made to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.


Directs staff and operations of unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities; directs handling of correspondence and preparation of reports of examinations and other financial and statistical memoranda; conducts hearings and conferences with taxpayers and/or their representatives involved in disputed tax matters; recommends changes in existing legislation; prepares reports on unit activities and other necessary statistical and narrative reports; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and auditing; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in interpretation of laws and regulations.


Nine (9) years of experience in technical work in taxation in the auditing of tax returns and fiscal records or tax administration.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity. For State employees, this is the level of Revenue Examiner 4.


  1. 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.
  2. A Master's degree in accounting or taxation may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. Certification in one of the following may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
  4. One (l) year as a Tax Appellate Officer may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


Ability to apply management principles and techniques independently.

Experience with relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.

Experience interpreting relevant laws and regulations.

Experience with principles and practices of accounting and auditing.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.



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.