Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Tax Enforcement Special Agent

Police Officer Cert Required

Recruitment #220519-8667PS-001

Introduction


Are you a POST certified police officer looking to join state service?

The Department of Revenue Services is looking to hire multiple Tax Enforcement Special Agents.

If you are passionate for justice in revenue services, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment alongside others, this opportunity may be a great fit for you!

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

This is a full-time position with a first-shift schedule of 7:00 AM - 3:00PM Monday through Friday, although cases may demand occasional evening or weekend hours.

This position will be located in Hartford, CT with hybrid opportunities available.

*This salary range may increase, effective July 1, 2022.

Please see Selection Plan for more important details.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Department of Revenue Services 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.

We strive to be leaner, flatter, smarter and more focused by taxpayer services than ever before. We strive every day to be efficient, effective, honest, transparent and fair. We try to be sure the voice of taxpayers is heard and that we understand the impact of our actions on their lives and businesses.

YOUR ROLE

The Tax Enforcement Special Agents in the Criminal Investigation Division (“CID”) of the Legal Services Bureau. The successful candidates will be assigned to the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Unit and be responsible for the enforcement of all Connecticut laws pertaining to the sales and possession of cigarettes and other tobacco products (“OTP”). Tax Enforcement Special Agent positions are also responsible for the detection and interdiction of contraband cigarette operations in the state of Connecticut.

More details about this role can be found in the class specification.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes:

  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • A generous retirement plan;
  • Paid time off;
  • A healthy work - life balance!

Learn more about what it's like to Make An Impact with the State of CT

            

Selection Plan

This is a non-examined recruitment, open to the public.

IMPORTANT SELECTIONS INFORMATION

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.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, drug testing, polygraph examination, as well as a federal and state tax compliance check and a criminal background check.

Other pertinent information regarding this recruitment is below:

  • CT Police Officer Standards & Training (POST) certification is required.
  • A valid Motor Vehicle Operator license is required.
  • Selected candidates will be required to travel.
  • Applicants may also be required to pass a physical agility test.

TO APPLY

  • Complete a Master Application and apply directly to this recruitment.
  • 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 complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY

Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

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.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, 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, Human Resources Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov or 860.937.6357 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Revenue Services, Division of Collection and Enforcement this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in investigations of civil and criminal violations of the Connecticut Tax Statutes.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts difficult and complex investigations related to cigarette taxes, participates in federal/state/local task forces dealing with federal or state cigarette, tobacco and/or money laundering crimes; conducts investigations employing forensic accounting, open source/social media exploitation, computer and cell phone analytics; organizes and operates undercover sting operations; performs extensive physical and/or electronic surveillance; gathers evidence; takes statements; prepares summaries and reports of investigations for case records including recommendations for tax assessments; obtains arrest and/or search and seizure warrants; prepares operational plans for the execution of search and seizure warrants and arrest warrants; makes onsite warrantless arrests and arrests on the strength of signed arrest warrants; provides recommendations and guidance for prosecution and application of penalties in civil cases; executes state tax warrants through garnishment of wages, attachment or seizure of tax debtor assets. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state tax laws, policies and regulations; considerable knowledge of methods and techniques of police investigations including laws of arrest and search and seizure; considerable knowledge of interviewing methods and procedures; basic knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures related to tax liability; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and evaluate intelligence data and reports in complex investigations and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in investigative work in a regulatory enforcement agency or industrial or government security agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with undercover law enforcement operations;
  • Experience conducting surveillance;
  • Experience with criminal narcotics investigations, particularly with federal or state task forces;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or Arabic. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must be certified as a Police Officer by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the Connecticut State Police. Incumbents in this class must be appointed as a Special Police Officer pursuant to Section 29-18b of the Connecticut General Statutes. Loss of either status will result in removal from this class.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a comprehensive physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to dangerous situations which could result in injury; incumbents may be required to conduct investigations or surveillance at night or during early morning hours under unpleasant conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.