Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Revenue Examiner 3

Recruitment #220802-8647AR-001


Are you looking to take your career at the Department of Revenue Service to the next level?
The Agency has exciting promotional opportunities for all qualified and interested Agency employees. We encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is looking to create a pool of candidates to fill current and future Revenue Examiner 3 positions within the Audit & Compliance Division, located in Hartford, Norwich, and Waterbury.

These positions will be responsible for handling the most complex audits in the Division. These opportunities are open to all individuals who meet all of the Minimum Qualifications outlined below. Work experiences within current and past positions within the agency may be considered in the qualification process.

The Audit & Compliance Division is responsible for ensuring that all taxes due are reported accurately and in compliance with Connecticut tax laws. Each Subdivision performs audit examinations in a consistent, efficient and cost effective manner. State tax statutes and regulations are enforced for those who do not comply voluntarily while ensuring that all taxpayers are given due process. The audit and compliance programs are administered with courteous customer service to instill integrity and fairness throughout the process.

This is a full-time position on first shift, Monday through Friday; work schedules will be determined by supervisors based on operational need.

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.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important information for after you apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In the Departments of Labor or Revenue Services, this class is accountable for conducting the most difficult and complex examinations and/or leading examination teams or acting as an assistant supervisor in an office audit unit.


Performs most complex duties in area of field examinations and audits, computer-assisted or statistical sampling audits or the most difficult audits of self-employed or individual filers; audits business establishments which have large and complex operations; audits individual filers having large and complex financial portfolios; analyzes and evaluates information systems, operational practices and business processes of large businesses; consistently conducts audits dealing with a variety of special problems or issues; assists Examiners of lower grade in resolving problems encountered in performance of assignments; assists in preparing and recommending changes in regulations, policy or operating procedures; replies to letters or telephone calls for an interpretation of statutory provisions concerning taxes; provides technical assistance to the public and other divisions of department regarding interpretation of tax statutes; acts as liaison with other tax jurisdictions exchanging tax information; provides technical assistance in drafting and revising tax forms; proposes legislation, regulations and administrative rulings; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; may supervise several audits being performed simultaneously by other Examiners in a common geographic area; may assist other Examiners in conducting computer-assisted audits of taxpayers' electronic accounting records; may train examiners on the job as necessary; may assist in supervision of a tax unit; may provide technical assistance to technology staff in support of agency audit and accounting functions; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of auditing methods, procedures, and practices; considerable knowledge of accounting procedures, practices and systems of complex business corporations, partnerships and proprietorships; considerable knowledge of tax accounting methods and practices; considerable knowledge of appropriate tax statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze complex accounts, tax reports and financial statements and records; considerable ability to deal effectively with taxpayer, corporate officers, tax accountants, tax attorneys and co-workers; considerable ability to understand, interpret and apply tax statutes; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial analysis; some supervisory ability.


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


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the full professional working level involving the interpretation and application of tax law and fiscal principles.
Note: For State Employees, this is at the level of Revenue Examiner 2.


1. College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equalling one-half (l/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 (l) additional year of the General Experience.
3. Examination requirements met in any of the following may be substituted for one (l) year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Certificate in Management Accounting.


  • Experience with complex state and federal tax issues.
  • Experience conducting complex state tax audits.
  • Experience conducting training of lower-level staff.
  • Experience working on multiple and varied assignments.
  • Experience writing detailed audit reports.


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.

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