Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Revenue Examiner 4

Recruitment #220802-8663AR-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 fill two (2) current Revenue Examiner 4 vacancies within the Audit & Compliance Division, located in Hartford.

These positions are accountable for supervising staff who examine the books and records of complex 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;
  • Supervising the day-to-day work of staff, approving time off requests, and managing other personnel matters.
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 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 the 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.

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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.