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Technical Advisor Advanced Program Specialist

Company: State of Illinois
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

This position was previously posted. However, due to a system glitch, some applicants may have had technical difficulties applying. If you previously applied, the system should not allow you to apply again. If you have questions about whether or not your application was received, please reach out to the email address listed below for confirmation.

The Illinois Department of Revenue, Board of Appeals, is seeking to hire licensed attorneys to act as Board Hearing Officers. These individuals will be responsible for reviewing Petitions filed with the Board of Appeals, any documentation submitted and the Taxpayer's account. The Hearing Officer may conduct hearings if requested by the taxpayer or the taxpayer's attorney. The hearings may be conducted in person or by phone. The Hearing Officer is then responsible for making a recommendation for relief and drafting an Order in accordance with their recommended relief. The ideal candidate will have some State or federal tax experience; the ability to work independently; and have superior writing skills.

The benefits of working at Department of Revenue include a 37 - hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick, or personal leave, thirteen holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life).

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents. By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.

IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement. IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor ("OEIG") or may be subject to a fine.

Agency : Department of Revenue
Closing Date/Time: 06/14/2024 11:59pm
Salary: $7,415-$11,307/monthly (Anticipated Salary for Non-State $7,415)
Job Type: Salaried/Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 3
Plan/BU: RC010

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 37237

Essential Functions

  • Under administrative direction of the Chairman of the Board of Appeals, performs specialized legal services work at an advanced level in the specialized area of tax law.
  • Serves as a Tax Law Advisor for the Board of Appeals.
  • Prepares comprehensive hearing and conference recommendations which include issues involved, findings, statements of fact, recommendations to accept, modify or reject offers in compromise, and justifications for settlements and negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and conducts hearings and conferences with taxpayers and/or their representatives on issues including, but not limited to, abatement of penalty, non-conforming payment plans, offers in compromise, dismissed cases and other forms of equitable relief that the Board may provide.
  • Evaluates facts and evidence presented.
  • Works with various IDOR personnel in the continual updating and managing of both IDOR's and the Board's procedures and network systems.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above. Minimum Qualifications
  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school.
  • Requires the possession of a license to practice law in Illinois.
  • Requires three years professional experience in the practice of law in the area of tax law. Preferred Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of experience in analyzing legal documents and instruments and the research of primary and secondary legal source material.
  • Three (3) years of experience conducting and reporting formal and informal hearings.
  • Three (3) years of experience working with diverse writing styles, both legal drafting and general correspondence.
  • Three (3) years professional experience working with various tax types administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
  • Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software.
  • Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Word or similar word processing software.
  • Advanced proficiency using GenTax or similar tax processing software. Conditions of Employment
  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a tax compliance and fingerprint-based background check.
  • Requires the ability to use and secure a state issued mobile device, e.g., cellular phone, laptop computer, tablet, etc.
  • Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  • The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.
    Work Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
    Work Location: IL Department of Revenue

    Board of Appeals

    555 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60661

    Agency Contact:

    Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources

    Willard Ice Building, 101 W Jefferson St, WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702

    PHONE- 217-782-7064

    Posting Group: Legal, Audit & Compliance

    This position DOES NOT contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs).


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    If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

    State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

    Non-State employees: on - click "Application Procedures" in the footer of every page of the website.

    We recommend a copy of your resume be included with the application.

    The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your "junk mail", "spam", or "other" folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

    Tracking #s 36006-36008

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