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City of Eugene Tax Analyst 1 / 2 in Eugene, Oregon

Tax Analyst 1 / 2

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Tax Analyst 1 / 2

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Location

Eugene, OR

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Department

Central Services Department

Job Number

02767

Closing

11/30/2020 5:15 PM Pacific

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General Statement of Duties

  • Does reading and understanding City Code and tax law appeal to you?

  • Can you see multiple ways to accomplish tasks, and help others to improve their processes?

  • Do you enjoy helping to create something new as part of a highly respected, well-functioning team?

If these questions describe you, then you might be the right person for an exciting opportunity with the City of Eugene, Central Services, Finance Division.

The City Council passed the Community Safety Payroll Tax on June 10, 2019, to provide long-term funding to deter crime, connect people to services, engage and help at-risk youth, support more investigations and court services, provide faster, more efficient safety responses, and add jail beds to reduce capacity based releases and hold those who commit crimes accountable. The payroll tax will become effective on January 1, 2021.

The Finance Division is recruiting for a Tax Analyst. The primary purpose of this position is to support the administration and implementation of the payroll tax program in a dynamic, collaborative work environment as a team member of the Finance Division.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020, 5:00 pm PST

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

Depending on experience, education and training, this position will be filled as a Management Analyst 1 or Management Analyst 2.

Department/Division: Central Services/Finance

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with flexibility per business need

Location: 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401, 4th Floor (remote work at this time)

Annual Salary:

  • Management Analyst 1: $57,844.80 - $74,796.80

  • Management Analyst 2: $63,585.60 - $82,264.00

MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK

This position may qualify for the Bilingual Pay Benefit. Please see the "Supplemental Information" at the bottom of the posting.


Calling Eugene Home

Eugene is located at the southern end of the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley. From here, it is a short jaunt east to the Cascade Mountains, west to the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline, or north to Portland.? We're a small city with unlimited things to do: Downtown Eugene is revitalizing; the Oregon Bach Festival and Eugene Symphony call the Hult Center for the Performing Arts home; you can float the Willamette River and hook a salmon after work in the shadow of downtown; a booming food and beverage economy, including topnotch local craft breweries and wineries in the surrounding countryside, is the foundation of a local restaurant scene; the University of Oregon brings arts, culture, and educational opportunities, as well as championship athletics (Go Ducks!); a nationally-recognized transit system helps you move around the city; and our Gold rating as a Walk- and Bicycle-Friendly Community ensures that safe travel options abound! Known as Track Town USA, the community annually plays host to numerous track and field events at historic Hayward Field, including the IAAF World Championships in 2022! The impact of track and field can be seen beyond the track, with abundant trails coursing through the south hills, along the Willamette River, and through hundreds of acres of city parks. To learn more about Eugene, visit Eugene Cascades and Coast.

The Organization

The City of Eugene has a Council-Manager form of government. In this form of government, the city council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The city manager, hired by the city council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the city council's direction. The City of Eugene has over 1,500 employees and a $832 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments: Central Services, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Police, Public Works, Planning and Development, and Library, Recreation and Cultural Services. The State of the City

video shows how the city is meeting new challenges, learning from one another, building connections, and celebrating our city.

As an organization we are focusing on six Core Competencies for employees:

  • Trust & confidence – Making our intent and actions be transparent and honest while fostering healthy, inclusive relationships, actively listening and maintaining open communications, delivering on our promises, investing in other’s success, and engaging each other and the community

  • Creative work environment – Exploring meaningful new ideas and relationships to foster innovation and encourage collaboration and creativity. Challenging the standard method of doing business in a positive environment.

  • Now & later perspective – Looking beyond day to day challenges to better anticipate the future and adjust to change.

  • Respectful & inclusive work environment – Seeking out a wide range of voices and making each other feel respected and included.

  • Self-awareness & emotional intelligence – Learning to recognize and understand our own emotions and the emotions of others and recognizing our individual strengths and weakness to raise self-awareness so we can perform better.?

  • Wellbeing - We take care of ourselves and each other.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following

At the June 10, 2019 Work Session, City Council passed Ordinance 20616 enacting a payroll tax to provide long-term funding for community safety system improvements. The Tax Analyst will assist in all aspects of administration of the new tax. Under general direction from the lead management analyst, the Tax Analyst will perform a variety of analytical and technical tasks to accomplish successful administration of the new payroll tax. The successful candidate will assist in analyzing processes and procedures; developing recommendations; and reporting findings and conclusions related to the payroll tax. They will also assist in implementing and administering revenue collection activities, developing explanatory materials and forms, explaining the program to a variety of stakeholders, and answering complex tax questions.

In addition to the full scope of duties of the Management Analyst 1 or Management Analyst 2, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with development of policies and procedures for implementing the new payroll tax.

  • Coordinate with MUNIRevs, the tax administrative service to administer the payroll tax, to process taxpayer requests and to correct account issues.

  • Review staff workflow processes and recommend changes, additions or revisions to improve efficiencies in administering the new tax.

  • Assist in identifying and resolving procedural issues related to the tax.

  • Respond to tax law inquiries from taxpayers, accountants, attorneys and bookkeepers, explaining applicable payroll tax laws by telephone, in writing, and in person.

  • Answer processing questions about filing and making payments received from the public or from City personnel, including questions on forms, publications, and website information.

  • Represent the City in meetings with taxpayers and other stakeholders.

  • Develop and revise forms, publications, website information, and other explanatory materials regarding the payroll tax.

  • Provide account support to taxpayers using MUNIRevs to file returns and make payments online.

  • Monitor the collection and processing of payroll tax revenues through MUNIRevs and the City.

  • Assist City staff with processing paper returns and payments received directly by the City through the MUNIRevs batch return processing system.

  • Prepare revenue and analytical reports in MUNIRevs related to billing, collection and aging of account balances.

  • Assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures for the collection of delinquent payroll tax revenue, audit of payroll tax returns, and filing enforcement for non-filers.

Qualifications

General knowledge of:

  • City code related to the payroll tax and associated areas.

  • Oregon tax law and the federal Internal Revenue Code related to payroll taxes.

  • Principles and practices of billing, accounting, collection and payment remittance processing.

  • Written and oral communication techniques.

  • Legal research principles and techniques.

  • Accounting and auditing principles, practices and systems.

  • Program evaluation principles and practices.

  • Business law and practices.

  • Techniques for dealing with upset individuals with diverse backgrounds.

  • Team building, participation, leadership and goal-setting techniques.

  • Applications for personal computers (e.g., operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets).

Ability to:

  • Handle various and conflicting work assignments.

  • Work towards creative problem solving involving sensitive situations and issues.

  • Conduct long-range planning for the program area.

  • Interpret and apply the City code, Internal Revenue Tax Code and Oregon tax law.

  • Develop and apply written policies and procedures, as well as recommend improvements.

  • Research various legal sources for technical information including Administrative Rules, legislative bills, or legal positions on tax issues.

  • Use various investigative tools and techniques to solve problems where there is no established answer.

  • Solve problems effectively when unexpected developments and nonstandard circumstances warrant.

  • Provide technical instructions to large groups and individuals.

  • Work with individuals with contrary opinions as to fact or law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Management Analyst 1

  • Experience: Recent professional experience in revenue collections, program development, financial analysis, or a related field, preferably in municipal government

  • Training & Education: Candidates must possess the equivalent to a *bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, planning, public policy, public administration, economics, or a related field.

Management Analyst 2

  • Experience: Two years of professional experience in revenue collections, program development, financial analysis, or a related field, preferably in municipal government

  • Training & Education: Candidates must possess the equivalent to a *bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, planning, public policy, public administration, economics, or a related field.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional experience in revenue collections, program development, financial analysis, or a related field,

*Training & Education: Additional qualifying professional level experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.

Supplemental Information

Bilingual Pay Benefit:

This benefit compensates non-represented employees up to 5% of their base salary. To qualify for bilingual pay, the employee must demonstrate fluency in an eligible language and pass a language proficiency test that is administrated by the City’s Employee Resource Center division.

Retirement Program:

Upon eligibility, the City will contribute an employee contribution of 6%, as well as the employer contribution, to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). In addition, the City will pay a 3% contribution to a deferred compensation program if the employee contributes at least 1%.

Selection Process:

Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY, GENERALLY, ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION (TESTING, INTERVIEWS) WILL BE CONTACTED.

Current information about the status of a job posting is available by going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting “Job Posting Status.”

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If a job posting indicates this position is temporary (not limited duration) then the employee serves at will. Temporary employees do not receive benefits through the City of Eugene unless required by City, State or Federal code/statute.

Salary and Benefits

The normal starting salary is the first step shown on the posting. Other placement in the salary range may be considered depending on qualifications and experience. Periodic advancement through the salary range is dependent upon merit. The City provides a full range of benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits, deferred compensation, physical examination, life insurance, and long-term disability. Health, dental, and vision benefits are available.

To view a summary of benefits and/or benefit premium rates click the respective link. Click here to view information about Total Worker Health.

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