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Revenue Tax Auditor Trainee

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Altoona, PA , United States

Job Description:


Do you have a keen eye for detail and would enjoy assisting in conducting taxpayer audits at various locations? Join our dedicated professionals at the Department of Revenue, Bureau of Audits as a Revenue Tax Auditor Trainee. You will be trained to conduct field audits of taxpayers to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Don't miss this opportunity for the start of a successful career in public service. Current college students within 6 months of obtaining their bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply.   

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As a Revenue Tax Auditor Trainee, you will participate in conducting selected audits for the purpose of receiving on the job training in sales and use tax, liquid fuels tax and corporate tax audit programs. You will learn to prepare for on-site examinations, identify records required, establish proper audit protocol, and assist in conducting of audits at the taxpayer location. This position assists in the preparation of schedules, work papers, and audit forms, and writes narratives to document audit finding. Work includes attending formal/informal training sessions to learn tax laws, regulations and departmental policies and procedures. Responsibilities will include completing and filing various administrative reports in accordance with Commonwealth, Departmental and Bureau policies.

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.


Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Altoona.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.





Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree that includes 15 college credits in accounting, tax, or auditing; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes 15 college credits in accounting, tax, or auditing.
  • Applicants will be considered to have met the educational requirements once they are within 6 months of graduating with a qualifying degree.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 

  • This position will have access to Federal Tax Information (FTI) and is subject to the provisions of IRS Publication 1075 (Pub 1075) which requires you to pass an enhanced background check prior to beginning employment. Under Pub 1075, acceptance of a conditional offer of employment will require submission to and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to: a fingerprint-based federal records check; a PA State Police clearance; a check of local law enforcement agencies where you have lived, worked, and/or attended school within the last five (5) years; and a citizenship/residency verification.

How to Apply: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • This posting requires submission of a copy of your college transcript(s).  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You may upload your document as an attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions. All documents MUST be uploaded prior to the submission of your application.  
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 



Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 




  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

Contact Information

Manny Rodriguez
613 North ST
Harrisburg, PA, Pennsylvania 17120, United States
Phone: 7173159115
Fax: NA
[email protected]


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