Field Advisor and Examiner (multiple vacancies)

Augusta, Maine, United States | Professional Technical | Full-time

Apply by: Oct. 27, 2020
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Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

Opening Date:  October 13, 2020

Closing Date:  October 27, 2020 

Job Class Code: 0752
Grade: 20
Salary: $35,588 – $47,944 
Location: Augusta

The Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation is looking to full multiple vacancies for Field Advisor and Examiner. This position’s duties include systematically examining and verifying employer records, collecting delinquent contributions, and educating employers to properly complete appropriate tax forms. This person consults, advises and instructs the business community on the objectives of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation.

Primary responsibilities include:   

  • Consults, advises, and instructs service, business, and school organizations to explain the objectives of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation and to promote employer and public relations.
  • Contacts employers and examines records to collect delinquent contributions, penalties, and interest.
  • Identifies the effective method to bring the employer into compliance such as subpoena, suspension of business licenses, initiate an audit, bank levies and referrals to the AG’s office.
  • Investigates and determines the status of employing units when changes in ownership occur to establish the effective data on which the employer ceases or resumes activity and to instruct the employer as to the reports and/or contributions due.
  • Determines methods of collections such as payment plan arrangements and/or legal actions to collect delinquent accounts.
  • Investigates employer assets and examines records on file and presents testimony to secure information relative to tax litigation such as liens, judgments filed, disclosure hearings, and employer appeals.
  • Decides when collection activities are no longer effective, and requests write off approval for the account.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, economics or related field and two (2) years of technical or administrative level experience in accounting, auditing, tax preparation or examination, or related field (must include customer service and public contact). Comparable work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

For specific questions about the position, please contact Maureen Sullivan, Tax Section Manager, at maureen.sullivan@maine.gov

For questions about the application, please contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Assistant, at (207)623-6739 or melissa.weiner@maine.gov 

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: (effective July 1, 2020)

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.