Tax Section Manager - Augusta or Bangor

Augusta, Maine, United States | Management | Full-time

Apply by: June 1, 2020

Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

Opening Date:  May 18, 2020

Closing Date:  June 1, 2020 

Job Class Code: 0537
Grade: 26
Salary: $49,233 – $67,412 
Location:  Augusta or Bangor


This is professional services work of a managerial nature in planning and directing the activities of a tax unit/section within the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation.  Responsibilities include overseeing the activities of professional, technical, and support personnel engaged in tax auditing, processing, or enforcement functions.  Work is performed under limited supervision.  The location will be either Augusta or Bangor depending on the sucessful candidate.  Occasional statewide travel may be required.


  • Plans, develops, and directs programs relative to the operation of highly specialized tax support functions in order to ensure work is performed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Plans, directs, reviews, and evaluates the work of the central office and/or field audit staff in order to ensure work is performed in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Interviews, selects, and trains professional, technical, and clerical employees needed to perform tax support functions in order to ensure a well-trained, high quality staff.
  • Forecasts and projects budgetary needs for tax section and estimates revenue to be derived from tax systems in order to assist in budget development.
  • Provides information on tax laws and administrative procedures in order to clarify them to taxpayers, their attorneys and representatives, and the general public.
  • Develops recommendations for new or revised statutes, regulations, and organizational procedures in order to improve the system.
  • Makes recommendations and participates in legal actions against tax evaders in order to ensure tax evaders are prosecuted.
  • Selects and reviews audits of examiners assigned to unit/section in order to review audits for conformity with applicable standards.
  • Directs staff in obtaining court warrants for violations of tax laws in order to ensure proper procedures are followed.
  • Speaks to public under conditions requiring considerable tact in order to explain tax laws, rules, etc.
  • Implements, administers, and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures, and practices, including: AA/EEO recruitment, employment, position, classification, performance appraisals, training, discipline, contract administration, communication systems, and employee safety in order to ensure fair and equal treatment of subordinate personnel.


  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state tax laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of various accounting systems and controls.
  • Knowledge of computerized applications used in accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of the judicial processes associated with tax law enforcement.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of tax administration.
  • Knowledge of account examination principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of modern office methods, procedures, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the administration of a particular tax function.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and report on a variety of accounting data and reports.
  • Ability to train and supervise a professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to develop recommendations for changes in tax laws.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.


A Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution and two and one-half (2½) years professional experience in auditing, accounting, or tax administration.  Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


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. 


For questions about this application process, please contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or 

Why work for the State of Maine?


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*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.

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