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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/18
Posting End Date: 2024/04/26
Category: Administration
Sub Category: Audit
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 21.00
Maximum Salary: 21.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Tax Commission Career Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

Do you have great attention to detail? Are you looking to start your government career with paid holidays, affordable medical insurance, and PERSI pension retirement benefit?

The Idaho State Tax Commission has an opportunity for a Program Specialist Technician (construction based taxes) in the Sales Tax Audit (STA) unit in Boise. Join the Idaho State Tax Commission where you will be trained and supported. Salary analysis will be conducted for the chosen candidate. 

This position is located at the Boise Office in the Chinden Campus located at 11321 West Chinden Blvd, Building 2.  

To provide technical expertise in the operation of an agency program; perform related work.


  • Research, review, analyze, and perform mini-audit/cases on public works, private/commercial, and federal project reports for construction projects in Idaho to ensure compliance with sales and use tax and withholding tax laws enforced by the Idaho State Tax Commission
  • Educate in-state and out-of-state contractors as well as other state and local government agencies by interpreting, explaining, and applying Idaho sales/use tax laws and rules and withholding tax information as they relate to specific construction situations.
  • Determine when a tax liability exists and then prepare appropriate workpapers, audit correspondence, billing letters and NODD's.
  • Make decisions concerning tax liability in the application of Idaho laws.
  • Prepare and mail billing letters and issue tax releases independently and without review of the supervisor.
  • Determine which construction projects to select for review and which contractors and subcontractors to contact for information.
  • Provide training to contractors, contractor’s associations, and other state agencies regarding the tax laws relating to contractors working in Idaho.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Determining program compliance with state or federal laws.
    • Typically met by at least a years of experience determining program compliance with state or federal laws.
  • Preparing and presenting detailed information to groups of people.
    • Typically met by at least one year of experience preparing and presenting detailed information to groups of people.
  • Translating technical material into easily understandable oral and written communication.
    • Typically met by having experience translating technical material into easily understandable oral and written communication.

Why Join Us?

  • OUR VISION: Great people. Helping you. Serving Idaho.
  • OUR MISSION: Benefit Idaho through courteous customer service, education, and fair tax administration.
  • OUR VALUES: Fairness, Accountability, Integrity, Respect.

What Do Our Employees Say About Us? 

  • "I love the work-life balance at the Tax Commission because our managers and supervisors are awesome with flexibility." 
  • "We work a flexible schedule, Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week. So this schedule has allowed me to do other things in my life."
  • "My favorite part about working for the Tax Commission are the people I get to work with. It's become a family, and I've made lots of lifelong friends."

 Follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook to learn more about us! Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 208-334-0478.

 What's In It for You?

  • Affordable benefits including medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • PERSI defined benefit retirement plan
  • Paid sick and vacation leaves start accruing your first day
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Parental Leave covering the birth or adoption of a child for up to 8 weeks
  • Permanent, full-time classified employment status after successful completion of an entrance probation
  • Working in an office environment with other talented and highly motivated individuals
  • Beautiful state campus with lots of free parking, walking paths, and centrally located in the valley on Chinden Blvd. in Boise (ISTC Recruiter should remove this bullet point if the position is for a field office)
  • The State of Idaho is a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected]. (If you have a contact for applicant accommodations at your agency, please replace the contact information).

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.