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Operations Policy Analyst

Company: Oregon Department of Revenue
Location: Salem
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Education - Bachelor's Degree Skills - Analysis Skills - Communication Skills Benefits - Paid Time Off - Health Insurance - Vision Insurance Are you someone who has strong critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills? Are you interested in working on a small team of policy analysts assisting counties and local governments? If so, for the position listed below! Department of Revenue (DOR) Location: 955 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301 This recruitment is for an Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (OPA3) to join our Property Tax Division/Finance, Taxation and Exemptions Team. This is a full-time, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill itional vacancies as they occur. What you will do! The Finance, Taxation and Exemptions team provides policy and research assistance to local governments and county assessment and taxation staff in the following areas: County property tax assessment and taxation methodology County property tax collection Property tax exemptions Local Budget Law procedures As a Finance, Taxation and Exemptions analyst you will work with a collaborative team to field questions and research answers for county assessment and taxation staffs, for officials of municipal corporations, and for interested stakeholders. You will assist to develop and convey property tax policy, develop legislation and administrative rules, and develop and deliver training to the groups served. What's in it for you! Permanent, full-time employment in Salem, Oregon, centrally located in-between the Oregon Coast and Portland, with an opportunity to travel across this beautiful state . You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Oregonians. Work where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded. Opportunity to expand your technical and professional skills. Work/life balance, vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays a year, and personal days off. Full medical, vision, and dental . Pension and retirement programs. We offer advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon. You will work with others who are passionate about public service. Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon's easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go. What you will be doing! You will provide information and assistance to counties on proper methodology for property tax computations, preparation of the tax roll, tax roll corrections computation, and property tax collections. You will train and advise taxing districts on Local Budget Law. You will assist county staff and taxpayers regarding the laws and effects of property tax exemption issues. You will research and analyze statutes, rules, court decisions and agency policy; facilitate workgroups; create white papers and draft administrative rules, as needed. You will analyze and recommend statewide policy relating to Local Budget Law, property tax assessment and collection, and property tax exemptions in partnership with county assessment and collection staff. You may review compliance with the statutes and rules and order county staff and local government officials to take corrective action when appropriate. You will incorporate policies in rules, manuals and legislative concepts and coordinate policy recommendations with other agency and division guidelines. You will analyze and prepare legislation and prepare fiscal impacts analysis and reviews; draft administrative rules; analyze legislation and rules proposed by others to determine program and fiscal impacts, recommend revisions if necessary. You may draft and present testimony for legislature; provide analysis and information for legislative committees and legislators. You will update procedures, administrative rules, forms and publications as necessitated by legislation, prepare new law summaries and may participate in new law school training. Why join us! DOR values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We stand by our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants of a protected class, including disability status and veteran status. We encourage Individuals of diverse backgrounds and who promote diversity and inclusion join our agency. Our Vision is that we are a model of revenue administration through the strength of our people, technology, innovation, service, and collaboration. Our Mission is to make revenue systems work to fund the public services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens. Our Core Values: Highly Ethical Conduct - Service and Operational Excellence - Fiscal Responsibility - Quality in Relationships - Accountability - Continuous Improvement Working Conditions Gather data over the telephone and via e-mail, electronic sources, written correspondence, and in the field. Operate motor vehicles throughout the state, sometimes in remote locations and during periods of hazardous weather conditions. Travel is required to visit county and taxing district offices and to provide training; may involve overnight travel and working outside normal working hours. Lifting heavy boxes and equipment is a regular function of this position. Must handle a variety of priorities and technical tasks simultaneously. May deal sometimes with angry or upset persons. What you will need! A bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work. OR Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification. The ideal candidate will possess the following desired skills and attributes: Critical thinking and analytic ability Communication skills, both oral and written Knowledge of and ability to research statutes, administrative rules, and case law Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Understanding of the Oregon legislative and rule-making processes Ability to develop and present training to various types of groups Ability to work with minimal supervision Ability to take initiative to solve problems Flexibility, adaptable to changing priorities and interruptions How to Click on the 'Apply' link above to complete your online application and submit by the posted closing date and time. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum and desired skills and attributes listed above. Complete the supplemental questions. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job. Attach your current cover letter and resume. Warning - Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity and will not save your application progress. There is not a 'save and return later' function, once you start your application you must submit your application, otherwise you will have to start over with the application when you return. There may be a variety of assessments used to determine the best candidate for this position (e.g., skills screening, essays, interviews). ***If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must through your employee Workday profile. ***All others - To for this position, click on the 'Apply' link above to fill out the online application and submit by the posted closing date and time. itional Information Veterans' Preference - If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans' preference . If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. Criminal Records Check - Employment in any position with the Department of Revenue for all current and prospective employees is contingent on full compliance with all programs administered by the Department, and passing a criminal background and fingerprinting check. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine eligibility for the position under recruitment. Work Authorization - The Oregon Department of Revenue does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current position. PERS - This is a PERS qualifying position. After a six-month waiting period, eligible employees will have their base wage increased by 6.95% and the 6% PERS contribution deducted from their base pay. This will mirror the bargained SEIU and AFSCME PERS process. If you need technical assistance during the application process, or have difficulties with your Workday account, please Email the Workday team for assistance. Are you living out of state and looking to relocate to Oregon ? Learn more about life in Salem or Portland . If you have questions about the recruitment or for a complete position description, please contact Saam Taleban, Human Resource Analyst, Human Resources Office, Department of Revenue, *********************** , or at ************. Job Reference Number: REQ-26096 If you have a disability or otherwise require an application in an alternate format in order to complete the process, you may contact us at: Oregon Department of Revenue Human Resources Rm. 135 Salem, OR 97301 Phone ************** Fax ************** Helpful Links Applicant FAQ Understanding the State Application Process Help & Support webpage Learn more about Oregon The Oregon Department of Revenue is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. The Oregon Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.

Keywords: Oregon Department of Revenue, Salem , Operations Policy Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Salem, Oregon

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