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Public Service Representative

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $3,948 - $5,483/mo. USD / Year
  • Salary: $3,948 - $5,483/mo.

Website Oregon Department of Revenue

Why Join Us

Oregon counts on us! Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide us as we serve Oregon taxpayers whose tax dollars support the critical infrastructure of Oregonians’ daily lives.

Department of Revenue is recruiting for a Public Service Representative 4 (PSR4) position. We are looking for talented, detail-oriented individuals to join our Personal Tax and Compliance Division. This position is headquartered in our Bend office; however, the successful candidate may be eligible for in state hybrid work.  Hybrid work consists of performing duties onsite in a standard office environment and working remotely.  This position will need to be in the Bend office 3 days a week or more depending on business need.

In order to be considered for Department of Revenue recruitments, you must reside within the state of Oregon.

What You Will Be Doing

Below is a sampling of job duties. It is not meant to encompass all duties.

Customer Assistance and Office Support

  • Independently assists the public over the phone, through correspondence, email and in person with 30+ tax programs administered by the Department. This includes information on inquiries regarding how and when to file, how to fill out all forms including amended returns, etc.

Post-Processing Audits – RAR’s/CP2000

  • Using information received from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about adjustments they have made to federal income tax returns of Oregon taxpayers.  Adjustments are then made to those Oregon tax returns.

Issue Audit Adjustments

  • Conduct examinations of tax returns post-processing by correspondence to determine the degree of accuracy of tax reported on individual income tax returns based on GenTax Discoveries. Examines documents and financial records, receipts and certificates from other state agencies and matches them to the source documents.

Tax Compliance Verifications

  • Processes personal income tax compliance verifications and certifies results to taxpayers by fax and mail, following Oregon statutes, rules, policies, and procedures.

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This Is What You Need To Qualify

three years of experience performing public contact and/or customer service duties comparable to the work of a Public Service Representative.

At least two years of this experience must include dealing with the public in-person or by phone providing information about services and programs; explaining rules, programs, and procedures; and/or providing assistance, explaining requirements, and gaining compliance.

Preference may be given for experience providing service in an area of specialization specific to the position opening.

The ideal candidate will possess the following desired skills and attributes:

  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Outstanding internal and external customer service
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to follow procedures closely
  • Detail orientated

What’s In It For You

The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision and dental coverage, pension and retirement programs, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation leave, and sick leave. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.

How to Apply

  • Click on the “Apply” link above to complete your online application and submit by the posted closing date and time. For step-by-step instructions click apply to work for the state or current state employee.
  • The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum qualifications and desired skills and attributes listed above.
  • Complete the supplemental questions.
  • Attach your current resume (Workday job history may substitute for a resume).
  • Warning – Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity and will not save your application progress. There is now a “save for later” function, if you need to take a break please be sure to click the save for later button to save your progress.
  • Be sure to check Workday and your email for additional tasks and updates. After hitting submit there may be additional required tasks for you to complete prior to the announcement closing.
  • If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference, you will receive a Workday task to submit your supporting documents.  Be sure to submit your documentation prior to the close date of this posting in order to have the preference considered.

Additional Information

  • This is an SEIU-represented position. This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they occur.
  • The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect the additional 6.95%.
  • Review the Classification and Compensation page for more details on the classification, or you may visit our website for information on the job offer process following pay equity.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. Click on the following link for additional information on Veterans’ Preference.
  • Criminal Records Check – Employment in any position with the Department of Revenue for all current and prospective employees is contingent on passing a criminal background and fingerprinting check. Circumstances of any criminal conviction will be reviewed to determine eligibility for the position under recruitment.
  • To work for the Department of Revenue you must comply with all income tax laws. This means that the department will check to see if you have filed Oregon income tax returns and made arrangements to pay any outstanding liabilities before offering you a position.
  • If you need an application in an alternate format in order to complete the process, you may contact us at: Human Resources at (503) 945-8547.

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The Oregon Department of Revenue strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. The Oregon Department of Revenue is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the desired attributes listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a non-traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our attributes listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

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