Virginia Tax is seeking an experienced tax policy professional to assume responsibility for the development and analysis of Virginia tax legislation. Specifically, this position is responsible for serving as a legislative contact during the General Assembly session; reviewing fiscal impact statements, revenue estimates, and other legislative documents; attending committee meetings and responding to technical questions regarding Virginia tax legislation; and providing technical support to the executive and legislative branches.
Responsibilities include: -Managing policy and revenue analysis assignments throughout the year. -Working with Policy Development staff to identify and resolve complex tax issues and ensure consistency in the application of tax policy. -In consultation with the Policy Director, compiling the agency’s legislative package, developing an annual budget, and completing other inter-office projects as needed. -Providing ongoing technical tax assistance to the Tax Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Policy Director, Governor, Secretary of Finance, state legislators, and other state agencies.
This is a new opportunity for an experienced professional with an interest in applying their tax knowledge and legislative experience to a unique position within state government.
Did you know that more than 8 million citizens rely on more than $22.3 billion of revenue the Virginia Department of Taxation collects to fund government services that affect their daily lives? Virginia Tax, headquartered in Richmond, is responsible for administering 37 state and local taxes, sales and use taxes, and miscellaneous excise taxes with integrity, efficiency, and consistency. Virginia Tax works directly with individual and business taxpayers and local governments to ensure the Commonwealth’s revenue is collected and taxes are administered with fairness, diligence, and integrity.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Virginia Tax does not provide sponsorship. The selected candidate will be prohibited from performing tax or accounting services for compensation during or outside business hours. Virginia Tax is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workforce. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, genetics, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants with disabilities, if requested, during the application and/or interview process. If accommodations are needed, please contact Human Resources at (804) 786-3610. Virginia Tax participates in E-verify.
Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. No phone calls or emails, please
-Significant work experience with state and /or federal legislative processes and legislative analysis. -Working knowledge of state and local tax principles and policy, as well as tax research techniques. -Working knowledge of the revenue estimating process and legislative documents such as Fiscal Impact Statements. -Experience analyzing and resolving complex issues related to developing areas of state and local taxation. -Demonstrated experience with communicating complex issues in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing. -Experience in working independently and in a team environment, meeting deadlines and reacting effectively to changes in priorities. -Ability to work mandatory overtime during the legislative session, and as needed. -Experience in communicating/presenting to legislative committees.
-Advanced degree in Law, Taxation, Economics, or Public Policy and a wealth of applicable work experience. -Experience with the Virginia legislative process, tax legislation, and revenue estimating. -Experience with developing and applying tax legislation and policies.
All Virginia Tax employees must be current with filing their tax returns ensuring they were filed in compliance with established laws, rules and regulations. Selected candidate(s) will be required to consent to and successfully pass a background investigation which includes fingerprint-based criminal history, tax compliance, and DMV driving record (if applicable) checks.
Internal Number: 00119
About Virginia Tax
Our mission is to serve the public by administering the tax laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia with integrity and efficiency to support funding of government services for Virginia's citizens.
Our vision is to instill public confidence and achieve the highest level of voluntary compliance through the strength of our workforce, a culture of innovation, and leading-edge technology that safeguards taxpayer information and enhances the way we deliver our services.
Integrity: We strive to be honest, fair, and straightforward, not compromising moral principles.
Concern and Respect: We commit to working diligently to earn and keep the trust and respect of our stakeholders and coworkers. We strive to participate and communicate in an open, collaborative environment, while showing consideration and compassion as we pursue common goals.
Personal Responsibility: We hold ourselves accountable for our performance and we honor our commitments. We take initiative and accept ownership for the actions required to achieve positive outcomes for ourselves and the agency.
Teamwork: We commit to participating with others in an open, collabor...ative environment in pursuit of common goals.
Innovation: We seek better ways to do our work with the highest levels of quality. We challenge the status quo and we welcome and encourage innovation and creativity.
Code of Ethics
Virginia Tax's Code of Ethics is not intended to be all-inclusive, but serves as a guide for appropriate business conduct. Our employees will uphold these professional and ethical standards in support of the agency's mission, values, and vision:
Commit to the highest ideals of honesty, personal and professional integrity, fairness, and ethical values.
Avoid any actual or perceived conflict of interest by not accepting forms of gifts, favors, or items of monetary value that violate the State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act (Code of Virginia §2.2-3100 et seq.).
Earn respect, trust, and confidence of the public, elected and public officials, and coworkers in providing professional services.
Embrace diversity and protect the rights of others by treating all persons in a non-discriminatory, ethical, dignified, evenhanded, respectful, and courteous manner.
Abide by agency and DHRM policies to include the Standards of Conduct.
Protect agency and public resources against their use for personal or private benefit and gain except where specifically allowed by policy.
Become entrusted stewards in financial management and the use of other public resources such as electronic communications and information systems, materials, equipment, and supplies.
Expose any violation of law, corruption, neglect of duty, and misconduct or unethical behavior; and will not conduct or condone acts of fraud, theft, waste, abuse, or any such activity.
Provide credible, honest, impartial, and objective information according to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and professional standards.
Conduct public business that will withstand public scrutiny and FOIA.
Develop professional quality excellence through enhancing professional KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities) and competencies through continuous improvement.
Reflect non-partisanship in professional work and conduct.
Exercise prudence and integrity in filing and paying taxes, preventing unauthorized use or disclosure of information, securing and maintaining the confidentiality of tax information, and managing the Commonwealth's tax revenue resources.
Hold ourselves accountable for our own decisions and actions and to this Code of Ethics.