Tax Information Aide

State of New York

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Job Title: Tax Information Aide
Location: Schenectady, NY
Hiring Company: State of New York
Minimum Qualifications

Duties Description The NYS Department of Tax and Finance is actively recruiting temporary employees.

60 credit hours of college level coursework or 1 year of clerical support experience in a

customer service environment preferred. Preferred candidates will possess proven experience in a customer service setting dealing with the public in person or on the telephone providing information concerning and/or explaining policies and procedures,

resolving problems or reconciling accounts. Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally while

representing the department, are essential.

Under the direct supervision of a Taxpayer Service Representative 2, duties may

include, but are not limited to the following:

* Provide telephone assistance by eliciting information from callers to determine the nature of the inquiry, assisting callers with tax filings, answer routine, simple questions about filing requirements or other related information, and route calls to the appropriate specialized units as necessary.
* Resolve routine problems and issues.
* Receive, screen, review, and verify documents.
* Sort and distribute documents, keep appropriate records, and redirect documents as necessary.
* Establish new files by numbering forms, coding, preparing file folders, and compiling relevant material. Update and correct records and files.
* Create routine reports, (e.g., personal and unit production, or assist in preparation of reports by gathering data, tabulating results, preparing simple charts).
* Operate office machinery, including photocopiers, calculators, computer printers, and scanners.
* Enter and/or retrieve information from computer databases.
* Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
* Create materials, including, but not limited to letters/memorandums, emails, and spreadsheets using various computer software programs.
* Research and resolve errors and omissions on tax returns.
* Comprehend complex agency and program policies and procedures.
* Perform other related duties as required.

Additional Comments Positions are available at the Via Port Mall location: 93 West Campbell Road Schenectady, NY. All successful candidates must be fully compliant with all Federal, State and Local Tax Laws, which includes being current with their Tax Return Filings.

Fingerprinting is required as part of the background check prior to appointment.

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