Are you a team player interested in a career that offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, job security, potential for advancement, and numerous educational opportunities?
If so, consider working for the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR). As the agency responsible for administering the tax laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, DOR employs individuals with a wide range of educational and work experience, and is always looking for talented new employees who share DOR’s commitment to excellence.
If your background is in accounting, business, finance, information technology, geology, property assessment or any of a number of other fields, DOR may have just the career for you.
DOR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. The Department of Revenue is committed to hiring, educating, developing and retaining a qualified workforce that is both encouraged and empowered.
||Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What positions are available, and what are the qualifications?
A. DOR has a variety of entry-level positions available, including program officer, auditor, field auditor, review officer, and other administrative and information technology fields. All of these positions require a bachelor’s degree, but in certain cases, qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement. Some positions require specific degree programs or completion of a certain number of hours in specific coursework.
Q. What salaries and benefits are available?
A. DOR salaries are set by the Personnel Cabinet, which classifies and establishes pay grades for all merit system positions. Most initial appointments are made at entry level salary.
After successfully completing a six-month probationary period, employees become protected by the state merit system and receive a 5 percent salary increase. Automatic annual salary increments of up to 5 percent are provided as budgeted by the General Assembly.
Benefits offered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky add more than 30 percent to each employee’s base salary. These benefits include a wide choice of health insurance plans, a $20,000 term life insurance policy, a retirement system and a deferred compensation savings plan. DOR employees also earn sick leave and annual (vacation) leave, and receive leave for court duty, military service and voting. Most employees are entitled to compensatory time or overtime pay in addition to their salary. State government employees also receive 11.5 paid holidays per year. Numerous on-the-job educational and career development opportunities are available. Employees are eligible for promotion and career advancement through the Internal Mobility Program.
Q. Does DOR have educational opportunities?
A. Education and training programs are very important to DOR for job enrichment and for professional growth and development. The Tuition Assistance Program provides for tuition payment directly to the school at the beginning of the semester by DOR.
DOR employees can also pursue certification as CPAs. Employees can gain needed experience working in DOR and will be reimbursed up to the cost of a CPA review course, if taken while a DOR employee. Employees will be reimbursed for the onetime cost of taking the CPA examination after all four parts have been successfully completed. Once the CPA certification has been obtained, DOR will pay the annual dues to the Kentucky Society of CPAs.
Q. Where will I work?
A. DOR’s central administrative offices are in Frankfort, where approximately 75 percent of our employees are stationed. DOR also operates 10 taxpayer service centers across the state. DOR tries to accommodate location preferences for employees if jobs are available.
Q. How do I apply for a job with DOR?
A. All applicants must apply through the Personnel Cabinet and be certified as eligible to be employed before they are considered for a DOR position.
When vacancies occur, DOR personnel review merit registers for those positions. Applicants certified as eligible may be contacted for an interview.
Q. How do I obtain more information about DOR job opportunities?
A. Applications and general information about merit system employment are available from the Personnel Cabinet, 501 High Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-8030.