The Virginia Department of Taxation has an exceptional opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to provide leadership for the agency’s Policy Development office. The Policy Development Director provides support to the Assistant Tax Commissioner of Policy, the Deputy Tax Commissioner and the Tax Commissioner, and the executive and legislative branches of state government through the development of tax policy, analysis of pending state and federal legislation and litigation, and formulation or review of potential executive or legislative initiatives. The Policy Development Director also serves as a resource/liaison on highly technical and complex tax issues with persons and groups both within and outside the agency.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, Virginia Tax offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer-matching provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays and wellness programs.
The position requires considerable knowledge of federal, state and local taxation; policy development principles and practices; accounting principles and practices; and legislative processes. A familiarity with revenue estimating methodologies and data analysis is also required. This position requires the demonstrated ability to lead and mentor in a team environment; to research, analyze and resolve complex issues relating to state and local taxation; to review regulations, rulings, fiscal impact statements, and other highly technical documents; to work independently and in a team environment; to meet deadlines and react effectively to changes in priorities; and to maintain professional working relationships with persons at all levels. Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups are essential to this role. The ability to work overtime during the legislative session is also required.
Graduation from a college or university with major or minor studies in taxation, business or public administration, accounting, law, or related field of study and progressively responsible experience in analyzing and interpreting state and federal tax law and issues in a legislative, legal, or administrative ruling and appeal environment or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.
Headquartered in Richmond, with approximately one third of our employees being home-based throughout Virginia, the Virginia Department of Taxation administers 37 state and local taxes, including individual and corporate income taxes, sales and use taxes, and miscellaneous excise taxes. The agency serves approximately 5.5 million taxpayers throughout the Commonwealth. The Department works directly ...with taxpayers, retail organizations, local governments, members of the General Assembly, the Attorney General's Office and the Governor's Office to ensure the Commonwealth's revenue is collected and administered with fairness and due diligence.