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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 164K
Category: Financial Services


Administers unemployment insurance tax programs within a designated district supporting a medium sized employer population and/or labor market area and manages the operation of a field tax office of the Employment Security Department; serves as the principal assistant to an Unemployment Insurance Tax Administrator 4. In the central office of the headquarters, supervises a unit that includes a staff of three or more professional employees; serves as an audit coordinator for at least six districts; or serves as a program specialist, under the administrative direction of an Unemployment Insurance Tax Administrator 4, to conduct research and analysis and develop technical procedures and methods for the administration of unemployment insurance tax programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A position must be responsible for employer compliance with the Washington Employment Security Act in order to be allocated into this series. Principal assistant positions may direct the work of employees in lower level classes as assigned.

Typical Work

Supervises and is responsible for all activities of a medium size Tax Office of the Employment Security Department;

Plans and organizes work of field auditors and reviews their reports for completeness and accuracy;

Explains agency policies and procedures to staff and trains new employees;

Disseminates information regarding agency's programs and policies to employers and public; assists employers in solving problems relating to their liability under provisions of the Employment Security Act;

Makes necessary reports to Tax Division Chief;

Makes suggestions to Tax Division Chief to aid in formulation of contributions procedures, especially as relating to collection and processing of employer contributions and field auditing;

Represents agency at meetings of employers involving difficult or technical matters;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Knowledge of: contributions provisions of Washington Employment Security Act; theory and practice of accounting and auditing; current social and economic matters; wage and employment practices; office methods, procedures, and equipment.

Ability to: analyze situations and make effective judgments; supervise others; write clear and concise correspondence and reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employers and fellow employees.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in business administration or closely allied field including a minimum of 12 semester (or 18 quarter) hours of college-level accounting and three years of experience in the employer tax field.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted, year for year, for the degree.

Class Specification History

New class: July 12, 1985
New class code: Former class code 30710; effective July 1, 2007
Title change (formerly Unemployment Insurance Tax Administrator 2); adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.
Housekeeping changes. Revised desirable qualifications (effective June 19, 2009); language previously referenced abolished classes.