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Job: Unemployment Insurance Field Audit Unit Supervisor(Job Id 38396)

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TUCSON 0.00-50,999.94


Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Unemployment Insurance Field Audit Unit Supervisor

Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services

Employer Engagement Administration

400 West Congress Street

 Tucson, Arizona 85701



Under the general direction of the Audit Manager, this position provides first line supervision of field auditors responsible for conducting audits and other field investigations of Arizona employers. They must ensure compliance with State/Federal laws and regulations pertaining to the unemployment tax and work with the Internal Revenue Service to investigate questionable tax practices. Supervisors work independently in the field, directly with employers, their accountants or other representatives, analyzing, interpreting, and applying statues, rules, and precedent decisions of the Unemployment Tax Section and other state and federal agencies. Compliance is achieved through audit of accounting systems and financial records; investigating employer liability, worker classifications, computing and assessing tax, interest and penalties; collecting delinquent reports and taxes; educating the public, both individually and in groups; and assisting the agency in tax related hearings.




-        Plan audits and special projects for staff, rearranging assignments, and revising work schedules to accommodate high priority audits and special projects. Assure work is completed in a timely manner.

-        Review daily completed audits, investigation assignments for validity, accuracy and timeliness.  On a monthly basis, review production reports and compare auditor and office performance against established goals and objectives.

-        Provide instruction to subordinates keeping them apprised of changes to pertinent tax laws, precedent cases, tax section policies, field procedures and audit plan modifications.  Assist staff with work assignment issues as needed.

-        Evaluate staff performance according to established production standards, application of proper work procedure and interaction with employers. 

-        Accompany audit staff on field investigations at employer sites.  Evaluate auditor interaction with employers, procedural knowledge and overall effectiveness in explaining employment tax issues. 

-        Conduct job interviews and make recommendations for hiring staff for the audit office or for other positions elsewhere in the tax section.

-        Assist employers, their representatives and the general public with information about unemployment tax provisions, unemployment benefits and other Agency services, by phone or in person to individuals coming in to the audit office. 

-        Participate in management meetings.  Provide input to section management in conjunction with other supervisors to set work standards, policy and field procedures.


-        Knowledge of business entities, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Proprietorships.

-        Knowledge of accounting systems, audit procedure and Field Unit policies, Field office and Section operating procedures.

-        Knowledge of federally mandated documentation requirements for field audits

-        (Tax Performance System)

-        Knowledge of internet research sites for state and federal regulatory agencies

-        Must have skills in researching relevant statutes, rules and precedent cases.

-        Apply audit procedure, mathematical computation and communication.

-        Skilled in compiling information from examination of records.

-        Must have interpersonal skills to conduct interviews of employers and their representatives or workers.

-        Ability to plan work schedule, manage time effectively and meet deadlines.

-        Make correct employment and tax determinations.

-        Communicate tax provisions to business owners or the public in general.




-        3 years’ experience in accounting and /or auditing. 5 years of supervisory experience or 3 years as a lead auditor is highly desirable.


-        Driving is required; individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle

-        A current, valid state issued driver’s license; employee is subject to driver’s license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration and complete any required training (see Arizona administrative code R2-10-207.12)

-        Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees

-        Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-        Sick leave

-        Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-        Health and dental insurance

-        Retirement plan

-        Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-        Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact (602)542-0928 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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