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Research Analyst, Tobacco Enforcement Unit

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State of Kansas

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Shawnee County, Kansas

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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Full-time$21 – $23 an hour3 hours ago Benefits Health insurance Bereavement leave Vision insurance Parental leave Employee discount Qualifications Analysis skills Driver’s License Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office Microsoft Word Full Job Description Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy: Job Posting closes: March 8, 2021 Required documents uploaded by: March 11, 2021 Office of the Kansas Attorney General The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is an organization that values individuals who strive to work in a team environment, where a positive attitude and willingness to assist others is critical. We seek to hire individuals who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and professionalism. You should be well-organized, self-motivated, and punctual. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, strong work ethic and superb team building ethos are required. You can learn more about our office on our website. About the Position: Who can apply: Anyone Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified (At-Will) Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time FLSA: Nonexempt Location: Topeka, Kansas (Shawnee County) Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes Search Keywords: audit, accounting, analytical ability, financial reporting Compensation: Hourly Compensation Range: $20.75 – $23.00 Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.Employment Benefits: Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage Sick & Vacation leave Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually) Fitness Centers in select locations Employee discounts with the STAR Program Retirement and deferred compensation programs Position Summary & Responsibilities: The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG) is accepting applications to fill a Financial Analyst position in our Civil Litigation Division, Tobacco Enforcement Unit (TEU). The TEU enforces the terms of the Master Settlement Agreement, as well as state laws related to the manufacture, sale, distribution, and possession of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the State of Kansas. This position conducts audits of financial documents and tax reports of tobacco manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of cigarettes and tobacco products to assure that tobacco product manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers engaged in the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in the State of Kansas are compliant with all applicable state laws and regulatory requirements. Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Under supervision of the TEU Director/Assistant Attorney General, the individual selected to fill this position will perform duties to include, but not limited to the following: Monthly auditing of cigarette and tobacco products tax reports. Analyzing and calculating cigarette and tobacco products sales data and preparing reports for cigarette and tobacco product manufacturer certifications. Tracking cigarette and tobacco products sales in the state and preparing detailed spreadsheets, flowcharts, reports and other documentation for use in support of enforcement and litigation. Auditing of manufacturer escrow bank records and other financial information and preparing spreadsheets, flowcharts, reports and other documentation for use in support of enforcement and litigation. Participating in field audits and investigations of cigarette wholesalers, distributors and retailers located within the state. Utilizing data analysis experience and training to provide consultation to investigative and legal staff on accounting and auditing functions in cases under investigation and in litigation. Working with agents of the Kansas Department of Revenue, agencies of other states and Native American tribes, and various federal agencies, including the Office of the U.S. Attorney and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Testifying as an investigative witness in administrative or court proceedings resulting from enforcement and investigations. Receiving a variety of assignments, including reviewing records, charting data and developing layouts of information, and computing a variety of statistical data. Additional duties may be added at any time. This announcement does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed. We would expect you to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested. Qualifications: Education Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting or finance; or a non-accounting degree with at least 30 hours of accounting. Extensive professional auditing experience, as deemed by the Attorney General to be sufficient qualification to perform the assigned work, may be substituted for the required college study. Licensing & Certification A valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State Minimum Qualifications Excellent analytical skills; high attention to detail Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Preferred Qualifications Familiarity with electronic case management system Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment screening process to include a fingerprint and name-based criminal history records check and reference/background check of past and present employers. The pre-employment screening process will be waived for current OAG personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements. In this position you would be authorized access to private information to the extent necessary to perform the assigned duties. Employees of the OAG are required to protect against unauthorized access to such information, ensure the security and privacy of such information, and disclose any anticipated threats or hazards to such information. Employees must be very careful not to release this information to the public or to other individuals, including but not limited to OAG employees who have not been authorized or who do not have a legitimate organizational, departmental, or business need to know. Any questions regarding release of such information to another person should be directed to the employee’s supervisor. Recruiter Contact Information: Name: Deann Tiede Email: Phone: Job Application Process First Sign in or register as a New User. Complete or update your contact information on the Careers> My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications. Upload required documents listed below for the Careers> My Job Applications page. *This information is included on all your job applications. Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete. Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page. Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter. Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page Helpful Resources at : How to Apply for a Job – Instructions and How to Search for a Job – Instructions" Required Documents for this Application to be Complete Upload these on the Careers – My Job Applications page: Tax Clearance Certificate DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference) Upload these on the Attachments step in your Job Application: Resume Cover Letter Helpful Resources at : How, What, & Where do I Upload Documents and Save Tax Clearance Certificate as a PDF Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact . How to Claim Veterans Preference Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Equal Employment Opportunity The State of Kansas/Office of the Kansas Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job. If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.