Special Investigator

Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy:

Job Posting closes: 09/22/2019

Required documents uploaded by: 09/23/2019

Agency Information:

Kansas Department of Revenue
Office of Special Investigations
Homebased position: the candidate must reside or be willing to relocate to one of the following counties: Anderson, Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Shawnee, and Wyandotte.
About the Position:
Who can apply: External (anyone can apply)
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Monday - Friday
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veterans' Preference Eligible: Yes
Search Keywords: KDOR, OSI
Hourly Pay: $17.39; can vary depending upon experience and 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)
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Position Summary:

This is a home based position requiring a suitable workspace to conduct KDOR business. This position covers about 18-20 counties in northeast Kansas. This position inspects and interviews applicants for initial licensure as a motor vehicle dealer and salesperson and will serve as the conduit of information for identifying potential tax related fraud in the motor vehicle industry. A high degree of analysis and independent judgment is required as the work is highly diverse, specialized, technical and involves a broad range of activities and frequently changing conditions. Investigator must have a working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement, as well as a very close relationship with Revenue Taxation. A thorough knowledge of vehicle laws and regulations and the ability to communicate and interpret the same to the licensee are required. Complaints from the public are frequent and knowledge of consumer protection statutes, along with dealer licensing laws must be utilized to effect the resolution of the complaint. Periodic inspections for compliance with state and federal laws are conducted subsequent to the license issuance. Service of orders and testimony in hearings are required. Closure of dealerships and the retention of state property (ST-8 books, dealer license, dealer tags, salesperson licenses,...) are required. Additionally, knowledge of taxation issues are required in order to advise the licensee on such issues as sales tax registration and posting, W-4 issues, ST-8 and 8B forms, filing of individual income tax, tire excise tax, retail sales at the dealership and other taxation issues that may affect a motor vehicle dealer and their business. Closely coordinates with Taxation on issues as they relate to motor vehicle dealers and potential tax related violations. Assist Taxation when a tax warrant is served on a motor vehicle dealer. Knowledge of criminal laws as they relate to motor vehicles, dealers and salespersons. Conducts investigations regarding criminal violations of motor vehicles, motor vehicle dealers and taxes as they relate to motor vehicles. Gathers documents from various databases and/or witnesses as it relates to motor vehicles and dealers. Takes statements from witnesses or other persons that are deemed relevant or necessary to a criminal investigation. Generally gathers all evidence necessary to prove or disprove fraud. The investigator will prepare a case file with all information and evidence gathered to present either to a law enforcement agent or to a prosecuting attorney. Any other duties as assigned by the Dealer Licensing Division, Director, Manager, PSA III or supervisor.

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Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Licensing & Certification: N/A
Minimum Qualifications: One year investigating, fact finding or enforcing state or federal laws and regulations. Education in communications, psychology, social work, public or business administration, criminal justice or law may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Special Requirements: the candidate must reside or be willing to relocate to one of the following counties: Anderson, Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Shawnee, and Wyandotte
Preferred Experience: N/A
Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements: KBI background check due to direct access to Federal Tax Information in taxpayer records. A thorough background investigation will be conducted by the Office of Special Investigations.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Ashlee Sidebottom
Email: KDOR_Recruitment@ks.gov
Phone: (785) 296-3077
Fax: (785) 296-1107
Mailing Address: Office of Personnel Service
109 SE 9th Street
Topeka, KS 66612

Required Documents for this Application to be Complete:
On your Careers - My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and replace if needed:
  • Tax Clearance Certificate (REQUIRED)
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)
Inside this job's Job Application, upload these documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran's Preference)
  • Transcripts (if necessary)
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 785-296-3199.
Your application will be considered incomplete if an ACTUAL COPY of your Certificate is not uploaded on My Job Applications page within 48 hours after the posting closes.

Job Application Process:

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  • Review and complete your contact information on theMy Contact Information page.
  • Upload documents listed in the Required Documents section of this job posting to the appropriate location.
  • Complete and Submit your application.
  • Check your email and My Job Notificationsfor written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email - the email listed on the Careers>My Contact Information page.
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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 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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other 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.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the KDOR Recruitment Office at 785-296-3077.
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