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  • 510741
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 30 2022 at 23:55 MST


Funding Arizona's future through excellence in innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement.

The Arizona Department of Revenue is consistently striving towards recruiting individuals who are committed to providing quality services to citizens of Arizona and are passionate about creating solutions to the ever-evolving decisions faced within the state government.

We offer full-time employees a multitude of statewide benefit options http://www.google.com including 10 paid holidays per year, as well as Revenue specific benefits such as Teleworking opportunity.

Join the Arizona Department of Revenue as your next career advancement and help to make the Grand Canyon state even better by exemplifying our mission "Serving Taxpayers".

AUDITOR 4 (Criminal Investigations Unit)

Job Location:

Address:  1600 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $50,000 - $55,000

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 08/20/2022

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Job Summary:

This position performs investigative and research activities related to allegations of violations of state tax laws and fraud, which includes fraud investigations of various tax types. Duties include performing interviews, issuing subpoenas, writing investigative reports, researching various databases for information, searching and examining records, summarizing financial documents and preparing case files for prosecution, executing financial search warrants, preserving and preparing evidence for trial, and testifying before the grand jury and in court. Researching tax returns to determine validity, if found to be fraudulent, take appropriate corrective action to prevent irregularities.

This position is responsible for financial data and tax records, information gathering and establishment of the analytics for fraud/criminal investigations. Some travel with overnight stays and works under minimal supervision.

Works closely with other investigators, both internal and external, and has investigative contact with subjects, third parties, business professionals, and attorneys. This position also handles informant complaints, is familiar with and utilizes internal and external resources for researching information, and is familiar with the appropriate statutes and state tax laws regarding procedures of criminal investigations.

Will be assisting in the development of a structured approached to identifying and eliminating non value added process steps division wide and make recommendation s to integrate lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the division.

Job Duties:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts independent and objective financial/criminal investigations. Develop programs, identify weaknesses and improve the fraud/criminal investigations review and analytic process. Examines records and reviews complaint information and takes appropriate action. Prepares and coordinates field assignments to obtain relevant evidence and information. Some travel with overnight stay and works under minimal supervision.
  • Researches various databases for information including research and application of statutes and laws.
    Writes investigative reports. Prepares reports for the Attorney General's Office and prepares testimony for trial. Writes affidavits and executes search warrants.
  • Interviews subjects and third parties.
    Maintains chain of custody and summarizes evidence for investigative reports.

Other duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of financial investigative techniques and procedures; accounting and taxation; indirect methods of determining income and ability to apply to investigation; statutes applicable to tax investigations; confidentiality requirements regarding tax information.


  • Interact with coworkers and clients professionally and ethically.
  • Write clearly, concisely, and accurately.
  • Take initiative and work well under pressure
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Responsible, organized, timely, and honest.
  • High level of technical proficiency.
  • Exemplary oral and written communications skill.
  • Synthesize evidence to reach conclusions.

Ability to:

  • Work in a team environment.
  • Accept and respond to direction and feedback.
  • Apply appropriate statutes to related violations for charging purposes; ability to apply investigative techniques when needed in on-going criminal investigations.
  • Learn and apply LEAN concepts, principles and tools used to create and deliver perspectives with fewest resources with continuous problem solving.
Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Two years’ experience as an auditor or equivalent or Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field.
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement or LEAN is preferred.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Candidates for this position will be required to submit Tax Filing Records, Employment Verification Check and Fingerprints that will be used to check criminal history records from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

The State of Arizona provides a world class comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as Remote Work opportunity and Alternate Work Schedule, and the Infant at Work Program.
  • Holidays – 10 paid per year.
  • Sick Leave – 12 days per year. No accrual or carryover limits.
  • A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability options.
  • Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


A top ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950.
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.


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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.