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Message from Executive Deputy Commissioner Nonie Manion

Dear Job Seeker,

In order to provide the best service to the citizens of New York State, it is of utmost importance that we recruit and retain a high-quality, skilled and diverse workforce. Nearly 18 million New Yorkers rely on our employees to accurately apportion funds for schools, roads, medical care, security services, conservation programs, and much, much more.

It is our responsibility and our commitment to administer New York's tax system fairly, courteously, and cost-effectively, and we believe that the way to do this is to partner the skills, creativity and ingenuity of our workforce with the best technologies available.

Our employees are dedicated to public service and have many opportunities for personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive benefit package, including a 37.5 hour work week with flexible schedules, excellent health care, generous leave policies, a superior retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more.

If you are looking to start a new career, better balance your personal and professional lives, or simply to serve New York's citizens, a career at the Department of Taxation and Finance might be right for you.



Nonie Manion
Executive Deputy Commissioner
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance


Current openings & applications


    Title Location Starting Salary Learn More & Apply
    Tax Auditor Trainee 1

    Upstate NY

    Hudson Valley

    Downstate NY

    Chicago, IL





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Temporary employment

  • If you are interested in a temporary position with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, complete the forms below. Due to the volume of applications that we receive for temporary employment, we will only keep your application in our applicant database for six months. You do not need to submit any additional attachments with your application and completed skills assessment form.

    Applicant skills assessment form - Briefly describes the typical duties of our temporary positions

    Applicant history form - Provides us with your personal, education, and employment history

    Mail both completed forms to:

    New York State Department of Taxation & Finance
    OHRM Personnel Unit
    W.A. Harriman State Office Campus, Bldg 9 Room 256
    Albany, New York 12227

    About temporary employment

    When we are ready to hire temporary staff, we will review all the job applicants’ work experience and education to see how they best match what we need for each of our job openings. Your interest in working for our Department is important to us. We will carefully consider your application along with other qualified candidates.

Additional information

About working here

  • Our vision

    We are dedicated to providing world-class customer service, striving to achieve our vision as an agency that:

    • provides fair tax administration
    • offers easy access and responsive service to taxpayers
    • contributes to the vitality of New York State's economy

    Work life quality

    We recognize the importance of work life quality and its impact on employee productivity.

    Creativity, morale, and commitment improve when work and personal and family lives are balanced. To promote this balance we offer a progressive and flexible environment that supports personal and professional growth.

    Work life quality initiatives that help build and retain a high-quality work force include:

    • a 37.5 hour work week
    • flexible work schedules (including compressed schedules and telecommuting)

State government employment

  • Employees in New York State agencies are appointed to positions according to New York State Civil Service Law. These jobs are filled through competitive exams that test an individual's ability. Exams are posted regularly and include title, salary, duties, minimum qualifications, subject and date of exam, exam fee and information about how to apply.

    Visit the New York State Department of Civil Service to learn more about exams and employment opportunities.

    New York State is an equal opportunity employer: It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.


  • Vacation, holiday, sick, and personal leave
    Generous leave benefits include 13 days of paid vacation leave in the first year of employment, with bonus days for additional years of service; 12 days annual paid holidays; 5 days annual paid personal leave and 13 days of annual paid sick leave.

    Health Care Coverage
    A choice of quality health insurance plans is available at an affordable, low premium cost to all employees and their families through enrollment in the Empire Plan or a variety of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).

    Retirement Plan
    A superior plan that provides secure retirement income with vesting after 10 years of service.

    Payroll Deduction Savings Plans
    A variety of savings plans are available through payroll deduction. For example, the deferred compensation plan, the U.S. Savings Bonds Payroll Savings Plan, and the New York's College Savings Program.

    New York State Flex Spending Account
    This account offers two opportunities for pre-tax savings - the Dependent Care Advantage Account and the Health Care Spending Account.

    Tuition Assistance Programs
    A variety of tuition voucher and reimbursement opportunities are offered through negotiated agreements with employee unions.

    Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
    Certain employees may purchase a group term life insurance policy. And employees who participate in the Income Protection Plan are covered for short-term and long-term disability benefits.

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    The EAP helps employees cope with personal problems. EAP is an assessment and referral service that can connect employees with local service providers and support services to address their needs.

    Employee Wellness Program (EWP)
    The EWP offers all State employees various lunchtime activities including yoga, exercise, meditation, CPR training and stress management seminars.

    Child and Elder Care Resource Referral Service
    This is currently available to employees in New York City and Westchester County only. This service offers consultation and referral on child and elder care issues along with free educational materials on related topics.

Updated: October 19, 2016