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Message from former Commissioner Michael R. Schmidt

Dear Job Seeker,

To provide New Yorkers with the best service possible, it is of the 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.

We’re committed to administering the state’s tax system fairly, courteously, and cost effectively. We believe 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 benefits 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’re looking to start a new career, better balance your personal and professional lives, or simply to serve New York State citizens, a career at the Department of Taxation and Finance might be right for you.

Regards,

Michael R. Schmidt
Commissioner
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

Careers

Current openings and applications

We’re currently recruiting temporary employees at our Albany, Latham, and Rotterdam locations.

Duties typically include a variety of clerical-support and customer service tasks, including sorting, filing, scanning, data entry and communicating with taxpayers or their representatives by telephone or through correspondence.

Current openings
Title Location Starting salary More information
Tax Information Aide Schenectady, NY $16.10/hour View the job announcement
Tax Information Aide Albany, NY $16.10/hour View the job announcement

Apply now

If you’re interested in a temporary position with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, apply using one of the options below.

Note: 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.

Option 1: Apply online.

Fill out our electronic application, attach your resume, and select Submit.

Option 2: Apply by mail or fax.

Complete the following forms, then return by mail or fax.

By mail:

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE
OHRM PERSONNEL UNIT
WA HARRIMAN STATE OFFICE CAMPUS, BLDG 9 ROOM 256
ALBANY NEW YORK 12227-0921

By fax: 518-435-8552

About temporary employment

When we’re ready to hire temporary staff, we review each job applicant’s work experience and education to determine which opening they're best suited for. Your interest in working for the Tax Department is important to us, and we’ll carefully consider your application along with those of other qualified candidates.

About fair and appropriate compensation by state employers

See Executive Order 161 Ensuring Pay Equity by State Employers

Additional information

Demo: Good Jobs at the New York State Tax Department

Demo: Good Jobs at the New York State Tax Department

Part 1: Starting Your Career with New York State

Part 1: Starting Your Career with New York State

Part 2: Navigating the Civil Service Exam Process

Part 2: Navigating the Civil Service Exam Process

Part 3: Learn More About the Hiring Process and Featured Programs

Part 3: Learn More About the Hiring Process and Featured Programs
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