$61,804 to $90,410; $74,165 to $108,471; and $85,253 to
- Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current
salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting
salary with the hiring department before accepting a job
- Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to
vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.
A Tax Compliance Officer analyzes, interprets and enforces
various tax, permit and fee liabilities, including the City
business, parking and transient occupancy taxes and City permit
ordinances through independent field and office investigations; may
supervise other Tax Compliance Officers and clerical staff by
directing and coordinating the activities of a field enforcement or
office enforcement section; and may assist at a public counter or
the call center providing technical assistance to customers via
telephone, on-line and in-person.
- Two years of full-time paid experience as a Tax Compliance Aide
with the City of Los Angeles; or
- A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited four-year
college or university with a degree in business administration,
economics, accounting, finance, or public administration.
- Applicants who lack six months or less of the above required
experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be
appointed until the full experience requirement is met.
- Some positions may require a valid California driver's license.
Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions
if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more
moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a
major moving violation (such as DUI).
- Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or
university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A
list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf.
- Upon appointment, a Tax Compliance Officer may be required to
furnish his or her own automobile, properly insured for use in City
service. Mileage will be paid according to established rates.
WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing
the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top
of the page and select the "Apply" icon. On-line job bulletins are
also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity.
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to
resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
Applications will only be accepted on-line on the dates listed
Filing Period 1: From 8:00 am FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020 to 11:59
pm, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Filing Period 2: From 8:00 am FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 to
11:59 pm, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after
a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing
periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be
added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes,
filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the
"Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who
apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated
hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be
invited to participate in the selection process in the following
order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the
minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment
to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this
examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently
employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis
who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet
the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs
based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates.
Applicants not selected to be tested may re-apply in a subsequent
filing period in order to be considered for that period's selection
Multiple-Choice Test . . . . . . . .100%
The examination will consist entirely of a weighted
multiple-choice test administered and proctored on-line. In the
on-line multiple-choice test, the following competencies may be
evaluated: Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, Judgment and
Decision Making, Attention to Detail, Interpersonal Skills,
Customer Service, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of
bookkeeping terminology, such as assets, liabilities, stockholders,
revenues and expenses; the structures and methods of operations of
various types of businesses in order recognize potential permit or
tax violations; factors necessary to read street maps; and computer
programs including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Quickbooks
and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to
and clicking on Competencies under Tax Compliance Officer.
The multiple-choice test will be proctored and administered
on-line during a single session. Candidates invited to participate
in the on-line multiple-choice test will be able to take the test
as instructed from a remote location using a computer with a webcam
and a reliable internet connection. Candidates will receive an
e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the dates and
specific steps on how to take the multiple-choice test on-line.
Candidates who do not complete and submit the remote proctored
multiple-choice test on-line using a computer by the specified date
and time will not be considered further in this examination.
For candidates who apply during Filing Period 1, it is
anticipated that the remote proctored multiple-choice test will be
administered between MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 and MONDAY, NOVEMBER
For candidates who apply during Filing Period 2, it is
anticipated that the remote proctored multiple-choice test will be
administered between MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 and MONDAY, NOVEMBER
FAQs for on-line testing is available at http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=employmenttestingprocess.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, only candidates
who demonstrate a hardship may be offered the option to take the
multiple-choice test onsite at a City facility.
Test dates may be postponed in order to help protect the safety
of our candidates and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Candidates
will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles Personnel
Department if the anticipated test dates are postponed.
- This examination is based on a validation study, and as
provided by the Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the
multiple-choice test will not be subject to candidate
- You may take the Tax Compliance Officer examination only once
every 24 months under this bulletin.
- As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act
and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of
Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and
upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure
equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request
a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability
Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the
City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained
- Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that
minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at
any time if it is determined they do not possess the minimum
qualifications stated on this bulletin.
- A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the
- The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open
competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a
higher score, without military credits, than the highest available
promotional candidate, after adding seniority credit at the rate of
0.25 of a point for each year of continuous classified City service
in those classes which provide qualifying experience for this
class, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing
authority, may approve certification of such open competitive
candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
- You must have received a regular appointment to a City position
or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
- In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review
periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may
file protests as provided in 4.20, 4.22, and 4.23 as applicable and
within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department
may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of
the eligible list.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular
position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit
coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life
insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your
original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive
benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of
employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees
are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN
INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed,
color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For additional information and FAQs regarding the City's hiring
process, please go to: http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=employmenttestingprocess