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WHO is eligible?

The Department of Revenue seeks qualified candidates for employment who have a degree in accounting or another business-related field such as business administration, public administration, finance, marketing, or management. See links below for job announcement postings and more information regarding minimum requirements. While work at the Department of Revenue can be technical in nature, we value employees who have excellent professional and soft skills such as teamwork, communication, and time management.  Work at the Department of Revenue requires the ability to read, understand, interpret, and explain revenue laws, rules, and policies.  All employees are expected to effectively assist taxpayers in a professional and courteous manner.    

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Hot Jobs at the Department of Revenue:

IT Systems Specialist, Associate 
Programmer Analyst, Associate 
Revenue Tax Accountant/Auditor I 
Tax Valuation Analyst I 
Revenue Compliance Officer I 

Still working on your undergraduate degree in accounting or other business-related major? If you are interested in applying for a paid internship with the Department of Revenue, please click HERE for more information.

WHAT do employees do?

Job responsibilities at the Department of Revenue may include but are not limited to administering and distributing taxes, auditing returns for compliance, processing assessments, processing and reviewing returns, assisting taxpayers, working with county tax officials, or collecting taxes. 

WHY the Department of Revenue?

Our mission is to “efficiently and effectively administer the revenue laws in an equitable, courteous, and professional manner to fund governmental services for the citizens of Alabama.”  Employees at the Department of Revenue have a true passion for public service.  They play a key role in providing public services that affect the daily lives of all Alabama citizens by ensuring revenue is collected and distributed into the appropriate funds. 

State employment comes with a number of valuable benefits including retirement plans, low cost insurance, and paid time off.


  • Defined Benefit Retirement Plan (employer/employee based)
    * See Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) for more details
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Programs
    * See Empower for more details

Low Cost Insurance

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health (Single/Family Coverage)
  • Optional Dental (Single/Family Coverage)
  • Optional Health and Supplemental Insurance Coverage
  • Optional Cancer Policy
  • Discounted Vision Care Program
  • Flexible Benefits Program (pre-tax dollars for qualified Medical Expense and Dependent Care)
    * See State Employees’ Insurance Board (SEIB) for more details

Paid Time Off

  • 12 holidays per year
  • 1 personal leave day per year (or Mardi Gras Holiday, Baldwin and Mobile counties only)
  • 13 sick days per year (accrued time off)
  • 13 to 29 annual leave days per year (accrued time off)
  • 168 hours of military leave per year

Miscellaneous Benefits

  • Direct Deposit or Check Card
  • Payroll deductions for insurance
  • Payroll deductions for organization dues, credit union and United Way
  • Employee Discounts (hotel/motel, travel, rental car, cellular service, etc.)

*This summary of benefits is meant only as a brief description of some of the benefits available to State employees. Please refer and read all plan documents for more complete descriptions. The State of Alabama and its agencies reserve the right, at its discretion, to alter any or all plans and benefits described in this summary for any reason at any time with or without notice.

HOW do I apply?

1. Find job announcement postings HERE

2. Fill out the state job application HERE
* Some applications may be submitted using the Online Employment System

Video – How to create an account in the Online Employment System (OES)
Video – How to change your password in the Online Employment System (OES)

3. Return it to the Alabama State Personnel Department via mail or fax.

64 North Union Street, Suite 300
P.O. Box 304100
Montgomery, AL 36130-4100


4. Submit an official transcript for each accredited postsecondary academic institution attended to transcripts@personnel.alabama.gov

5. A job announcement may specify that a written exam is required.  If a job is on continuous recruitment and requires a written exam, the written exam will be administered several times a year.  If a job is on current recruitment and requires a written exam, the exam will be administered shortly after the closing date.  More detailed information is available HERE

6. The State Personnel Department refers the top ten most qualified (highest scoring) candidates, including the names of those with tied scores, to the Department of Revenue for further review. 

If you are interested in applying for a paid internship with the Department of Revenue, please click HERE!


The Alabama Department of Revenue is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the intent of the Alabama Department of Revenue to maintain a work environment that is free from discrimination against qualified individuals because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, genetic information or disability. This department is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all.