Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
73330 11 ST A3 N 699-08 01/25/2013
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01/25/2013 73330


DEFINITION: This is professional managerial work in the examination of tax accounts, enforcement and compliance of Alternative Fuels, Liquid Fuels and Fuels Taxes, and administration of licensing, bonding, and compliance of the Motor Carrier Road Tax to include the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA).

The employee in this job directs the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive Liquid Fuels, Fuels and Alternative Fuels Tax examination, enforcement, compliance, and licensing and bonding programs. Work involves managing staff in conducting the dyed diesel fuel inspection program for compliance with diesel fuel tax and managing the compliance of the Motor Carrier Road Tax to include IFTA. The employee develops policies, procedures, and the strategic direction for programs within the Bureau. The work includes the responsibility for the integration of the Bureau's Liquid Fuels, Fuels and Alternative Fuels Tax programs with the Department’s overall strategic plan. An important aspect of this work involves education and communications of Liquid and Alternative fuel tax policies, regulations, rules, and procedures to professional organizations and the federal government. The employee in this job may serve as IFTA Commissioner representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Work is performed with considerable independence and is subject to review by the Deputy Secretary through conferences, reports, and evaluation of program results.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Directs, through subordinate managers, the activities of a division and district offices engaged in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of motor and alternative fuels tax programs to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

Interprets rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and objectives of the organization or program for subordinates.

Manages staff involved in conducting motor and alternative fuel investigations, monitoring motor carrier fuel tax registrations, conducting motor carrier fuel tax investigations, and collecting and processing motor and alternative fuel taxes.

Meets with Commonwealth and federal officials, professional organizations, and political subdivisions to explain Motor and Alternative Fuels functions, programs, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Testifies in court concerning investigative cases.

Directs the collection programs for delinquent motor fund taxes through the use of assessments, reassessments, and liens.

Administers the Bond Adequacy Program for Alternative Fuels, Liquid Fuels and Fuel Use Tax.

Manages the Fuel Composition and Accountability (FuelCAP) program that involves a preventative enforcement approach by tracking product and testing fuel composition.

Prepares and presents proposals for federal grant money from the Federal Highway Administration.

Manages federal grant money for enforcement and compliance initiatives.

Prepares letters, reports, and correspondence to exchange information with federal officials, state officials, municipal officials, the public, co-workers, subordinates, legal staff, and supervisors.

Reviews and analyzes reports, correspondence, and memoranda to determine work being performed, program trends, and program effectiveness.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

The employee in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of tax laws, rules, and regulations for Alternative Fuels, Liquid Fuels and Fuels Tax.

Knowledge of standard enforcement procedures for ensuring enforcement and compliance with tax filing requirements.

Knowledge of the dyed diesel fuel inspection program.

Knowledge of the methods used to evaluate programs.

Knowledge of tax systems.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee supervision.

Ability to analyze and interpret tax legislation.

Ability to analyze statistical reports.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Seven years of professional tax program experience including two years of fuels tax experience and two years of supervisory experience, and a bachelor's degree;


An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes two years of professional fuels tax experience and two years of supervisory tax program experience.