Public Employment Opportunity

Gasoline and Tobacco Tax Inspector

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Tax Administration Division
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Finance
Corner Brook
Closing Date
27 Feb 2020
Salary (scale)
$26.14 - $29.04 (hourly) (CG-31)

Position Details (What is this?)

Reporting to the Tax Manager in St. John’s, the Gasoline and Tobacco Tax Inspector will be responsible for performing independent, on- site inspection activities to ensure compliance with provincial tax laws and regulations. This will include obtaining fuel samples for analysis, issuing Summary Offence Tickets where applicable, recommending prosecution and preparing court documents and providing court evidence for violations of the provincial tax laws.  This position also performs field and desk audit work representing the Department of Finance through contact with the general public, business community and registered taxpayers on an assigned tax; examines and analyzes audit evidence to ensure compliance with provincial tax laws and regulations; performs audit procedures;  compiles working papers and reports; determines the ability of taxpayers to pay assessments; recommends corrective actions for non-compliance; and provides educational services to the public relating to provincial tax laws.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree program in business or commerce with a specialization in accounting (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Experience in auditing or accounting
  3. Experience in the practical application of provincial tax laws and regulations. (asset)
  4. Experience in the petroleum industry. (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of tax and business law
  2. Knowledge of GAAS auditing practices
  3. Knowledge of petroleum industry (asset)
  4. Conflict resolution skills
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  6. Ability to think critically
  7. Ability to manage time and tasks
  8. Ability to make sound decisions
  9. Ability to work independently
  10. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Proof of valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  2. Recent and satisfactory driver’s abstract
  3. Recent and satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from local police
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Willing to accept day travel (significant)
  2. Willing to accept overnight travel (occasional)
  3. Acknowledges requirements for heavy lifting (50 lbs max weight)
  4. Candidates must be able to climb bulk fuel tanks (in excess of 12 meters)
  5. Candidates must be able to visually distinguish between colours for fuel identification purposes
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity please call: Glenn Lockyer (709) 729-3505.

  1. Proof of educational qualifications may be required
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number FIN.19.20.R0345, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity please call: Glenn Lockyer (709) 729-3505.

  1. Proof of educational qualifications may be required