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Contributions Examiner

  • Contributions Examiner
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$24,864.00 – $39,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,036.00 – $1,658.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level technical processing and related work in the unemployment insurance contributions program of the Missouri Division of Employment Security.

Job Duties

Examines documents from employers and their representatives regarding the status of workers, liability of employers, transfer to uncollectable status, or eligibility for tax compromise to ascertain if further investigation is necessary.

Responds to inquiries from employers and their representatives involving less complex issues pertaining to employers' liability for contributions due or credited.

Makes determinations involving basic issues of liability or employer status.

Processes payments received with employers’ contribution and wage reports, monthly billing statements, debits, interest and penalty memos, and other Division documents; applies loose monies received.

Ensures that payments are deposited according to U.S. Department of Labor guidelines and ensures payments are accurately posted to an employer’s account.

Reviews dishonored checks and Division files to determine the method of collection of any checks returned by financial institutions; maintains follow up until the issue is resolved.

Oversees the daily operations of deposit functions in the absence of the Contributions Specialist.

Verifies work balances to process daily deposits; determines proper application of payments rejected by the deposit programs; and completes money deposit processes in the timeframe established by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Trains and assists lower-level deposit staff and staff loaned from other sections.

Exercises judgment and discretion within the limits of policies and procedures; receives close supervision.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Three or more years of experience in sales; public contact work; clerical work; and/or in business, personnel, and/or public administration; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the stated experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)


Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of office procedures, practices, and equipment.

Introductory knowledge of general business organization and operation.

Introductory knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting principles and procedures.

Introductory knowledge of basic employer liability provisions of state and federal Employment Security laws.

Introductory knowledge of statutes pertaining to collection of delinquent tax accounts.

Ability to understand complex procedures and regulations pertaining to the Employment Security program.

Ability to use office equipment and personal computer.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to make accurate mathematical computations.

Ability to work effectively with co-workers, employers, and representatives.

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