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NTRC Hiring: Job Openings until August 6, 2022

The Department of Finance (DOF; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pananalapi) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the formulation, institutionalization and administration of fiscal policies, management of the financial resources of the government, supervision of the revenue operations of all local government units, the review, approval and management of all public sector debt, and the rationalization, privatization and public accountability of corporations and assets owned, controlled or acquired by the government.

The National Tax Research Center is mandated to conduct continuing research in taxation “to restructure the tax system and raise the level of tax consciousness among our people to achieve a faster rate of economic growth and to bring about a more equitable distribution of wealth and income”.

The NTRC is a leading tax research agency that conducts continuing quality research on taxation and other fiscal-related matters to improve the tax system and raise the level of tax consciousness among the Filipino people. Tax research plays a significant role in the policymaking process by providing decision-makers with evidence-based studies/comments and other relevant information, on taxation and related matters.

The NTRC conducted fiscal research and revenue estimation in support of the fiscal reform packages under the Comprehensive Tax Reform Programs of the government, such as Republic Act (RA) No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, Tax Amnesty Act, and Sin Tax laws, and recently, RA 11534, or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act.

One (1) Supervising Tax Specialist (SG22/Php 69,963)

  • Plantilla Item No.: SVTXS-4-1998
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 16 hours relevant experience
  • Experience: 3 years relevant experience
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Leadership, Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: Indirect Taxes Branch

One (1) Senior Tax Specialist (SG18/Php 45,203)

  • Plantilla Item No.: SRTXS-2-1998
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours relevant experience
  • Experience: 2 years relevant experience
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Leadership, Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: Special Research and Technical Services Branch

Two (2) Administrative Officer V (SG18/Php 45,203)

  • Plantilla Item No.: ADOF5-8-2004; ADOF5-9-2004
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours relevant experience
  • Experience: 2 years relevant experience
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Leadership, Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: General Services Division

One (1) Statistician II (SG15/Php 35,097)

  • Plantilla Item No.: STAT2-1-1998
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 4 hours relevant experience
  • Experience: 1 year relevant experience
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: Tax Statistics Staff

One (1) Administrative Officer III (SG14/Php 32,321)

  • Plantilla Item No.: ADOF3-12-2011
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 4 hours relevant experience
  • Experience: 1 year relevant experience
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: General Services Division

Two (2) Tax Specialist I (SG11/Php 25,439)

  • Plantilla Item No.: TXS1-5-1998; TXS1-15-1998
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: Special Research and Technical Services Branch; Indirect Taxes Branch

One (1) Statistician I (SG11/Php 25,439)

  • Plantilla Item No.: STAT1-1-1998
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: None required
  • Experience: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service Professional / 2nd Level Eligibility
  • Competency (if applicable): Core, Organizational and Technical Skills
  • Place of Assignment: Tax Statistics Staff

Documentary Requirements

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and send to the address below not later than August 6, 2022.

  1. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) which can be downloaded HERE;
  2. Performance rating in the last rating period (if applicable);
  3. Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license; and
  4. Photocopy of Transcript of Records.

How to Apply

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to hand in or send through courier/email their application to:

VENCHITO P. SALVADOR
Chief, Human Resource Management and Development Division
3rd Floor Palacio Del Gobernador
Condominium, Gen. Luna St. cor A. Soriano
Ave., Intramuros Manila
hr@ntrc.gov.ph

APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

Historical Background

The Department of Finance was established on March 17, 1897, at the same time that the Revolutionary Government was founded in Naic, Cavite. General Baldomero Aguinaldo was appointed Director of Finance by General Emilio Aguinaldo. The Finance Director became the Secretary of the Treasury under the first constitutional republican government, the Biak-na-Bato Republic.

In 1901, the Department of Finance and Justice was formally organized by virtue of an act passed by the Civil Service Commission, which was headed by William Howard Taft. Gregorio Araneta was the first Filipino appointed Secretary of Justice and Finance. In 1916, through Reorganization Act No. 2666 of the Philippine Legislature, the Department of Finance and Justice was split into two independent departments.

In 1936, DOF functions relative to the formulation and preparation of the Government’s budget were transferred to the newly created Budget Commission. The preparation of income and resource estimates remained with the department. In 1949, the Central Bank of the Philippines was established, Secretary of Finance Miguel Cuaderno relinquished the Finance portfolio to Pio Pedrosa to enable him to serve as Governor of the Central Bank.

In 1970, Minister Cesar E. A. Virata, concurrently Prime Minister, was appointed Secretary. In 1974, with the adoption of the parliamentary form of government, the department was changed to a ministry.

In the 1980s, as government policy turned increasingly interventionist in the economy, the Ministry became the voice of caution. It spearheaded the creation of inter-agency committees to rationalize the otherwise free-for-all system of allocating government resources. The Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) was created to rationalize government investments, the Government Corporate Monitoring and Coordinating Committee (GCMCC) to reform the government corporate sector and the Fiscal to reverse the proliferation of the fiscal incentives.

In 1987, the Ministry of Finance was reverted to a department following the ratification of the 1987 Constitution which provided for a presidential form of government. Accordingly, the department was reorganized and its organizational structure, distribution of powers and functions, and coordination mechanisms were streamlined. In 1988, the Value Added Tax was introduced and replaced a complicated sales tax structure.

Through the Department’s policies, which resulted in sound fiscal and monetary conditions, the Philippines was hailed as “Asia’s Newest Tiger” by various international credit institutions and in 1997, the National Government recorded a budget surplus for the third consecutive year, and the public sector generated its fiscal surplus since the sector started to be monitored in 1985.

In 2004, the Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCRA) maintained its credit rating of “BBB” for the Philippines’ long-term foreign currency and domestic currency long-term senior debts for the government’s ability to manage its deficit and macro fundamentals. The rating is two notches higher than those of non-Asian rating agencies such as Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, and Fitch.

Tax research in the Philippines was institutionalized with the enactment of Republic Act (RA) No. 2211 (May 15, 1959) creating the Joint Legislative Executive Tax Commission (JLETC). Providing technical support to the Commission Proper was a Technical Staff which was formally organized on April 1, 1960.

When martial law was declared in 1972, the commission proper of the JLETC was dissolved. Recognizing, however, the vital role of a tax research institution in the overall economic development thrust of the New Society, then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, through the recommendation of the Presidential Reorganization Committee, decreed the conversion of the JLETC’s Technical Staff to the National Tax Research Center (NTRC). On December 6, 1972, by virtue of Presidential Decree 74, the NTRC was organized as a purely single-headed agency under the administrative supervision of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

More than a decade after, in another wave of government reorganization brought by the ascendancy of Ms. Corazon Aquino to the presidency in 1986, the NTRC was made an attached agency of the Department of Finance (DOF) by virtue of Executive Order No. 127 (January 30, 1987).

The NTRC is mandated to conduct continuing research in taxation to improve the tax system and raise the level of tax consciousness among our people to achieve a faster rate of economic growth and to bring about a more equitable distribution of wealth and income.

Source: National Tax Research Center (NTRC)
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