The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division/Tax Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General.
The primary duties for this attorney will be to provide legal representation and consultation to the Department of Revenue on various tax matters, but primarily in the area of transaction privilege tax, and to a lesser extent, in property tax. The attorney will be responsible for evaluating claims and lawsuits and representing the DOR in litigation in the above tax areas. The attorney will also be responsible for defending the Department's positions at the State Board of Tax Appeals and the State Board of Equalization. Litigation will occupy most of the attorney's time, followed by advisory services to the Department. In addition, this attorney may, on occasion, be assigned cases outside the primary practice area, or may be required to participate in office-wide committees or task forces as needs dictate.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes and case law.
Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations.
Knowledge of Arizona rules of civil procedure.
Knowledge of the general principles of tax law and administrative law.
Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.
Knowledge and experience in civil litigation, including pre-trial and trial practice, as well as appellate practices and procedures.
Skill in discovery, motion and trial practice and appellate briefing and argument.
Skill in persuasive oral and written communication pertaining to case presentation through various stages of representation, including litigation through trial and appeal, if required.
Skill in interpersonal relations necessary for effective team work, cooperation and conflict resolution.
Ability to recognize legal issues presented by specific factual situations and to perform legal research and analysis related to those issues.
Ability to analyze and brief complicated and esoteric issues.
Ability to exhibit good judgment in evaluating and analyzing diverse legal issues.
Ability to display courteous and professional behavior and to work with colleagues and Department of Revenue staff.
Ability to articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and legal authorities, and communicate information to client.
Ability to effectively use skills of support staff.
Ability to appropriately apply professional ethical rules in daily practice.
Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.
Litigation experience at trial and appellate levels. Tax experience preferred but not required.
• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.
• Attorney applicants are required to submit a writing sample with their resume/application profile.
The writing sample should contain an analysis of some substantive legal issue and provide insight concerning your ability to think and to explain and advocate for a particular position.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken in to account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.