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Attorney 3

  • 502262
  • Full-time


Funding Arizona's future through excellence in innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement.

The Arizona Department of Revenue is consistently striving towards recruiting individuals who are committed to providing quality services to citizens of Arizona and are passionate about creating solutions to the ever-evolving decisions faced within the state government.

We offer full-time employees a multitude of statewide benefit options http://www.google.com including 10 paid holidays per year, as well as Revenue specific benefits such as Teleworking opportunity.

Join the Arizona Department of Revenue as your next career advancement and help to make the Grand Canyon state even better by exemplifying our mission "Serving Taxpayers".

Attorney 3

Taxpayer Services Division

Job Location:

Address:  1600 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $62,000 

Grade: 22

Job Summary: The Department of Revenue is seeking a highly motivated individual who loves to learn and be challenged, takes pride in their work, embraces change, and seeks out and presents solutions for the best experience/result!

This position is for an attorney who will be primarily responsible for providing legal advice and representation of the Department in Transaction Privilege Tax, Municipal Privilege Tax, Bingo, and Luxury Tax issues and enforcement. The attorney will research, analyze and interpret statutes, rules, and case law for the Tax Policy District, the Education and Compliance Division, and the Taxpayer Services Division regarding tax matters.

The attorney will draft information letters, private taxpayer rulings, notices, general rulings and procedures, and other documents as necessary. The attorney will also review and/or draft legal agreements, including Intergovernmental Agreements with governmental agencies and municipalities.

Job Duties: Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • RULES, TAX RULINGS, AND PROCEDURES: draft and process administrative rule proposals, tax rulings, and procedures on complex tax and legal matters for the Department and affected taxpayers to rely upon in taxability determinations.
  • LEGISLATION: draft proposals statutory language in order to implement desired changes to law, review, analyze and interpret pending and new legislation in order to prepare guidelines, notices, summaries, policy recommendations, rulings, and rules.
  • POLICY MEMOS: research issues on technical matters for analysis, interpretation, and possible alternative action, give accurate determinations, conclusions and make policy recommendations.
  • ADVICE and CORRESPONDENCE: prepare an accurate appropriate responses to technical questions from the Department and other governmental agencies. Prepare information letters, taxpayer information rulings, and private taxpayer rulings in response to the public for reliance by that person upon the Department's position or determination regarding transaction privilege tax, municipal privilege tax, bingo, and luxury tax.
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of:
  • General knowledge of state and local tax. Understanding of procedures involved in contested hearings and appeals to the Hearing Officer, Office of Administrative Hearings, and the Director. Knowledge of general principles of law relating to state and local tax issues.
  • Knowledge of state and Federal Statutes relating to tax matters, Supreme Court Rules of Procedure, and sources of legal research of both case law and tax matters.

Skilled in:

  • Strong analytical, interpretive, and logic skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to review and analyze financial statements and documents. Evaluative and problem-solving skills. Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Strong organizational and research skills. Computer research skills including Westlaw, RIA, and ALIS (Azleg.gov).
  • Must be skilled in reading and comprehending complex laws and written documents. Must have strong investigative and inquiry skills.

Ability to:

  • Ability to do legal research and draft legal memoranda. Ability to clearly draft legal procedures, rulings, and rules.
  • Must be able to communicate with people both in writing and orally. Must be able to multi-task and deal with shifting priorities.
  • Must be able to concentrate on complex issues in a typical government work environment.
Selective Preference(s): The ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Experience or knowledge of state and local taxation. Taxation background preferred.
Pre-Employment Requirements: Member in good standing with the Arizona State Bar.
Candidates for this position will be required to submit Tax Filing Records, Employment Verification Check, and Fingerprints that will be used to check criminal history records from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

The State of Arizona provides a world-class comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as Telework opportunities, Alternate Work Schedule, and the Infant at Work Program.
  • Holidays – 10 paid per year. Sick Leave – 12 days per year with no accrual or carryover limits.
  • A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability options.
  • Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement is available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement: A top-ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer-matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
Contact Us: Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.