Taxpayer Services Division
1600 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Are you an individual who takes pride in their work, loves to learn and to be challenged? Do you seek out and present solutions for the best experience and results possible? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced environment with a team that is willing to educate and hone the skills of their peers?
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is currently seeking an innovative and solutions driven individual to work as our new Attorney 3 in our Tax Policy Team. The ADOR Tax Policy Team offers an exciting and rewarding work experience with opportunities to hone and grow your strengths and skills as an Attorney. The ideal candidate for this position will seek challenge, be able to adapt to change, and mold with a high attention to detail team. The work environment is currently full-time remote work.
The Attorney 3 will research, analyze and interpret statutes, rules, and case law for the Department regarding tax matters. This position will make recommendations on the interpretation of tax law as it should be stated in administrative rules, tax rulings and tax procedures and assist in interpreting new legislation and preparing summaries of current year legislation. The position may represent the Department in administrative appeals at the Office of Administrative Hearings or the Department's Hearing Office.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Draft information letters, private taxpayer rulings, notices, general rulings and procedures, and other documents as necessary.
• Review and/or draft legal agreements, including Intergovernmental Agreements with governmental agencies and municipalities.
• Research, analyze, and prepare recommendations for new statutory changes to tax law and draft administrative rules regarding TPT, Bingo and Luxury tax.
• 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.
• Draft proposals for 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.
• General principles of law relating to state and local tax issues.
• Understanding of procedures involved in contested hearings and appeals to the Hearing Office, Office of Administrative Hearings and the Director.
• State and federal statutes relating to tax matters, and sources of legal research of both case law and tax matters.
• General understanding of Supreme Court Rules of Procedure and sources of legal research of both case law and tax matters.
• Strong analytical, interpretive and logic skills.
• Evaluative and problem-solving skills.
• Writing and editing skills.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Organizational and research skills.
• Computer research skills including Westlaw and RIA.
• Must be skilled in reading and comprehending complex laws and written documents.
• Do legal research and to draft legal memoranda.
• Clearly draft legal procedures, rulings and rules.
• Communicate with people both in writing and orally.
• Multi-task and deal with shifting priorities.
• Concentrate on complex issues in a typical government work environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
• Experience or study of state and local taxation (i.e. TPT, Bingo and Luxury tax).
• Strong legal research and analysis skill-set.
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 classcomprehensive benefits package including:
· Holidays – 10 paid per year. SickLeave – 12 days per year. No accrual or carryover limits.
· A robust and affordableinsurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance,short-term and long-term disability options.
· A top ranked Arizona StateRetirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
· Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.
· Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as the Infant at Work Program,Alternate Work Schedule and Telework opportunity.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
A top ranked Arizona StateRetirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
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.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.