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Attorney III

  • 502923
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 29 2021 at 23:55 MST


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 III

Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $62,000 - $65,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 11/29/2021

Job Summary: This position is for a lawyer admitted to the State Bar of Arizona who will be primarily responsible for providing legal advice and representation of the Department in contested tax matters and appealable agency actions. The position will work with Transaction Privilege Tax, Luxury Tax, Withholding Tax, license revocation, voluntary disclosure agreements, closing agreements, and penalty review cases. This position will represent the Department in contested cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings and in appeals to the Department’s Director.
The Attorney III will prepare witnesses for direct and cross-examination at hearings and elicit testimony concerning the Department of Revenue’s position as necessary. The position will also be responsible for pre-hearing conference memorandum, post-hearing memorandum, and appeal memorandum as required by the proceedings and act as a liaison to the Attorney General's Office as necessary.

This position will assist in the development of a structured approach to identifying and eliminating non-value-added process steps division-wide and make recommendations to integrate lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the division. This position will also be responsible for directing, leading, and managing the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of Lean Principles and Projects for the division. This position will also perform other duties as assigned.

Job Duties: Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Review protested cases and prepare cases for a formal hearing, including preparation of pre-hearing case memoranda, preparation of witnesses, preparing copies of exhibits to be introduced at the hearing, and representation of the Division at the hearings.
• Write accurate appropriate responses to technical questions for the department, other government agencies, and the public relating to issues of taxation.
• Manage special projects as assigned by the Administrator including the research of legal issues for advising the Administrator on issues of law for policy-making purposes.
• Review department policies and procedures and identify non-value-added duties that may be eliminated or re-directed to improve processes.
• Respond promptly and accurately to telephone and e-mail inquiries on technical matters from the department, other government agencies, and the public relating to issues of taxation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of
• Arizona Revised Statutes Title 42, administrative rules, Model City Tax Code, tax ruling, tax procedures and Departmental policies.
• Understanding of procedures involved in contested hearings and appeals to the Director.
• Familiarity with Federal case law interpreting and applying various legal concepts.
• General principles of law that relate to and impact upon tax issues. Knowledge of business, legal and professional writing, as well as the English language and grammar.
Skilled in
• Apply existing case law, statutes and administrative rules to the facts. Research court cases, Arizona Revised Statutes, and Arizona Administrative Code.
• Write informative and persuasive briefs on complex issues of law and fact.
• Prepares memoranda for case position, legal briefs, and outline of hearing presentations.
• Communication skills for interacting with staff, other Department personnel, and taxpayers, and their representatives.
Ability to
• Present and argue cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Hearing Office including the examination and cross-examination of witnesses.
• Coherently and persuasively summarize facts presented at the hearing and set for the Department's position on the law as it applies to such facts.
• Legal research and draft briefs and other legal memoranda.
• Apply appropriate statutes, ordinances, rules, rulings, and case law to appeal cases.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people, orally and in writing.
Selective Preference(s): The ideal candidate for this position will have:
• Experience with transaction privilege tax;
• Undergraduate degree in accounting.
Pre-Employment Requirements: Active member State Bar of Arizona
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).
Benefits: The State of Arizona provides a world-class comprehensive benefits package including:

· Holidays – 10 paid per year. sick leave – 12 days per year. 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.
· 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

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.