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Assistant Attorney General (Tax and Finance Attorney)

Company: Jobleads
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Assistant Attorney General (Tax and Finance Attorney) Initial Posting Date: 04/01/2021 Application Deadline: 04/26/2021 Agency: Department of Justice Salary Range: $9,688 - $14,260 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Assistant Attorney General (Tax and Finance Attorney) Job Description: This position will be filled at either the Assistant Attorney General or Senior Assistant Attorney General level, salary range $7,374-$15,252 per month,depending primarily on years of legal practice experience and other factors. The Department of JusticeThe Mission of the Oregon Department of Justice is to serve state government and to support safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services.Its over 1,300 employees in nine divisions, includingmore than 300 lawyers, are dedicated to the rule of law and serving the people of Oregon and its government. The Attorney General and our nine divisions are dedicated to:Providing ethical, independent and high quality legal services to state government;Safeguarding consumers from fraud and unfair business practices;Fighting crime and helping crime victims;Advocating for vulnerable children;Supporting families through the collection of child support; Enforcing environmental protections;Defending the civil rights of all Oregonians;Pursuing justice and upholding the rule of law. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.Duties and Responsibilities The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking applicants for a Salem-based attorney position in the Tax and Finance Section of the General Counsel Division. The Tax & Finance Section represents the Oregon Department of Revenue, as well as the many other agencies related to state banking and finance. This position is primarily a tax attorney position and offers a diverse and stimulating tax-related practice advising and representing the state's taxing authority on emerging state and federal tax issues. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for providing advice to the Department of Revenue and representing the agency in proceedings in the Oregon Tax Court, the Oregon Supreme Court and occasionally in federal courts, but may also advise and represent other state agencies on tax related issues. In addition, the attorney in this position may be assigned work advising and representing the Oregon Employment Department in unemployment insurance matters, the Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs in conservatorship proceedings, and may be assigned other clients and responsibilities. As its name implies, the Tax and Finance Section's work generally falls into two substantive areas. On both the tax and finance sides, the section represents clients in administrative proceedings, but its tax litigation practice extends to trial and appellate courts. Tax advice and litigation includes work in a variety of different tax programs, including property tax, personal income tax, corporate income and excise taxes, corporate activity tax, as well as a variety of other state and local taxes. Much of the work of the section's tax attorneys, including the attorney in this position, involves statutory interpretation and advice, and includes advising the Department of Revenue regarding state and federal constitutional issues, potential or pending legislation and the agency's administrative rulemaking. RequiredActive membership and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar by the time of hire.At least two (2) years of practical experience. Possess superior analytical, advocacy, research, verbal communication, and writing skills. Strong work ethic. Litigation practice experience.Client counseling skills.Collaborative work history with policy makers and stakeholders.Ability to work on teams that include both lawyers and non-lawyers.Desired Experience At least two (2) years of litigation experience and at least two years of tax related practical experience. Ability to efficiently and thoroughly review and provide legal advice to clients regarding state and federal tax law and to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively. Demonstrated effectiveness as an advocate for clients in administrative, trial or appellate litigation. Demonstrated willingness and ability to work with clients effectively, cooperatively, and on tight timelines in a high-volume practice. Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage a busy and ever-changing list of assignments while keeping managers and clients informed of the status of projects. Familiarity with general government law, public records and administrative law. Demonstrated commitment to public service. Applicants most closely matching the requirements and needs of the position will be invited to interview. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. Working for the Department of JusticeAssistant Attorneys General, on behalf of the Attorney General, represent the State of Oregon and state-elected and appointed officials, agencies, boards and commissions in most civil and many criminal proceedings. The Department offers a broad range of opportunities for attorneys to work on significant and complex issues that face our state and make a difference to the citizens of Oregon while providing unparalleled career satisfaction and professional prospects.Conduct ExpectationsThe role of the Oregon Department of Justice is to provide justice and uphold the rule of law. Employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department.Application ProcessFollow the "Apply" link above. Current State of Oregon applicants are asked to use their state-issued log-in to access and apply in Workday. Using an external account disrupts the hiring process.Attach your resume.Attach your cover letter.Attach your writing sample. ALL APPLICANTS: You will only have one opportunity to upload the required resume, cover letter, and any other required documents. Drag and drop all into Workday when prompted to upload your resume. If you are concerned that any of your documents may not have attached to your application, please email a copy to . Material will be associated on your behalf if received before the posting deadline. CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Login to Workday using your state-issued login and apply via the Career Worklet located on your home page. Using a private account disrupts the hiring process for all internal candidates. Prior to clicking "Apply", update your employee profile to reflect your Education, Skills, and Job History (including your current job)."For additional information regarding benefits and application assistance, click HER E .Oregon Department of Justice1162 Court St NESalem OR, 97301 Phone: (503) 947-4328Fax: (503) 373-0367 Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative. We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars. After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move? Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background. If you're looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.

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