Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/20/2017
Closing Date: 10/20/2017
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Dept / Revenue-Severed
Division/Unit: Appeals & Legal Services / Legal Services 1
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $25.22 - $37.16/hourly; $52,659 - $77,590/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 219 - Severed/Unrep
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Provide legal counsel to divisions within the Department of Revenue (DOR) that are concerned with individual income tax, withholding tax, the property tax refund, and other duties as assigned. The position also involves representing the department in court and testifying at legislative hearings.
Responsibilities include: Provide legal advice to the Individual Income and Withholding Tax Division, drafting administrative rules and legislation in the subject areas; testifying at legislative hearings; drafting litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, motions and appearing in court; representing the Department of Revenue at contested case or rule hearings; identifying legal and policy issues across tax types and ensuring that all interested parties are aware of and understand the issues; consult with and advise other attorneys in the division concerning the work of the division; and take on special assignments on a project or need basis.
* Graduation from an ABA-approved law school.
* Admission to the Bar (license) to practice law in Minnesota is required prior to appointment.
* Authorized to practice law in Minnesota.
Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:
* Knowledge of state and federal judicial and administrative procedures and the rules of evidence.
* Skill in analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, laws, and legal precedents.
* Human relations and communication skills sufficient to work in a professional and courteous manner.
* Ability to understand, interpret, and explain laws, rules, and regulations.
* Ability to present cases and information before decision-making bodies.
* Ability to describe and explain legal problems and provide legal advice.
* Legal research skills.
* Ability to participate in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings, ascertain facts, and arrive at logical conclusions.
* Skill sufficient to draft litigation documents such as pleadings, subpoenas, and motions.
- Knowledge of state statutes, rules, and cases in the laws related to individual income tax, withholding tax, and the property tax refund.
- Experience drafting litigation documents.
- Experience representing clients in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings and appearing in court.
- Work experience or coursework in the area of state, local, or federal taxation.
-Work experience at the Minnesota State Legislature or state agencies.
- Knowledge of the administrative and regulatory functions of the Minnesota Department of Revenue Appeals and Legal Services Division.
- Experience using a legal research website.
Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, and portable printer.
Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
To view the job posting, go to the State Careers website at www.mn.gov/careers, then enter Job ID 16490 in Keywords search. Your application must contain sufficient detail to determine qualifications. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Ashley Scherek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.556.4004.