- Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders accepted through 09/11/2023.
- Date Posted: 09/05/2023
- Closing Date: 10/03/2023
- Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Dept / Revenue (inc Assessors)-MAPE
- Division/Unit: Appeals, Legal Services & Disclosure / Legal Services 1 or Legal Services 2
- Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
- Days of Work: Monday – Friday
- Travel Required: No
- Staff Attorney 1 Salary Range: $31.00 – $45.98 / hourly; $64,728 – $96,006 / annually
- Staff Attorney 2 Salary Range: $34.45 – $51.25 / hourly; $71,931 – $107,010 / annually
- Staff Attorney 3 Salary Range: $38.38 – $56.92 / hourly; $80,137 – $118,848 / annually
- Classified Status: Classified
- Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
- FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
- Telework Eligible: Yes – Hybrid
- Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes
Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.
The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies. This vacancy is being posted at multiple job class levels: Staff Attorney 1, Staff Attorney 2 or Staff Attorney 3. Final job class will be determined based on successful applicant’s qualifications.
We have multiple tax attorney positions to fill involving individual income taxation, real property taxation and Corporate Franchise taxation. As a Tax Attorney with the Department, you will have the opportunity to work as an advisor on tax policy, and on often times high-profile tax issues that make a real difference in the lives of all Minnesotans. Specifically, you will provide legal counsel to the relevant taxing division, the relevant appeals division and the Commissioner’s office on questions regarding taxation. This includes drafting legal memos, department publications (Rulemaking, Revenue Notices, Fact Sheets, Industry Guides, FAQ’s, and Forms) and provide Department trainings as needed. During the legislative session, you will also draft tax legislation, testify in tax committee and act as a resource regarding tax administration for legislators and their staff. If a case is appealed to court, you will also support the Attorney General’s office through that process. Whether you are just beginning your tax career, looking for a lateral change or even a second career in tax law we hope you will apply.
Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or in a state bordering Minnesota.
Staff Attorney 1 Minimum Qualifications:
- JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- Current license and in good standing to practice law in the state of Minnesota is required prior to appointment
Staff Attorney 2 Minimum Qualifications:
In addition to the qualifications of the Staff Attorney 1, finalists for a Staff Attorney 2 must also meet the following minimum qualifications:
- At least two years of experience as a practicing attorney and can demonstrate knowledge and experience conducting legal research, writing, and analysis and providing legal advice.
- Advanced experience in the practice of the relevant tax law;
- Exceptional human relations skills, problem analysis and solving skills; and
- Substantial experience in performing legal research, writing and analysis on diverse and complex matters.
Staff Attorney 3 Minimum Qualifications:
In addition to the qualifications of the Staff Attorney 2, finalists for a Staff Attorney 3 must also meet the following minimum qualifications:
- At least four years of advanced specialist-level knowledge and expertise in several specialized areas of tax law;
- Ability to solve novel, complex or unique issues and provide insights regarding the tax system as a whole; and
- Experience in building and maintaining good working relationships with internal/external stakeholders and providing advice to executives.
- Knowledge of state statutes, rules and cases in the law related to individual income taxation or property taxation, or corporate franchise taxation.
- Experience drafting litigation documents, representing clients in formal and informal judicial and administrative proceedings, and appearing in court.
- Work experience at the Minnesota State Legislature and legislative process, drafting legislation and bill amendments, or testifying at legislative committee.
- Work experience documenting legislative history, applying the canons of construction and administrative law.
- Experience with the compliance aspects of both state and federal individual or corporate income tax law.
- Working knowledge of the Minnesota disclosure laws.
- Advanced degree such as a Masters of Business Taxation (MBT), Master of Laws in Taxation (Taxation LL.M.) and/or State Bar Real Estate Law certification.
Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, laptop computer, computer monitors, and other office items.
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).
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The Minnesota Department of Revenue works to fund the future for all of Minnesotans. We manage over 30 different taxes and collect $26.7 billion annually in state taxes, which funds state programs such as healthcare, transportation, public safety, and early childhood, K-12, and higher education.
Revenue is dedicated to an inclusive work environment that celebrates and values the diversity of each employee and reflects the communities we serve. We’re committed to a culture of inclusion where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and thrive.
We value a work life balance for our employees, and many of our employees telework in a full or hybrid capacity. For those that come to the office, regularly or occasionally, we invested in a state-of-the-art hybrid workspace located at the Stassen building in St. Paul.
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
- 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
- 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
- 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
- 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
- Public pension plan
- Training and professional development
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- 11 paid holidays each year
- Paid parental leave
- Low-cost medical and dental coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Vision coverage
- Wellness programs and resources
- Employer paid life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Health care spending and savings accounts
- Dependent care spending account
- Tax-deferred compensation
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement
- Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what assistance is needed.