Attorney 3 (Appeals&Protest Unit)

Arizona Department of Revenue
Posted Jan 18
Full Time
Phoenix, Arizona
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_ Attorney 3 (Appeals &Protest Unit)

Job Location:

Address: 1600 W Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details

Salary: $65,000/annually

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary

The Arizona Department of Revenue is seeking an Attorney 3 to join our team!

_This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

_ _The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

_ Job Duties:Attorney 3 Appeals and Protest job description.pdf

Provides legal advice and representation of the Arizona Department of Revenue in contested tax matters and appeal-able agency actions before the Office of Administrative Hearings. The attorney in this position will work with Transaction Privilege Tax, Luxury Tax, Withholding Tax, license revocation, voluntary disclosure agreements, closing agreements, and penalty review cases. Please refer to the attached job description for more details on this opportunity!


Knowledge, Skills&Abilities (KSAs):

_Education &Experience

_ Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.)

Licenses &Certifications

Valid license to practice law in the State of Arizona, or ability to become an active member of the State Bar of Arizona within 12 months of employment by the agency


  • Arizona Revised Statutes Title 42, administrative rules, Model City Tax Code, tax ruling, tax procedures and Departmental policies.
  • Contested hearings and appeals to the Director
  • Federal case law interpreting and applying various legal concepts.
  • General principles of law which relate to and impact upon tax issues.


  • Superb verbal, written, and listening communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in the English language and with business, legal, and professional writing
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in high-pressure situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demeanor
  • Proficient in the use of a PC in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; in the use of MS Office Applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint; and in the use of Google Suite applications such as GMail, Sheets, Docs, and Drive.


  • Ability to clear a comprehensive background and clearance process that includes an Arizona tax compliance verification, and a criminal background c-check through the FBI via level one fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Ability to apply existing case law, statutes, and administrative rules to the facts; to research court cases, Arizona Revised Statutes, and Arizona Administrative Code; to write informative and persuasive briefs on complex issues of law and fact; and to prepare memoranda for case position, legal briefs, and outline of hearing presentations.
  • Ability to present and argue cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Hearing Office including the examination and cross-examination of witnesses; to coherently and persuasively summarize facts presented at hearing and set for the Department's position on the law as it applies to such facts; to conduct legal research and draft briefs and other legal memoranda; and to apply appropriate statutes, ordinances, rules, rulings and case law to appeal cases
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and also participate collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner, ensuring information is shared with internal and external individuals in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to understand and solve problems by applying advanced analytical skills to include collecting, integrating and analyzing all relevant data and information and reduced that information down to manageable components and/or charts, diagrams or graphs; identifying a number of solutions to complex problems integrating findings from several different disciplines, identifying and evaluating the various options developed and selects the most effective solution; drawing logical and objective conclusions from the data and validates them as the prime cause and contributing causes; identifying a number of solutions to the problem by identifying and evaluating the various options developed and selects the most effective solution.
  • Willingness and ability to embody ADOR's core values of Do the Right Thing, Commit to Excellence, and Care About One Another

Additional Job Demands

In the course of performing the essential duties one must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

Selective Preference(s)

Experience with Transaction Privilege Tax, a plus

Pre-Employment Requirements

The final candidate will be required to abide by the the following pre-employment checks:

  • Employment Verification and Reference Checks
  • State and Federal Criminal Background Check, including fingerprinting
  • Arizona Tax Filing Records Check
  • If applicable, ASEDRA Authorized Driver Identification Check

_If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply:Driver's License Requirements.

_ _All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).

_ Benefits

The State of Arizona provides a world class comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off for holidays, sick days, annual leave, military leave, bereavement leave, and civic duty leave
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability options.
  • Higher education discounts for State employees and tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per fiscal year, 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, State Wellness Program, Public Transit Discounts, Alternate Work Schedules, and Telework opportunities.

_By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

_ _Learn more about the Paid Parental Leave pilot programhere. For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit ourbenefits page

_ Retirement

Top ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) provides 100% employer matched contributions (enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of State employment). ASRS provides a lifelong benefit based on years of service earned, or worked, and your ending salary. Learn more about ASRS at:

Contact Us

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The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

If you have any questions, please contact the ADOR Human Resources office at or at 602-716-6950 for assistance.



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