State of Arizona AG ASST AG in PHOENIX, Arizona


The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division, Tax Section, is seeking an attorney whose primary duties will be to provide legal representation and consultation to the Department of Revenue on various tax matters, but primarily in the area of transaction privilege tax, and to a lesser extent, in property tax and income tax matters. The attorney will be responsible for evaluating claims and lawsuits and representing the DOR in litigation in the above tax areas. The attorney will also be responsible for defending the Department's positions at the State Board of Tax Appeals and the State Board of Equalization. Litigation will occupy most of the attorney's time, followed by advisory services to the Department. In addition, this attorney may, on occasion, be assigned cases outside the primary practice area, or may be required to participate in office-wide committees or task forces as needs dictate.


  • A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with giving consent to have your driving record run periodically. Travel is required for this position.

  • Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states).Candidate must have anactive Arizona State Bar license.__

  • Attorney Applicants are required tosubmit a writing sample with their resume/application profile. Writing Sample Guidelines:

Ø The writing sample should contain an analysis of some substantive legal issue and provide insight concerning your ability to think and to explain and advocate for a particular position.


Knowledge needed:

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes and case law.

  • Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of Arizona rules of civil procedure.

  • Knowledge of the general principles of tax law and administrative law.

  • Knowledge of ethical standards applicable to lawyers and public employees.

  • Knowledge and experience in civil litigation, including pre-trial and trial practice, as well as appellate practices and procedures.

Skills needed:

  • Skill in discovery, motion and trial practice and appellate briefing and argument.

  • Skill in persuasive oral and written communication pertaining to case presentation through various stages of representation, including litigation through trial and appeal, if required.

  • Skill in interpersonal relations necessary for effective team work, cooperation and conflict resolution.

Abilities needed:

  • Ability to recognize legal issues presented by specific factual situations and perform legal research and analysis related to those issues.

  • Ability to analyze and brief complicated and esoteric issues.

  • Ability to exhibit good judgment in evaluating and analyzing diverse legal issues.

  • Ability to display courteous and professional behavior and to work with colleagues and Department of Revenue staff.

  • Ability to articulate legal arguments, assess evidence and legal authorities, and communicate information to client.

  • Ability to effectively use skills of support staff.

  • Ability to appropriately apply professional ethical rules in daily practice.

  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and stressful situations.


Ideal Candidates will have significant litigation experience in taxation at the trial and appellate levels.

The preferred candidate will have an LLM in taxation.


All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the AG’s Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at[email protected]. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 1275 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.

Post Date: 07/13/2017

Close Date: 07/27/2017


Grade: 1

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 65,000.00-85,000.00