Assistant Attorney General – Tax
- Revenue & Utilities
- Position Number:
- Salary Range:
- $83,292.00 - $120,000.00 Yearly
- Apply By:
- Thursday, May 11, 2023, 11:59 pm
- Work Unit:
- Job Location:
- 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
- Release Date:
- Wednesday, April 26, 2023
- Employment Type:
- Position Type:
The Tax Unit is seeking an attorney to join its dynamic and collaborative legal team. The Unit offers the opportunity to practice in a challenging area of law that frequently presents novel legal questions. Statutes and regulations governing state tax have a substantial impact on Coloradans and ensure that the state and local governments have the resources necessary to provide essential services. Attorneys in the Unit address a wide variety of interesting and complex tax-related legal issues, primarily advising and representing the Department of Revenue.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Interested parties are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Tax Unit represents the Department of Revenue on all state tax matters, including advice on and litigation of matters involving sales and use tax, severance tax, and income tax, among others. The Unit also provides legal advice to many state agencies and officials regarding state tax and constitutional matters, such as Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
State tax matters often involve questions of first impression, interesting issues of statutory interpretation, the interaction of state and federal law, and a variety of other important legal and constitutional issues. Tax matters are often complex and require sophisticated legal services to ensure that taxpayers, including national and international corporate taxpayers, pay the amount owed under the law, thereby protecting the interests of the state and all taxpayers. These matters often have high dollar amounts at issue with impacts that go beyond any single case.
The attorney in this role will:
- provide general counsel advice to the Department of Revenue regarding rulemaking, proposed legislation, statutory interpretation, policies and processes, and other aspects of the agency’s functions and responsibilities
- handle tax litigation from inception through administrative and judicial processes, including state and, in some instances, federal court
- work as part of a highly collaborative team on many matters.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple attorney positions in the Department of Law.
Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
Our goal is to add someone to our team who is genuinely eager to learn about state tax law, excited to do the work we do, and enthusiastic about growing and developing a litigation and general counsel practice with attorneys who are invested in their success. While we are interested in candidates that have some background and/or experience in state tax law, we know that not everyone will and it is not required. Further, we are open to receiving applications from individuals with varying years of experience.
Our ideal candidates will have the following attributes and interests:
- Excellent writing, research, and analytical abilities
- Eager to solve complex problems
- Litigation experience or demonstrated interest in developing litigation skills
- Interest in growing and developing a state law tax practice and eager to seek out opportunities for professional growth
- An understanding of corporate structures and operations or eager to gain such an understanding
- Developed collaborative skills, and commitment to working collaboratively
- Excellent interpersonal skills and eager to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients and colleagues
- Strong motivation to meet the needs of sophisticated clients
- Demonstrated interest in public service
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Qualified applicants must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or be clearly eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar. Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application before the first day of employment.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES AT LEAST ONE WRITING SAMPLE. PLEASE REVIEW THE “HOW TO APPLY” SECTION OF THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Conditions of Employment:
- The final candidate for employment must successfully pass a thorough criminal background investigation.
- Candidates eligible to waive into the Colorado Bar will be required to submit proof of their completed application and application for Practice Pending Admission before the first day of employment. For more information about admission to the Colorado bar please review information on the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel website.
View the full job announcement for more information and to apply.