Closing Date: 16th April, 2024

Description:

Nature of Work:
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The Tax Division is seeking an experienced attorney (Attorney 3) to join its legal team. Under the direction of the managing attorneys, the chosen candidate will perform advanced and complex legal work in support of the agency's mission to administer and enforce state tax law and develop tax policy for the State of West Virginia. Performs extensive legal research and writes memoranda for the Tax Commissioner, General Counsel for the Tax Division, and other directors and managers within the agency regarding research findings, which are used to answer legal questions, establish and update Tax Division policies and procedures, and improve administration of tax law. Serves as co-counsel on complex litigation matters; performs case research, analysis, and development; establishes a legal strategy for cases; writes briefs and other pleadings; and answers discovery. Assists other agency attorneys in doing the same, providing opinions on cases to be litigated by other staff attorneys. Responds to legal questions asked by taxpayers, their representatives, other government agencies, and the general public; must be able to communicate complex legal information to any audience in an approachable, understandable way. Drafts legislation, bills, and legislative procedural and interpretive rules on behalf of the Tax Division. Monitors legislation that would have an impact on the agency; summarizes proposed legislation and anticipates the effect it may have on the Tax Division, other state and local government entities, taxpayers, and other constituents relative to the work of the agency. May appear before legislative committees to discuss bills and answer questions on behalf of the Tax Division. This is an advanced-level attorney position that will operate with significant latitude to develop cases, respond to taxpayer and other legal inquiries, and represent the agency in, but not limited to, court, the Office of Tax Appeals, federal bankruptcy hearings, and the State Legislature.

Performs related work as required. Intermittent travel may be needed, so a valid driver's license is required. Applicants are subject to an extensive criminal background check and tax compliance check. The chosen applicant must be a member of the West Virginia State Bar.

There is no application deadline. The Legal Division will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with the aim of filling the position as soon as possible. Please submit a resume or application, transcript, and writing sample to the address below.

Important: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section.

Attention: Applicant must verify post high school education by submitting an official transcript or diploma, training or licensure earned pertaining to this position by the closing date of the posting, if not previously verified. If you are claiming Veterans preference, please submit "MEMBER 4" form and/or your VA Letter. Protecting your personal information is our highest priority. If your official transcript, training/licensure, or Veterans documentation contains your Social Security Number and/or birthdate, please redact that information before submitting it with your application.

Please attach documents to the application upon submission.

Minimum Qualifications:
Training: Admission to practice law in the State of West Virginia.

Experience: Five years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment in the practice of law.

Substitution: One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment as an attorney with the agency to which assigned shall be considered the equivalent of two years of experience.