Summary of Duties:
The Tax & Charities Division (TCD) represents the Department of the Attorney General and acts as parens patriae in charitable trust and non-profit matters. The Division also represents the Department of Taxation in litigation in tax appeals, legislation, bankruptcy cases, lien foreclosures, tax collection matters, and advisory opinions; and administers and enforces Hawaii's charitable solicitation law, chapter 467B, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

This deputy position provides legal representation to the Department of Taxation in prosecuting and defending tax appeals to the Tax Appeal Court of the State of Hawaii and appeals therefrom; providing advice and counsel to the Department of Taxation and its officers and employees, representing the Department of Taxation in foreclosure and quiet title legal proceedings, and reviewing proposed tax related legislation by the Department of Taxation and tax related legislation introduced in the Hawaii Legislature, as well as assist with charities enforcement and oversight, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education/Experience: Law school graduate.
  • Knowledge/Ability: Knowledge of applicable State and Federal laws, rules, regulations and computer applications/software. Awareness of both federal district and state court of rules of civil and criminal procedure, including the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and the Hawaii Rules of the Circuit Courts and District Courts.
    • Ability to perform legal research, analyze, manage, produce and organize documents as needed, understand and apply administrative rules and court rules; give and receive oral and written instructions; use computer. Appropriate and current legal writing skills, including the ability to write logically and persuasively. Ability to set personal and professional example; leadership, supervisory or administrative ability or knowledge; strong organizational skills; good communication skills.
  • License/Certificate: Active Hawaii State Bar License to practice law in all courts of the State of Hawaii and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.