Closing Date: 7th February, 2023

Description:

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)
In the Department of Revenue Services, this class is accountable for performing duties on legal and litigation matters including assisting in preparing and representing the Commissioner before the State's Tax Court, providing legal advice to department administrators, providing information on legal matters to members of the public and drafting and issuing rulings and determinations involving a wide range of legal and tax matters.

Examples of Duties
As a legal practitioner, researches legal issues; assists in performing and eventually performs more complex legal work; prepares and represents the Commissioner in litigated tax appeals; issues and responds to discovery; drafts and responds to pleadings; drafts, responds to and argues various motions; drafts memoranda of law; prepares witnesses, conducts trials and drafts closing documents; prepares rulings and opinions; assists in drafting of proposed regulations and legislation; may act independently in areas assigned; performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Considerable knowledge of basic law and legal process, legal principles and practices and administrative law; knowledge of state statutes and case law pertaining to state taxes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and draft legal documents.

Minimum Qualifications - General Experience
A degree from an accredited Law School.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in tax law, through course work, internship, volunteering, or work experience.
  • Experience in bankruptcy or collections law, through course work, internship, volunteering or work experience.
  • Experience in civil litigation, through course work, internship, volunteering, or work experience.
  • Experience conducting complex legal research and in drafting legal briefs or memoranda.

Special Requirements
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut within one (1) year of the date of appointment. Pursuant to Section 51-88 of the Connecticut General Statutes, an incumbent who has not been admitted to practice law may not "assume, use or advertise the title of lawyer, attorney and counsel at law, counselor at law, attorney, counselor, attorney and counselor, or an equivalent term, in such a manner as to convey the impression that he is a legal practitioner of law". Until such time that an incumbent is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, the incumbent shall be referred to as a Legal Assistant.