Closing Date: 12th December, 2023


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Date: Nov 17, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60661
Job Requisition ID: 33224

The Illinois Department of Revenue is seeking to hire a Sales/Excise Tax Litigation attorney to represent the Department in complex sales/excise tax litigation hearings and cases. Under administrative direction, the ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in litigation, civil procedure, state and federal tax laws, and administrative and regulatory functions. This position is an excellent opportunity for an attorney looking for hands-on litigation experience while advancing the Department's objectives of fair and efficient tax administration.

The benefits of working at Department of Revenue include a 37 ½ hour work week, a generous salary and benefits package (paid time off for vacation, sick, or personal leave, thirteen holidays) pension and other retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, and insurance eligibility on day one (medical, dental, vision, and life).

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) administers Illinois tax laws and collects taxes in a fair, consistent, and efficient manner to provide accurate, timely, and reliable funding and information to state and local constituents. By using best practices, IDOR strives to continuously innovate and increase accuracy, efficiency, and productivity in all areas of operations and tax administration, thereby earning respect, delivering value, and being a trusted source of information.

IDOR is a professional-minded governmental entity that values its employees and invests in their success through training and engagement. IDOR values diversity, both culturally and professionally, and believes it can foster a more productive work environment best suited for serving the citizens and taxpayers of Illinois.

Agency: Department of Revenue
Closing Date/Time: 12/12/2023 11:59pm
Salary: $5,757 - $8,610/monthly (Anticipated Salary for Non-State $5,757)
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 2
Plan/BU: RC010

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors ( employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 33224

Job Responsibilities:
  • Under general direction, researches and analyzes Sales, Excise and Property Tax statutes, rules, regulations, court case appeals, court rulings, court decisions, field audits, investigative reports, documents of public record and other materials submitted by taxpayers and Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) auditors to prepare for hearings.
  • Confers and corresponds with taxpayers, their representatives, attorneys and other interested parties regarding the application or interpretation of the Sales, Excise and Property Tax acts, rules and regulations.
  • Represents IDOR in routine litigation hearings and status conferences that involve Sales, Excise and Property Tax, as well as protest and refund claim cases that remain in dispute.
  • Confers with supervisor to resolve difficult or problem cases that involve compliance or statutory interpretation and/or application of specific Sales & Excise Tax and Property Tax issues.
  • Assists higher level staff with conducting litigation cases, hearings and general law duties relative to all taxes administered by IDOR.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires graduation from a recognized law school.
  • Requires possession of a valid license to practice law in Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience working with judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with cases or controversies involving common law and the provisions of state and federal laws relating to administrative and regulatory functions.
  • Two (2) years of experience litigating cases.
  • Two (2) years of experience using all primary and secondary legal source materials, to analyze all legal documents and instruments and to prepare, conduct and report formal or informal administrative hearings.
  • Two (2) years of experience analyzing, appraising, and organizing facts, evidence and precedents and in presenting such material, involving a moderately complex problem, in clear and logical form in written media as briefs, memoranda, summarizations, research reports or regulations.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Requires the ability to successfully complete a tax compliance and fingerprint-based background check.
  • Requires the ability to use and secure a state issued mobile device, e.g., cellular phone, laptop computer, tablet, etc.
  • Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  • Requires ability to attend seminars, conferences, and trainings to stay current on methods, tools, and ideologies, or other industry topics relevant to the job duties.
  • The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Work Location: IL Department of Revenue
Legal Services/Chicago Sales, Excise and Property Tax Litigation
555 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60661

Agency Contact:
Illinois Department of Revenue - Human Resources
Willard Ice Building, 101 W Jefferson St, WIB Mail Code 5-110, Springfield, IL 62702
PHONE- 217-782-7064

Job Family: Legal, Audit & Compliance

This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).

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