Attorney I, II, and III

Recruitment #210805-UNCE-498

Introduction



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit cover letter and resume to:

applicants@tax.ok.gov

Please put in the subject line: Attorney I, II, or III
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Attorney I, II, and III
Location: Oklahoma City

Attorney I: $61,762 - J.D. from an accredited law school; PLUS licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma; PLUS an active member of the State Bar of Oklahoma.

Attorney II: $70,604 - Level I, PLUS two (2) years of experience in the practice of law.

Attorney III: $74,748 - Level I, PLUS five (5) years of experience in the practice of law.

The Oklahoma Tax Commission is seeking a few Attorneys to join our legal team.  These positions will provide assistance in litigation, legal research for various internal and external inquiries, and policy and procedure review.  Our attorneys prepare and try both routine and progressively difficult cases.  Attorneys are provided limited supervision as warranted in a team setting and will eventually be given considerable freedom from technical and administrative oversight.  They will have a substantial amount of responsibility in planning and organizing his or her own work.

Typical job duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Prepares and presents the agency’s case in administrative hearings and cases involving litigation of the collection of state taxes before a district court;
o Prepares briefs, motions and other documents preparatory or incidental to the trial of a case;
• Analyzes factual and legal issues; reviews policies, procedures, regulations, and other related legal questions for the agency;
• Conducts research of laws, policies, regulations, legal texts and cases;
• Prepares memoranda or reports outlining facts and legal issues;
• Prepares necessary legal documents and advisory opinions for administrative personnel;
• Participates in pre-trial or pre-hearing conferences, conducts discovery, examines and cross-examines witnesses, argues motions before the Court or hearing officer and summarizes the agency’s case;
• Conducts or participates in conferences with other legal counsel and reviews the opinions and suggestions of other staff attorneys;
• Examines or interviews petitioners, claimants, and defendants involved in administrative proceedings of the agency and court proceedings brought by the agency;
o Prepares reports, exhibits and legal memoranda from the records and hearings outlining the factual and legal issues and recommends disposition of a case;
• Prepares and presents appeals, in both written and oral form, to higher courts of record;
• Drafts or comments on proposed legislation or changes in regulations;
• Confers and negotiates with Taxpayers to resolve delinquencies, tax reporting requirements and questions regarding their accounts.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Telework may be required based on the needs of the agency, division, and section. If applicable, applicant must be willing and able to BOTH work on-site and telework at an off-site location, generally in the applicant’s home. Applicant must have a secure internet connection and a dedicated telephone (landline) or smart phone device during scheduled working hours.

Employment with the Oklahoma Tax Commission offers benefits, which include medical, dental, life, disability and vision insurance, medical and health care reimbursement programs, retirement plan, deferred compensation plan, paid holidays, and longevity payments. Employees are provided a benefit allowance to spend toward their benefits. Employees earn three weeks annual and three weeks paid sick leave in the first year of employment.

The Oklahoma Tax Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.