The Oregon Department of Justice is seeking applicants for at least two Salem-based attorney positions in the Tax and Finance Section of the General Counsel Division.
The Tax & Finance Section represents the Oregon Department of Revenue, as well as the many other agencies related to state banking and finance. This position is primarily a tax attorney position and offers a diverse and stimulating tax-related practice advising and representing the state’s taxing authority on emerging state and federal tax issues.
The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for providing advice to the Department of Revenue and representing the agency in proceedings in the Oregon Tax Court, the Oregon Supreme Court and occasionally in federal courts, but may also advise and represent other state agencies on tax related issues. In addition, the attorney in this position may be assigned work advising and representing the Oregon Employment Department in unemployment insurance matters, the Oregon Department of Veteran’s Affairs in conservatorship proceedings, and may be assigned other clients and responsibilities.
As its name implies, the Tax and Finance Section’s work generally falls into two substantive areas. On both the tax and finance sides, the section represents clients in administrative proceedings, but its tax litigation practice extends to trial and appellate courts. Tax advice and litigation includes work in a variety of different tax programs, including property tax, personal income tax, corporate income and excise taxes, corporate activity tax, as well as a variety of other state and local taxes. Much of the work of the section’s tax attorneys, including the attorney in this position, involves statutory interpretation and advice, and includes advising the Department of Revenue regarding state and federal constitutional issues, potential or pending legislation and the agency’s administrative rulemaking.
If the work and atmosphere described interests you, give us the opportunity to consider you for this important role. Also, look to our other postings on this site and in Workday Oregon. We hire regularly across the Department. For that reason, check back often. A similar opportunity that you should also check out is linked here: Assistant Attorney General. We are excited to get to know you!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Permanent, full-time employment centrally located in Salem, Oregon.
Work where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded.
Assistant Attorneys General, on behalf of the Attorney General, represent the State of Oregon and state-elected and appointed officials, agencies, boards and commissions in most civil and many criminal proceedings. The Department offers a broad range of opportunities for attorneys to work on significant and complex issues that face our state and make a difference to the citizens of Oregon while providing unparalleled career satisfaction and professional prospects.
Vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays a year, and special days off.
Full medical, vision, and dental.
Pension and retirement programs.
Representation and support by the Oregon Judicial Attorneys Association (OAJA).
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity. Employees are expected to understand the agency’s affirmative action goals and objectives and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Active membership and in good standing with the Oregon State Bar by the time of hire.
At least two (2) years of practical experience.
Possess superior analytical, advocacy, research, verbal communication, and writing skills.
Strong work ethic.
Litigation practice experience.
Client counseling skills.
Collaborative work history with policy makers and stakeholders.
Ability to work on teams that include both lawyers and non-lawyers.
Additional Salary Information: A comprehensive benefits package will be available beyond base salary (e.g., retirement/pension, medical/dental/vision, life, and more.).
Internal Number: REQ-61901
About Oregon Department of Justice
The Mission of the Oregon Department of Justice is to serve state government and to support safe and healthy communities throughout Oregon by providing essential justice services. Its over 1,300 employees in nine divisions, including nearly 300 lawyers, are dedicated to the rule of law and serving the people of Oregon and its government.
The Attorney General and our nine divisions are dedicated to:
• Providing ethical, independent and high quality legal services to state government;
• Safeguarding consumers from fraud and unfair business practices;
• Fighting crime and helping crime victims;
• Advocating for vulnerable children;
• Supporting families through the collection of child support;
• Enforcing environmental protections;
• Defending the civil rights of all Oregonians;
• Pursuing justice and upholding the rule of law.