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Tax Review Officer (TPS 2), with an In-training Option

  • ... Thurston County , Tumwater, WA, Western Australia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 7552 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

Tax Review Officer (TPS 2), with an In-training Option   

JOB TITLE:

Tax Review Officer (TPS 2), with an In-training Option

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Thurston County , Tumwater, WA Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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TheAdministrative Review and Hearings Divisionresolves taxpayer disputes of department actions.
These actions include the revocation or denial of a reseller permit, the revocation of a business license, the issuance of a tax assessment, the denial of a tax refund, and unclaimed property disputes.


We are looking for strong writers who enjoy challenging legal puzzles to join us as aTax Review Officer (Tax Policy Specialist 2).
This position will hold hearings to gather facts, research relevant cases and authority, and issue decisions consistent with Washington State law and department policy.


Why do our attorneys love working at Revenue?

  • No billable hours! We work predictable schedules over a true 40-hour work week.
    We also offer plenty of paid leave so you can enjoy your life outside of work.
  • Reasonable caseloads.
    Our Tax Review Officers handle 30-40 cases at any one time, with turnaround times between three and twelve months.
  • Remote work.
    We work in a hybrid setting where employees are allowed to work from home all but 1-2 days per month.
    Our dedicated IT staff provide all the necessary equipment.
  • Supportive culture.
    Whether you are new to tax or have a tax LLM, youll receive training and guidance from managers who want to help you succeed and grow.
    Senior Tax Review Officers generously share information and knowledge in a non-competitive work environment.
    There are opportunities to network with employees from other policy divisions, cross-training rotations, and regular salary increases.
    We also offer in-house CLE and pay your bar dues.

Because this is an in-training opportunity, there are multiple ways to qualify.
Please pay close attention to the qualifications below.

The hiring manager may start screening applicants as early asFebruary 8, 2024, and make a hiring decision at any time after.
It will be to your advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

Revenue

is a dynamic learning organization where you will experience a remarkable work-life balance, with amazing leadership and talented co-workers ready and focused to achieve the agency's goals.
We value diverse perspectives and life experiences.
We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans.
This unique culture of respect promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity.
We offer a generous benefits package that includes defined benefit retirement plans; health, dental and vision coverage, deferred compensation plans, and as a public service employee, you may also be eligible for gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service\">student loan forgiveness.


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about why Revenue is a great place to work.
As an Tax Review Officer (Tax Policy Specialist 2), you will manage an active caseload of tax disputes, hear and resolve wa.
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of the department's actions, and respond to taxpayers' petitions in writing.
Cases cover a variety of complex and interesting tax laws that provide you with opportunities to research and educate taxpayers on how the law is applied.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting Brief Adjudicative Proceedings to review the department's initial orders and issuing the final agency decision as an independent fact finder.
  • Conducting informal administrative reviews of petitions for correction of tax assessments, refund denials, and adverse interpretive rulings.
  • Analyzing, reviewing, and providing technical legal and policy recommendations regarding proposed guidance the department is considering.
To join us at the TPS 2 ($5,615.
00-$7,552.
00 monthly) level you will possess:



Education
Admission to practice law in the State of Washington, or graduation from an accredited school of law and current admission to practice before the highest court of a U.
S.
state, the District of Columbia, or federally recognized Indian tribe.


AND

Experience
For current or past employees of DOR: One year as a Tax Policy Specialist 1

OR

For any applicant: Two years of experience as 1) hearings examiner in a governmental agency, 2) assistant attorney general, 3) practice as an attorney or law clerk.


Note: An LLM or Master's degree in taxation or closely allied field will substitute for one year of experience.


Don't quite meet the Tax Policy Specialist 2 (TPS 2) qualifications, but think you might be a great fit on our team? No problem.
We're willing to fill this position as an in-training from the Tax Policy Specialist 1 level.
This means you would have an assigned training plan which includes on the job training.
Upon successful completion, you will promote to next level depending on qualifications.


To qualify as a TPS 2, in-training ($4,723.
00-$6,349.
00 monthly) you will possess:


Graduation from an accredited school of law

AND

Admission to practice law in the State of Washington, or graduation from an accredited school of law and current admission to practice before the highest court of a U.
S.
state, the District of Columbia, or federally recognized Indian tribe
, within twelve months of hiring.


Successful candidates should possess demonstrated skills to:

  • Use technology necessary to conduct the business, including word processing, email and legal software for research (i.
    e.
    ,Westlaw, Lexis).
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in writing, using standard rules of language regarding spelling, punctuation, grammar, word usage, sentence structure and composition, and to accurately reference supporting documents and controlling authority.
  • Effectively perform legal research, identify the issues in a case and identify areas for further analysis and investigation.
  • Balance competing priorities and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Effectively work with others and resolve differences in a timely manner.
  • Translate concepts into messages lay persons can readily understand.


To be considered for this position:

  • Complete your online application in detail, as it will be used as your initial resume.
  • Attach a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position, and why you are interested in it.
  • Attach a legal writing sample.


* Note - Incomplete applications or applications received without these materials may be disqualified.


To take advantage of Veteran's preference,please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22.
Please blackout your social security number and date of birth before attaching.

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Hello, my name is Lance, and I will be assisting with this announcement.
As a 20-year Department of Revenue employee, I understand the importance of finding a rewarding career with a work-life balance.
At Revenue, we pride ourselves in connecting talented individuals with opportunity and would like to answer any questions you have.


Please contact any part of the Staffing team atJobs@dor.
wa.
gov
or give me a call (360) 704-5725.
The Human Resource Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.


This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Revenue and the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.
Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.


The Department of Revenue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We embrace diversity and offer a respectful, inclusive culture for people with disabilities, as well as members of all protected groups and statuses.
We encourage you to apply.


If you need help during the application process, please call the Human Resources Office at 360-704-5731.
Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

7552 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707372307-284936329d31c0e7d24bfa9be7ef0af3

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Thurston County , Tumwater, WA

Job Origin:

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TheAdministrative Review and Hearings Divisionresolves taxpayer disputes of department actions. These actions include the revocation or denial of a reseller permit, the revocation of a business license, the issuance of a tax assessment, the denial of a tax refund, and unclaimed property disputes.

We are looking for strong writers who enjoy challenging legal puzzles to join us as aTax Review Officer (Tax Policy Specialist 2).This position will hold hearings to gather facts, research relevant cases and authority, and issue decisions consistent with Washington State law and department policy.

Why do our attorneys love working at Revenue?

  • No billable hours! We work predictable schedules over a true 40-hour work week. We also offer plenty of paid leave so you can enjoy your life outside of work.
  • Reasonable caseloads. Our Tax Review Officers handle 30-40 cases at any one time, with turnaround times between three and twelve months.
  • Remote work. We work in a hybrid setting where employees are allowed to work from home all but 1-2 days per month. Our dedicated IT staff provide all the necessary equipment.
  • Supportive culture. Whether you are new to tax or have a tax LLM, youll receive training and guidance from managers who want to help you succeed and grow. Senior Tax Review Officers generously share information and knowledge in a non-competitive work environment. There are opportunities to network with employees from other policy divisions, cross-training rotations, and regular salary increases. We also offer in-house CLE and pay your bar dues.

Because this is an in-training opportunity, there are multiple ways to qualify. Please pay close attention to the qualifications below.

The hiring manager may start screening applicants as early asFebruary 8, 2024, and make a hiring decision at any time after. It will be to your advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

Revenue

is a dynamic learning organization where you will experience a remarkable work-life balance, with amazing leadership and talented co-workers ready and focused to achieve the agency's goals. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences. We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans. This unique culture of respect promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity. We offer a generous benefits package that includes defined benefit retirement plans; health, dental and vision coverage, deferred compensation plans, and as a public service employee, you may also be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

Visit dor.wa.gov/careers to watch our recruitment video and see what our employees say about why Revenue is a great place to work. As an Tax Review Officer (Tax Policy Specialist 2), you will manage an active caseload of tax disputes, hear and resolve taxpayers' petitions for reviewof the department's actions, and respond to taxpayers' petitions in writing. Cases cover a variety of complex and interesting tax laws that provide you with opportunities to research and educate taxpayers on how the law is applied.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting Brief Adjudicative Proceedings to review the department's initial orders and issuing the final agency decision as an independent fact finder.
  • Conducting informal administrative reviews of petitions for correction of tax assessments, refund denials, and adverse interpretive rulings.
  • Analyzing, reviewing, and providing technical legal and policy recommendations regarding proposed guidance the department is considering.
To join us at the TPS 2 ($5,615.00-$7,552.00 monthly) level you will possess:



Education
Admission to practice law in the State of Washington, or graduation from an accredited school of law and current admission to practice before the highest court of a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or federally recognized Indian tribe.

AND

Experience
For current or past employees of DOR: One year as a Tax Policy Specialist 1

OR

For any applicant: Two years of experience as 1) hearings examiner in a governmental agency, 2) assistant attorney general, 3) practice as an attorney or law clerk.

Note: An LLM or Master's degree in taxation or closely allied field will substitute for one year of experience.

Don't quite meet the Tax Policy Specialist 2 (TPS 2) qualifications, but think you might be a great fit on our team? No problem. We're willing to fill this position as an in-training from the Tax Policy Specialist 1 level. This means you would have an assigned training plan which includes on the job training. Upon successful completion, you will promote to next level depending on qualifications.

To qualify as a TPS 2, in-training ($4,723.00-$6,349.00 monthly) you will possess:

Graduation from an accredited school of law

AND

Admission to practice law in the State of Washington, or graduation from an accredited school of law and current admission to practice before the highest court of a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or federally recognized Indian tribe, within twelve months of hiring.

Successful candidates should possess demonstrated skills to:

  • Use technology necessary to conduct the business, including word processing, email and legal software for research (i.e.,Westlaw, Lexis).
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in writing, using standard rules of language regarding spelling, punctuation, grammar, word usage, sentence structure and composition, and to accurately reference supporting documents and controlling authority.
  • Effectively perform legal research, identify the issues in a case and identify areas for further analysis and investigation.
  • Balance competing priorities and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Effectively work with others and resolve differences in a timely manner.
  • Translate concepts into messages lay persons can readily understand.


To be considered for this position:

  • Complete your online application in detail, as it will be used as your initial resume.
  • Attach a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position, and why you are interested in it.
  • Attach a legal writing sample.


* Note - Incomplete applications or applications received without these materials may be disqualified.

To take advantage of Veteran's preference,please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22. Please blackout your social security number and date of birth before attaching.


Questions?

Hello, my name is Lance, and I will be assisting with this announcement. As a 20-year Department of Revenue employee, I understand the importance of finding a rewarding career with a work-life balance. At Revenue, we pride ourselves in connecting talented individuals with opportunity and would like to answer any questions you have.

Please contact any part of the Staffing team atJobs@dor.wa.govor give me a call (360) 704-5725. The Human Resource Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Department of Revenue and the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

The Department of Revenue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and offer a respectful, inclusive culture for people with disabilities, as well as members of all protected groups and statuses. We encourage you to apply.

If you need help during the application process, please call the Human Resources Office at 360-704-5731. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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