Assist Attorney General- Tax

Job Posting: Oct 18, 2019

Closing Date: Nov 1, 2019

Primary Location: GA-Fulton-Atlanta  

Number of Openings: 1

Advertised Salary : $60,000.00 MINIMUM Annual

 

The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General.  The Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division.  The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Tax section of our Commercial Transactions & Litigation Division.

 

*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL external applicants are required to:

  • Attach a current Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Attach "Department of Law Employment Application(click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
  • Attach two (2) writing samples
  • Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts
  • Attach copies of official law school transcripts
  • Answer all prescreening questions 

 

Job Summary

Attorneys in this section represent the Georgia Dept. of Revenue and advise on the proper interpretation of tax statutes, handle tax litigation; including sales tax, income tax, property tax and handles appeals before State and Federal courts.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Litigates cases:
    1. Participates in hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
    2. Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
    3. Attends depositions; interviews witnesses and hires expert witnesses;
    4. Participates in settlement negotiations;
    5. Prepares pleadings and discovery responses.
  2. Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice.
  3. Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.
  4. Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.
  5. Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
  6. Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same
  7. Travel, as required by the position
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title.  They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar