Assistant Attorney General (State Government Division)

Division: State Government Division

Location: Phoenix

Position Summary: 

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office State Government Division, Tax Section, is seeking an Assistant Attorney General.  The attorney will concentrate primarily on litigation in the area of “centrally-valued” property valuation and taxation.  Centrally-valued or “CVP” properties are properties valued annually by the Arizona Department of Revenue, and include railroads, pipelines, electrical generation and distribution facilities, airlines, and telecommunications companies.  In addition to litigation, the attorney will advise the Department’s CVP Division on valuation and taxation matters relating to the valuation and taxation of CVP properties under A.R.S. Title 42, and defending the Department’s positions at the State Board of Equalization.

Because many issues involve statutory interpretation and unique appraisal theories, a healthy percentage of cases go up on appeal.  The attorney needs excellent writing skills to brief complicated and esoteric issues, skill in discovery, motion and trial practice, and appellate briefing and argument.  Additionally, the attorney may be assigned cases involving transaction privilege taxes, cases outside the primary practice area, and may be required to participation in office-wide committees or task forces as business needs dictate.