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 primary duties for this attorney will be to provide legal representation to the Arizona Department of Revenue ("ADOR") on many issues relating to ADOR's valuation of "centrally valued" properties (e.g., mines, electrical generation facilities, pipelines, etc.) for property tax purposes.  Duties will include representing the ADOR when property owners sue the Department to challenge the legality of the ADOR's valuation, whether on statutory or constitutional grounds, or to allege that the valuation of their property is excessive and should be reduced.  The attorney should be experienced in conducting discovery, drafting and arguing dispositive and other motions, hearings and, ideally, trials.  The attorney will appear on behalf of the ADOR before the State Board of Equalization, the Arizona Tax Court, and Arizona appellate courts as required.  Litigation experience required and experience in property appraisal techniques and principles preferred though not necessary.  Secondary duties will include representing the ADOR in transaction privilege (sales) tax matters, including administrative appeals and lawsuits.  Attorney will work closely with and learn from attorneys in the Tax Section who have many years of experience with litigating property valuation, sales, and other tax matters on behalf of the ADOR.