Nebraska State GovernmentLincoln 68508
Full Time

Knowledge of: The techniques of preparing and drafting of legal documents and forms; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; the principles and practices of legal research; the procedures of trial and administrative hearings; state and/or federal statutory and case law and constitutional provisions pertinent to agency programs; the principles and practices of criminal and civil law administration.

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Attorney

Nebraska State Government
Full Time 301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States Apply before 10/1/2023 11:59
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Overview

This is a Compliance Attorney position at the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR).

As a DOR attorney you will find the right work life work balance you have been looking for while working with teammates who are dedicated and focused on DOR's mission to serve the public by administering the state revenue laws with integrity, efficiency, and consistency; gain in-depth knowledge of Nebraska tax laws and the inner-workings of tax administration from a perspective few citizens see; litigate contested tax cases; gain valuable experience with complex business transactions, while increasing your professional standing and reputation in the legal profession; receive paid Nebraska State Bar Association mandatory membership and approved continuing legal education credit hours.

Salary: Salary may be commensurate with education and experience if approved.

The Attorney III minimum starting rate is $71,760 annually, effective July 1, 2023, with a 5% increase after successful completion of the six month probationary period. This position may be understaffed at the lower Attorney levels (II or I) in the event the candidate does not fully meet the Attorney III qualifications.

The Attorney II minimum starting salary is $58,623 annually, effective July 1, 2023, with a 5% increase after successful completion of the six month probationary period.

The Attorney I minimum starting salary is $50,721 annually, effective July 1, 2023, with a 5% increase after successful completion of the six month probationary period. A candidate hired as an Attorney I or II must demonstrate the ability to advance to the Attorney III level. You must attach a resume' and transcripts to your application.

Attorney III: $71,760 effective July 1, 2023; Attorney II: $58,623 effective July 1, 2023; Attorney I: $50,721 effective July 1, 2023,, however, salary may be commensurate with education and experience if approved.

Remote work available; position based out of Nebraska State Office Building (NSOB) 2nd floor; Lincoln, NE.

40 hrs weekly

Examples of Work

Under administrative direction, provides professional legal services for an agency involving a complex body of law in the research, administration, and enforcement of the agency's statutory authority and obligations.

1. Review, evaluate, negotiate, and litigate contested tax cases through DOR's formal hearing process.

2. Assist the Nebraska Attorney General's office in certain matters involving DOR.

3. Conduct complex and varied research in all areas of taxation and related subject matters.

4. Draft legal documents.

5. Provide legal opinions, advice, and recommendations to DOR staff.

6. Represent DOR as a Creditor in Probate and/or Bankruptcy matters through appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

7. Perform related work as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: for an Attorney III: Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.

REQUIREMENTS: for an Attorney II: One year of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.

REQUIREMENTS: for an Attorney I: Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the Nebraska Bar.

PREFERRED: recent experience in litigation and knowledge of the discovery rules; corporate and individual income tax; state and local tax; bankruptcy litigation; criminal litigation; audit and financial record review and/or experience in Federal and/or State tax research; probate and collection law; administrative law practices; high academic performance; course work with an emphasis in taxation, accounting or auditing.

OTHER: In accordance with Section 7-101, Nebraska Revised, Reissued Statutes of l943, incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar. We will consider candidates who have graduated with the minimum qualifications that are taking the February or July 2023 bar exam that will be sworn in during April 2023 or September 2023 respectively. We will also consider candidates admitted to the bar in another jurisdiction eligible to be admitted to the Nebraska Bar by Motion contingent upon them becoming admitted to the Nebraska Bar.

You MUST attach a resume' and transcripts to your application.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: The techniques of preparing and drafting of legal documents and forms; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; the principles and practices of legal research; the procedures of trial and administrative hearings; state and/or federal statutory and case law and constitutional provisions pertinent to agency programs; the principles and practices of criminal and civil law administration.

Skills in: Preparing summaries, legal analyses, findings and conclusions, briefs and other legal documents; negotiating and communicating with others sufficient to persuade their acceptance of contentious goals or viewpoints; analyzing and interpreting various factors, perspectives, and options and applying critical thinking to resolve issues.

Ability to: Prepare & communicate in person and in writing the facts and arguments of a case to persuade others to accept the viewpoint presented; work collaboratively as part of a team; interact collaboratively and respectfully with other attorneys and teammates within DOR, other governmental employees, the public, and representatives of parties involved in a case; formulate legal opinions and recommendations based on legal research and investigations; conduct legal research and investigations; identify critical elements of legal questions or issues; prepare/draft legal documents and forms; interpret and apply statutes, case law, decisions of courts and administrative tribunals, and administrative rules and policies.

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