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ProfileTax Review Officer (TPS3) The candidate will review, hear, and issue decisions that resolve taxpayers' challenges of the department's actions. Will also engage in tax policy development and discussion to achieve consistency and fairness in the administration of the tax. Cases cover the interpretation and application of complex and challenging tax laws and provide you with opportunities to educate taxpayers. Some of other responsibilities will include: Managing an active caseload of tax appeals that includes Rule 100 cases and Administrative Procedures Act (APA) proceedings. conducting Rule 100 informal administrative reviews, of tax assessments, refund denials, and adverse interpretive rulings. These matters often involve highly sensitive policy and legal issues, and the resulting determination may be published as departmental precedent. Presiding over mainstream, executive, and small claim hearings and drafting determinations. Recommending, referring, or negotiating the settlement of some Rule 100 cases. Conducting administrative hearings on the record for the review of the Department's actions in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Actions include matters related to reseller permits, certificates of registration, spirits license orders, manufactured home park fees, and other Brief Adjudicative Proceedings, as well as formal adjudicative proceedings. You will issue the final agency decision in these proceedings as an independent fact finder. Analyzing, reviewing, and providing technical legal and policy recommendations. Representing the Department in informal hearings of excise tax appeals before the Board of Tax Appeals.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have 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 state. Must have 3 years' experience as a hearings examiner in a governmental agency, an assistant attorney general, or a practicing attorney. OR 1 year experience as a Tax Policy Specialist 2. Note for all - An LLM or Master's degree in taxation or closely allied field may substitute for 1 year of experience. Should have knowledge of tax law, ideally in Washington State. Must have ability to: Use technology to conduct 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. Prioritize tasks with multiple timeframes, and meet deadlines. Work with others and resolve differences in a timely manner. Translate legal and technical concepts into messages lay persons can readily understand.
Closing Date: 05/06/18 11:59 PM.
Send: online application in detail, as it will be used as initial resume. Attach a cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position. Attach a legal writing sample.
Washington State Department of Revenue
6500 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501