The Iowa Department of Revenue’s Legal Services and Appeals Division is currently seeking an experienced attorney to specialize in income tax law for the Legal Services Section. The Legal Services and Appeals Division is responsible for::
Appeals: The Appeals Section of the Division reviews tax appeals and participates in administrative hearings for the Department.
Legal Services: The Legal Services Section of the Division provides legal support to the Director and Department staff across all divisions of the Department. Legal work for the Department involves a variety of subjects including but not exclusive to tax. Attorneys work on questions of administrative law, constitutional law, contracts, and other subjects as they come up. Effective July 1, the Department of Revenue also includes the Iowa Lottery Division and the Alcoholic Beverages Division.
This position will primarily work on income tax matters. Additional subjects may be assigned as needed. In this position you will be responsible for:
Providing legal advice and opinions with limited supervision, to the Director, and other divisions within the Department. Preparing letters, memoranda, and legal documents to analyze, clarify, or explain laws and rules for Department employees, other Executive branch agencies, state legislators, and federal authorities.
Drafting legislation, rules, declaratory orders, and other legal documents.
Analyzing various sources including current state and federal law and court decisions. Identifying potential conflicts with existing federal or state laws and policy by researching existing policy and law.
Assisting in the development of policy guidance publications.
Litigation is not typically involved in this position. However, assisting senior attorneys and other staff in administrative actions, the informal appeals process, and contested case proceedings may be required from time to time.
Assisting the Director in administrative hearings and in drafting orders as needed.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
Significant relevant work experience in income tax law researching law, policies, orders, and regulations and drafting legal documents
Knowledge of the legislative branch or administrative law
Demonstrated interest in public service
To Apply- For consideration applicants must submit a cover letter and their resume to Mary Kay Younker at [email protected]. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Employer Highlights- The Iowa Department of Revenue is a well-respected employer. We are focused on providing excellent customer service, while offering a wonderful team atmosphere, work-life balance, free parking, and casual attire. We offer a flexible working environment and opportunities to work from home with the ability to work from anywhere in the State of Iowa as long as it is your primary residence. We have a great total compensation package for all of our full-time employees, including:
Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
Retirement Investors Club (RIC)
Flexible Working Environment- Work from Home Opportunities
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Questions? The mission of the Iowa Department of Revenue is to serve Iowans and support the state government by collecting all taxes required by law, but no more. Our strength is driven by the skills, talents, and diversity of our people. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization. If you’re looking for a career with an organization that values its employees and customers, you’ve come to the right place.
Applicants must live within the State of Iowa to qualify for this position.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
Graduation from an accredited school of law, and experience equal to five years of full-time work in the practice of law; not including experience as a law clerk.
Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes three years of full-time work with the employing agency in the practice of law; not including experience as a law clerk.