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CPA - Senior Counsel, Attorney IV - V

Texas State Government Austin, TX
  • Expired: July 23, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00006346&tz=GMT-05:00 

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PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information. 

DIVISION: Fiscal and Agency Affairs Legal Services

SALARY RANGE:
Attorney IV: $7,083.34 - $7,916.67  ($85,000.08 - $95,000.04)
Attorney V:  $7,916.67 - $8,333.34  ($95,000.04 - $100,000.08)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 
Attorney IV:
Performs highly complex attorney work for both the Property Tax Assistance Division and the Fiscal and Agency Affairs Legal Services Division, including legal research, analysis and writing of legal memoranda, rules, legislation, agreements and various other legal documents; plans and oversees legal activities; interprets laws and rules; and renders accurate legal advice and counsel. Consults with taxpayers, appraisal districts, taxing units and appraisal district and taxing unit lawyers. Works collaboratively with agency personnel. Drafts, edits and/or reviews publications, agreements and other documents for legal content and accuracy. Reviews, analyzes and drafts legislation, bill analyses, rules and regulations. Assists in the implementation of legislation.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

Attorney V:
Performs advanced attorney work for both the Property Tax Assistance Division and the Fiscal and Agency Affairs Legal Services Division, including legal research, analysis and writing of legal memoranda, rules, legislation, agreements and various other legal documents; plans and oversees legal activities; interprets laws and rules; and renders accurate legal advice and counsel. Consults with taxpayers, appraisal districts, taxing units and appraisal district and taxing unit lawyers. Works collaboratively with agency personnel. Drafts, edits and/or reviews publications, agreements and other documents for legal content and accuracy. Reviews, analyzes and drafts legislation, bill analyses, rules and regulations. Assists in the implementation of legislation.  Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

WORK HOURS: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend and/or late-evening work may be required. Actual work hours may change based on business need.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Attorney IV - V
Timely performs legal research, interprets and applies state and federal laws, including, when necessary, review of all applicable statutory context, cases, AG opinions, rules, and legislative history. Assists the office with implementing statutory duties, such assisting the Property Tax Assistance Division with the administration of binding arbitration. Provides clear, concise, timely and accurate legal advice to management and staff on issues affecting the Comptroller's office, including the Property Tax Assistance Division, while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Timely drafts well-written and well-researched legal memoranda and other complex legal documents. Timely reviews and revises agency forms, agency publications, open meetings agenda notices, and other agency documents to ensure accuracy and legal compliance.
Timely drafts, in collaboration with agency subject matter experts, well-researched, clear and concise legislation and administrative rules affecting the agency and other statewide issues.
Timely drafts clear and concise executive and other taxpayer/citizen correspondence.
Contributes to special project research, analysis and reviews. May assist in representing the Property Tax Assistance Division at property value study hearings. Assists with other related work as assigned.
EDUCATION:
Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree or equivalent degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:  Attorney IV
Two (2) years of recent experience practicing Texas property tax law or matters related to property tax.
OR
Four (4) years of experience practicing Texas administrative and Texas government law, federal securities law, federal tax law, federal ethics law, or federal bankruptcy law.

EXPERIENCE: Attorney V
Three (3) years of recent experience practicing Texas property tax law or matters related to property tax.
OR
Five (5) years of experience practicing Texas administrative and Texas government law, federal securities law, federal tax law, federal ethics laws, or federal bankruptcy law.
 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
Experience practicing securities law, transactional law, or a complex area of federal law.
Experience drafting Texas legislation or rules.
 
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
Possess an active license in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties.    Position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact.  It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for retrieving books and research materials and routine office duties, such as filing.  The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies.  It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions.  Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers.  The position may involve moving up to 25 lbs of office equipment/material on a limited basis. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
 
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:

    Texas State Government

    Address

    Austin, TX
    USA