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Salary: $7,682.00 - $9,857.00
Posted: 08/13/2014

Job Description:
Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel of the Litigation Division and the Supervising Tax Counsel III, the Tax Counsel III will handle or assist in handling all aspects of the more complex litigation matters. Litigates, together with the Deputy Attorney General (DAG), the more complex business tax litigation cases involving substantive tax law issues and litigation tactics. Prepares and/or reviews all court filings, pleadings, briefs, points and authorities, discovery requests and responses, and other documents prepared in connection with business tax litigation. Performs legal research and prepares the more complex correspondence. Advises and consults with constitutional officers, Executive Director, and staff.

To be considered for this position and granted an interview, you must complete and submit the below Supplemental Questionnaire with your application.

Please fill out a STD-678 – Standard State Application including the position number for which you are applying and submit your application to the address listed below.

If you are not a state employee, you must be on a current list for Attorney and/or Attorney III and be reachable for this classification.

Please see as well as the Tax Counsel and/or Tax Counsel III, Specialist Classification Specifications for more information. This position utilizes the Attorney and/or Attorney III exam.

Supplemental Questionnaire
  1. Please describe, in detail, your knowledge and experience in the following tax areas: a) California sales and use tax, and b) California corporate and personal income tax and c) California property tax.
  2. Please describe your legal writing ability. Please include examples of the types of legal documents you have experience drafting.
  3. Please describe your writing ability specifically with respect to both preparing and reviewing memoranda on complex tax issues in the following areas: a) California sales and use tax, and b) California corporate and personal income tax and c) California property tax.
  4. Please describe your knowledge and understanding of the Board of Equalization’s confidentiality policy.

This position is located in a high rise building.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 290 - 311 - 6733 - 052
Will also consider hiring a(n)
TAX COUNSEL $4,674.00 - $8,141.00
Location County
Legal Department - Litigation Division SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
08/27/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Legal Department - Litigation Division
450 N Street, MIC: 04
Sacramento, CA 95814
Adrianne Richardson
(916) 322-6734

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