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The Department of Finance Administration (DFA) Revenue Assistant Commissioner â€Â“ Policy and Legal is responsible for making policy decisions regarding laws administered by the

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Makes policy decisions and resolves issues concerning the application and interpretation of state tax, driver’s license, and motor vehicle laws. Responds to requests for assistance from taxpayers, tax professionals, business owners, and legislators and works with the Chief Counsel to represent the agency in litigation regarding state tax, motor vehicle, and driver’s license issues. Researches legislative proposals, drafts bills for consideration by the General Assembly, and responds to questions during legislative committee regarding proposed legislation involving state tax, motor vehicle, and driver’s licensing laws. Supervises and directs the preparation of regulations necessary to administer state tax, motor vehicle, and driver’s licensing laws and coordinates the public comment and legislative review of the proposed regulations. Supervises the daily operations of three Administrative Law Judges, including the review of their administrative decisions to ensure these decisions are legally correct and are consistent with agency administration of state tax law, and two tax professionals, to ensure that these employees respond promptly to taxpayer issues and work with agency personnel to ensure that problems do not recur. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state tax, federal tax, state motor vehicle, and driver’s license laws. Knowledge of the legislative process. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to direct the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus eight years of progressively more responsible legal experience, including four years in tax law and five years in a managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201.


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