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DFA REVENUE CHIEF COUNSEL

The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Revenue Chief Counsel is responsible for providing both written and verbal legal advice to taxpayers and their

Class Code:

G002N

Job Grade:

SE02

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium-size professional and administrative support staff by interviewing applicants, assigning and reviewing work, analyzing complex legal matters, reviewing complicated legal documents, providing expertise and assistance to staff when needed, and evaluating performance of the employees. Advises taxpayers, their representatives, and employees of the Revenue Division on legal issues involving taxes, licenses, or fees administered by the Revenue Division. Assigns and reviews for accuracy and consistency all legal opinions written by Revenue Division attorneys and matters referred to Legal Counsel for administrative hearing, litigation, or other legal action. Assigns, supervises, and participates in the drafting and review of rules promulgated by the Revenue Division and proposed legislation of all bills relating to the Revenue Division or general revenue. Supervises and administers all budget, administrative, and personnel issues and assists the Assistant Commissioners, Deputy Director, and Director on projects, as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state tax, motor vehicle, and driver’s service laws and rules. Ability to prioritize a significant and diverse number of tasks. Ability to identify and analyze legal issues and evaluate the respective strengths and abilities of Revenue Legal Counsel attorneys to determine appropriate assignments. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to organize a variety of functions or projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar per ACA 16-22-201. The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus five years of legal experience, including one year of state and local tax subject experience and three years of trial and appellate litigation experience, with two years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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