Tax Policy Specialist 3

$5,229 - $7,761 monthly
  • Washington State Department of Revenue
  • Tumwater, WA, USA
  • Mar 26, 2021
Full time Government Legal

Job Description

The Washington State Department of Revenue is pleased to announce several career opportunities for Tax Policy Specialist 3 positions in our legal and policy teams. Whether you are more interested in the application and interpretation of tax law, or appreciate the challenges and opportunities found in the development and implementation of sound tax policy, we can satisfy your career goals in each area. Please consider opportunities as a Tax Policy Specialist 3 in several divisions of the agency.



The Department of Revenue's Administrative Review and Hearing Division (ARHD) is looking for attorneys with solid legal skills, enthusiasm for the rule of law, intellectual curiosity, and a desire to interpret and apply Washington state excise tax law and policy. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive working and learning environment.


As a Tax Review Officer, you will review, hear, and issue decisions that resolve taxpayers' challenges of the department's actions. You will also engage in tax policy development and discussion to achieve consistency and fairness in the administration of the tax. Cases cover the interpretation and application of complex and challenging tax laws and provide you with opportunities to educate taxpayers. 



The Interpretations & Technical Advice (ITA) division is looking for fresh talent to join our team!  ITA is a fun, dedicated team of professionals committed to providing excellent customer service to advance consistent, legally sound, and well-balanced tax policy.


As a Tax Policy Specialist 3 (In-training), you will have the opportunity to shape and influence state tax policy, while enjoying a variety of challenging work assignments, thinking creatively, and working on cutting edge issues, all with no billable hours! 


*Revenue's unique culture promotes diverse perspectives and life experiences. We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans. This unique culture promotes a professional family of cohesive groups maximizing potential through opportunity. Visit this link to find out more about Revenue and read what our employees have to say about working here. 


How to Qualify

Admission to practice law in the State of Washington OR A Juris Doctorate from an accredited school of law.


Three years of professional experience in tax administration, tax auditing, tax collection or tax program/policy analysis; or experience as a hearings examiner in a governmental agency, assistant attorney general or a practicing attorney


One year of experience as a Tax Policy Specialist 2 with the Department of Revenue.

Please note:

An L.L.M. or Master's degree in taxation or closely allied field will substitute for one year of experience.

For our policy positions in the Interpretations & Technical Advise division, we will also consider an “in-training” plan for candidates with one less year of experience.


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Email or call (360) 704-5725.