Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Posted Date

January 31, 2024

Contact Information

Courtney Bailey
cbailey@attorneygeneral.gov

Section:                                  Tax Litigation Section/Civil Law Division

Class:                                      Deputy Attorney General I/II/III/IV

Location:                              Harrisburg

Telework:                           This position will report to the headquartered location a minimum of 2 days per week.  You may have the opportunity to telework the remainder of the week, if desired and based on business need.

Position Type:                  Full-time, Non-civil service, Non-union

Work Hours:                    8:30 – 5:00     

 

Salary Range:                   DAG I: Pay Range 8 – Starting salary of $64,431

DAG II: Pay Range 9 – Starting salary of $73,722

DAG III: Pay Range 10 – Starting salary of $84,264

DAG IV: Pay Range 11 – Starting salary of $96,333

 

Basic Function

 

An employee in this position provides varied legal services and advice on state and local tax matters of significant scope and complexity.  Work involves appellate litigation – representing the Commonwealth in state and local tax appeals filed in Commonwealth Court.  The duties of this position involve all aspects of handling tax appeals including evaluating each appeal, determining the proper course of action, and working to a final resolution of each matter.  The successful candidate must possess excellent oral communications and writing skills and strong organizational skills to effectively manage a heavy caseload.  As a Deputy Attorney General I or II (DAG I or DAG II) gains experience, work increases in complexity and is performed with more independence.  A Deputy Attorney General III (DAG III) will work independently on most matters.  A Deputy Attorney General IV (DAG IV) works independently except in extraordinary cases.

Responsibilities

  • Litigates tax cases including preparing the stipulation of facts, briefing, and arguing the cases in Commonwealth Court
  • Prepares motions, status reports, and other filings in Commonwealth Court
  • Interacts with Department of Revenue staff including the Office of Chief Counsel, the Bureau of Audits, and the Pass Through Business Office
  • Conducts legal research related to pending litigation
  • Occasionally drafts, serves, and responds to discovery requests
  • Collaborates with other sections within the Office of Attorney General, as required
  • Answers routine case-related correspondence
  • Performs additional and related work, as required

Qualifications

Deputy Attorney General I:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

 

Deputy Attorney General II:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work
  • Two to six years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work preferred

 

Deputy Attorney General III:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work in the area of tax
  • Four to nine years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work preferred

 

Deputy Attorney General IV:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work in the area of tax
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible, professional legal experience preferred

Application Process

In order to be considered for this position, please apply via our website at www.attorneygeneral.gov/employment.