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Associate Hearing Officer - Dept. of Revenue

Date Posted:  Aug 13, 2019
Requisition ID:  13244

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


Indiana Department of Revenue

The Indiana Department of Revenue is responsible for providing service to Indiana citizens regarding state tax matters. Additionally, the department administers state tax laws, develops regulations and makes decisions about tax policy.


Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience

Associate Hearing Officer

The Associate Hearing Officer is responsible for the resolution of taxpayer protests both on a formal and on an informal basis.  Issues Letters of Findings, Final Orders Denying Refund, and Memoranda of Decision based on IC 6-8.1-5-1.  The Letters of Findings are publicly disseminated pursuant to IC 4-22-7-7.  Responsible for resolving protests on an informal basis, which may fall outside the knowledge and experience of "front-line" employees.  Incumbent conducts technical and legal research as necessary to fully and fairly address the taxpayer's issue.  Prepares and presents to the Executive Committee settlement proposals and, if necessary, prepares and executes a written settlement agreement which memorializes the Executive Committee's final decision on the matter.  Serves as an intermediate level reviewer for the Legal Division's written documents and as a resource person - either as adviser or participant - to ad hoc or standing committees organized to address unique or ongoing issues before the Department.  Ultimately ensures that both the taxpayer and the Department are in full compliance with Indiana tax law.      

A day in the life
  • Advises agency staff on various legal matters;
  • Drafts and reviews correspondence and settlement contracts;
  • Drafts and reviews legislation and administrative rules in conjunction with the Policy team;
  • Performs legal research and writing assignments;
  • Provides general legal support for Office of General Counsel;
  • Conducts legal trainings for Interns, lower level attorneys, and others;
  • Handles administrative hearings and related matters;
  • Organizes and manages caseload in preparation for hearings and/or supports litigation;
What we're looking for
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence;
  • Indiana Bar Admission; license in good standing;
  • Strong legal research, writing and litigation skills;
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply relevant statutes, case law and rules.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana.



Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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