Attorney III
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Hiring Agency:
Revenue - Agency 16

Nebraska State Office Building - Lincoln, Omaha Job Posting

Hiring Rate:

Classification Salary Range:
$34.50 - $51.75

Job Posting:
JR2023-00000004 Attorney III (Open)

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Job Description:
This is a Compliance Attorney position at the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR).

As a DOR attorney you will find the right work life work balance you have been looking for while working with teammates who are dedicated and focused on DOR's mission to serve the public by administering the state revenue laws with integrity, efficiency, and consistency; gain in-depth knowledge of Nebraska tax laws and the inner-workings of tax administration from a perspective few citizens see; litigate contested tax cases; gain valuable experience with complex business transactions, while increasing your professional standing and reputation in the legal profession; receive paid Nebraska State Bar Association mandatory membership and approved continuing legal education credit hours.

Salary: Salary may be commensurate with education and experience if approved.

Some Telework available

***You must attach a resume' and transcripts to your application***

Under administrative direction, provides professional legal services for an agency involving a complex body of law in the research, administration, and enforcement of the agency's statutory authority and obligations.

1. Review, evaluate, negotiate, and litigate contested tax cases through DOR's formal hearing process.

2. Assist the Nebraska Attorney General's office in certain matters involving DOR.

3. Conduct complex and varied research in all areas of taxation and related subject matters.

4. Draft legal documents.

5. Provide legal opinions, advice, and recommendations to DOR staff.

6. Represent DOR as a Creditor in Probate and/or Bankruptcy matters through appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

7. Perform related work as assigned.


Attorney III: Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.

Attorney II: One year of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.

Attorney I: Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the Nebraska Bar.

PREFERRED: Recent experience in litigation and knowledge of the discovery rules; corporate and individual income tax; state and local tax; bankruptcy litigation; criminal litigation; audit and financial record review and/or experience in Federal and/or State tax research; probate and collection law; administrative law practices; high academic performance; course work with an emphasis in taxation, accounting or auditing.

OTHER: In accordance with Section 7-101, Nebraska Revised, Reissued Statutes of l943, incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar. We will consider candidates who will graduate with the minimum qualifications by December 2023 that are taking the February 2024 bar exam that will be sworn in during April 2024. We will also consider candidates admitted to the bar in another jurisdiction eligible to be admitted to the Nebraska Bar by Motion contingent upon them becoming admitted to the Nebraska Bar.

You MUST attach a resume' and transcripts to your application.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of: The techniques of preparing and drafting of legal documents and forms; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; the principles and practices of legal research; the procedures of trial and administrative hearings; state and/or federal statutory and case law and constitutional provisions pertinent to agency programs; the principles and practices of criminal and civil law administration.

Skills in: Preparing summaries, legal analyses, findings and conclusions, briefs and other legal documents; negotiating and communicating with others sufficient to persuade their acceptance of contentious goals or viewpoints; analyzing and interpreting various factors, perspectives, and options and applying critical thinking to resolve issues.

Ability to: Prepare & communicate in person and in writing the facts and arguments of a case to persuade others to accept the viewpoint presented; work collaboratively as part of a team; interact collaboratively and respectfully with other attorneys and teammates within DOR, other governmental employees, the public, and representatives of parties involved in a case; formulate legal opinions and recommendations based on legal research and investigations; conduct legal research and investigations; identify critical elements of legal questions or issues; prepare/draft legal documents and forms; interpret and apply statutes, case law, decisions of courts and administrative tribunals, and administrative rules and policies.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

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