Senior Tax Counsel

State Of Montana Helena , MT 59624

Posted 2 months ago

Our services impact EVERY Montanan!


The Department of Revenue serves Montana by providing high quality services, ensuring equity and fairness, and constantly improving efficiency.

The Montana Department of Revenue administers approximately 40 state taxes, property appraisals, liquor laws, and unclaimed property for the State of Montana.


The Senior Tax Counsel handles the most complex, legally and financially significant, and diverse cases in the department. Senior lawyers must be able to handle the most difficult and important cases without assistance.

The cases typically require extensive investigation, research, and preparation. The incumbent will either act as sole representative or may serve as lead counsel. The majority of cases are before the Montana Tax Appeal Board, Office of Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy Court, Montana District Courts, the Montana Supreme Court.

However, cases may also be before federal appellate courts such as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. The incumbent is an expert on litigation matters and on legal matters affecting a wide variety of tax and legal issues, agency policies, in-state and out-of-state bankruptcy and collections, and activities including general tax policy. The position reports to the Chief Legal Counsel and does not supervise other staff.

  • This is an incomplete list of job duties. For a complete job description please contact Human Resources.


List detailed work experiences including if each job was full/part time, temporary or seasonal. Resumes are not reviewed.


The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are acquired through completion of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and six years of job-related work experience. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Montana.

  • Work experience should be made up of increasingly responsible legal practice providing an intimate knowledge of the actual practice of law and litigation especially in the area of tax law.

  • Advanced legal courses in the area of state and local taxation and administrative law and training in trial techniques are preferred.

  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) certification on hire preferred; must complete IAAO course work within 3 years of hire, unless waived by Chief Legal Counsel.

Other combinations of education and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis. It is important that all previous work experience is listed.

If you have documented graduation and a college degree please attach your transcripts.

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Senior Tax Counsel

State Of Montana