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State of Montana Law Clerk in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana? * Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide. * It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure. * Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush. * Learn more about moving to and/or living in Helena, Montanahere. Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration. Our foundation of success is having effective working relationships, built on mutual trust and respect. We will challenge you to be the best you can be and will work hard to provide a work environment that allows you to succeed. The Montana Tax Appeal Board (MTAB)provides an independent tax appeal system for issues relating to state taxation. The Board hears appeals from the Montana Department of Revenue decisions, involving residential and commercial property valuation, and takes original jurisdiction in all matters involving state income taxes, corporate taxes, severance taxes, centrally-assessed property and industrial property, motor fuels taxes, and vehicle taxes. (You can learn more about the MTABhere.) What is this career opportunity? MTAB islooking for a motivated individual skilled in research and writing who is eager to enhance their knowledge of Montana tax law. This position provides professional legal work for a Board of three administrative law judges in statewide property valuation and taxation policy disputes. The work involves legal research and writing, legal and administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, and orders for the Board concerning the cases before it. Previous individuals in this role have gained experience and honed their skill set and have gone on to practice law in a variety of capacities including hearings examiner, appellate attorney and as a clerk for a trial court judge. Also, we are open to flexible scheduling within a 40-hour workweek. What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. * Admission to the State Bar of Montana or eligible to sit for the exam is preferable. * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Competencies: * Considerable knowledge of general law, state law, established precedent, and sources of legal reference including tax, Montana administrative law, evidence and civil procedure. * Ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal principles. * Knowledge/experience of drafting and approval process of Administrative Rules of Montana. * Considerable knowledge of tax law and concepts. * Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people. * Ability to maintain office confidentiality and handle stressful situations. * Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and the ability to pay attention to detail. * Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public, maintain professional integrity and respect for colleagues and co-workers. Does this sound like you? Please tell us how and why by submitting yourresume,cover letter, and three professional business references. /(Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.)/ What can you expect from us in return for your work with our agency? * Lookhereto see the additional benefits! They include: o Work/life Balance o Health Coverage o Retirement plans o Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays o And more… * Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) –Employmentwith the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Lookhereto learn more and see if you may qualify! Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. * This position is posted until filled with a first review of applicants on October 22, 2021 *Job: Legal *Title: *Law Clerk Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142679

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