Tax Counsel

Nashville, TN
Full Time
Entry Level

Tax Counsel


The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is seeking a Tax Counsel for the Tennessee State Board of Equalization (SBOE), which is responsible for ensuring constitutional and statutory compliance in assessments of property for ad valorem taxes. 

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing and determining whether applications for property tax exemption and property tax incentive programs meet statutory requirements for exemption and issuing a written determination
  • Assisting the executive secretary with policy development (writing), policy research, and Rulemaking
  • Tracking bills of interest to the State Board of Equalization during legislative sessions, discussing bills with executive staff, and/or reporting regularly on bill activity
  • Attending and conducting administrative hearings upon request and occasionally testifying or presenting oral legal arguments.
  • Preparing materials and conducting trainings for outside groups as determined by the executive staff
  • Attending conferences, seminars, training sessions, and staff meetings
  • Communicating clearly and frequently with executive staff, team members, taxpayers, and customers
  • Preparing legal documents and records


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform major responsibilities timely and satisfactorily.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully as Tax Counsel.

  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law
  • License to practice law in the State of Tennessee
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of law as they pertain to legal work in the government setting
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and other laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to the conduct of state affairs
  • Ability to understand and interpret constitutional provisions, statues, and legal precedents

We will consider candidates who have recently completed law school and are preparing to sit for the bar exam.

About Our Office

The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government. The Office is led by Comptroller Jason E. Mumpower, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly.

In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it.

The State Board of Equalization provides legal and quasi-judicial review of property tax assessments, exemptions, and tax incentive programs, and administers appeals of assessments and exemptions. 


The Comptroller’s Office offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, insurance plans, pension retirement plan, 401(k), college fee waivers, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the Office is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the Comptroller’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, sexual orientation, transgender and gender identity status, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.


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