New Zealand Law Society - Solicitor L2

Solicitor L2

  • A permanent role where your contribution will be valued and recognised
  • Successful applicants can be based in any Legal Services site and start date flexibility is available
  • This is a great opportunity to be part of a high performing team that works collaboratively across Inland Revenue to support a diverse range of internal customers

We're offering competitive salaries, great flexibility, support and development opportunities unique to you and your aspirations so that you can bring your whole self to work and thrive with us.

Mō mātou - About us

Legal Services is one of the largest government in-house legal teams. The team provides advice, support, dispute resolution, civil litigation, prosecution and tax technical services for a broad range of customers across Inland Revenue. As a Solicitor you would primarily work in the Advice and/or Litigation work streams, depending on your preference and/or experience.

Ngā Tauwāhi Wātea - Available locations

Successful applicants can be based in any Legal Services site - Takapuna, Manukau, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin.

Mō te tūnga - About the role

Depending on your preference, you may work on litigation matters, which includes appearing in court on civil, criminal and debt matters. Alternatively, if you are more interested in undertaking tax technical work, you may provide advice in relation to investigations and disputes or prepare published statements containing guidance for taxpayers. A combination of litigation and non-litigation work is also possible.

Other key features of the role include:

  • Being part of project teams involved in implementing new legislation
  • Working both proactively and reactively to help customers to get it right from the start
  • Being part of a solutions-focused team that is recognised for providing high levels of customer service
  • Contributing to the initiatives of the wider Legal Services team.

The salary range for the role is $104,289 - $141,097 based on a standard 37-hour 55-minute work week. The salary offered will be based on skills and experience assessed during the interview stage. We also have a Flexible Working policy whereby staff can accumulate time credit for overtime worked.

Mōu - About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • is qualified to practice law in New Zealand
  • has or is eligible to obtain a New Zealand Law Society practising certificate
  • has at least four years of experience working on tax technical issues and/or at least four years of experience undertaking litigation work in relation to tax, debt, prosecutionsor other complex compliance issues
  • can produce legal work that is thorough, accurate and reliable
  • can identify effective solutions to complex issues
  • can build and maintain effective relationships, has good communication skills, and a collaborative work style
  • is happy to be part of a team who support and rely on one-another
  • is confident and capable at managing their own workload, while also being comfortable seeking guidance and clarification where necessary from senior colleagues
  • has a real interest in supervising, mentoring, and coaching less experienced solicitors.

Tono mai - Apply here

If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to pursue, please apply online by attaching a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the role requirements as outlined here and in the attached role description.

View the position description

If you have any further queries, please email us at IRDCareers@ird.govt.nz and one of the team will get back to you.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 31 October 2022.

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