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Requisition Id:  10333

ADMIN LAW JUDGE-LAS VEGAS - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson  






*Pay Grade:  

Salary Range: - $120,334.00 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: SARV LONG 

Phone:  775 684-0114 




Position Description

The Department of Taxation (Department) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This is an open competitive recruitment, open to all qualified applicants. The position is located within the Nevada Department of Taxation in either Northern or Southern Nevada. To apply for the Reno location, please see requisition 10331. To apply for the Elko location, please see requisition 10067. Statewide travel is required.  

Candidates will be reviewed, and a successful candidate selected by, the Executive Director of the Department and the Chief Administrative Law Judge. The successful candidate must be authorized by and serves at the pleasure of the Nevada Tax Commission (Commission).

Provide timely, impartial, and objective adjudication of administrative actions for the Department and Commission. Prepare for and preside over quasi-judicial evidentiary hearings held in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 233B and other hearing statutes and regulations which apply to the Department and Commission. Ensure the development of a complete and accurate record of the proceedings either by oral testimony, written submission, or a combination of both. Render written decisions, proposed decisions, rulings, or orders based on the proceedings.

The matters heard by the ALJ concern the interpretation and application of Nevada state and local tax laws as well as license and permit requirements administered by the Department. Many involve unsettled issues of law and some involve large monetary amounts. The caseload will encompass a wide variety of industries and scenarios. Some cases will require technical evidence in areas such as business operations, accounting methodologies, and structure of transactions. Some require substantial discovery with many witnesses. Most are document intensive. Some cases concern constitutional challenges to the tax in question or the application of that tax. Routine cases concern tobacco and alcohol regulation, estimated audits involving accounting methodologies, property taxes, tax fraud and evasion, and the determination of personal liabilities for business debts.

Hearings may be held by telephone conference, videoconference, and in-person. In-person hearings are generally held in the Department’s Las Vegas, Carson City, and Reno offices.

 Other possible functions: Facilitate settlement conferences; draft regulations or technical bulletins; Review, evaluate, and develop hearing procedures to improve the existing hearing process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited law school and Nevada Bar license.
  • Two years of experience conducting formal or informal evidentiary hearings in the capacity of Judge, Administrative Law Judge, Presiding Officer, Arbitrator, Mediator, Hearing Officer, or Impartial Referee or 4 years of experience practicing law including experience in the presentation of evidence and the examination of witnesses before a trial court or quasi-judicial administrative body.
  • Experience with computerized legal research and Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Experience with federal tax law and/or state and local taxation. 
  • Ability to work independently and carry out duties with minimal support staff and minimal supervision.
  • Ideally the candidate is knowledgeable, competent, impartial and free from inappropriate influence from the agency or taxpayers, and possesses strong writing skills, the ability to analyze evidence and assess credibility and solid research skills.


  • Experience with hearings in administrative law or trials in litigation or experience in decision-making or adjudicative position or as mediator and experience with self-represented litigants.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample:

By email to:                     and reference ALJ in the subject line


By mail or hand-delivery to:      Office of the Executive Director, Nevada Department of Taxation

Attn: Tina Padovano

1550 College Parkway, Suite 115

Carson City, Nevada  89706-7937

 *In your cover letter please indicate how you heard about the position.* If you heard about this position through a website, please specify which website.

All applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Hiring may occur at any time during the recruitment process.

 The State of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


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