US Government, Department of the Treasury
Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.
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Job Grade: 15
Total Openings: 1
The Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure and Administration (P&A) located in Washington, DC, comprises approximately 100 attorneys and 80 support personnel. The office’s responsibilities include legal issues arising out of the assessment and collection of Federal taxes, bankruptcy, ethics, abatement, credits, refund of Federal taxes, disclosure of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act matters, and judicial proceedings which include technical electronic discovery (eDiscovery) litigation support. As a Attorney-Advisor (Tax) (Senior Technician Reviewer), you will: Acts as a legal and technical advisor to the Branch Chief, or, as assigned, to other officials of the Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure & Administration) or the Chief Counsel’s Office on the most difficult, important, and complex professional, legal and policy matters in the branch. These matters involve detailed and extensive research on complicated legal problems with broad ramifications for tax administration. In consultation with the Branch Chief, assigns work to the attorneys and specialists within the branch and advises on approaches to be taken. Reviews work products and provides feedback on work performed. Leads special projects and handles high visibility assignments. Acts as a reviewer and/or initiator for some of the most complicated and difficult assignments in the branch, and is involved in the development and drafting of Internal Revenue legislation and regulations, rulings, technical advice, and other advisory products assigned to the branch. Supports the work of IRS and Chief Counsel components in all aspects of their work, to include litigation activities, technical advice and guidance, and the preparation of briefs and appellate recommendations. Many issues presented for decision require extensive consideration in the field and elsewhere. Conducts conferences and represents the IRS in the resolution of some of the most complex, technical problems presented by taxpayers and their representatives. Represents the Office on training sessions, presentations and panel discussions before IRS and Chief Counsel components, other governmental agencies and business and professional groups on technical and legal matters relating to the work of the branch. Acts, in the absence of the Branch Chief, or as otherwise delegated, as the Branch Chief performing the full range of duties of that position. This is not an all-inclusive list.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. To qualify for this position of Attorney-Advisor (Tax) (Senior Technician Reviewer), you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement: Basic Requirements for Attorney-Advisor (Tax) (Senior Technician Reviewer): Possess at least the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND Applicants must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; GS-15 Experience Requirements: 1 year of general professional legal experience; plus 3 year(s) of professional legal tax experience Professional Legal Tax Experience is defined as: Comprehensive knowledge and experience in other areas of the law and legal concepts particularly as they impact tax laws, with expertise in one or more of the following specialization areas: the procedural aspects of filing returns and paying taxes; assessment and collection of taxes (including interest and penalties); abating, crediting, or refunding over assessments or overpayments of tax; matters relating to disclosure, privacy and FOIA; matters relating to bankruptcy practice and procedure; matters relating to summonses and the gathering of information; judicial practice and procedure. At least one year of this experience must be equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14). Note: Only experience gained after Bar Admission may be credited as Professional Legal Experience. Education Substitution: An LL.M. degree in Taxation or a FOIA/Disclosure related field may be substituted for the one year of the general legal experience listed above. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. Time in Grade Requirement for GS-15: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).