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: 9
Total Openings: 2
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 Legal Administrative Specialist, you will: Mange the National Office case assignment process which includes initiating, developing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing the processes for making National Office case assignments (e.g., technical advice memorandums, pre-submission technical advice memorandums, Tax Court Motions, Large Case Petition Reviews, Notice Case Work Plans, Appeals Settlement Guidelines, and Coordinated Issue Plans). Analyze assignment requests to identify the Associate office responsible for the subject matter in question. Perform analysis and fact-finding investigations to obtain additional information needed to assign cases to the appropriate Associate office. Conduct studies concerning the processes and internal controls for making assignments as part of an ongoing management improvement program. Serve as the automation liaison regarding use of legal systems (i.e., Tax Litigation Counsel Automated Tracking System (TLCATS), Technical Management Information System (TECHMIS), Case Management Information System (CASE-MIS)) to ensure timely and accurate input and to assist in the development and evolution of these systems or any future systems. Performs ongoing validation of data with regard to the automated information and management systems. This is not an all-inclusive list.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See “Required Documents” for a list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Career Transition Assistance Program Competitive Reinstatement Competitive Transfer Current Chief Counsel Employee Current IRS Employee Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Land Management Military Spouses Non-Competitive Federal Employee Persons with Disabilities, Schedule A Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 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 Legal Administrative Specialist, you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement: For GS-9: Specialized Experience: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience gathering and organizing data from various sources; experience responding to routine problems and inquiries; experience prioritizing assignments and multi-tasking; experience utilizing automated systems to accomplish assigned tasks. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-7). OR Education Substitution: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Business Administration or Legal Studies, OR an LL.B. or J.D. OR Combination of Education and Experience: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination are identified in the online questions. NOTE: If qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application package. 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-9: 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-7).