US Government, Department of the Treasury
- Full Time
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: 12
Total Openings: 2
The Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure & Administration located in Washington, DC, comprises approximately 100 attorneys and 80 support personnel. The primary work areas provide legal services in federal tax procedure and administration. The office’s responsibilities include legal issues arising out of the assessment and collection of federal taxes, bankruptcy, ethics, abatement, credits, refunds 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 Technology Advisor, you will: Process and develop databases using electronic discovery software such as Relativity, LAW, Clearwell, Nuix, and Concordance in connection with the analysis and production of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation and related matters. Develop shared drives on networks or SharePoint sites for use by litigation teams and others associated with case work including remotely located personnel. Develop and perform queries for documents, design and run reports, and retrieve documents from internal sources, as requested by the legal staff and trial teams. Serve as a resource in assessing taxpayers’ automated records systems and developing electronic discovery requests. Plan workflows, translate requirements into technical processing requirements, provide case processing oversight, and establish procedures and safe guards to ensure data integrity. Locate, analyze, and extract materials in electronic files to prepare the government’s responses to litigation discovery or FOIA requests. Conduct training for litigation team members relating to litigation technology, eDiscovery, and litigation support software/equipment. Attend trials, including out of town trials. Operate a laptop computer or other equipment on site at trial to provide access to databases or other electronic document management systems. Assist IT staff with advance automation arrangements for trials at remote locations. Handle automation needs on site at remote temporary offices. Participate in conferences with taxpayers and representatives, or, if necessary, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Tax Court, regarding issues relating to electronic discovery. Assists in the coordination and oversight of the work performed by the paralegals and support personnel.
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.
Current Chief Counsel Employee In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Basic Requirement for Technology Advisor : For GS-12:
Specialized Experience: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience defined as experience using the Federal Rules of Procedure related to electronic discovery (eDiscovery) and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) to create and manage eDiscovery workflows. Experience conducting complex document reviews, responding to discovery requests and assisting with trials. Experience leading and assisting others in the preparation of paperwork necessary for processing and completion of a case, including work on litigation, FOIA and/or eDiscovery matters. Specialized software knowledge including expertise in at least three of the following applications: Concordance; iConnect; Clearwell; Autonomy; Ringtail; Recommind; Relativity; Catalyst; Case Logistics; ViewPoint; Nuix; Equivio; Legal Access Ware (LAW); and/or iPro. Non-industry specific software knowledge including Adobe Acrobat; MS Office Suite (e.g., Excel); MS Outlook; MS SharePoint; Microsoft 365 Core/Advanced eDiscovery Module; TextPad; BeyondCompare; and/or web browsers. These examples are not inclusive This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted. 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-12: 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-11).