General Attorney (Tax) (Gs-0905-14)

Department Of The Treasury Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

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Help Duties Summary

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, 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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Responsibilities

As a GS-14 Attorney for the Division Counsel, Large Business and International, you will perform the following principal duties:

  • Provide full range of legal services on all domestic and international tax issues.

  • Prepare answers to petitions, replies, motions, and other documents relevant to the case.

  • Research, analyze facts, and write legal opinions in response to questions.

  • Provide legal advice and recommendations to IRS agents.

Please note this list of duties is not all inclusive.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Limited travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
14

  • Job family (Series)
    0905 Attorney

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment".

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • A one-year trial period is required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, please certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • Undergo an income tax verification.

  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.

  • Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.

Qualifications

The Office of Division Counsel, Large Business and International (LB&I) is headquartered in Washington, DC and has five Area Counsels located in Manhattan, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Downers Grove, IL; Houston, TX; and Oakland, CA. Each Area Counsel is responsible for legal work within a defined geographic group.

Large Business and International provides legal services to the LB&I Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Our taxpayers are corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with substantial assets. We work with complicated issues of tax law and accounting principles in the context of an expanding global environment. LB&I employs over 275 attorneys nationwide, who provide a full range of legal services on all issues, including advising LB&I compliance agents, handling litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, and referring and recommending litigation to the Department of Justice.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Specialized experience for this position at the GS-14 level includes:

Possess a J.D. and a minimum of three years of professional legal experience after receiving a J.D., of which at least two years is in tax law (one year must be comparable to the GS-13 level).

  • OR-

Possess a Tax LL.M. and two years of professional tax legal experience (one year must be comparable to the GS-13 level).

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes complex litigation involving large multinational corporations, transfer pricing, antitrust, intellectual property, securities, and tax.

  • The J.D. and/or LL.M. must be from an ABA-accredited law school.

  • Candidates must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

  • One year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

  • The professional legal experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.

  • To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate on your resume the dates of employment by month/year, as well as the number of hours worked per week.

  • Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position, as failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Education

You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or an LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.


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General Attorney (Tax) (Gs-0905-14)

Department Of The Treasury