Senior Advisor

Department Of The Treasury Sacramento , CA 94204

Posted 4 months ago

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The anticipated start date is 09/15/2019.

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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international activities, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. As part of the LB&I team, you may be assigned to work in International, or with one of six industry segments: Communications Technology and Media, Financial Services, Global High Wealth, Heavy Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals, Natural Resources and Construction, or Retailers, Food, Transportation and Healthcare. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of professionals (accountants, economists, engineers, computer audit specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.

WHAT DOES A SENIOR ADVISOR DO? The Senior Advisor has primary responsibility to provide strategy-level analysis and advice on significant issues to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International) in coordination with others as appropriate. The Senior Advisor coordinates closely with and serves as a resource for all organizations within Large Business and International (LB&I). The Senior Advisor reports directly to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International).

As a Senior Advisor you will:

  • Provide in-depth expertise and analysis on international tax issues, practices, and trends, and top-level advice related to short-and long-range program policies, strategies, and objectives for the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International), to promote and facilitate the implementation of Service-wide and LB&I priorities and policies and to ensure consistency of approach, technical correctness, and fair and equitable treatment of customers.

  • Provide expert international tax analysis and advice to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International) on published guidance issues, international tax administration priorities and policies, new or revised program priorities, significant technical issues, and sensitive or critical policy matters, including multilateral initiatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

  • Advise the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International) on practices within the industry and related subindustries and the regulatory environments in which they operate.

  • Lead coordination with the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) and the Treasury Office of Tax Policy on published guidance, litigation, and other technical international tax administration issues.

  • Provide technical input for the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International) and train IRS personnel on international tax and international tax administration issues.

  • Report to the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International).

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Occasional travel - 01 to 05 Nights per Month.

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  • U.S. citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.



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

GS-15 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:

Experience applying international tax laws, regulations, and legal precedent;

Experience analyzing and predicting the impact of tax treaties, protocols, tax information exchange agreements, intergovernmental agreements, competent authority arrangements, or other international agreements and arrangements on tax administration and enforcement programs;

Experience reviewing, analyzing and predicting the impact of the substantive content of language for inclusion in proposed regulations, final regulations, sub-regulatory guidance, or other official published guidance addressing international tax administration issues and communicating recommendations based upon such review, analysis and prediction to executive-level decision-makers; and

Experience communicating broad knowledge of international tax issues, practices, and emerging international trends to taxpayers, taxpayer representatives, and other external stakeholders.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. 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.


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Senior Advisor

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