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Job Responsibilities : General Attorney (Tax)

Office Address : Washington, D.C., United States

Educational requirements : No Education Requirements

Duties

As a General Attorney (Tax) you will:

  • Serve as the legal and technical consultant to the Associate Chief Counsel (International) and the Deputies Associate Chief Counsel (International); and provide legal support to the Office of the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, particularly the Large Business & International (LB&I) Division.
  • Provide legal advice, both written and oral, on matters relating to the tax consequences of all transactions and activities that cross the borders of the United States.
  • Provide legal assistance and advice on application of the international provisions of U.S. revenue laws, bilateral and multilateral tax treaties and agreements to which the United States is a party, and foreign revenue laws that pertain to or affect tax matters in the United States.
  • Provide legal assistance and support to Division Counsel pertaining to the defense or settlement of international tax cases pending in the U.S. Tax Court; and in coordination with Division Counsel, review pleadings, motions, pre-trial filings, briefs, settlement documents, notices of appeal, and other materials prepared in connection with the litigation.
  • Provide legal assistance on the substantive review of technical guidance, working closely with those drafting regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, announcements, notices, and news releases.
  • Provide legal assistance to IRS examiners on international tax issues, and coordinate the processing and review of non-docketed cases submitted to Associate Chief Counsel (International) for consideration.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance to the United States Competent Authority on all matters of treaty interpretation and implementation, including both substantive and complex legal issues as well as all procedural issues arising out of treaty-based processes, such as information exchange and cross-border information gathering processes.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties. If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the duties of the position and will receive training to help you grow in the position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to “Additional Information”
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

Qualifications

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 General Attorney (Tax) you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

Basic Requirements for General Attorney (Tax):

  • 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-13 Experience Requirements:

  • 1 year of general professional legal experience; plus
  • 1 year(s) of professional legal tax experience

Professional Legal Tax Experience is defined as: Professional legal tax experience in federal tax controversy, federal tax litigation, or federal tax consulting. 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-12).

Education Substitution: An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax, GLS-related, orP&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.

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This is abargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Conditions of Employment Continued:

  • Subject to a 1-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a Tenure Commitment of up to 3 years
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • 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.

  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view .

In addition, applicants are required to submit:

  1. An unofficial or official transcript(s) for your J.D. degree or LL.M. degree (an official transcript is required if you are selected)
  2. An 8-10 page legal writing sample
  3. A memorandum of interest summarizing your interest in the position

Current Chief Counsel Employees are also required to submit:

  1. A copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

Education Documentation: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. See “Education” for more details.

Certificate of Good Standing: A certified original copy of your certificate of good standing from your State Bar will be required if you are selected.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a position factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans’ preference, view .


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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
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Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 02/08/2023 and/or cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 7:30am-4:00pm ET., Monday – Friday). To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
  • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Agency contact information


Malva Trowser

Phone

Fax

(855) 562-3827

Email

Address

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS

Staffing and Classification Branch

1111 Constitution Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20224

US

Next steps

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