Attorney Advisor (Tax) - Assistant to the Branch Chief (PSI Branches 6 and 7)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 12, 2022
Closes
Aug 16, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

An Assistant to the Branch Chief is a developmental position in which the incumbent performs the full range of legal work within the branch and learns to serve as a technical reviewer, and perform specific management duties as assigned. This position is located in the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries).

Assignments include but are not limited to:
  • Serving as the principal drafter of regulations; working with others in Chief Counsel, the Service, and Treasury in the development of regulations; briefing of policy and legal issues; and moving regulations through the extensive review process;
  • Drafting revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and other items for publications. Effecting all necessary coordination of proposed publications and working out differences of opinion between reviewing offices. Briefing reviewers on key issues in proposed publications and making changes as required;
  • Analyzing and preparing responses to requests for private letter rulings submitted by taxpayers and their representatives. Scheduling taxpayer conferences and explaining the service's position to taxpayers and their representatives during the conferences;
  • Participating in the legislative process by making recommendations for legislative changes, evaluating recommendations made by other offices, working with Tax Legislative Counsel attorneys and Congressional staffs in the development of legislation, and participating in drafting sessions;
  • Processing requests for technical advice received from field offices of the Service. Working with personnel of the field offices to ensure that all relevant information has been obtained and that the proposed answer to the technical advice request is responsive and workable;
  • Participating in the briefing of significant issues to reviewers at all levels of Chief Counsel, the Service, and Treasury;
  • Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates. Determining work priorities and preparing work schedules for completion of work. Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, the difficulty and requirements of the assignment, and the capabilities of the employees;
  • Reviewing work products of subordinates and accepting, revising, or rejecting work. Stimulating accomplishment of work products and providing guidance in research and analyzing novel and uncertain points of law, etc.; and
  • Preparing and reviewing management reports and performing other administrative duties as assigned.
THIS IS A DETAIL POSITION NOT-TO-EXCEED ONE YEAR. AT THE END OF THIS ONE-YEAR ASSIGNMENT, INCUMBENT WILL RETURN TO THEIR FORMER POSITION OF RECORD. THIS POSITION MAY BE EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE YEAR WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


Qualifications

NO MINUIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DETAIL ACTIONS BUT YOU MUST BE A GS-14 TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

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 Department of Education Accreditation page .

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

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 anon-bargainingunit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
Conditions of Employment Continued:
  • 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, 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.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • 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.