Supervisory General Attorney (tax) Branch Chief - Qualified Plans Branch 1

Employer
Internal Revenue Service
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 23, 2022
Closes
Oct 02, 2022
Ref
665524185
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
SummaryOffice 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.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates08/30/2022 to 09/20/2022Salary$148,484 - $176,300 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 15HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Washington, DCRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceExceptedPromotion potential15Job family (Series)0905 AttorneySupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberCCMT-22-11629163-ATTYControl number674402700HelpThis job is open toInternal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyOpen to Office of Chief Counsel employees only.HelpDutiesThe incumbent of this position serves as a Branch Chief responsible for the supervision and management of a branch in the office of the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits) (EEE). The branch prepares regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and notices, announcements in connection with tax-qualified retirement plans and individual retirement arrangements. It also issues necessary legal opinions on matters relating to these areas, as well as private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda and Chief Counsel Advice relating to these areas. The branch also provides litigation support assistance in connection with the defense, settlement and processing of cases pending in the United States Tax Court, and refund cases filed in district courts and the Court of Claims inthese areas and reviews related tax legislation. As a Supervisory General Attorney (Tax) Branch Chief, you will: Act as legal consultant to the IRS on some of the most difficult, important and complex professional and legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws. Direct exhaustive and detailed research on some of the most complicated legal problems and preparation of recommendations as to the position to be taken by the Service. Directs the participation by the branch in conferences with representatives of other interested offices concerning projects. Branch employees, including the incumbent, provide litigation support to other Counsel offices and the Department of Justice.Prepare or review proposed memoranda on various legal matters for submission to the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (EB), Associate Chief Counsel (EEE), the Deputies Chief Counsel, the Chief Counsel, or the General Counsel for final approval. Prepare or review material for publication by the branch. Represent the Office in discussions with taxpayers on private letter rulings and in presentations to the public.Examine all matters assigned to the branch and assigns to each branch employee work appropriate to his/her experience and skills.Exercise additional supervisory responsibilities over the branch as follows: Plan the work of the branch that must be accomplished by the staff, including establishing priorities; Insure timely performance of a satisfactory amount of high quality work; Review work product of professionals and specialists in the branch for completeness, accuracy and consistency; Evaluate performance of subordinates; Give advice, counsel or instructions on both work and administrative matters, and resolve any issues raised; Make recommendations for promotions, awards or reassignments; Effect minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends actions in more serious cases; Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer more serious unresolved complaints to Associate Chief Counsel; Identify and recommend developmental and training needs of employees. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentRefer to "Additional Information"Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.Must be a US Citizen or NationalQualificationsIn 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 Supervisory General Attorney (Tax) Branch Chief, you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement: Basic Requirements for Supervisory General Attorney (Tax) Branch Chief:Possess at least the first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; ANDBe an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, US Commonwealth, US territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; GS-15 Experience Requirements: 1 year of general legal experience; plus3 year(s) of legal tax experience Legal tax experience is defined as comprehensive knowledge of other areas of the law and legal concepts particularly as they impact tax laws with expertise in one or more of the following specialization areas: the procedural aspects of filing returns and paying taxes; assessment and collection of taxes {including interest and penalties); abating, crediting, or refunding over assessments or overpayments of tax; matters relating to disclosure, privacy and FOIA; matters relating to bankruptcy practice and procedure; matters relating to summonses and the gathering of information; and judicial practice and procedure. 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-14).Education Substitution: An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax, GLS-related, or P 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 (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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-15: 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-14).EducationFor 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 US 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 US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US 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: -visitus-forrecog.html.Additional informationWe may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.Relocation expenses are not authorized.This is a non-bargainingunit 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 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).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. Read moreHelpA career with the US 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.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.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Applicants will be considered based on their overall background as it relates to the position to be filled. Interviews may be held at the option of the office. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.Referral: All candidates will be listed in alphabetical order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, you may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview, such as travel to and from the interview site.HelpA career with the US 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.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.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.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 resume tips. In addition, applicants are required to submit:An unofficial or official transcript(s) for your JD degree or LL.M. degree (an official transcript is required if you are selected).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.A memorandum of interest summarizing your interest in the position.A Supervisory Report for Supervisory or Management Positions (ERB Form 1-88, Rev 7/2020) regarding your suitability for the position as completed by your current or most recent supervisor. You are responsible for notifying your supervisor that this report must be received no later than five workdays after the closing date of this announcement.Employment Documentation: Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade.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.

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