General Attorney (Tax) - Senior Technician Reviewer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 25, 2022
Closes
Nov 29, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Senior Technician Reviewer (STR), is responsible for some of the most complicated, difficult, and unusual assignments and projects in the Branch. In consultation with the Branch Chief, the incumbent is responsible for the assignment of selected cases and projects to the attorneys within the Branch and for review of the work products. The primary work of the Branch involves the development and drafting of Internal Revenue regulations and considering recommendations for enactment of legislation and the promulgation of regulations, preparation of private letter rulings, revenue rulings, technical advice memoranda, General Counsel memoranda, and other advice memoranda addressing tax problems submitted by taxpayers and their representatives, state and federal agencies, and other Chief Counsel and IRS off ices. In addition, the Branch provides legal assistance and advice to trial attorneys in the field in connection with actions on decisions, preparation of briefs, handling of unusual technical problems, preparation for the trial of cases involving complicated technical issues, and problems related to appeal recommendations in Tax Court and refund cases. Many of the issues presented for decision are submitted aft er extensive consideration in the field and elsewhere. Problems presented cover a broad range involving numerous questions requiring interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases and other technical materials.

As a General Attorney (Tax) - Senior Technician Reviewer, you will:
  • Acts as a legal and technical consultant to the Branch Chief, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel, and, as assigned, to other officials in the Off ice of Chief Counsel on some of the most difficult, important, and complex professional legal and policy matters concerned with the work of the Branch, or which may affect the work of other Branches of the office, or other components of the Chief Counsel's Office. Matters involve detailed and extensive research on complicated legal problems and the development of recommendations as to the positions to be taken by the Branch and the Off ice. Considers questions that have broad legal ramifications and renders appropriate decisions. As necessary, participates in the resolution of some of the most complex technical problems presented by taxpayers or their representatives and performs other professional legal activities.
  • Acts as a reviewer, and in some cases as the initiating attorney, for highly complicated, difficult, and unusual assignments and projects involving the development and drafting of Internal Revenue regulations, considering recommendations for enactment of legislation and the promulgation of regulations, private letter rulings, revenue rulings, technical advice memoranda, General Counsel memoranda, and other advice memoranda dealing with tax problems submitted by taxpayers and their representatives, state and federal agencies, and other Chief Counsel and IRS offices.
  • Acts as principal attorney in charge of recommending the policies and developing the procedures and regulations implementing new or amended legislation for specific areas of tax law and is responsible for insuring that these policies, procedures, and regulations are consistent with the intent of the law and are administratively sound, efficient, and economical in operation.
  • Performs activities in the Branch including legal assistance, document review, appellate recommendations, and litigation support. Many of the issues presented for decision are submitted after extensive consideration in the field and elsewhere. Problems presented cover a broad range of tax law issues involving numerous questions requiring interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases and other technical materials.
  • Makes recommendations on the need for initiating, consolidating, or eliminating programs and projects. Acts as project manager, assigns (in consultation with the Branch Chief) work to the attorneys within the Branch, advises them on approach to take, reviews work product, provides guidance in researching and analyzing novel and uncertain points of law, and provides Branch Chief with performance feedback of work performed.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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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) - Senior Technician Reviewer you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

Basic Requirements for General Attorney (Tax) - Senior Technician Reviewer:
  • 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-15 Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year of general legal experience; plus
  • 3 year(s) of legal tax experience

Legal Tax Experience is defined as: Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of Internal Revenue and Federal tax laws and regulations, and decisions applicable thereto, particularly as they relate to business and corporate reorganization and corporation-shareholder issues, redemptions, liquidations, spin-off s, transfers to controlled corporations, corporate bankruptcies, and consolidated returns.

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&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.

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).

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:
  • Subject to a 1-year trial 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.