Attorney-Adviser (Tax) - Assistant to the Branch Chief

Washington, D.C
Nov 29, 2022
Dec 06, 2022
Full Time

The Associate Chief Counsel Corporate employs approximately 40 attorneys who work in our National Office in Washington, DC. These attorneys provide published guidance, field support, and legal advice on tax matters involving corporate organizations, reorganizations, liquidations, spin-offs, transfers to controlled corporations, distributions, to shareholders, debt vs. equity determinations, bankruptcies, and consolidated return issues affecting groups of affiliated corporations, among other matters.

As an Attorney-Adviser (Tax) - Assistant to the Branch Chief, you will provide a full range of legal tax advice and management related duties. You will perform the full range of legal work within the Branch, serve as a technical reviewer, and perform specific management duties as assigned. Assignments include but are not limited to:
  • Assists the Chief in determining work priorities and work schedules. Follows up on work assigned to attorneys within the Branch and alerts supervisor to any potential delays. Assists the supervisor in planning work to accomplished by Branch employees and determining work priorities and schedules for completion of work.
  • Assists in the review of work products from branch employees and recommends to Branch Chief and/or Senior Technician Reviewer the acceptance or revision of work. Follows up to ensure accomplishment of work products, updates supervisor on accomplishment of Branch employees, and provides guidance in researching and analyzing novel and uncertain points of law.
  • Assists in ensuring that CORP's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated to the legal staff and integrated into the staff 's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans and work products. Works with the Branch Chief in initiating and implementing new or revised Branch procedures as necessary to improve workflow.
  • Works with the Branch Chief to ensure an orderly flow work. Observes and recommends training based on needs and performance of Branch employees. Reviews briefs prepared by trial attorneys and, on occasion, prepares briefs for filing with the Tax Court. Furnishes technical information, advice, and assistance in the development and drafting of tax legislation. Initiates, develops, and drafts regulations, revenue rulings, and other interpretations of the corporate tax provisions of the Code. Administers those provisions, including provisions for which precedents have not been established with respect to which the issues are highly controversial and sensitive affecting the Internal Revenue Service, and related matters.
  • Responds to requests for private letter rulings, closing agreements, technical advice, and other advice or assistance of a technical nature submitted by taxpayers, authorized representatives, other divisions and branches of the Service and Counsel, Treasury, other Federal departments, state or local governmental agencies, and foreign governments. Reviews briefs prepared by trial attorneys and, on occasion, prepares briefs for filing with the Tax Court. Provides necessary expertise in developing the Service's litigating position.


Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National




This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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.
  • 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.