General Attorney (GS-905-09/11)

Washington D.C.
Oct 05, 2017
Oct 05, 2017
Full Time

Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), Washington, D.C. The Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure and Administration, located in Washington, DC, comprises approximately 100 attorneys and 50 support personnel. P&A attorneys handle a broad range of issues and work assignments that are fundament to efficient tax administration, as well as advising the Chief Counsel and the IRS in all facets of judicial and tax administrative practice.

Because of its tax-related mission , the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.

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  • Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    You must meet the following qualifications by the closing date of this announcement:

    For GS-9: Possess first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.)

    For GS-11: 1) Possess the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus have one year of professional legal experience; OR
    2) Possess LL.M. degree; OR
    3) Possess an LL.B. or J.D. degree plus superior law student work or activities.

    Superior law students work or activities is defined as follows:
    • Academic standing in the upper third of the law school graduating class;
    • Work or achievement of significance on law school's official law review;
    • Special high level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as election to the Order of the Coif;
    • Winning of a moot court competition or membership on the moot court team which represents the law school in competition;
    • Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation;
    • Significant summer law office clerk experience; OR
    • Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.
    PLEASE NOTE: The J.D. and/or the LL.M must be from an ABA-accredited law school.

    Candidates must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and must be an active member by the closing date of the announcement.

    • The professional legal experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or Volunteer Service. 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.


    • A 1-year trial period is required.
    • 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.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • 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.
    • This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 2 years that can be extended 2 years or converted to a permanent appointment.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated using the experience/education defined under the requirement section.

    Referral: Professional Order will be used to refer and select eligible candidates. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of the certificate in alphabetical order and considered before non-preference-eligibles. All other candidates will be listed in alphabetical order and be listed below those with preference. 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.
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