General Attorney (Tax) - General Jurisdiction
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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 requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
For GS-13: Possess a J.D. plus 2 years of professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting (one year must have been comparable to the GS-12 level) or a Tax LL.M. plus 1 year of tax experience must have been comparable to the GS-12 level).
For GS-14: Possess a J.D. and 1 year of general legal experience, plus 2 years of legal tax experience (1 year of legal tax experience must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) Or an LL.M. plus 2 years of legal tax experience (1 year of legal tax experience must have been comparable to the GS-13 level).
Specialized experience: In addition, at least 52 weeks of the legal tax experience must have involved experience working on one or more of the following:
- tax matters involving financial institutions (which may include banks, thrift institutions, real estate investment trusts, regulated investment companies, real estate mortgage investment conduits, dealers, traders in securities, insurance companies, financial service companies, or other institutions);
- the taxation of financial products or transactions including deposits, debt instruments (e.g., original issue discount, AHYDO, bond premium, bond strips, and market discount), options, forwards, futures, notional principal contracts, and other derivative financial products, virtual currency, or other financial transactions;
- the taxation of gain or loss on disposition of property (including wash sales, straddles);
- cross-border aspects of financial institutions and financial products (which may include foreign currency transactions or withholding with respect to financial products);
- complex legal tax questions requiring extensive research and legal analysis;
- significant tax legal writing experience that would be applicable for analyzing and responding to requests for private letter rulings, technical advice, and advice on complex issues; or
- litigation experience relating to tax-law cases.
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.
One year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
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.
You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or an LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation Expenses: No
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- Positions are located at 1111 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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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