General Attorney (Tax) (GS-0905-14)
Occasional travel - Limited travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one-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, please 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.
- Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.
The Office of Division Counsel, Large Business and International (LB&I) is headquartered in Washington, DC and has five Area Counsels located in Manhattan, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Downers Grove, IL; Houston, TX; and Oakland, CA. Each Area Counsel is responsible for legal work within a defined geographic group.
Large Business and International provides legal services to the LB&I Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Our taxpayers are corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with substantial assets. We work with complicated issues of tax law and accounting principles in the context of an expanding global environment. LB&I employs over 275 attorneys nationwide, who provide a full range of legal services on all issues, including advising LB&I compliance agents, handling litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, and referring and recommending litigation to the Department of Justice.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Specialized experience for this position at the GS-14 level includes:
Possess a J.D. and a minimum of three years of professional legal experience after receiving a J.D., of which at least two years is in tax law (one year must be comparable to the GS-13 level).
Possess a Tax LL.M. and two years of professional tax legal experience (one year must be comparable to the GS-13 level).
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes complex litigation involving large multinational corporations, transfer pricing, antitrust, intellectual property, securities, and tax.
- The J.D. and/or 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 after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
- The professional legal experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate on your resume the dates of employment by month/year, as well as the number of hours worked per week.
- 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, as failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or an LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework and flexible work schedules.
- Please note, the salary range listed is the base pay without locality. Actual salary will be based on the location the position is filled.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated using the experience/education defined under the requirements 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.
Bargaining Unit Chief Counsel employees will be given first consideration. To receive first consideration, Bargaining Unit Chief Counsel employees seeking reassignment must be on the Master First Consideration List (MFCL). In regard to this announcement, the MFCL is only for reassignments of employees currently occupying Bargaining Unit positions. If you are applying for a promotion, please apply to the announcement.
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