General Attorney (Tax)- Assistant to the Branch Chief

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 19, 2021
Closes
Jun 23, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

With the Internal Revenue Service as its client and approximately 1,500 attorneys on staff, the Office of Chief Counsel is the preeminent employer for tax attorneys in the country. Our attorneys are valued assets and the legal experience provided by Chief Counsel is unlike any other. Chief Counsel attorneys provide top quality legal advice and representation to the IRS in the administration of the nation's tax laws.

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Responsibilities

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 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, etc.
  • 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.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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Current Office of Chief Counsel GS-14 Attorneys within Corporate only.

THIS IS A DETAIL POSITION NOT-TO-EXCEED TWO YEARS. AT THE END OF THIS TWO-YEAR ASSIGNMENT, INCUMBENT WILL RETURN TO THEIR FORMER POSITION OF RECORD. THIS POSITION MAY BE EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

Candidates must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and 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.

Qualifications

No minimum qualifications are required for detail actions but you must be a GS-14 Attorney to apply for this position.

Education

Additional information

Other Information: We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be considered based on their overall background as it relates to the position to be filled. Interviews may be held at the option of the office. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips .

EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTATION:

1. Submit a resume.

2. Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade.

3. Submit a copy of your most recent signed, completed annual performance appraisal, LD-2, which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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 .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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