Office of Chief Counsel, IRS Honors Program (Class of 2022)

Department Of The Treasury
Baltimore, MD
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Full Time
* Duties Help Duties Summary The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Our mission is to serve America's taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere. 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 IRS Office of Chief Counsel's Honors Program offers entry-level positions that provide the opportunity to acquire significant training and experience in tax law. Honors Program positions are open to individuals each year who have superior academic qualifications or relevant experience to the work of Chief Counsel. The target start date for this position is Fall 2022. Eligibility is limited to graduating law students who will graduate from law school between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 ("graduation date requirement") and recent law school graduates who began participating in eligibility preserving activities within 9 months of law school graduation. "Eligibility preserving activities" are full-time activities starting after law school graduation that can preserve a law school graduate's eligibility for the Honors Program. The following are eligibility preserving activities: judicial clerkships, tax or accounting-related graduate programs (including Tax LL.M. programs), or qualifying legal fellowships. Qualifying legal fellowships must have a formal sponsor (eg, a public service organization, a foundation, a bar association, a corporation, a law school, etc.), an established legal mission (eg, purpose, type of work), and be publicly advertised as a fellowship at the time the candidate applied to the fellowship. Fellowships must also be of fixed duration ("bridge the gap" fellowships that require fellows to continue to seek other employment and terminate when the incumbent secures permanent legal employment do not qualify). Breaks between consecutive eligibility preserving activities cannot exceed 120 days. Participation in the eligibility preserving activity must be active through at least December 1 of the application year (may run later). Law school graduates who received their JD prior to October 1, 2018 ("eligibility cut-off date") are ineligible. If you are not a licensed attorney when you join our Honors Program, you will initially be brought on board as a Law Clerk. Upon admission to the bar, and demonstration of satisfactory employment during the interim period, you will be eligible for conversion to an Attorney position. We are recruiting for both our National Office and our Field Office divisions throughout the country. National Office We are recruiting for our National Office divisions in Washington, DC. Field Offices We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Small Business/Self Employed) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO; Laguna Niguel, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Nashville, TN; Newark, NJ; New Orleans, LA; New York (Manhattan), NY; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; St. Paul, MN; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Westbury (Long Island), NY. We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Large Business & International) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Newark, NJ; New York (Manhattan), NY; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC. We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax) in the following cities: Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; Washington, DC. We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel (Tax Exempt & Government Entities) in the following cities: Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Jacksonville, FL; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Seattle, WA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Washington, DC. Here is a link to a list of all our legal divisions: This announcement has one cutoff date for applicants to be considered and selected: September 15, 2021. Travel Required Occasional travel - Limited travel may be required. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 * Job family (Series) 0905 Attorney Similar jobs * Attorneys * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Please refer to conditions of employment. * Print preview to review the entire announcement before applying. Your application includes your resume, transcript, writing sample, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. If you are using your GPA to qualify, you must include supporting documentation that confirms your GPA (for example, a transcript). If you are using your class ranking to qualify, you must include supporting documentation that confirms your class rank (for example, a document from your school showing your class rank, transcript, etc). Please be sure that your package includes any necessary documentation to support your qualifications for this position, as failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination. Only applicants who are attending law school or have attended law school are eligible to apply for this position. If you do not meet this criteria, your application will not be accepted. Qualifications Required Qualifications: You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Class Rank Requirement: * JDs: Top 25% class rank or a GPA of 3.35 or higher is required (if the school does not provide class rank or a GPA at the time a selection is made, a LSAT score of 160 or higher is required), or * Tax LLMs: (including JD/Tax LLMs) who have completed any tax LLM coursework: must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher in the tax LLM program (if the tax LLM does not provide a GPA, a LSAT score of 160 or higher is required). If you have not completed any tax LLM coursework by the deadline for this announcement, then your class rank requirement will be based on your JD program. You must meet either the JD class rank requirement (top 25%) or the JD GPA requirement (3.35 or higher). * Must attend an ABA accredited law school; and * Must be a US citizen. Attributes of an Ideal Candidate: * Special high-level recognition for academic excellence in law school, such as selection to Order of the Coif or receipt of the American Jurisprudence Award in related courses; or top grades in tax or related course work (eg, "A" grades in tax courses); * Evidence of background or experience in the position to be filled, such as taking relevant law school classes (eg, tax law, bankruptcy/debtor creditor law, administrative law) or relevant legal or tax experience (eg, tax legal experience) or relevant tax volunteer experience (eg, VITA, Tax Clinic); * Work or achievement in the law school's law review or other recognized law journal; * Winning a moot court or mock trial competition or membership on a moot court or mock trial team Education You must have graduated with a JD and/or a Tax LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school before you begin the Honors Program position.#06022021