Tax Law Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Associate Chief Counsel, Income Tax and Accounting (ITA) employs approximately 90 tax professionals who work in our national office in Washington, D.C. These professionals provide legal advice and litigation support on tax matters involving recognition and timing of income and deductions of individuals and corporations, sales and exchanges, capital gains and losses, accounting methods and periods, installment sales, long term contracts, inventories and alternative minimum tax to the IRS, the Office of Chief Counsel, the Dept. of Treasury, and to other government agencies and the public.
As a Tax Law Specialist, you will:
  • Make complex technical determinations applying applicable provisions of the tax law to various federal income tax issues.
  • Analyze and prepare responses to requests for complex private letter rulings submitted by taxpayers and their representatives
  • Prepare briefings and position papers on significant issues. Participate in briefing significant issues to reviewers at all levels of the agency, IRS and Treasury.
  • Analyze Internal Revenue laws and other Federal laws relating to issues under the jurisdiction of the Associate Chief Counsel.
  • Participates in technical issue and position meetings with officials of ACC (ITA), other Counsel Associate and Division offices, LBI, SBSE, WI, TAS, Treasury and representatives of other government agencies as well as taxpayers and their representatives to resolve controversial and difficult Income Tax and Accounting issues.
If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the following but limited to the following duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to "Additional Information"
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See "Required Documents" for a list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program
    • Current Chief Counsel Employee

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

To qualify for this position of Tax Law Specialist you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

For GS-12:

Specialized Experience: Your resume must detail at least one year of specialized experience which includes:

Specialized experience for this position includes experience with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases, and other technical materials. This includes preparing memoranda, comment letters, private letter rulings, notices of proposed adjustment, position papers, closing agreements, and/or opinions with respect to interpretation matters involving federal income tax provisions; and experience as a primary contact in his/her organization or office with respect to federal income tax provisions such that he/she was responsible for assisting all levels of non-tax and tax personnel with federal income tax issues.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

For GS-13:

Specialized Experience: Your resume must detail at least one year of specialized experience which includes:

Specialized experience for this position includes experience with respect to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases, and other technical materials. This includes assisting preparing memoranda, comment letters, private letter rulings, notices of proposed adjustment, position papers, closing agreements, and/or opinions with respect to complex interpretation matters involving federal income tax provisions; experience as a contact in his/her organization or office with respect to federal income tax provisions such that he/she was responsible for assisting all levels of non-tax and tax personnel with federal income tax issues; experience assisting developing and teaching federal income tax training courses, and/or presenting federal income tax topics on panels; and experience as a liaison for his/her organization on federal income committees.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

For GS-14:

Specialized Experience: Your resume must detail at least one year of specialized experience which includes:

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).
Specialized experience for this position includes significant experience with respect to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases, and other technical materials. This includes preparing memoranda, comment letters, private letter rulings, notices of proposed adjustment, position papers, closing agreements, and/or opinions with respect to complex interpretation matters involving federal income tax provisions; experience as a primary contact in his/her organization or office with respect to federal income tax provisions such that he/she was responsible for assisting all levels of non-tax and tax personnel with federal income tax issues; experience developing and teaching federal income tax training courses, and/or presenting federal income tax topics on panels; and experience as a liaison for his/her organization on federal income committees.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-12: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-13: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-14: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
Conditions of Employment Continued:
  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • 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.


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