Attorney-Advisor (Tax) - Assistant to the Branch Chief

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2022
Closes
Jan 25, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The mission of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) is to provide effective legal counsel that advances the uniform interpretation, administration, enforcement, and litigation of the international provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and tax treaties and agreements to which the United States is a party. ACC (I) provides legal advice to the public, the IRS, other business units in the Office of Chief Counsel, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, Congress, other federal agencies, international organizations, and foreign governments. Attorneys in ACC (I) provide legal advice in resolution; international information gathering services; coordinating and negotiating with other countries to develop consistent tax rules; assisting the Treasury Department in developing and drafting legislative proposals.

As an Attorney-Advisor (Tax) - Assistant to the Branch Chief, you will:
  • Perform the full range of legal work within the Branch, serve as a technical reviewer, and perform specific management duties as assigned.
  • Participate in the legislative process by making recommendations for legislative changes, evaluate recommendations made by other offices, work with Tax Legislative Counsel attorneys and Congressional staffs in the development of legislation, and participate in drafting sessions.
  • Serve as the principal drafter of regulations; work with others in Chief Counsel, the Service, and Treasury in the development of regulations; briefing of policy and legal issues; and moving regulations through the extensive review process.
  • Draft revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and other items for publications. Effect all necessary coordination of proposed publications and working out differences of opinion between reviewing offices. Brief reviewers on key issues in proposed publications and making changes as required.
  • Analyze and prepare responses to requests for private letter rulings submitted by taxpayers and their representatives. Schedule taxpayer conferences and explaining the service's position to taxpayers and their representatives during the conferences.
  • Process requests for technical advice received from field offices of the Service. Work with personnel of the field offices to ensure that all relevant information has been obtained and that the proposed answer to the technical advice request is responsive and workable.
  • Participate in the briefing of significant issues to reviewers at all levels of Chief Counsel, the Service, and Treasury.
  • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates. Determine work priorities and prepare work schedules for completion of work. Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, the difficulty and requirements of the assignment, and the capabilities of the employees.
  • Review work products of subordinates and accept, revise, or reject work. Stimulate accomplishment of work products and providing guidance in research and analyzing novel and uncertain points of law, etc.
  • Prepare and review management reports and perform other administrative duties as assigned.
THIS IS A DETAIL POSITION NOT-TO-EXCEED 2 YEARS. AT THE END OF THIS 2-YEAR ASSIGNMENT, INCUMBENT WILL RETURN TO THEIR FORMER POSITION OF RECORD. THIS POSITION MAY BE EXTENDED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2 YEARS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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


Qualifications

NO MINUIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DETAIL ACTIONS BUT YOU MUST BE A GS-14 TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

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 aNon-Bargainingunit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
Conditions of Employment Continued:
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • 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.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • 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.