Small Business/Self Employed is the largest Chief Counsel division, with attorneys assigned to 47 field offices. These attorneys work directly with IRS field agents providing legal advice on tax cases involving individuals, small business, and all cases involving collection and bankruptcy issues. When these cases go to trial, SBSE attorneys are the IRS litigators, with responsibility for identifying the desired legal theories, developing the trial strategies and representing IRS in court.
The following are the duties of this position at theGS-14 level.
Attorneys typically spend most of their time handling U.S. Tax Court cases and providing client advice.
Attorneys may be assigned to assist the Department of Justice in handling collection, refund, and other cases in the U.S. District Courts.
Through client support and litigation, attorneys have an opportunity to further their knowledge of tax law and develop expertise on a wide variety of complex technical, procedural,
Conditions of Employment
Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A one-year trial period is required.
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.
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 two years of returns.
Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and background securityinvestigation as part of the pre-employment process.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
For GS-14: Possess a J.D. and one year of general legal experience, plus two years of legal tax experience (one year must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) OR possess an LL.M. plus two years of legal tax experience (one of which must have been comparable to the GS-13 level).
Specialized Experience: experience must have included professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting.
The J.D. and/or the 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 experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
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.
You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or the LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school.