With the Internal Revenue Service as its client and 1500 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.Learn more about this agency
The Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions and Products) employs approximately 60 attorneys who work in Washington DC. Attorneys in Branch 5 of FIP provide legal advice and litigation support on tax matters involving: the issuance of tax-exempt bonds; the issuance of tax credit bonds; and the maintenance of the tax preferred status of tax-exempt or tax credit bonds. Duties include developing and drafting Internal Revenue regulations, private letter rulings, revenue rulings, technical advice memoranda, and other memoranda dealing with tax problems submitted by taxpayers and their representative, state and Federal agencies, and other Chief Counsel and IRS offices.
As the Assistant to the Branch Chief you will:
- Perform the full range of legal work within the Branch.
- Serves as a technical reviewer, and performs specific management duties as assigned.
- Participate in the legislative process by making recommendations for legislative changes, evaluating recommendations made by other offices, working with Tax Legislative Counsel Attorneys and Congressional staffs in the development of legislation, and participating in drafting sessions.
- Serve as the principal drafter of regulations; working 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.
- Effecting all necessary coordination of proposed publications and working out differences of opinion between reviewing offices. Briefing 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. Scheduling 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. Working 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. Determining work priorities and preparing work schedules for completion of work. Assigning 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 accepting, revising, or rejecting work. Stimulating accomplishment of work products and providing guidance in research and analyzing novel and uncertain points of law, etc.
- Prepare and review management reports and performing other administrative duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Travel maybe required
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Conditions Of Employment
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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.
QualificationsNo minimum qualifications are required for detail actions but you must be a GS-14 Attorney to apply for this position.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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
Drug test required
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 the 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.
1) An SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" 2) The latest Performance Appraisal, "LD-2"
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday CT). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
- To begin, either click the "Create a New Account" button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury's Career Connector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect you privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to "My Account" to view and update your information, as necessary.
- To complete, you must click the "Finish button located at the bottom of the "Application Review" page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
Joseph Daniels IV
AddressINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
4050 Alpha Road
Staffing, Classification and Benefits
MS 2115 NDAL
Dallas, District of Columbia 75244
As an Assistant to the Branch Chief attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel you will provide a full range of legal tax advice and management related duties.
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