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Join one of the best places to work in government - the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  The Department of Justice ranked 8th among cabinet-level agencies and the Tax Division ranked 17th among 282 sub-agencies surveyed by the Partnership for Public Service for its 2012 “Best Places to Work.”

The Tax Division is seeking a highly skilled counselor and trial attorney with significant federal litigation experience and strong administrative and management ability to serve as Chief of the Civil Trial Section’s Central Region.  This position offers a great opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of tax administration and enforcement.  


The Chief of the Civil Trial Section, Central Region, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, manages a staff of approximately 28 attorneys and 9 support staff.  The Chief advises trial attorneys as to policy, procedure, and substantive case preparation, development, and strategy; reviews case documents; and makes final Section recommendations with respect to appeal and compromise recommendations in cases pending in the Section.  The Chief personally supervises Section tax cases of the greatest magnitude and importance.  The Chief is personally involved in hiring for the Section, assessing training and professional development needs of employees,  and working with the Division’s Office of Training and others to develop and implement training and other developmental programs.  He or she promotes an inclusive culture within the Section and Division and works collaboratively to meet Division and Departmental diversity and inclusion goals. The Chief ensures that attorneys and other section employees operate within Section budget constraints and comply with all government recordkeeping requirements (financial and otherwise) and with Division and Department litigating policies and procedures.   The Chief represents the Division at, or independently participates in, conferences and other gatherings sponsored by the bench and bar. The Chief is personally responsible for keeping the Assistant Attorney General and the appropriate Deputy Assistant Attorneys General timely and fully informed about issues, positions to be taken, and procedural developments in pending Section cases that may have precedential or policy implications.  Except for important or precedential matters, however, the Chief normally receives only general instructions from the Assistant Attorney General and the appropriate Deputy Assistant Attorneys General.