Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career?  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 has approximately 350 attorneys dedicated to enforcing the nation’s tax laws. Working closely with the nation’s 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Tax Division attorneys are responsible for most affirmative and defensive civil litigation arising under the internal revenue laws in federal district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts, and in state courts, and for handling or supervising most federal criminal tax prosecutions. For more information about TAX, visit .

The Tax Division is seeking a highly-qualified Secretary to provide administrative support to the Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section (CATEPS) of the Tax Division.

This position offers a great opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of tax administration and enforcement.

This position offers career mobility opportunities to qualified Department of Justice Legal Division/Office of Solicitor General employees, who are encouraged to apply.


The secretary for the Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Section provides administrative and clerical support to the attorneys and staff of the office. Typical work assignments include:

  • Receiving and screening telephone calls. 
  • Maintaining and scheduling the conference room calendar.
  • Preparing and processing time and attendance records.
  • Preparing and maintaining the Section's office files.
  • Entering data into the case management system.
  • Ordering and maintaining office supplies.
  • Preparing a variety of legal forms and documents, correspondence, and reports.
  • Maintaining control records on incoming and outgoing correspondence and documents.
  • Reviewing and proofreading documents for the proper legal format and for grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Reviewing and acknowledging receipt of oral argument notices, including preparing legal documents to inform the court of the attorney presenting the argument.
  • Reviewing and docketing new appeals, certiorari recommendations, and confession of error and concession recommendations.
  • Researching the case management system, docket system, and other sources of procedural legal information.
  • Creating tables of authority.