Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This is an Excepted Service Appointment - In accordance with 5 CFR 302.12, if you currently hold a position in the competitive service and are selected for and accept the Attorney position in the excepted service, you must sign a Notification and Acknowledgment indicating that you voluntarily relinquish the competitive position you currently hold.

WHAT DOES AN ATTORNEY DO? IRS Attorneys in the SB/SE Division specialize in Estate and Gift Tax law, conducting examinations to determine tax liability of the full range of estate and gift tax returns, as well as generation-skipping tax and fiduciary income tax returns. Attorneys may also specialize as tax advisors who analyze legal tax issues to develop new tax administration initiatives, or to provide analytical legal research to support taxpayer outreach programs. This position is an excepted service position.

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED (SB/SE) DIVISION? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 millions self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers. SB/SE taxpayers generally have higher incomes than most taxpayers, need to file twice as many tax forms, and generally need to rely more on paid tax preparers and the taxpayer education outreach activities of the IRS.

Positions located in SBSE, Specialty Exam, Estate & Gift in the following locations;(2 vac) Federal Building, 300 N LA St., 300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012 (CA0150);(2 vac) 77 K Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002 (DC0198);(2 vac) FTL HQ-IRS Building, 7850 SW 6th Court, Plantation, FL, 33324 (FL2347);(2 vac) Jck FOB-CHI.IL/DET, 230 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604 (IL0236);(2 vac) Bloomington MN/DET, 1550 American Blvd, Bloomington, MN, 55425; (2 vac)PHL-Green FOB, 600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 (PA0277); and (3 vac) Foley Square, 290 Broadway, New York, NY, 10007 (NY0350).

Duties

As an Attorney you will:

  • Specialize in Estate and Gift Tax law and conduct examinations to determine tax liability. In determining the correct tax liability you will ensure that the valuation of the assets included within the estate and gift tax returns have been appraised correctly and accurately.
  • Examine a decedent's financial, medical, or personal records to determine full inclusion of all assets held by them prior to death.
  • Receive and review the Tax Forms 706, 709 and 1041 and analyze these forms for valuation, asset, and income accuracy.
  • Inspect and examine wills/trust instruments provided by the estate to see if the returns were prepared accurately in accordance with the directives of the wills/trust.
  • Analyze the financial information on tax returns, read and analyze the wills and trust instrument associated with an estate, analyze appraisals of entities and assets and determine the accuracy of the appraisal or refer the review to an IRS expert or outside expert appraiser to seek a determination or critique.
These positions are excepted service positions.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens, No Prior Federal Experience Required.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.