The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America's taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service. It's a great place to work and a family-friendly atmosphere.Learn more about this agency
The Branch Chief is responsible for planning, directing and supervising a staff of attorneys, paralegal and technology advisors providing assistance and advice on a variety of matters. These matters include legal guidance and assistance on complex litigation and federal tax matters involving the review, redaction, and production of legal and electronic discovery (e-discovery) responses, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), section 6110 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Congressional and other requests and providing complex litigation support services to field offices within the Office of Chief Counsel. The Branch Chief is responsible for the assignment of work to attorneys, paralegals, and technical advisors in the branch. The incumbent also performs other administrative and management tasks within the branch. He or she also serves as a personal consultant to executives on a variety of sensitive and extremely complex legal, technical and tax matters related to the matters handled by the branch.
- Acts as a legal advisor to the Office executives on highly complex professional legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws handled by Procedure & Administration (PA).
- As delegated by the manager, independently plans, develops and completes complex legal work products without review.
- Provides complex litigation support to Department of Justice (DOJ) and Chief Counsel Litigators as requested and in coordination with attorneys primarily responsible for case.
- Assists with the preparation of responses to complex FOIA requests and/or discovery requests relating to cases in litigation.
- Serves as a point of contact and office expert on e-discovery issues and provides assistance to the higher level e-discovery expert on highly complex and significant special projects related to electronic litigation or e-discovery.
- Works closely with the higher level e-discovery expert to develop complex case strategy as it relates to e-Discovery.
- Conducts exhaustive and detailed research on legal positions in responding to e-discovery and other electronic requests, including applying privileges, IRC §§ 6103 and 6110, FOIA exemptions, U.S. Tax Court Rules, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and other procedural provisions, coordinating with PA branches with subject matter responsibility.
- Reviews complex briefs prepared by trial attorneys on specific cases in the United States Tax Court, makes additions, corrections, and deletions, as necessary, so that the brief reflects proper procedure and a logical legal basis in case law, statutes, regulations, published guidance and Service policy with a special regard for uniformity, quality, and fairness to taxpayers.
- Oversees the distribution of work assignments to branch employees, establishing work priorities and deadlines. Evaluates performance of employees, makes recommendations for promotions, awards and assignments. Counsels employees immediately concerning deficient performance and takes appropriate corrective actions. Identifies and recommends development needs of employees, gives advice, counsel, instruction on both work and administrative matters, and resolve any issues raised. Takes positive steps to further equal employment opportunities for all employees.
Occasional travel - 5% or greater
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