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    As a Legal Assistant in the Office of Chief Counsel, Finance and Management (F&M), you will have the opportunity to serve fellow Americans by providing legal support for the largest tax law firm in the country. This position offers a career path with competitive advancement opportunities within the Legal Assistant series (up to GS-08), and then a competitive career path into Legal Support Coordinator, Operations Coordinator, and various managerial positions.

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    The mission of the Office of Chief Counsel 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. The Associate Chief Counsel, Finance and Management (F&M) organization supports the administrative, financial, and managerial programs of the Office of Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel on all management matters for the organization nationwide. F&M is also responsible for providing support services to all of Chief Counsel's field offices located in over 50 cities nationwide.

    As a Legal Assistant (OA), you will perform a variety of clerical, technical, and administrative tasks while providing legal support to attorneys and paralegals. Practice areas may include general litigation, tax litigation, criminal tax, and advisory services.

    As a Legal Assistant (OA), you will:

    • Utilize basic office software such as Outlook (including eFax), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, Access, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat to prepare legal documents and correspondence.
    • Prepare and assemble documents, including necessary transmittal forms and envelopes, in accepted office format pursuant to court rules for timely mailing, submission to courts and service of others as appropriate. File Chief Counsel, Justice Department, and U.S. Attorney court pleadings and follows steps to document that they have been filed or logged with the appropriate recipient. Review outgoing correspondence and documents to ensure proper signature and conformance to style and format requirements and procedural instructions, and necessary attachments and enclosures.
    • Open all cases related to functional area. Review mail related to the assigned functional area and inputs the appropriate tracking data into case management information systems. The incumbent must also notes all expiration dates to ensure information reflects the current status of the cases.
    • Prepare routine correspondence and legal documents such as legal citations of a less complicated nature. Assemble files for submission to administrative bodies and the Department of Justice. Present correspondence in final form with responsibility for format, arrangement, grammar, spelling, etc.
    • Receive visitors and phone calls. Ascertain nature of requests and directs callers to appropriate staff, or personally provides the information desired when routine or procedural matters of the office are involved. Determine what information can be divulged in ascertaining the nature of call.

    Please note this is not a complete list of the duties you will perform.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0986 Legal Assistance

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