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    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.

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    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 is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere. 

    Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.


    The IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Honors Program offers entry-level positions that provide the opportunity to acquire significant training and experience in tax law. Honors Program positions are open to individuals each year who have superior academic qualifications or relevant experience to the work of Chief Counsel. The target start date for this position is fall 2019.

    Eligibility is limited to graduating law students who will graduate from law school between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 and recent law school graduates who began participating in eligibility preserving activities within 9 months of law school graduation. Eligibility preserving activities are full-time activities starting after law school graduation that can preserve a law school graduate’s eligibility for the Honors Program. The following are eligibility preserving activities: judicial clerkships, tax or accounting-related graduate programs (including Tax LL.M. programs), or qualifying legal fellowships. Qualifying legal fellowships must have a formal sponsor (e.g., a public service organization, a foundation, a bar association, a corporation, a law school, etc.), an established legal mission (e.g., purpose, type of work), and be publicly advertised as a fellowship at the time the candidate applied to the fellowship.  Fellowships must also be of fixed duration ("bridge the gap" fellowships that require fellows to continue to seek other employment and terminate when the incumbent secures permanent legal employment do not qualify). Breaks between consecutive eligibility preserving activities cannot exceed 120 days. Participation in the eligibility preserving activity must be active through at least December 1 of the application year (may run later). Law school graduates who received their J.D. prior to October 1, 2015 are ineligible.

    If you are not admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico when you join the Honors Program, you will initially be brought on board as a Law Clerk. Upon admission to the bar, and demonstration of satisfactory employment during the interim period, you will be eligible for conversion to an Attorney position.

    We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Small Business/Self-Employed) in the following cities: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO; Laguna Niguel, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Newark, NJ; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Richmond, VA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; Thousand Oaks, CA; Washington, DC; Westbury (Long Island), NY.

    We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Large Business & International) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Downers Grove, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; New York (Manhattan), NY; Newark, NJ; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Plantation (Ft. Lauderdale), FL; Richmond, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC; Westbury (Long Island), NY

    We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax) in the following cities: Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; St. Paul, MN; St. Louis, MO; Baltimore, MD; Cincinnati, OH; Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; Richmond, VA; Cleveland, OH.

    We are also recruiting for our National Office divisions in Washington, DC. Here is a link to a list of all our legal divisions: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/resources/job-descriptions/legal-divisions

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