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    The Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the General Legal Services (GLS) team and gain valuable experience in GLS’ three Program Branches: Ethics & General Government Law; Claims, Labor & Personnel Law; and Public Contracts & Technology Law. The successful candidate will serve a one-year rotation in each Program Branch before permanent assignment to a single Branch.

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    Responsibilities

    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.

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

    The IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Honors Program offers entry-level positions with opportunities to acquire significant training and experience. Honors positions are open to individuals who have superior academic qualifications or relevant experience. The target start for this position is fall 2020.

    Eligibility is limited to candidates who will graduate from law school between Oct. 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2020 and recent graduates who began participating in eligibility preserving activities within 9 months of graduation. Eligibility preserving activities are full-time activities starting after graduation that preserve eligibility for the Program. They include judicial clerkships, relevant graduate programs, or qualifying legal fellowships. To qualify, fellowships must have a formal sponsor (e.g., a non-profit, bar association, corporation, school), an established legal mission, a fixed duration, and be publicly advertised as a fellowship at the time the candidate applied. Fellowships that require fellows to seek other employment and terminate upon permanent legal employment do not qualify. Gaps between eligibility preserving activities cannot exceed 120 days. Participation must be active through at least Dec. 1 of the application year. Graduates who received their J.D. prior to Oct. 1, 2016 are ineligible.

    If you are not a licensed attorney when you join the Program, you will be hired as a Law Clerk. Upon admission to the bar, and satisfactory interim employment, you will be eligible for conversion to an Attorney position. You must be admitted to practice law within 14 months of your appointment.

    The Office of Associate Chief Counsel, General Legal Services employs approximately 65 attorneys nationwide in six Area Counsel Offices and three Program Branches in the D.C. National Office. Additional information is available at irs.gov.

    This position entails a three-year rotation through the National Office Program Branches, including one year with each Branch before permanent assignment to a single Branch.

    The Ethics & General Government Branch (EGG) supports the agency in the areas of government ethics and general government matters. As an EGG attorney, you will:

    • Provide advice concerning the Federal conflict of interest laws, Executive Branch Standards of Ethical Conduct, Treasury Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, Treasury Department Circular 230, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and other applicable ethics codes.
    • Perform legal services relating to financial disclosure reporting, ethics training, and compliance related activities of the Office of Government Ethics.
    • Provide advice concerning fiscal law, travel and relocation reimbursement, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, intellectual property law, Federal records and property management, delegations of authority, and other rules governing Federal administration.

    The Claims, Labor and Personnel Law Branch (CLP) handles personnel and labor-management relations matters. As a CLP attorney, you will:

    • Provide legal assistance and advice to the labor-management relations program, including litigation in arbitrations, unfair labor practices, and the negotiation of national collective bargaining agreements.
    • Provide advice on labor-personnel and EEO matters, civil service rules, government representation, the Federal Torts Claim Act, and other related matters.
    • Support the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Federal Court litigation.
    • Advise and assist management officials and represent the agency in adverse action and equal employment opportunity cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other fora.

    The Public Contract and Technology Law Branch (PCTL) advises the IRS and Department of Treasury on all aspects of Federal Government procurement, contracts, and technology matters. As a PCTL attorney, you will:

    • Handle procurement litigation before the Government Accountability Office and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
    • Provide advice on a variety of contracting matters including: reviewing solicitations, contract awards, limited source justifications, determinations and findings, and significant pre-award decisions, for the acquisition of goods and services.
    • Advise on contract administration, interpretation, changes, and claims; equitable adjustments; terminations; funding and contract type; computer security; licensing; indemnity and interagency agreements; technology law matters; and grants.
    • Support the DOJ in Federal Court litigation.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Limited travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551372500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.