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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. 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.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent of this position serves as a Strategic Litigation Counsel (SLC) to the National Strategic Litigation Counsel in the Office of Division Counsel, Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE).

    Duties include:

    • Serves as first-line supervisor to a group (Group) of Special Trial Attorneys (STAs) and paralegal specialists engaged in providing strategic litigation support to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

    • Provides guidance and oversight to STA litigation teams, which may include employees from several posts of duty.

    • Ensures that STAs and trial teams appropriately leverage the Office of Chief Counsel’s (Office's) technology tools and resources for use in their assigned cases, including tools for collaboration, electronic file management, discovery and trial presentation.

    • Confers with STAs and trial teams on the use of expert witnesses in assigned cases. Reviews proposed expert procurements for appropriateness, including that proposed expenditures are reasonably necessary considering the Division's and Office's strategic litigation goals. Reviews expert witness expenditures in assigned cases for accuracy and appropriateness.

    • Serves as primary advisor to the National Strategic Litigation Counsel (NSLC) on case-related matters under the NSLC's jurisdiction. Keeps the NSLC informed of any unusual, sensitive, or controversial matters or developments in their assigned cases. Makes recommendations to resolve outstanding issues, advising the NSLC of the potential ramifications of alternative actions.

    • Participates with the NSLC and executives, as appropriate, in the development and implementation of strategic plans and goals for matters under the NSLC's jurisdiction. Keeps abreast of emerging trends and developments affecting strategic litigation to ensure thorough consideration of plans and goals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 5% or greater

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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