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Tax - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Tax - General

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

Mar 14,2018

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General Attorney (Tax), Division Counsel (Large Business and International) Duties: Serves as the Large Business and International (LB&I) Division Counsel, providing legal services for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Large Business and International. Guides the LB&I executive leadership team by providing legal advice and assistance in determining strategies, plans, and designs for a comprehensive and customer-oriented tax administration program to achieve taxpayer service and compliance goals. Works closely with the LB&I Division Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner and with other Division Counsel and Associate Chief Counsel on program matters. Provides strategic leadership and focus in the development and management of organizational activities, capital budgeting, and financial management and forecasting. To successfully execute these duties, must possess extensive large-case litigation experience, demonstrated skills with large-dollar technical tax issues, and superior management and/or executive skills. Serves as a senior legal advisor to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, LB&I Division Commissioner, other Division Commissioners, the Chief Counsel, and other senior IRS and Treasury officials on the legal issues confronting subchapter C corporations, subchapter S corporations and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million. Represents these officials on sensitive and controversial legal matters related to these areas. Serves as a principal legal advisor to the Chief Counsel, Deputy Chief Counsel(s), other Division Counsel, and other Chief Counsel and IRS executives on programs involving strategic issue identification and management, strategic litigation, and the generation of published guidance relevant to LB&I taxpayers. Exercises ongoing responsibility for the overall management of Special Trial Attorneys and all other LB&I attorneys, including industry/issue specialization attorneys, who may be geographically dispersed across the nation. Through subordinate managers and attorneys, represents the government in the U.S. Tax Court and provides quality legal advice to LB&I field personnel. Coordinates litigation strategy and positions with appropriate officials throughout the LB&I Division, other Division Counsel offices, and Associate Chief Counsel offices. Reviews and exercises independent judgment with respect to questions concerning litigation and/or settlement of issues and cases. Works closely with the LB&I Division Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner to formulate short and long range program policies, strategies, and objectives for the LB&I Division. Participates in the design and development of integrated policies, programs, systems, and strategies to ensure fairness and accountability in the delivery of superior customer service to taxpayers.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : As a basic requirement, must clearly describe leadership experiences that demonstrate the executive level managerial capabilities comprising the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ’s) of the Senior Executive Service. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS‑15 grade level or its equivalent in Federal service or with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

Executive Core Qualifications (Managerial Qualifications) : The following five ECQ’s provide the focus for the Office of Personnel Management certification of executive qualifications for initial career appointment to the Senior Executive Service. The listing of elements for each activity area is illustrative, not exhaustive.

A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's): Unless currently serving under a Career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, you must address the ECQs. The following five ECQ's provide the focus for certification of executive qualifications for initial career appointment to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and also provides a basis for assessing relative quality of management experience for this position. The listing of elements for each activity area is illustrative, not exhaustive, and it is not expected that an individual will be a subject-matter expert in all of these activities. Please provide a brief explanation providing two examples of your experience with each ECQ. Leading Change - Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment; Leading People – Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts; Results Driven – Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks; Business Acumen - Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically; Building Coalitions – Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

B) Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTC's): In addition to the general managerial competencies set out in the Executive Core Qualifications and mandatory for all Senior Executive Service positions, must show evidence of the following more specific competencies in order to meet basic qualifications for this position: Requires comprehensive, professional knowledge of and experience in applying tax laws affecting subchapter C corporations, and subchapter S corporations and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million. Must have strong direct or indirect experience with tax litigation and dispute resolution. Must have demonstrated experience in managing all aspects of a law program that involves significant human and fiscal resources. Experience includes planning, directing, budgeting for, staffing, and evaluating such programs, as well as effectively managing equal employment opportunity initiatives. Must have demonstrated the ability to review and evaluate programs for the purpose of assessing their effectiveness against overall organizational goals and objectives, and the ability to design and implement program improvements as necessary to enhance organizational performance. Must have demonstrated the capacity for effective and decisive decision-making, as well as the ability to solve problems of substantial impact, sensitivity, and complexity. Must have the ability to manage with a focus on customer service and employee satisfaction. Must have the ability to think broadly, strategically, and long term goals and objectives into short term tactical plans and operational activities.

Education : The experience may have been gained in the public, private sector, or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association leading to a professional law degree - JD degree. An LLM degree in Taxation is desired.

Specialized experience may have been gained while employed in a professional legal position in the Federal, state, or local government, the private sector including law firms, or nongovernmental organizations.

Deadline : 03/07/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number CCCM-ERB-18-30. Send resume and responses to the online questions; Cover letter; a copy of SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status.

Company info

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
500 N. Capitol St
Washington, DC 20221
Phone: 202 317-6578
Fax: 202 000-0000