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General Attorney (Tax), Special Counsel, GS 15

Company name

Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel

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USD 134789

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 15,2018

Posted on

Mar 14,2018
Practice Area
Tax >> Tax - General
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General Attorney (Tax), Special Counsel, GS 15 Duties: The candidate will assist the Associate in the formulation of policies and programs for the operation of the Office, and performs special assignments on cases and projects. Represent the Associate in the guidance review process, and acts as a personal consultant to both the Associate and Deputy Associate Chief Counsel on a variety of legal, technical, and tax litigation matters. As directed by the Associate Chief Counsel, considers legal, technical, legislative, or litigation matters having broad ramifications or particular importance and renders decisions thereon. Acts as a personal legal and technical consultant to the Associate on the most difficult, important and complex legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws, and in particular, with regard to the taxation issues of passthrough entities. Performs exhaustive and detailed research on complicated legal problems and prepares recommendations as to the position to be taken by the Associate Chief Counsel's Office. Signs such recommendations for the Associate within his/her delegated scope of authority. As directed, personally represents the Associate at top level Service and Treasury meetings where policy is developed and determined, as well as in meetings with Congressional staff or the staff of other Federal agencies or instrumentalities. Such representations are for the purposes of furthering, setting forth, and explaining the position of the Chief Counsel's Office, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Treasury Department. Reviews and advises on the impact of proposed legislation, and participates in the development and coordination of legislative proposals. As assigned, acts in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and other top Service and Treasury officials, advising them of possible courses of action and the consequences of controversial, complex or unique problems. Performs and aids in the successful management and operation of the administrative functions assigned, reporting to the executive. Performs such other professional duties as the executive may direct.

Qualification and Experience

GS-15 grade level: Must have J.D. and have 1+ year of general legal experience plus 3+ years of specialized legal tax experience, equivalent in scope and effect to the GS-14 level. An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax) may be substituted for one year of general legal experience listed above. Should be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Specialized Experience: Broad knowledge of Federal tax statutes, regulations, decisions, rulings, and precedents. Substantive knowledge of tax law as it pertains to passthrough entities, including the taxation of partnerships (including limited liability companies), S Corporations, trusts, and their owners and beneficiaries, classification of entities, passive activity losses, at risk rules, and tax shelters. Basic knowledge of tax litigation processes. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Chief Counsel mission and organization, and the interrelationship of its programs/policies with those of the Service, the General Counsel's Office, and Treasury. Ability to research complex legal problems/matters and to analyze and forecast the ramifications of alternate resolutions or courses of action. Ability to prepare/write legal tax documents/issuances ranging from complex tax documents designed for legal practitioners to non-technical/educational materials targeted for more general use. Ability to develop and foster effective and productive communications with others, and to represent the Office in executive and professional meetings.

Deadline: 03/28/2018

Additional info

Announcement number: CCCM-ERB-18-37. Control number: 493293800. Apply online. No emails.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Room 4033
Washington, DC 20224
Phone: 202-317-6578
Fax: 202-927-6975

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