Job Details

General Attorney Tax GS

Company name

Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Aug 27,2019

Posted on

May 14,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 90621 to 117810 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Denver, CO, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Tax >> Tax - General
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General Attorney (Tax) - GS 14
The candidate serves as an Attorney assigned to a Field Office within the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division Counsel (TEGEDC) office. Attorneys are responsible for performing detailed complex legal research to analyze law and facts involved in a case; drafting defense letters to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and serves as the primary Chief Counsel contact and advisor for the DO J Attorney litigating these suits; litigates alone or with assistance, complex TEGEDC cases before the United States Tax Court and cross-divisional cases when assigned; establishes trial positions and evaluates hazards of litigation based upon all facts and applicable law; provides complex technical legal advice in the areas of Employee Plans, Exempt Organizations, Employment Tax, Executive Compensation, Health and Welfare Benefits, Federal, State and Local Governments, Indian and Tribal Governments, and Tax Exempt Bonds; and effectively advises internal revenue agents regarding technical requirements.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. These are not all inclusive:
Incumbent receives assignments of the most difficult and complex types of work in one or more of the following functions within the office depending up on the specialty area of tax to which assigned – Tax Litigation, General Litigation, and/or Tax Exempt/Government Entities. For Tax Litigation the incumbent may be assigned cases docketed in the United States Tax Court. Duties may include preparation of answers to petitions, replies, motions and any other documents germane to proper handling of the case. Assignment of a case pending in the Tax Court also includes responsibility for ascertaining the legal correctness of the position(s) determined in the statutory notice of deficiency as well as preparation for the case for trial and settlement. Provides legal advice and assistance to the firm, Appeals offices, Service Centers and other Division Counsel concerning issues within his/her area of topical jurisdiction. Researches, analyzes facts and writes legal opinions in response to questions. For District Court and Claims Court: Reviews pleadings and files and prepares defense letter to the Department of Justice, Tax Division, Setting out the Commissioner’s position on defense of a suit involving merits of the tax, etc., including in appropriate cases, discussing the propriety of jurisdiction, any suggested motions that may be appropriate, the particular defense that is recommended and whether or not the case is one that the Department of Justice may settle without further coordination. For General Litigation work the incumbent: Furnishes advice and opinions to the firm, the Department of Justice, etc., in any matter (court and non-court) incident to the assessment and collection of taxes. Advises field administrative officers, handles the legal work, and assists the Department of Justice and United States Attorneys in cases involving tax matters. Recommends what suits should be brought or interventions or counterclaims filed by the Government in connection with the collection of internal revenue taxes or the recovery of erroneous refunds thereof and the basis for defense of tax litigation suits against the United States.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have following qualifications:
For GS-14: Possess a J.D. and 1 year of general legal experience, plus 2 years of legal tax experience (1 year of legal tax experience must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) Or a J.D. and an LL.M. plus 2 years of legal tax experience (1 year of legal tax experience must have been comparable to the GS-13 level). Specialized experience: In addition, at least 52 weeks of the legal tax experience must have involved expertise in the complete range of concepts, principles and practices in the area of tax law both substantive and procedural, including a full knowledge and understanding of the Internal Revenue Code and related rules and regulations and expertise in Tax Court practice and procedure and/or refund litigation. Expertise also includes Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Civil Rules of Procedure, and the rules governing ethics for attorneys. General knowledge of other areas of the law and legal concepts particularly as they impact the tax laws with an expertise in one or more of the following: employee pension, welfare benefits, executive compensation, fringe benefits, exempt organizations, employment tax, tax exempt bonds, Indian Tribal Government issues, and federal, state, and local government issues. The J.D. and/or the LL.M must be from an ABA-accredited law school. Must 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. 1 year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the Bar. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
Closing date: 05/28/2019.

Additional info

Announcement number CCVL-19-90; Control number 533653700. 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: 469-801-1042
Fax: 202-927-6975

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