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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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
* 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
* 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.
Occasional travel - 5% or greater
* Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
* Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your
choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. * Must submit
an annual OGE 450E Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. * A
Public Trust Background Investigation required.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
To qualify for this position at the GS-15 grade level, you must
have one year of specialized experience, equivalent in scope and
effect to the GS-14 level.
Specialized experience: 1) Thorough and comprehensive
professional knowledge of and understanding of Federal tax statutes
and regulations pertaining to Subchapter C corporations, and
subchapter S corporations and partnerships with assets more than
$10 million; and (2) Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of
litigation strategies and procedures, including technology, used in
SB/SE case work, including the ability to apply sound judgment in
developing and assessing settlement options/interests.
* The J.D. and/or the LL.M. must be from an ABA-accredited law
school. * Candidates 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. *
Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. * GS-15: You must
have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks. (time-in-grade
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
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate
dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours
worked per week, on your resume.
Applicants must possess a J.D. and have one year of general
legal experience plus three years of professional legal tax
experience. An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax) may
be substituted for one year of general legal experience listed
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