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Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel) Exempt Organizations

  • ... Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 191900 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel) Exempt Organizations   

JOB TITLE:

Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel) Exempt Organizations

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

The position is in the Front Office of the Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes (EEE)), the incumbent serves as Special Counsel specializing in Exempt Organizations.
The incumbent assists the Associate in the formulation of high profile policies and programs for the operation of the office and performs special assignments of a case or project nature.
The incumbent will represent the Associate Chief Counsel in the regulations and revenue rulings and letter ruling review process and will act as a trusted personal consultant to both the Associate and Deputies on legal, technical, pending legislation and tax litigation matters relating to exempt organizations.


As an Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel), you will:

  • As directed by the Associate Chief Counsel, consider legal cases or problems having broad ramification and render recommendations thereon without review, except at the discretion of the incumbent or as otherwise specifically directed.
    Acts as personal legal and technical consultant to the Associate Chief Counsel on the most difficult, important, and complex professional legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws.
  • Perform exhaustive and detailed research on complicated legal problems and prepare recommendations as to the position to be taken by the Associate Chief Counsel's office.
    Sign such recommendations on behalf of the Associate Chief Counsel without review except when the incumbent feels the Associate Chief Counsel should review or as otherwise specifically directed.
  • Represent the Associate Chief Counsel at the top-level Service and Treasury conferences 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 purpose of furthering, setting forth, and explaining the position of the Chief Counsel's Office, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Treasury Department.
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and other top service and Treasury official, advising them of the possible courses of action and the consequences of controversial, complex, or unique problems.
    As a personal representative of the Associate Chief Counsel on professional legal matters, contribute to the polices and precedents guiding the conduct of legal activities of the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury.
  • Perform and aid in the successful management and operation of the Associate Chief Counsel's Office.
    Review and advise on the impact of proposed legislation and participates in the development and coordination and legislative proposals.
    Perform such other professional legal duties as assigned by Associate Chief Counsel.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to \"Additional Information\"
  • Click \"Print Preview\" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be a U.
    S.
    Citizen or National

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.
Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.


To qualify for this position of Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel) you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

Basic Requirements for Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel):

  • Possess at least the first professional law degree (LL.
    B.
    or J.
    D.
    ) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND
  • Applicants must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.
    S.
    Commonwealth, U.
    S.
    territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

GS-15 Experience Requirements:

  • 1 year of general professional legal experience from any area of expertise; plus
  • 3 years of professional legal tax experience.

Professional Legal Tax Experience is defined as: knowledge and expertise of 115 - income of states, municipalities, etc.
; 501 through 509 - requirements of tax-exempt status under 501(a) and related provisions and foundation classification, where applicable; 511 through 514 - unrelated business income tax; 527 - political organizations; 529 - qualified tuition programs; 529A qualified ABLE programs; 530 - Coverdell education savings accounts; 4911 and 4912 - excise taxes on public charities; 4940 through 4948 - excise taxes on private foundations; 4958 through 4968 - excise taxes on excess benefit transactions, hospital compliance failures, donor advised funds, excess compensation, and certain investment income; 6033 - exempt organization reporting requirements; 6104 - disclosure of certain exempt organization information; 7428 - declaratory judgments related to section 501(c) organizations; 7611 - restrictions on church tax inquiries and examinations; and application of Federal tax laws to Indian tribal governments and their distributions.


At least one year of this experience must be equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).


Note: Only experience gained after Bar Admission may be credited as Professional Legal Experience.

Education Substitution: An LL.
M.
degree in the field of the position (tax, GLS-related, orP&A- FOIA/Disclosure related field) may be substituted for the one year of the general legal experience listed above.


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.
g.
, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.
g.
, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
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.

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
An official transcript will be required if you are selected.


A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.
For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.
S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.
S.
accredited college or university.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency.
For further information, visit: http://www.
ed.
gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.
html.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
Conditions of Employment Continued:
  • Subject to a 1-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a Tenure Commitment of up to three years.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.
    Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.
    S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns.
    This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
  • This position requires that the successful candidate undergo personnel vetting, which includes a background investigation and enrollment upon onboarding into \"Continuous Vetting.
    \" Enrollment in Continuous Vetting will result in automated record checks being conducted throughout one's employment with Treasury.
    The successful candidate will also be enrolled into FBI's Rap Back service, which will allow Treasury to receive notification from the FBI of criminal matters (e.
    g.
    , arrests, charges, convictions) involving enrolled individuals in near real-time.


    There are three key documents that contain important information about your rights and obligations.
    Please read and retain these documents:
  • Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights, for those who undergo an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check for personnel vetting, which includes Rap Back,
  • FD-258 Privacy Act Statement - FBI (this is the same statement used when your fingerprints are submitted as part of your background investigation), and
  • SEAD-3-Reporting-U.
    pdf (dni.
    gov), (applicable to those who hold a sensitive position or have eligibility for access to classified information)

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be considered based on their overall background as it relates to the position to be filled.
Interviews may be held at the option of the office.
All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.

Referral: Professional Order will be used to refer and select eligible candidates.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.
Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the certificate in alphabetical order and considered before non-preference eligibles.
All other candidates will be listed in alphabetical order.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, you may be required to participate in a selection interview.
We will not reimburse costs related to the interview, such as travel to and from the interview site.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    A complete application includes 1.
    A resume, 2.
    Vacancy question responses, and 3.
    Submission of any required documents
    .
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).


    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.
    (Cover letters are optional.
    ) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume.
    We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
    Please view resume tips.


    In addition, applicants are required to submit:

    • An unofficial or official transcript(s) for your J.
      D.
      degree or LL.
      M.
      degree (an official transcript is required if you are selected)
    • A 4-5 page legal writing sample
    • A memorandum of interest summarizing your interest in the position
    Current Chief Counsel Employees are also required to submit:
    • A copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
      If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
    • A Supervisory Report for Supervisory or Management Positions (ERB Form 1-88, Rev 7/2020) regarding your suitability for the position as completed by your current supervisor.
      You are responsible for notifying your supervisor that this report must be received no later than five workdays after the closing date of this announcement.
    Education Documentation: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
    An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
    See \"Education\" for more details.


    Certificate of Good Standing: A certified original copy of your certificate of good standing from your State Bar will be required if you are selected.


    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.
    If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.
    Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.
    For more information on veterans' preference, view FedsHireVets.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    The following instructions outline our application process.
    You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.
    m.
    Eastern Time (ET) on 03/26/2024 and/or cut-off dates in this announcement.
    We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
    ET, Monday - Friday).
    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12344702

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability or medical condition during any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Keona Hill (EEO Director/Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator) by phone at 202-317-5739 or by email at Keona.
    L.
    Hill@irscounsel.
    treas.
    gov.
    The IRS - Office of Chief Counsel provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.
    You must contact us by 5:00 p.
    m.
    Eastern Time on the announcement's closing date to request accommodation.
    If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.
    Counsel's EEO Office is not the point of contact for questions about the vacancy announcement.


    To begin, click Apply to access the online application.
    You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.
    If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package.
      You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted.
      Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position.
      Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
      You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.
      Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

    Agency contact information

    Malva Trowser

    Phone

    469-801-0076

    Fax

    (855) 562-3827

    Email

    malva.
    e.
    trowser@irscounsel.
    treas.
    gov

    Address

    Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
    Staffing and Classification Branch
    1111 Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20224
    US

    Next steps

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen.
    The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated.
    For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1.
A resume, 2.
Vacancy question responses, and 3.
Submission of any required documents
.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).


All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.
(Cover letters are optional.
) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume.
We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
Please view resume tips.


In addition, applicants are required to submit:

  • An unofficial or official transcript(s) for your J.
    D.
    degree or LL.
    M.
    degree (an official transcript is required if you are selected)
  • A 4-5 page legal writing sample
  • A memorandum of interest summarizing your interest in the position
Current Chief Counsel Employees are also required to submit:
  • A copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
    If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
  • A Supervisory Report for Supervisory or Management Positions (ERB Form 1-88, Rev 7/2020) regarding your suitability for the position as completed by your current supervisor.
    You are responsible for notifying your supervisor that this report must be received no later than five workdays after the closing date of this announcement.
Education Documentation: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
See \"Education\" for more details.


Certificate of Good Standing: A certified original copy of your certificate of good standing from your State Bar will be required if you are selected.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.
If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.
Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.
For more information on veterans' preference, view FedsHireVets.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

U.
S.
Citizens and U.
S.
Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

191900 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710394577-c8a37ec4d5d910d7c22398ea574fe8da

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

Job Origin:

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Duties

The position is in the Front Office of the Office of Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations, and Employment Taxes (EEE)), the incumbent serves as Special Counsel specializing in Exempt Organizations. The incumbent assists the Associate in the formulation of high profile policies and programs for the operation of the office and performs special assignments of a case or project nature. The incumbent will represent the Associate Chief Counsel in the regulations and revenue rulings and letter ruling review process and will act as a trusted personal consultant to both the Associate and Deputies on legal, technical, pending legislation and tax litigation matters relating to exempt organizations.

As an Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel), you will:

  • As directed by the Associate Chief Counsel, consider legal cases or problems having broad ramification and render recommendations thereon without review, except at the discretion of the incumbent or as otherwise specifically directed. Acts as personal legal and technical consultant to the Associate Chief Counsel on the most difficult, important, and complex professional legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws.
  • Perform exhaustive and detailed research on complicated legal problems and prepare recommendations as to the position to be taken by the Associate Chief Counsel's office. Sign such recommendations on behalf of the Associate Chief Counsel without review except when the incumbent feels the Associate Chief Counsel should review or as otherwise specifically directed.
  • Represent the Associate Chief Counsel at the top-level Service and Treasury conferences 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 purpose of furthering, setting forth, and explaining the position of the Chief Counsel's Office, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Treasury Department.
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and other top service and Treasury official, advising them of the possible courses of action and the consequences of controversial, complex, or unique problems. As a personal representative of the Associate Chief Counsel on professional legal matters, contribute to the polices and precedents guiding the conduct of legal activities of the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury.
  • Perform and aid in the successful management and operation of the Associate Chief Counsel's Office. Review and advise on the impact of proposed legislation and participates in the development and coordination and legislative proposals. Perform such other professional legal duties as assigned by Associate Chief Counsel.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to \"Additional Information\"
  • Click \"Print Preview\" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

To qualify for this position of Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel) you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

Basic Requirements for Attorney-Adviser (Tax) (Special Counsel):

  • Possess at least the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND
  • Applicants must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

GS-15 Experience Requirements:

  • 1 year of general professional legal experience from any area of expertise; plus
  • 3 years of professional legal tax experience.

Professional Legal Tax Experience is defined as: knowledge and expertise of 115 - income of states, municipalities, etc.; 501 through 509 - requirements of tax-exempt status under 501(a) and related provisions and foundation classification, where applicable; 511 through 514 - unrelated business income tax; 527 - political organizations; 529 - qualified tuition programs; 529A qualified ABLE programs; 530 - Coverdell education savings accounts; 4911 and 4912 - excise taxes on public charities; 4940 through 4948 - excise taxes on private foundations; 4958 through 4968 - excise taxes on excess benefit transactions, hospital compliance failures, donor advised funds, excess compensation, and certain investment income; 6033 - exempt organization reporting requirements; 6104 - disclosure of certain exempt organization information; 7428 - declaratory judgments related to section 501(c) organizations; 7611 - restrictions on church tax inquiries and examinations; and application of Federal tax laws to Indian tribal governments and their distributions.

At least one year of this experience must be equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).

Note: Only experience gained after Bar Admission may be credited as Professional Legal Experience.

Education Substitution: An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax, GLS-related, orP&A- FOIA/Disclosure related field) may be substituted for the one year of the general legal experience listed above.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. 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.

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
Conditions of Employment Continued:
  • Subject to a 1-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Subject to a Tenure Commitment of up to three years.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
  • This position requires that the successful candidate undergo personnel vetting, which includes a background investigation and enrollment upon onboarding into \"Continuous Vetting.\" Enrollment in Continuous Vetting will result in automated record checks being conducted throughout one's employment with Treasury. The successful candidate will also be enrolled into FBI's Rap Back service, which will allow Treasury to receive notification from the FBI of criminal matters (e.g., arrests, charges, convictions) involving enrolled individuals in near real-time.

    There are three key documents that contain important information about your rights and obligations. Please read and retain these documents:
  • Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights, for those who undergo an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check for personnel vetting, which includes Rap Back,
  • FD-258 Privacy Act Statement - FBI (this is the same statement used when your fingerprints are submitted as part of your background investigation), and
  • SEAD-3-Reporting-U.pdf (dni.gov), (applicable to those who hold a sensitive position or have eligibility for access to classified information)

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be considered based on their overall background as it relates to the position to be filled. Interviews may be held at the option of the office. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.

Referral: Professional Order will be used to refer and select eligible candidates. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the certificate in alphabetical order and considered before non-preference eligibles. All other candidates will be listed in alphabetical order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, you may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview, such as travel to and from the interview site.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

    In addition, applicants are required to submit:

    • An unofficial or official transcript(s) for your J.D. degree or LL.M. degree (an official transcript is required if you are selected)
    • A 4-5 page legal writing sample
    • A memorandum of interest summarizing your interest in the position
    Current Chief Counsel Employees are also required to submit:
    • A copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
    • A Supervisory Report for Supervisory or Management Positions (ERB Form 1-88, Rev 7/2020) regarding your suitability for the position as completed by your current supervisor. You are responsible for notifying your supervisor that this report must be received no later than five workdays after the closing date of this announcement.
    Education Documentation: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. See \"Education\" for more details.

    Certificate of Good Standing: A certified original copy of your certificate of good standing from your State Bar will be required if you are selected.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, view FedsHireVets.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 03/26/2024 and/or cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. ET, Monday - Friday). To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12344702

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability or medical condition during any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Keona Hill (EEO Director/Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator) by phone at 202-317-5739 or by email at Keona.L.Hill@irscounsel.treas.gov. The IRS - Office of Chief Counsel provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. You must contact us by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the announcement's closing date to request accommodation. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Counsel's EEO Office is not the point of contact for questions about the vacancy announcement.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

    Agency contact information

    Malva Trowser

    Phone

    469-801-0076

    Fax

    (855) 562-3827

    Email

    malva.e.trowser@irscounsel.treas.gov

    Address

    Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
    Staffing and Classification Branch
    1111 Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20224
    US

    Next steps

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

In addition, applicants are required to submit:

  • An unofficial or official transcript(s) for your J.D. degree or LL.M. degree (an official transcript is required if you are selected)
  • A 4-5 page legal writing sample
  • A memorandum of interest summarizing your interest in the position
Current Chief Counsel Employees are also required to submit:
  • A copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
  • A Supervisory Report for Supervisory or Management Positions (ERB Form 1-88, Rev 7/2020) regarding your suitability for the position as completed by your current supervisor. You are responsible for notifying your supervisor that this report must be received no later than five workdays after the closing date of this announcement.
Education Documentation: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. See \"Education\" for more details.

Certificate of Good Standing: A certified original copy of your certificate of good standing from your State Bar will be required if you are selected.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, view FedsHireVets.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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