As an Attorney with the Taxpayer Advocate Service, you will:
Render advice and assistance to the National Taxpayer Advocate, which may involve handling critical, sensitive, or confidential matters.
Participate as a tax law advisor and provide technical analyses, guidance, and advice on systemic issues at the request of the National Taxpayer Advocate.
Assist in developing and writing the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress.
Assist in planning, developing, and implementing tax administration initiatives.
Represent the National Taxpayer Advocate in meetings with internal and external stakeholders, both to present the National Taxpayer Advocate’s views and to solicit feedback on priority issues.
To be minimally qualified, you must meet the basic requirements below:
Grade 14 Level:
To meet the basic requirement for the GS-14: You must be a graduate, with an LL.B. or J. D. from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association, or a State Accredited Law School, and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
In addition to the basic requirements, to be considered minimally qualified for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 which is the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. This experience will equip you with the competencies necessary to successfully perform the duties of this position.
In order to qualify you may have an LL.M. degree in Tax or a Labor Law degree or a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree.
Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrates accomplishment of legal, tax accounting, or other project assignments that require a comprehensive knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to an attorney position in the IRS. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where you analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of Federal tax laws, regulations, and precedent decisions.
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc., related to Federal taxation.
Analyzing and evaluating tax matters, appeals settlement offers, or similar work related to Federal tax operations.
Work as an attorney that requires legal research, analysis, and preparation of briefs or similar documents interpreting laws and regulations.
Work experience coordinating and managing projects to obtain vital information for future operations.
In addition, the use of analytical methodologies to gather information from broad sources in order to formulate changes to specific operating procedures and legislative proposals. This position is an excepted service position.
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