The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS seeks attorneys to fill positions in the Financial Institutions and Products (FIP) business unit. As an Attorney-Advisor(Tax), the incumbent performs the full range of legal work within the Branch. Assignments include but are not limited to:
Counsel, IRS serves as independent counsel to the IRS Commission and furnishes legal advice and representation, nationwide, on matters related to the administration and enforcement of Internal Revenue laws.
- Participating in the legislative process by making recommendations for legislative changes, evaluating recommendations made by other offices, working with Tax Legislative Counsel attorneys and Congressional staffs in the development of legislation, and participating in drafting sessions.
- Serving as the principal drafter of regulations; working with others in Chief Counsel, the Service, and Treasury in the development of regulations; briefing of policy and legal issues; and moving regulations through the extensive review process.
- Drafting revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and other items for publications. Effecting all necessary coordination of proposed publications and working out differences of opinion between reviewing offices. Briefing reviewers on key issues in proposed publications and making changes as required.
- Analyzing and preparing responses to requests for private letter rulings submitted by taxpayers and their representatives. Scheduling taxpayer conferences and explaining the Service's position to taxpayers and their representatives during the conferences.
- Processing requests for technical advice received from field offices of the Service. Working with personnel of the field offices to ensure that all relevant information has been obtained and that the proposed answer to the technical advice request is responsive and workable.
- Participating in the briefing of significant issues to reviewers at all levels of Chief Counsel, the Service, and Treasury.
You must have on year specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 or GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. For GS-13: Possess a J.D. plus 2 years of professional experience (one year must have been comparable to the GS-12 level) or a Tax LL.M. plus one year of professional tax legal experience comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. In addition, you must possess legal experience in one of the following areas: handling tax matters involving insurance companies; and/or insurance products; or financial products such as options, notional principal contracts, or other derivative products. For GS-14: Possess a J.D. plus 3 years of professional tax legal experience (one year must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) or an LL.M. plus 2 year of professional experience comparable to the GS-13 level. In addition, you must possess legal experience in one of the following areas: handling tax matters involving insurance companies; and/or insurance products; or financial products such as options, notional principal contracts, or other derivative products.
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