General Attorney (Tax)
Internal Revenue Service - Westbury, NY

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DUTIES

This position is located in the Division Counsel, Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE). SBSE attorneys typically spend most of their time handling Tax Court and bankruptcy cases.

In most field offices, bankruptcy cases are assigned to attorneys who are designated Special Assistant United States Attorneys.

Attorneys may also be assigned to assist the Department of Justice in the handling of collection, refund and other cases in the U.S. District Courts.

Through client support and litigation, SB/SE attorneys have an opportunity to further their knowledge of tax law and to develop expertise on a wide variety of complex technical, procedural, and tax issues.
QUALIFICATIONS

You must have one year specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11, 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. Specialized experience for this position at the GS-13, and SG-14 level includes: professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting, and;

For GS-12: Possess a J.D. plus one year of professional legal experience which is comparable to the GS-11 level; or J.D. plus an LL.M. degree, relevant to the position for which applicant is being considered, such as tax law.

For GS-13: Possess a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school plus 2 years of professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation or federal income tax consulting (one year must have been comparable to the GS-12 level) or a Tax LL.M. plus one year of professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting (comparable to the GS-12 level).

For GS-14: Possess a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school plus 3 years of professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation or federal income tax consulting (one year must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) or a Tax LL.M. plus two years of professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting (comparable to the GS-13 level).

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