Attorney-Advisor (Tax), Senior Technical Reviewer
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. Today, as the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential participant in the global economy. There are many Treasury bureaus and offices, with over 100,000 employees, working together to face and meet the challenges of our nation.

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 with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere. This position is located in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International, Branch 6). The Senior Technical Reviewer serves as a technical expert with respect to the tax areas relating to the functions of the assigned Branch. In addition, the Senior Technical Reviewer is responsible for the assignment and review of cases for some of the attorneys within the Branch; and, as assigned, may perform other administrative/management tasks within the Branch. The Senior Technical Reviewer in this position functions as an Assistant Branch Chief.
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  • Must possess a J.D.

DUTIES: The incumbent of this position serves as a Senior Technical Reviewer in Branch 6 of the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), where he/she acts as legal and technical consultant to the Branch Chief, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel (International), and, as assigned, to other officials in the Office of Chief Counsel on some of the most difficult, important, and complex professional legal matters concerned with the work of Branch 6, or which may affect the work of other Branches of the office, or other components of the Office of Chief Counsel. Such matters usually arise in connection with (a) technical advice to all field functions, (b) actions on decisions, (c) briefs, (d) unusual technical problems handled by the Branch, (e) publication program, (f) letter rulings, (g) treaties, (h) regulations, (i) legislation, and (j) certain designated substantive tax matters affecting international tax transactions. These matters involve detailed and extensive research on complicated legal problems and the development of recommendations as to the positions to be taken by the Branch and the Office. The principal subject matter areas of the branch include transfer pricing, mixed source, e-commerce, and tax shelter issues. The incumbent considers all questions which have broad, legal ramifications and renders appropriate decisions. In consultation with the Branch Chief, the incumbent is responsible for the assignment of selected cases and projects to the attorneys within the Branch and for review of the work products. As designated, the Senior Technical Reviewer serves as Branch Chief in the absence of that official, and performs other professional tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: All supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit all required supporting documentation will result in disqualification and/or ineligibility to be considered for this position. Graduation from an ABA accredited law school; Possession of bar membership which permits the practice before the highest court of a state or territory in the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and must be in good standing of the Bar; and To meet specialized experience at the GS-15 grade level- applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized Experience: You must possess the following specialized experience which is in, or directly related to, the work of the position to be filled. Specialized knowledge and experience includes the following: Thorough and comprehensive professional knowledge of Federal tax laws and regulations, and decisions applicable thereto, particularly as they relate to foreign and international tax laws and transactions. Specific substantive knowledge and experience dealing with transfer pricing. Knowledge of Tax Court practice and procedure and/or refund litigation. Knowledge of, and experience in, applying tax litigation policies and procedures.

Must possess a J.D. and have 1 year of general legal experience plus 3 years of professional legal tax experience. An LL.M. degree in the Field of the position (tax) may be substituted for the one year of general Legal experience listed above.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: If you meet the eligibility requirements, the Executive Resources Board will evaluate your overall specialized knowledge and experience as it relates to the position to be filled, compare it to the other applicants' knowledge and experience and determine the candidate best qualified for the position. The Board may or may not conduct interviews. You will be notified of the outcome.
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BENEFITS: We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:

  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • This is a Nonbargaining position
  • The selectee will be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report (OGE Form 450) upon entrance on duty, and annually thereafter.
  • Additional identical positions may be filled.
  • Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process. Prior to entrance on duty or receipt of an official job offer, a selectee must receive favorable results for fingerprints and tax clearance for the last three years.
  • A background security investigation, including a tax audit, will be initiated prior to appointment. After entrance on duty, failure to successfully meet the background investigation and favorable adjudication requirements may be grounds for termination.
  • The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact listed on this vacancy announcement.
  • The Office of Chief Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit and without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, family status or other differences.
  • All application materials become the property of the Office of Chief Counsel and will not be returned.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • 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.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.

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