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Permanent - Permanent (initial appointment is temporary if not admitted to practice law by date of appointment)
many vacancies in the following locations:
This is an excepted service position and targeted recruitment will be used.
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 isa great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.
Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.
The IRS Office of Chief Counsels Honors Program offers entry-level positions that provide the opportunity to acquire significant training and experience in tax law.Honors Program positions are open to individuals each year who have superior academic qualifications or relevant experience to the work of Chief Counsel. The target start date for this position is fall 2020.
Eligibility islimited to graduating law students who will graduate from law school between October 1, 2019and September 30, 2020 and recent law school graduates who began participating in eligibility preserving activities within 9 months of law school graduation. Eligibility preserving activities are full-time activities starting after law school graduationthat can preserve alaw school graduates eligibility for the Honors Program. The following are eligibility preserving activities: judicial clerkships, tax or accounting-related graduate programs (including Tax LL.M. programs), or qualifying legal fellowships. Qualifying legal fellowships must have a formal sponsor (e.g., a public service organization, a foundation, a bar association, a corporation, a law school, etc.), an established legal mission (e.g., purpose, type of work), and be publicly advertised as a fellowship at the time the candidate applied to the fellowship. Fellowships must also be of fixed duration ('bridge the gap' fellowships that require fellows to continueto seek other employment andterminate when the incumbent secures permanent legal employment do not qualify). Breaks between consecutive eligibility preserving activities cannot exceed 120 days. Law school graduates who received their J.D. prior to October 1, 2016 are ineligible.
If you are not a licensed attorney when you join our Honors Program, you will initially be brought on board as a Law Clerk. Upon admission to the bar, and demonstration of satisfactory employment during the interim period, you will be eligible for conversion to an Attorney position.
We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Small Business/Self Employed) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; New York (Manhattan), NY; Newark, NJ; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Plantation (Ft. Lauderdale), FL; Phoenix, AZ; Richmond, VA; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Washington, DC; Westbury (Long Island), NY.
We are currently recruiting for our Division Counsel (Large Business & International) in the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Laguna Niguel, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; New York (Manhattan), NY; Newark, NJ; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Plantation (Ft. Lauderdale), FL; Richmond, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC; Westbury (Long Island), NY
We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax) in the following cities: Baltimore, MD; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; St. Louis, MO; Washington, DC
We are currently recruiting for our Office of the Division Counsel (Tax Exempt & Government Entities) in the following cities: Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Thousand Oaks, CA
Occasional travel - Limited travel may be required.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position, as failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Class Rank Requirement:
Attributes of an Ideal Candidate:
You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or a Tax LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school before you begin the Honors Program position
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated using the requirements in the qualifications section.
Referral: Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of thereferral listand considered before non-preference-eligibles. All other candidates will be listed below those with preference. 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.
Complete application packages include:
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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits .
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
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.
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 the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact usif you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS My Account tab and clicking on Application Status. The 'additional application information' link may not be available if your application status says 'Unavailable.' This indicates that your application is not complete. If the 'additional application information' link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and 'Update Application' to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on more information. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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