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Supervisory General Attorney (Tax), Deputy Area Counsel (LBI)

Company: Department Of The Treasury
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates12/28/2020 to 01/18/2021 Service Excepted Pay scale & grade GS 15 Salary $131,841 to $170,800 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties SummaryThe 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 and a family-friendly atmosphere.ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Area Counsel to one of the five Area Counsels in the Office of Division Counsel, Large Business and International (LB&I). He/she serves as the principal advisor to the Area Counsel on all management and legal matters within the applicable Area other than on Strategic Litigation (SL). The Deputy provides program oversight authority for all LB&I non-SL litigation and nondocketed cases to ensure nationwide consistency, as assigned by the Area Counsel. He/she assists in the supervision of the Associate Area Counsel within the Area. The incumbent is also responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of legal advice and strategies for cases within the Area.As a Deputy Area Counsel the incumbent of this position: Serves as the principal advisor to the Area Counsel on all management and legal matters within the applicable Area (other than those matters covered by Strategic Litigation). Serves as a key liaison for the applicable Area Counsel to the LB&I Division Counsel and other IRS and Chief Counsel offices on all complex legal matters pertaining to the applicable Area Counsel. Makes recommendations to resolve outstanding issues, advising the Area Counsel of potential ramifications of alternative actions.Assists the Area Counsel in the supervision of the Area's Associate Area Counsels (AACs). Provides guidance to the AACs on case related, administrative and personnel. Updates AACs on Area and Division policies, protocols and objectives.Provides technical legal guidance and oversight on all legal advisory activities within the Area. Assists the Area Counsel in managing training and developing AACs and Area attorneys (other than Special Trial Attorneys (STAs)). Assists LB&I Division Counsel and LB&I personnel in early issue identification, development and resolution. Provides oversight of all written legal advice issued by the Area (other than by STAs), including Field Advice, Reviewed Field Advice (Non-docketed Significant Advisory Review (NSAR)) and requests for Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) and Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM). Provides CCA and TAM oversight nationwide on sub-industry issues.Assists the Area Counsel in performing a full range of technical and administrative supervisory duties to include such responsibilities as reviewing and coordinating work assignments and priorities to ensure that they are aligned with LB&I Area and/or Division Counsel objectives/ directives; evaluating employee performance; identifying developmental and training needs of staff; maintaining and supporting all aspects of a diverse workforce that demonstrates EEO principles; and proposing and effecting disciplinary and other personnel-related actions and other matters as assigned.Supports the LB&I client in its key priority programs, including planning strategies for resolving complex issues (e.g., industry issue resolution, issue practice groups, international practice networks, pre-filing programs, designations for litigation, global settlements, and published guidance).Participates with the Area Counsel and other LB&I Division Counsel managers, as appropriate, in the development and implementation of short- and long-range strategic plans and goals for matters under the Area Counsel's jurisdiction. Assists the Area Counsel in meeting the Division---s goals.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - 5% or greater Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentMust have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. Must submit an annual OGE 450E Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. A Public Trust Background Investigation required. QualificationsYou must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: To qualify for this position at the GS-15 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent in scope and effect to the GS-14 level.Specialized experience: (1) Thorough and comprehensive professional knowledge and understanding of Federal tax statutes and regulations pertaining to Subchapter C corporations, and subchapter S corporations and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million; and (2) Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of litigation strategies and procedures used in LB&I case work, including the ability to apply sound judgment in developing and assessing settlement options/interests.The J.D. and/or the LL.M. must be from an ABA-accredited law school.Candidates must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.GS-15: You must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks. (time-in-grade requirement)The experience may have been gained in the public, private sector, or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.EducationApplicants must possess a J.D. and have one year of general legal experience plus three years of professional legal tax experience. An LL.M. degree in the field of the position (tax) may be substituted for one year of general legal experience listed above. Specialized experience may have been gained while employed in a professional legal position in the Federal, state, or local government, the private sector including law firms, or nongovernmental organizations.Additional informationWe may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.This is a non-bargaining unit position.We offer opportunities for telework.We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application includes your resume and 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; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume will result in a ---not qualified--- determination. 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.If you meet the eligibility requirements, the Executive Resources Branch will assess 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.Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the experience described in your application.Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No This job is open to Federal employees - Excepted service Current excepted service federal employees. Internal to an agency Current federal employees of this agency. Clarification from the agency Open to IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Large Business and International employees only.

Keywords: Department Of The Treasury, St. Paul , Supervisory General Attorney (Tax), Deputy Area Counsel (LBI), Accounting, Auditing , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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