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 and a family-friendly atmosphere.Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as an Area Counsel within the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (General Legal Services) (GLS); supervises and manages the GLS function within the designated geographical jurisdiction (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont).
The incumbent supervises a group of attorneys and paralegals engaged in GLS work and is personally involved with the most difficult and complex legal work within the function; works with the GLS management to formulate strategies in substantive areas and management of resources; builds client relationships and clearly communicates and supports the policies and decisions of management.
The incumbent manages the litigation of labor, personnel, EEO and Office of Professional Responsibility cases arising in administrative fora such as the Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, before arbitrators and other administrative law judges; manages the provision of litigation support to the Department of Justice with respect to EEO suits, Bivens suits and other miscellaneous non-tax suits filed in their geographic area; and manages the provision of legal advice on labor, personnel, EEO and general government matters to clients in their geographic area. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (GLS).Travel Required
Occasional travel - 5% or greaterSupervisory status
Conditions of Employment
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- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Must prepare an annual OGE 450e, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
- Subject to a 1-year trial period (unless already completed).
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- 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.
- 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.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- If selected, you will be required to submit an original Certificate of Good Standing from your State Bar.
- 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.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
- Specialized experience: Applicants must have at least a total of 4 years of professional legal experience as an attorney with at least 3 years of specialized experience that includes knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations and direct litigation experience directly related to labor, personnel or equal employment opportunity law in the federal, state or local government or equivalent private sector labor, personnel and EEO experience; with 52 weeks of the specialized experience being at the GS-14 or equivalent level.
- Candidates must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and 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.
- One year of legal experience plus three years of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
- Experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through Volunteer Service.
- GS-15: You must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks. (time-in-grade requirement).
- 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.
Applicants must possess a J.D. and have one year of general legal experience plus three years of professional legal experience in labor, personnel and equal employment opportunity law. An LL.M. degree in Labor and Employment Law may be substituted for one year of general legal experience listed above.
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.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.