Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
Small Business/Self Employed is the largest Chief Counsel division, with attorneys assigned to 47 field offices.These attorneys work directly with IRS field agents providing legal advice on tax cases involving individuals, small business, and all cases involving collection and bankruptcy issues.When these cases go to trial, SBSE attorneys are the IRS litigators, with responsibility for identifying thedesired legal theories, developing the trial strategies and representing IRS in court.
You must meet the following requirements by the cut-off datesor closing dateof this announcement, whichever comes first:nGS-14: Possess a J.D.
and one year of general legal experience, plus two years of specialized experience (one year must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) OR Possessan LL.M.
plus two years of specialized experience (one of which must have been comparable to the GS-13 level).nGS-13: Possess an LL.M.
degree and have at least one year of professional tax experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service OR Have at least two years of professional legal experience after receiving my J.D.
of which at least one year is in the tax law and is equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.nGS-12: Possess a J.D.
and have one year of professional attorney experience comparable to the GS-11 in the Federal service OR Possess a LL.M.
degree.nSpecialized Experience: The experience referenced abovemust have included professional tax legal experience in federal income tax controversy, federal income tax litigation, or federal income tax consulting.
and/or the LL.M must be from an ABA-accredited law school.nCandidates 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.nOne year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar.
Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.nThe experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.nTo 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.
How to Apply
General Attorney (Tax) (GS-0905-14)
General Attorney (Tax) - TEGE-DC
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Litigation General Attorney