The Office of Chief Counsel, the largest tax law firm in the country, is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere. 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.

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What is Procedure and Administration? The Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration) provides legal advice and litigation support services on tax matters involving the procedural aspects of filing returns and paying taxes; information reporting; assessment and collection of taxes (including interest and penalties); abating, crediting or refunding over-assessments or overpayments of tax; whistleblower matters; disclosure, privacy and the Freedom of Information Act; bankruptcy practice and procedure; summonses and the gathering of information; ethics; the Administrative Procedure Act; Foreign Bank Account Reporting; user fees; and judicial practice and procedures.

The Supervisory Management Analyst serves as the Assistant Branch Chief for the Technical Services Support Branch and assists the Branch Chief in the oversight of the following Chief Counsel programs; Tax Court petitions, dockets, and calendars; User Fees; National Office case assignments and closed records. Incumbent's responsibilities also include, but are not limited to: planning, conducting, and coordinating analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program tasks; oversight and management of staff performing program tasks; and developing and maintaining a thorough knowledge of the major legal and legal support programs and operations that the LPD provides support to in Counsel's Associate and field offices.

The following are the duties of the Supervisory Management Analyst at the GS-12. This list is not inclusive.

  • Conducts agency-wide studies and evaluation of the four major programs administered by the different branch sections.
  • Surveys on the different functions of the Branch to gather information on how effective the Branch is in meeting the different business unit's needs.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the impact of new or modified Chief Counsel, Service, legislative or Tax Court requirements or rules affecting the delivery, processing, and time limits of responding to petitions, opinions, motions, decisions, order, calendars, or electronic filing of documents with the Tax Court.
  • Serves as one of the primary liaisons between the Office of Chief Counsel, the Field, the Service and Treasury and the U.S. Tax Court, including high-level senior administrative managers, in resolving problems with Tax Court documents served on the Office.
  • Monitors and evaluates the computerized systems utilized in the performance and completion of work assignments within the Branch.Reviews monthly and quarterly system generated reports to assess effectiveness of the Branch's work output and how to improve work productivity and quality.
  • Reviews systems in place (automated and manual) to determine possible work methods to improve the speed of delivery and accuracy of work products.
  • Assists the Branch Chief in planning, directing, assigning and reviewing the work of the TSS Branch staff for technical accuracy, including establishment and maintenance of records pertaining to various reporting branch responsibilities; and participation in and completion of special projects.
  • Assists the Branch Chief in revising work schedules and adjusting workloads appropriately to improve work flow and services rendered, to promote job satisfaction, to obtain maximum utilization of available human resources and to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Assisting the Branch Chief in assessing the impact of new or modified requirements affecting the branch, developing and implementing plans to meet substantial changes in workload requirements, and proposing and justifying revisions to staffing levels, work priorities and work processes to implement new or modified requirements.
  • Assisting the Branch Chief in developing written instructions, as necessary, to keep staff informed of methods and procedures for processing work; issuing special instructions for complex assignments and novel or unusually difficult procedures or processes.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizens and US. Nationals.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment.
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In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

GS-12: You must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks. (time-in-grade requirement)


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience is experience in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions including knowledge of laws related to these programs, experience working in an office or legal environment which enabled the applicant to review and analyze the facts and legal issues in items such as requests for legal assistance, court pleadings, requests for review of court documents and other legal and administrative materials; and experience coordinating, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinate employees in order to accomplish the mission of the organization.

Applicants should refer to the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook for additional information on experience/education requirements ( http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp ). 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.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


Additional information


  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
  • 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.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Skill in gathering, assembling, and analyzing facts and data from computer systems and databases, and devising solutions to problems concerning program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; Knowledge of management principles and standard administrative practices and procedures to conduct studies and make recommendations to improve the efficiency of a branch's programs; Ability to analyze, plan and implement changes in work flow procedures, processing requirements, work simplification and quality control in order to promote the efficient operation of a branch; Ability to lead, supervise, motivate, train, and work effectively with a subordinate staff; and Ability to communicate effectively with subordinate staff, management, and client organizations to prepare reports, deliver proposals, and negotiate effectively. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, 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 education and/or 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. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment

  • Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
  • If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
  • Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
  • Submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.


If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.


If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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