<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. <strong>Come Join the Department of the Treasury and invest in Tomorrow.</strong> <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Associate Chief Counsel, Corporate employs approximately 40 attorneys who work in our National Office in Washington, DC. These attorneys provide published guidance, technical support to field personnel engaged in examinations and administrative appeals and to Office of Chief Counsel and Department of Justice attorneys involved in litigation, and legal advice including private letter rulings to taxpayers.<br /><br />As a GS-14 attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel, Corporate, you will perform the following principal duties:<br /> <ul> <li>Draft published guidance, including regulations, revenue rulings and revenue procedures, in collaboration with Treasury Department Office of Tax Policy.</li> <li>Provide technical support to IRS field attorneys and examination personnel and to Department of Justice attorneys involved in refund and appellate litigation, including development of issues, recommendations regarding litigation, and review of examination and litigation-related documents.</li> <li>Analyze taxpayers' requests for private letter rulings and draft appropriate rulings.</li> <li>Advise Chief Counsel regarding proposed legislation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment".</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> </ul> <br /> 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. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:<br /><br />Possess a J.D. and one year of general legal experience, plus 2 years of legal tax experience (1 year of tax experience must have been comparable to the GS-13 level) or an LL.M. plus 2 years of legal tax experience (1 year must have been comparable to the GS-13 level). <strong>Specialized Experience: </strong>In addition, at least 52 weeks of the legal tax experience must have involved experience working on the application of Federal Income Tax laws concerning Subchapter C and the consolidated return regulations to complex corporate transactional issues. Must possess the ability to engage in highly complex transactional analysis, independent research and writing, oral briefings, and cooperative teamwork.<br /><ul><li>The J.D. and/or the LL.M must be from an ABA-accredited law school.</li><li>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.</li><li>One year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. </li><li>The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.</li><li>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.</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or an LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:</strong><br /><ul><li>A 1-year trial period is required.</li><li>Must successfully complete a background investigation.</li><li>Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency</li><li>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.</li><li>Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.</li><li>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.</li><li>Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.</li><li>File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.</li><li>Undergo an income tax verification.</li><li>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.</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>Rating:</strong> Your application will be evaluated using the experience/education defined under the requirement section.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Referral:</strong> </strong>Professional Order will be used to refer and select eligible candidates. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of the certificate in alphabetical order and considered before non-preference-eligibles. All other candidates will be listed in alphabetical order and be listed below those with preference.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.</strong><br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents</strong>. 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).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> 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 . <br /><br />In addition, applicants are required to submit: 1)<strong> An unofficial or official transcript(s) (</strong>Optional, must submit if selected); 2)<strong> An 8-10 page legal writing sample.</strong><br /><br />If selected, you will be required to submit an original Certificate of Good Standing from your State Bar.<br /><br /><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: </strong>There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Office of Chief Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, 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. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets . <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.