Closing Date: 30th June, 2023


Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, 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 IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.

The Office of Division Counsel, Large Business and International (LB&I) is headquartered in Washington, DC and has five Area Counsels located in Manhattan, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; and Oakland, CA. Each Area Counsel is responsible for legal work within a defined geographic group. Large Business and International provides legal services to the LB&I Division of the Internal Revenue Service. Our taxpayers are corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with substantial assets. We work with complicated issues of tax law and accounting principles in the context of an expanding global environment. LB&I employs over 340 attorneys nationwide, who provide a full range of legal services on all issues, including advising LB&I compliance agents, handling litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, and referring and recommending litigation to the Department of Justice.

As a General Attorney (Tax), you will:
  • Provide full range of legal services on all domestic and international tax issues.
  • Prepare answers to petitions, replies, motions, and other documents relevant to the case.
  • Research, analyze facts, and write legal opinions in response to questions.
  • Provide legal advice and recommendations to IRS agents.
  • Represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court.

This is not an all-inclusive list. If selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform the duties of the position, and will receive training to help you grow in the position.

This is an open-continuous/standing register announcement that is open 01/30/2023 to 06/30/2023. Applicants will be referred to the selecting officials and referral lists issued as vacancies occur.

Cutoff for receipt of applications will be midnight EST on the date a vacancy has been determined. Applications received after that date, may be considered on future referral lists. Notifications will be sent to applicants when application has been referred or not referred. The announcement may close prior to 06/30/2023, if management has succeeded in filling all vacancies and has no further use for a standing register.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Refer to "Additional Information" Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

To qualify for this position of General Attorney (Tax) you must meet the qualification requirements listed below at the time of referral or by the closing of this announcement, whichever is first:
Basic Requirements for General Attorney (Tax):
  • Possess at least the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; AND
  • Applicants must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;

GS-12 Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year of general professional legal experience; or
  • An LL.M. degree

GS-13 Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year of general professional legal experience; plus
  • 1 year of professional legal tax experience

GS-14 Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year of general professional legal experience; plus
  • 2 year(s) of professional legal tax experience

Professional Legal Tax Experience is defined as: Tax litigation (please specify type of tax litigation: trial or pre-trial; federal or state court(s) (Tax Court, District Court, etc.)), tax controversy (Administrative practice), complex transactional tax work involving large national or multinational corporations or partnerships, and transfer pricing. At least one year of this experience must be equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service for the grade you are applying to.

Note: Only experience gained after Bar Admission may be credited as Professional Legal Experience.

Education Substitution: An LL.M. degree in the field of this position (tax) may be substituted for the one year of the general legal experience listed above.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. For further information, visit:

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