Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division,
Office of Administration and Management
Washington, D.C. 20530



About the Organization: The mission of the Tax Division is to conduct civil tax litigation, to review requests for criminal tax investigations and/or prosecutions, and to conduct or supervise authorized investigations and prosecutions. It strives to ensure consistent application of uniform enforcement standards to promote compliance with the tax laws and to maintain confidence in the integrity of the tax system. The Tax Division's Office of Management and Administration is responsible for providing a wide range of program and administrative support: budget and personnel matters, contracts and procurement, facilities management, and maintains a sophisticated computer network.. The computer system provides word processing, docket management, electronic communications, internet access and computerized legal research tools. The Division also uses computers to provide automated litigation support for large, document-intensive cases.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered
The incumbent of this position will serve as the General Counsel of the Tax Division's Office of Management and Administration and is responsible for rendering legal advice and service with respect to questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling withing the purview of the Division's administrative functions. The incumbent also provides written or oral counsel, opinions, or decisions in some or all of the following areas: labor and employment law, acquisition; finance; appropriations; personnel; civil rights; work place initiatives; alternative dispute resolution programs; and other general legal matters. The incumbent drafts, negotiates, interprets, and administers collective bargaining agreement provisions. The individual represents the Division in administrative proceedings before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Office of Special Counsel, and other administrative tribunals. With respect to the variety of questions assigned, the incumbent performs legal analysis and research, conducts necessary conferences and consultations, prepares memoranda and opinions, and maintains continuing liaison with clients. The incumbent also assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to workplace initiatives, and provides advice on the federal standards of ethical conduct and other ethics matters.

Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post- J.D. experience.

Preferred qualifications: Civil litigation experience and a course in federal income taxation.

Travel: Some travel may be required.

Salary Information: The salary range is at a GS-15 level ($95,987 - $124,783).

Location: Washington, D.C.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants must submit a resume or Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF- 612), a cover sheet highlighting relevant experience, law school and any advanced degree transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample.

Please send your application materials to:
Carmen D. Montgomery
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
P.O. Box 813
Benjamin Franklin Station
Washington, D.C. 20044

Internet Sites: No telephone calls please. Applications must be received by August 22, 2003. For more information about the Tax Division and the Civil Trial Sections, please visit the Department of Justice's web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/tax.

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

Department Policies
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Updated April 6, 2015

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