CTS Attorney Vacancy

Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section
Washington, D.C. 20530


About the Office: The Tax Division enforces the Country's tax laws in Federal and state courts and thereby generates revenue for the Federal Government. The Division's tax litigation has a two-pronged mission: (1) to deter specific taxpayers from conduct that drains the Federal fisc, and (2) to deter the taxpaying public at large through successful general deterrence. Importantly, the tax enforcement litigation conducted by Division attorneys ensures that the nation's internal revenue laws are fairly and uniformly applied and that the public complies with the nation's tax laws. The work of the Tax Division's Civil Trial Sections covers a broad spectrum of litigation in United States District courts, United States Bankruptcy Courts, state courts, and the Court of Federal Claims.
Responsibilities and
Opportunity Offered:
A trial attorney position in a Civil Trial Section offers the opportunity for extensive litigation experience in support of a critical Governmental function. As a civil trial attorney, you will do work that is both important and challenging. The Division's civil trial attorneys handle a broad range of civil tax litigation including actions to enjoin the activities of promoters of tax scams, tax shelter cases, suits maintaining the priority of federal tax claims in bankruptcy, and a variety of other cases involving the determination and collection of Federal income, employment, excise, and estate tax liabilities. Our civil trial attorneys work in a collegial professional environment with the support of experienced litigators and the Division's excellent formal training program. If you want to be in Federal court arguing motions and conducting jury and non-jury trials, consider a trial attorney position with the Tax Division.
Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have taken a course in federal income taxation or equivalent experience, and have at least 1 year post- J.D. experience.

Preferred qualifications: Civil litigation experience .
Travel: Some travel is required.
Salary Information: Years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level.
The salary range is GS-12 ($60,638 - $78,826); GS-13 ($72,108 - $93,742);
GS-14 ($85,210 - $110,775); or GS-15 ($100,231 - $130,305).
Location: Washington, D.C.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Submission Process
and Deadline Date:
Applicants should submit a resume (an Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF- 612) is permitted but not preferred), a cover sheet highlighting relevant experience, law school and any advanced degree transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample. Applicants with veterans' preference are encouraged to submit a DD-214 and any other appropriate documentation concerning the preference

Please send your application materials to:
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 813
Benjamin Franklin Station
Washington, D.C. 20044
Attn: Attorney Recruitment Coordinator - Civil Trial Sections
Internet Sites: 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: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.

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.

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.
April 7, 2004

Updated April 6, 2015

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