WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL, IRS? The Office of Chief Counsel is the largest tax law firm in the country. The Office of Chief Counsel serves 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. We are as interested in your career as you are!
The Office of Division Counsel, Large Business and International (LB&I) is headquartered in Washington, DC and has five Area Counsels (each responsible for legal work within a defined geographic group) located in Manhattan, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Downers Grove, IL; Houston, TX; and Oakland, CA, and one nationwide Strategic Litigation group located in Cincinnati, OH. LB&I Division Counsel 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 275 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.
WHAT DOES A MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT DO? As a Management Assistant, you will gain experience with computer systems and databases – entering, retrieving and organizing information and documents and assisting with all the support activities performed in a legal office.
WHAT IS THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? The Treasury’s Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.
Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM?
For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-05 level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this developmental position.
0344 Management And Program Clerical And Assistance
To be eligible for the Recent Graduates Program, applicants must have, within the previous two years*, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying institution. For more information on education requirements go to Treasurys Pathways Program.
Typing Proficiency: A typing proficiency of 40 wpm based on a five minute test with no more than three errors is required. Proof of an acceptable typing speed must be submitted with the application in one of the following ways: 1) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows Federal employment in a “typing”, “office automation” or “stenography” position; or 2) A current notice of test results (from an appropriate testing authority) based on a five-minute typing test which includes words per minute and error rate; or 3) A self certification that states you type 40 wpm.
Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.
To qualify for the position at the GS-05 level, you must meet one of the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
A. Education – In the Recent Graduates Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Bachelor’s Degree or have completed four years or more of education above the high school level in a qualifying educational institution. OR
B. Experience – You may qualify with one year of specialized experience at level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level of the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Creating and maintaining records, charts, databases and reports pertaining to management analysis. Assisting staff with extracting information for status and statistical reports and studies. Preparing written documents utilizing various software applications. Screening calls and visitors. Coordinating and scheduling meetings to support office functions. Answering inquiries concerning case status. OR
C. You may qualify by a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
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. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your rsum.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your rsum, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your rsum 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: 1) Knowledge of a body of established clerical and technical procedures and requirements related to assigned management processes and tasks in support of an office; 2) Ability to gather information and assist staff with basic research, assemble documents, set up meetings, arrange travel and accommodations, prepare recurring reports, and resolve problems; 3) Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, format and style using a wide array of software programs and internet based databases; 4) Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties; and 5) Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Category-like rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories – Category A, Category B, Category C – depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to 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.
Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.
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 score an 85 or higher to be rated as well qualified” to receive special selection priority.
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A complete application includes 1. A resume; 2. Vacancy question responses; 3.Transcripts; and 4. 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). Conferred date must be on transcripts (official or unofficial).
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.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation showing completion of all educational requirements (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). 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.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
If you are qualifying based on a certificate program, please refer to the Treasurys Pathways Program page for more information on qualifying certificate programs.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, 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. For more information on veterans’ preference view FedsHireVets.
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.
U.S. NATIONALS: Supporting documentation verifying your eligibility for this announcement will be required if you are selected.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Open to U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals who are: 1) Recent Graduates and have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying education institution within the previous two years. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation have a full two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. The eligibility period for veterans must be within six years of degree completion; OR 2) CTAP Eligibles.
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