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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

DOJ Tax Division Looking to Hire Criminal Tax Litigators in Washington, D.C.

Doj_1 The Department of Justice, Tax Division, is currently hiring lawyers with at least three years of litigation experience for positions in the criminal enforcement section in Washington, D.C.:

The Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking experienced attorneys with superior academic and professional qualifications for positions in its Criminal Enforcement Sections. Trial attorneys in the Tax Division’s Criminal Enforcement Sections handle or supervise criminal tax prosecutions in the federal district courts throughout the United States. The cases involve traditional violations of criminal tax laws by taxpayers having legal sources of income, as well as cases involving financial institution fraud, health care fraud, organized crime activities, and narcotics trafficking.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. litigation experience. The applicant’s litigation experience should include criminal or civil fraud trial experience or experience as a judicial law clerk, and he or she should possess exceptional research, writing and oral communication skills. In addition, applicants must be willing to travel as may be required in connection with the handling or supervision of criminal tax prosecutions.

The salary range is GS-12 ($65,048 - $84,559) to GS-15 ($107,521 - 139,774).

Interested applicants should send a resume, law school transcript, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample by February 24, 2006 to U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division – Criminal Enforcement Sections Human Resources Office P.O. Box 813 Washington, D.C. 20044 ATTN: Attorney Recruitment Coordinator. Additional information concerning this position may be found here.

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