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Pepperdine University School of Law

Monday, January 23, 2006

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

Doj_1 The Department of Justice, Tax Division, is currently hiring lawyers with at least one year of experience to serve as trial attorneys in a civil trial section in Washington, D.C.:

The Tax Division represents the interests of the United States in a broad spectrum of litigation in federal and state courts across the country. Trial attorneys with the Tax Division have a unique opportunity to handle some of the most complex and important civil cases in the courts today. The cases include suits involving the legality of complex tax shelters, suits to enjoin the activities of promoters of tax scams and other fraudulent activity, and a wide variety of other affirmative and defensive litigation related to the collection of taxes and the uniform administration of the nations’s tax laws. Tax Division attorneys at all levels are given significantly more responsibility for the conduct of these cases than they would normally receive in either the public or the private sector. The trial attorneys work in a collegial professional environment with the support of experienced litigators and a robust training program. Any litigator seeking the challenge and honor of representing the United States in this vital mission should seize this opportunity to join the best law firm in the country, the Department of Justice.

The salary range is:

  • GS-12 ($64,434 - $83,760)
  • GS-13 ($76,622 - $99,604)
  • GS-14 ($90,543 - $117,705)
  • GS-15 ($106,505 - $138,454)

Interested applicants should send a resume, law school transcript, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample 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. For further information, see here.

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