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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tax Court Seeks to Hire Counsel to the Chief Judge

Tax Court Logo 2The Tax Court is seeking to fill the position of Counsel to the Chief Judge:

The Counsel to the Chief Judge (Counsel) provides legal advice and assistance in complex matters of Federal tax law. The Counsel primarily assists the Chief Judge in reviewing opinions that the other Judges of the Court submit to the Chief Judge to dispose of cases assigned to them. The responsibilities placed on the Counsel in this position are similar to some of those of judicial officers of the Court, subject to the supervision of the Chief Judge. Although the Counsel cannot assume final responsibility for disposing of cases, as must a Judge, he or she must possess the technical knowledge and judgment of the highest order to properly discharge the trust imposed on the position and to warrant the confidence of the Court. The work of the Counsel is subject to review only by the Chief Judge or the full Court. The Counsel works independently performing analytical review and research duties. The Counsel is directly responsible for developing and rendering advice to the Court on legal and operational matters that include of proposed opinions ... and legal advice and counsel.

  • Salary Range: $119,554 -$165,300.
  • Applications close April 5, 2013.
  • All applicants must submit a resume including all relevant employment history, as well as a cover letter describing both personal and professional attributes that exemplify superior qualifications for this position. An applicant must provide detailed information in the application package demonstrating that the Special Rating Factors are satisfied. All applicants must submit an original complete application package and six copies for review by a panel.
  • Applications should be submitted to: The United States Tax Court, Office of Human Resources, Room 106 400 Second Street, N. W. Washington, D.C. 20217

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