U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Civil Trial Sections in Washington, DC, Seeking Litigators

The Tax Division is hiring civil trial lawyers with at least one year of litigation experience and top academic credentials.  The Tax Division represents the United States in tax-related litigation in federal and state courts across the country.  These cases involve a wide variety of substantive legal areas, including federal tax law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, commercial law and state property law, as well as a panoply of evidentiary, procedural, and jurisdictional issues.

Tax Division trial attorneys have a significant amount of responsibility and work in a collegial environment with experienced litigators.  The DOJ seeks candidates who have a passion for litigation, a deep interest in public service, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and a willingness to travel.  Complex civil litigation experience is preferred.  Expertise in tax law is not required; strong writing and oral-advocacy skills are required.

The Tax Division seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the diversity of American society and that foster the success of every employee by appreciating and building upon the skills, experiences, and uniqueness that each employee brings to the workplace.

The salary range is $73,000 – $153,200.  (Salaries listed are 2009 salary ranges).  Attorneys hired by the Tax Division are required to serve a minimum of four years.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter (or cover email), resume, law school and any advanced degree transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a writing sample to DOJ.TaxCivil@usdoj.gov.  Application materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted no later than January 11, 2010.

More information about the Civil Trial Sections is available at: http://www.usdoj.gov/tax