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Attorney Adviser Tax Editor

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Judicial Branch

Washington, DC

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Please DO NOT USE the APPLY ONLINE button when applying for this announcement. Your application material should be sent to the e-mail or fax number listed in the How to Apply section. The position is in the Office of the Reporter of Decisions of the United States Tax Court and is supervised by the Reporter.


U.S. citizens; and

If required, must have registered with the Selective Service; and

Must be admitted to the highest court of a State or the District of Columbia and be in good standing.


The position is in the Office of the Reporter of Decisions of the United States Tax Court. The Assistant Reporter of Decisions provides service, advice, and guidance on accepted rules pertaining to official Tax Court publications. The Assistant Reporter reports to and provides assistance to the Reporter in the review, preparation, filing, and publication of the opinions, reports, and other official Tax Court issuances for public distribution. In the absence of the Reporter, the incumbent assumes the functions of that officer and reports directly to the Court Administrator or the Chief Judge.

Special Notes: This position requires a satisfactory preliminary suitability determination and a security background check, including a credit check, a Federal income tax check, and a criminal check.

Any male born after December 31, 1959, and subsequently selected for this position must certify before appointment that he is registered for the military selective service. Not having registered with the selective service, may disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.

Special Rating Factors (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required by the Position):

Applicants are


to provide enough information, either separately or in a résumé, which addresses each Special Rating Factor and provides detailed evidence of the knowledge in the form of clear, concise examples of accomplishments and degree of responsibility.

Knowledge of Federal tax law, including knowledge of Federal tax statutory, regulatory, and caselaw sufficient to perform prefiling editorial review of Tax Court opinions.

Demonstrated ability and professional experience in editing technical legal material in good English prose style, following a set of established style rules; extensive knowledge of correct use of English in legal writing. Ability to detect and suggest appropriate changes for grammatical errors such as dangling participles and lack of agreement and for word usage errors.

Ability to competently follow a style manual and the Bluebook.

Skill in legal research methods.

Ability to take appropriate initiative and use sound judgment, and a tactful and courteous manner in order to work effectively with opinion authors, Reporter's Office staff, and other Tax Court personnel, Government agencies, the press, and the public.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment



Applicants must meet all qualification and time-in grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: Experience which is directly related to the basic duties of the position. Such experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful job performance.


Additional information

As a Federal employee, you may be eligible to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. For more information, go to:

In addition, almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. Visit:

Also, Federal employees may earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:

Finally, new employees also may be covered under other U.S. Tax Court benefit policies. Our human resources office can provide additional information on these programs.

The United States Tax Court is an equal opportunity employer.

Employees may be required to complete a 52-week probationary period.

A law degree is required.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for any selected applicant, and any travel expenses incurred for an interview will not be reimbursed by the Tax Court.

The Tax Court will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should notify the Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made case by case.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Ratings will be based on an evaluation of applicant's experience as related to the duties of this position and the Special Rating Factors listed above.


résumé/application package must provide detailed information showing the extent to which the Special Rating Factors are satisfied.

A cover letter outlining relevant work experience may be provided as well.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

In order to be considered for the position, applicants MUST submit in PDF format a cover letter stating the position for which they are applying and providing any supplemental information that may be necessary to address the SOF and special rating factors listed in this vacancy announcement. In addition, applicants MUST submit a résumé, or USTC-001 (available at

), but not both, that reflects how the applicant's background and experience correspond to the special rating factors listed in this announcement. If an applicant fails to provide the information as required, his/her application will not be evaluated beyond the basic screening process. The examining Office of Human Resources makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

Review our 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.

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