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Job opening: Trial Attorney

Salary: $117 962 - 191 900 per year
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Tax Division is hiring criminal trial attorneys who have a passion for white collar litigation, a deep interest in public service, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. A least three years of legal experience is required, and criminal litigation experience is preferred. Familiarity with handling or managing complex litigation, tax law, and the use of technology in organizing, developing, and presenting a case at trial is helpful, but not required.


As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. The Tax Division employs more than 350 attorneys in 14 civil, criminal, and appellate sections. The Tax Division is responsible for handling or supervising most federal criminal tax prosecutions. Attorneys assigned to one of the Tax Division's three regional Criminal Enforcement Sections represent the United States in litigation in federal courts across the country and investigate and prosecute individuals and corporations that attempt to evade taxes, willfully fail to file returns, submit false tax forms, and otherwise attempt to defraud taxpayers. The Criminal Enforcement Sections are staffed with prosecutors who are particularly skilled at investigating, prosecuting, and evaluating complex financial crimes. Prosecutors conduct criminal tax investigations with the assistance of IRS Criminal Investigation and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Learn more about the job:



The Tax Division anticipates hiring criminal litigators with varying levels of experience. Applicants must have at least 3 years of full-time post-J.D. legal experience by the closing date of the announcement. Criminal litigation experience is preferred. Applicants should have a strong demonstrated interest in federal litigation and trial work; strong writing, oral advocacy, research, and organizational skills; an academic background that demonstrates a commitment to producing professional work of a consistently outstanding caliber; and the ability to handle multiple matters concurrently. The work of the Criminal Enforcement Sections requires the application of analytical research and writing skills related to complex and significant issues involving all aspects of criminal law and criminal tax enforcement. Also required, are strong interpersonal and presentation skills, the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels, and the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships within the organization and with our law enforcement partners. Persuasiveness, sound judgment, initiative, and a collaborative orientation are also highly valued. Familiarity with handling or managing complex litigation, tax law, and the use of technology in organizing, developing, and presenting a case at trial is helpful, but not required. Candidates should also have a strong interest in developing their litigation skills, in learning about and applying new technologies, remaining current on developments in the law, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Applicants with an accounting, tax, or business background are encouraged to apply. Salary: Years and quality of experience will be considered in determining the appropriate salary level. Positions may be filled at the GS-13 and 14 levels. Positions may occasionally be filled at the GS-15 level.


This is an attorney position. Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia. Active bar membership (of any jurisdiction) is required.


  • Address Tax Division 4 Constitution Square 150 M Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 US
  • Name: Senobia West
  • Email: [email protected]


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