Monday, December 13, 2010

The Tax Coalition Job Bank

The Tax Coalition Job Bank
December 13, 2010

From Job Bank Chair Kimberly Pinter:

Director for Individual Taxation

Employer: Department of the Treasury
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Job Type: Gov't Affairs/Exec. Mgmt
Salary Range: $119,554.00 - $179,700.00 /year
Open Period: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 to Monday, December 13, 2010
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Job Summary:
This position serves as the Treasury Department's top economist in the field of individual taxation, including individual income, capital gains, payroll, estate and gift, and indirect taxes. As such, the Director for Individual Taxation works closely with the Director and Chief Economist, Office of Tax Analysis, and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Analysis) in various phases of their activities.
The incumbent makes sure the Treasury Department furnishes in-depth, high quality analyses, reports, and other data to the: (a) White House, the Office of Management and Budget, and other Administration officials; (b) Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; (c) Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate; and (d) Joint Committee on Taxation.
Major Duties:
Guides improvement in the models, data, and methodologies, used to analyze and evaluate individual taxation policies. Initiates, plans, and directs a wide range of basic studies of the individual taxation system of the Federal Government, including those of a pioneering, controversial, or precedent-setting nature. The individual tax system as a whole, is analyzed and evaluated with a view to making adjustments in a manner that will be equitable and economically efficient.
Directs analyses and studies of specific individual income tax proposals. These studies frequently determine the effects of proposals on particular groups of taxpayers; determine the effects of proposals on the distribution of the tax burden across income groups; determine whether the proposals achieve their stated goals; ascertain and develop methods for meeting the administrative and compliance problems of these proposals; and devises innovative ways to integrate individual taxation proposals with the Nation's overall tax and expenditure systems. As directed, supervises preparation of revenue estimates for specific tax proposals.
Gives technical advice and assistance to top level Treasury Department officials, including the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy and the Secretary of the Treasury. Participates in the formulation of legislative programs in the area of individual taxation. Makes substantive recommendations on ways to adjust the Nation's individual taxation system to changing economic conditions. Represents the Office of Tax Policy in dealing with other Federal agencies, typically on matters that are related to individual taxation.
Supervises the Individual Taxation Division, and performs related administrative functions. Helps determine and set objectives and priorities for the Individual Taxation Division, and assigns work to the staff of the Individual Taxation Division in accordance with those objectives and priorities. Reviews staff work for substantive content as well as proper format, and ensures that work is completed on schedule. Performs annual performance evaluations for each staff member, and maintains current position descriptions and performance objectives for each staff member. Aids in the professional development of the staff of the Individual Taxation Division. Encourages written descriptions of work in a professional format for dissemination to other tax professionals. Encourages staff participation in professional conferences and other interactions with the professional tax community. Carries on own research and publication activities.
Aids in the recruitment and hiring of professional staff for the entire Office of Tax Analysis.

Tax Law Specialist

Employer: Internal Revenue Service
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Job Type: Gov't Affairs/Exec. Mgmt
Description: Job Announcement Number: 11AN3-WIX0079-0987-12/13
Salary Range: $74,872.00 - $115,742.00 /year
Open Period: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 to Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Duty Locations: Lanham, MD Washington, DC
 Job Summary: WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world.
Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
If you are interested in a challenging career with excellent benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Tax Law Specialist.
WHAT DOES A TAX LAW SPECIALIST DO? IRS employs Tax Law Specialists (TLS) in many areas throughout the Service. In the TE/GE function, a TLS interprets the tax code, regulations, administrative guidance and court cases. They provide authoritative technical tax advice and education through outreach to tax exempt organizations and employee plans. A TLS drafts technical guidance and revises forms. They analyze requests relating to rulings and applications for tax exempt status. In the W&I function, a TLS analyzes new legislation and interprets tax code and regulations to develop and revise tax forms and publications or a TLS may respond to customer inquiries involving tax laws and account related questions by telephone and/or electronic media. In the LMSB function, they provide expert advice on a range of corporate tax issues or may be specialists in international tax law.
WHAT IS THE BUSINESS UNIT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low-income taxpayers.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at
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Advocacy Programs Counsel

Employer: Alliance for Justice
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Job Type: Gov't Affairs/Exec. Mgmt
Description: Salary: 58,000.00 - 62,000.00 Location: Washington, D.C.
Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women's rights, children's, senior citizens' and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voices heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives.
AFJ is seeking an attorney for its national office in Washington, DC. The attorney will be part of AFJ's Advocacy Programs, including its Nonprofit Advocacy Project and Foundation Advocacy Initiative, to organizations and activists across the country. Through its Advocacy Programs, AFJ works to increase nonprofit participation in advocacy and lobbying by providing workshops, technical assistance, web resources and easy-to-read publications to a broad range of nonprofit organizations (including foundations) across the country. Position The Counsel reports to Legal Director, Advocacy Programs and will implement a wide range of activities that advance the program activities.
Responsibilities: Master the current federal tax and federal election law for tax exempt organizations and translate the material for a non-legal audience. The candidate will be responsible for continuing their education in federal tax and federal election law. Conduct workshops for nonprofit organizations and foundations on federal tax and federal election rules governing their ability to participate in public policy. Also be active in the publicity/outreach needed to produce the desired audience for workshops. Provide technical assistance to nonprofits and foundations on federal tax and federal election law.
Represent the organization at conferences of nonprofits and foundations. Write, in collaboration with AFJ staff and/or outside attorneys, relevant technical assistance guides, articles, op-eds, regulatory comments and occasional amicus briefs. Participate in federal tax and federal election law public policy and other subjects as they may arise. Collaborate with staff from other AFJ programs (including our Judicial Selection and Access to Justice Projects, as well as Outreach and Communications) to deliver appropriate program content.  Work with both AFJ's Oakland and DC staff on program activities and special events. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Law degree, bar membership and 1-3 years experience as a practicing attorney. Experience conducting training programs and working with coalitions.  Spanish proficiency preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write clearly and quickly. Travel approximately 50-60 days per year. Ability to work with a wide range of individuals and interests. Knowledge of federal tax and election law; some familiarity with state lobbying and elections law and experience lobbying for a nonprofit a plus. Excellent interpersonal skills. Highly organized and detail oriented. Commitment to social justice causes.
Senior Government Affairs Professional (title to be determined)

Employer: Allegiance Strategies, LLC
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Job Type: Gov't Affairs/Exec. Mgmt
Description: Allegiance Strategies, LLC seeks to hire an experienced, hard-working individual as a Senior Government Affairs Professional (title to be determined) in Washington, DC beginning January 1, 2011 to work with the President to lead direct lobbying, coalition engagement and political giving efforts to primarily advance estate tax relief for family businesses. [Please indicate the source of the job lead as The Brad Traverse Group]. The professional may also assist in advocacy efforts on other public policy issues, including efforts to guarantee equal rights for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation. The professional's success would be measured by his or her ability to effectively represent client's interests, comfortably interact with legislators and high net worth individuals, lead coordinated advocacy efforts, provide strategic insight, produce high quality work, manage expectations and meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate honesty and trustworthiness and make a solid, positive impact. The professional would have significant flexibility and must be self-motivated, responsible and able to work independently, as he or she would work remotely, on the Hill and from home most of the time. The position will provide an individual with an excellent opportunity to play a leadership role in legislative, grassroots, coalition and political giving advocacy, affect the formulation of good public policy, and become a critical part of a growing public affairs consulting firm.
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred). Familiarity with and comfort and ease advocating for lower taxes and equal rights. Established relationships with House and Senate tax staff. Five to ten years of registered, direct lobbying experience with demonstrated ability to lead a successful lobbying effort, effectively participate within a coalition and formulate a political giving strategy. Thorough knowledge of federal and state legislative processes, grassroots mobilization and campaigns and elections. Exceptional communication skills (interpersonal, written, and verbal), including public speaking. Ability to learn and understand tax issues and present complex concepts to audiences with little tax background. Satisfaction of thorough background check and Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Description:  The Senior Government Affairs Professional works with the President to: Represent interests of clients on Capitol Hill and, as needed, state legislatures.  Manage, build and strengthen relationships with and mobilize allied organizations in coalitions. Develop thoughtful, strategic approaches to direct lobbying, grassroots mobilization, coalition engagement and political giving challenges.  Research, prepare and coordinate fact sheets, op-eds, letters to the editor, briefing papers, notes to supporters, articles, memoranda, promotional materials and correspondence to legislators. Assist in engagement and management of relationships with donors and clients and Help supervise and manage Senior Manager, Legislative and Administrative Affairs.
Qualified applicants please forward your resume, cover letter (including salary requirement) and writing samples to Jeff Cook:

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