Internal Revenue Agent
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March 10, 2023
WHAT ARE THE APPEALS (AP), LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I), SMALL BUSINESS SELF-EMPLOYED (SB/SE) AND TAX EXEMPT AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES (TE/GE) DIVISIONS?
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The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Serves as a technical expert in examinations of significant tax compliance issues and provides expert advice that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program as a whole.
- Serves as a technical expert in the performance of tax computations in cases with significant tax compliance issues and provides expert advice that may impact tax compliance strategy and the Appeals program as a whole. Cases typically concern large, complex businesses, including those with extensive subsidiaries, diversified activities, multiple partners and national and international scope of operations.
- Serves as an issue expert in the examination of LB&I returns. Exercises significant authority and responsibility in planning, directing, and coordinating the examination of certain significant complex issues.
- As a technical expert on SB/SE and LB&I program guidelines and policies, interprets, develops, adapts, and coordinates analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on the Compliance operations and resources. Advises and negotiates acceptance of conflicting issues with management in the formulation of Compliance policies. Applies and disseminates newly developed or revised policies and procedures for use in field operations.
- Serves as a technical expert on significant issues relative to the Exempt Organizations specialty. Provides technical guidance on examination and determination of exempt status activity relative to exempt organizations including private foundations, cooperatives, and relevant business entities. The incumbent provides expert advice that potentially impacts the organization’s overall tax compliance strategy and the Exempt Organization Examination and Rulings and Agreement programs.
- Serves as a lead for other revenue agents and specialists assigned to an examination and counsel attorneys. Leads the team in conferences with appeals, including issue resolution meetings such as fast track. May be assigned to multiple examinations simultaneously.
- Leads national analysis of tax computational issues involving significant tax transactions related to specific taxpayers or across taxpayer, industry and international boundaries. May plan, implement, control, modify and execute all or parts of a national Project or assignment associated with certain tax computational areas of specialization.
Conditions of Employment
- Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor’s approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
- Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to “Get Your Tax Record” at http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies**.**
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a bachelor’s or higher degree in accounting that included at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management, or finance.
OR A bachelor’s or higher degree in a field other than accounting or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years that included at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position must include:
- Experience in applying professional accounting principles, concepts and methodology in the examination of accounting books, records and systems; and
- Knowledge of business and trade practices to analyze business operations and financial conditions; and
- Experience in interacting effectively in a wide range of situations with a broad range of individuals; and
- Experience in interpreting and applying tax law for at least one of the following specialties: individuals; business; employee plans or retirement plans; exempt organizations; tax advantaged municipal finance transactions or tax exempt bonds; Indian Tribal Governments and Employment Tax issues for Federal State and Local governments; Large complex business transactions and returns pertaining to the application of tax principles, policies, legal decisions for business taxpayers’ international and transfer pricing issues.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM’s Qualifications Standards.
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.Apply Online