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Internal Revenue Agent (12 Month Register)

Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:



Duties

Summary

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.

See "Other Information" for Locations.



Responsibilities

WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT (IRA) DO? IRAs conduct examinations of entities such as corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries; use their knowledge and skill in accounting and auditing to determine correct tax liabilities and recognize potential fraud; interact with taxpayers and their representatives from varied backgrounds; provide examination findings, interpret tax laws and regulations; and perform other necessary duties to ensure compliance.

WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.

As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:

  • Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of taxpayers, to include corporations, partnerships, foreign entities, individuals, and fiduciaries.
  • Examine tax returns that may also contain special audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues.
  • Conduct examinations to ensure proper reporting of income and expenses of individual and business taxpayers using financial and other investigative skills.
  • Conduct package audits to determine that other required returns such as information, excise, or specialty returns are filed and conduct concurrent examinations or make referrals of these and other returns when warranted.
  • Identify issues to be pursued based on issues of strategic importance and large, unusual or questionable items which produce significant tax or compliance effect and utilizes the appropriate tax law and facts needed to resolve them.
  • Recognize indicators of fraudulent activity and develop appropriate referrals.
  • Utilize standard accounting methods and techniques during the course of examinations in order to develop information regarding the income and financial operations of taxpayers.
  • Examine accounting systems and records including computerized accounting and financial information systems which reflect a variety of complex financial operations.
  • Gather and research data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting practices unique to a particular trade or industry.
  • Confer with taxpayers or their representatives to explain the accounting and other issues involved and the applicability of pertinent tax laws and regulations and explain proposed adjustments.

    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

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 01 to 05 Travel Night per Month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment
    • Refer to Other Information.
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

      .

      Qualifications

      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
      BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (ALL grade levels) You must have a Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter 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 combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a 4 year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e., at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. OR A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year. In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to

      AND
      In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

      GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: Experience applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; Experience interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; Experience of business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; Experience preparing written reports and analyses, and articulating and communicating results and analyses orally and in writing; and Experience interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions.

      For Grades 13: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

      - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or . 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.

      In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

      You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

      Education

      Additional information

      50 positions are located in the Large Business and International (LB&I) business division, Eastern Compliance Practice Area. Positions may be filled in any of the following locations:
      • 2 vacancies 700 W Capitol, Little Rock, AR (AR0063) 72201
      • 4 vacancies 7850 S. W. 6th Court, Plantation, FL (FL2347) 33324
      • 4 vacancies 1899 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA (GA2401) 30339 or 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341-4002 (GA2004)
      • 3 vacancies 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA (IA0112) 50309
      • 4 vacancies 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236) 60604
      • 2 vacancies 2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337) 60515
      • 4 vacancies 5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558) 60176
      • 2 vacancies 575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133) 46204
      • 1 vacancy 600 Dr Martin L King Pl, Louisville, KY (KY0086) 40202
      • 3 vacancies 38275 West Twelve Mile Road, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI (MI2097) 48331 or 1270 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac, MI (MI2181) 48340
      • 4 vacancies 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN (MN1675) 55425
      • 2 vacancies 4905 Koger Boulevard, Greensboro, NC (NC2668) 27407
      • 2 vacancies 7751 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC (NC1151) 27617
      • 2 vacancies 200 N High St, Columbus, OH (OH0208) 43215
      • 4 vacancies 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S, Suite 300, Independence, OH (OH2320) 44131
      • 2 vacancies 127 International Drive, Franklin, TN (TN2709) 37067
      • 2 vacancies 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005) 38118
      • 3 vacancies N14 W24200 Tower Place, Suite 202, Waukesha, WI (WI1696) 53188
        The anticipated start date is to be determined. #LI-POST

        CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
        • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
        • Relocation expenses - No
        • This is a bargaining unit position.
        • We offer opportunities for telework.
        • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
        • A 1-year probationary period is required.
        • Must successfully complete a background investigation including an 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
        • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
        • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
        • 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.
        • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
        • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
        • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
        • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
        • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements

          How You Will Be Evaluated

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

          Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

          Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Interpersonal Skills, Oral and Written Communications, Corporate Financial Transactions, Problem Solving, Tax Law and Practices, Reasoning, Planning and Evaluating, Influencing/Negotiating. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of two quality level categories, (i.e., A/B = Best Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

          Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category for this position, except at the GS-09 and above.

          Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

          If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for , you must receive a score of category A/B to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
          This vacancy announcement will be used as a register to fill vacancies through 04/19/2021.

          To preview questions please .

          Background checks and security clearance

          Security clearance



          Drug test required

          No

          Required Documents

          A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

          All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view

          VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view .

          Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.

          EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: 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 . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the

          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.Overview

          Open & closing dates
          03/16/2020 to 01/19/2021

          Service
          Competitive

          Pay scale & grade
          GS 13

          Salary
          $91,231 to $131,532 per year

          Appointment type
          Permanent

          Work schedule
          Full-Time



          Fair & Transparent

          The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

          The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


          • Reasonable Accommodation Policy

            Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

            A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

            Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
            • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
            • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
            • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

              You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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              Legal and regulatory guidance
              • Financial suitability
              • Social security number request
              • Privacy Act
              • Signature and false statements
              • Selective Service
              • New employee probationary period

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