Internal Revenue Agent (12 Month Register)
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: March 25, 2020
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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
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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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information.
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
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
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described
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
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,
You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade
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)
- 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)
- 4 vacancies 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236)
- 2 vacancies 2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337)
- 4 vacancies 5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558)
- 2 vacancies 575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133)
- 1 vacancy 600 Dr Martin L King Pl, Louisville, KY (KY0086)
- 3 vacancies 38275 West Twelve Mile Road, Suite 200, Farmington
Hills, MI (MI2097) 48331 or 1270 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac, MI (MI2181)
- 4 vacancies 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN (MN1675)
- 2 vacancies 4905 Koger Boulevard, Greensboro, NC (NC2668)
- 2 vacancies 7751 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC
- 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)
- 2 vacancies 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005) 38118
- 3 vacancies N14 W24200 Tower Place, Suite 202, Waukesha, WI
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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"
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
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
Drug test required
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
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
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
Pay scale & grade
$91,231 to $131,532 per year
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
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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