Internal Revenue Service General Engineer in Andover, Massachusetts
Provides expert technical advice and direction to Appeals Team Case Leaders, Appeals Technical Guidance Coordinators, International Specialists, Appeals Officers and other service employees relative to the largest and most complex engineering and valuation issues. Provides technical support and assistance on complex cases which have engineering or valuation issues. Works issues that often require development of new engineering and valuation theories, approaches and techniques, new sources and applications of knowledge and data to achieve or promote issue settlement. Organizes work independently, identifies priorities, applies knowledge and skills to expeditiously and efficiently assist in the resolution of issues assigned. Develops and revises, as needed, Appeals settlement positions for those issues benefitting from engineering knowledge. Detail the hazards of litigation by maintaining active knowledge of case law and other legal authorities. Provides technical expertise as a consultant to Appeals and other divisions, and on committees and workgroups identifying emerging and strategic issues and developing new engineering and valuation procedures, models, theories, approaches, and related training programs. Serves as an instructor or speaker for courses or sessions addressing engineering and valuation issues. Provides authoritative reviews of the valuation, engineering and technical findings provided by the Service\'s examination, and those presented by the taxpayer\'s appeal. Considers the relative merits of contesting interpretations providing expert guidance to Appeals as to the appropriate determinations and issue resolutions. As necessary, prepares written valuation findings, engineering reports, and other technical guidance for the Appeals hearing and settlement of the issues.