Internal Revenue Service Tax Examining Technician-Direct Hire-Incentive Eligible - Amended in United States
Summary Positions under this announcement are being filled using a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) and a Recruitment Incentive is authorized for eligible, highly qualified applicants. For information on the Recruitment Incentive please reference the Additional Information section of this announcement. Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? Visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov Responsibilities WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS SELF EMPLOYED DIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: SBSE Campus Exam 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. Reviews case files, tax returns, examination reports, work papers, adjustments and closing documents. Determines that required documents are present, complete and consistent with the examination reports. Ensures that all necessary documents are properly signed and executed. Determines presence of a variety of factors which impact on the processing of the case, such as a statute of limitation expiration, "No Record on AIMS", partial agreements, and agreed to over $50,000 deficiency. Ensures that all the necessary documents are properly signed and executed. Computes the proper assessable and allowable interest considering affected tax periods, varying interest rates, information received from the taxpayer, or other conditions identified when working the case. Computes allowable interest and the abatements of interest and penalties due to overpayments and/or over assessments. Determines if over assessment is barred when statutory limitations are applicable. Prepares requests for manual assessment when necessary. Determines portion of over assessment barred from allowance when statutory limitations are partially applicable. Requirements 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. The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act prohibits the Department of Treasury and its bureaus from requesting an applicant's criminal history record before that individual receives a conditional offer of employment. In accordance with 5 U.S. Code § 9202(c) and 5 C.F.R § 920.201 certain positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Chance to Compete Act. Applicants who believe they have been subjected to a violation of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act, may submit a written complaint to the Department of Treasury by email at, FairChanceAct@treasury.gov. To learn more, please visit our page at: Treasury.gov/fairchanceact. Qualifications 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 OR time of referral: Specialized Experience/ Education GS-05: Applicants must meet one of the following: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to perform the duties of this position. This may be paid or non-paid experience. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or four years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to one year of specialized experience. Post-high school education must be from an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. Specialized Experience GS-06: Applicants must have: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that demonstrates the ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to perform the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying experience include, experience dealing with the public analyzing tax or accounting issues. Experience resolving problems, adjusting accounts, and providing information on financial issues. Specialized Experience GS-07: Applicants must have: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-06) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies necessary for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include bookkeeping or accounting duties, working with the public analyzing tax or accounting problems and resolving high-conflict differences through use of established guidelines, dealing with customers in person, in writing or by telephone in a variety of situations that require solicitation of information to identify concerns and offer solutions, interpreting account information to address a variety of issues, guidelines, and past transactions. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards. Education 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. Additional Information A 1-year probationary period is required. Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. 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. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled. The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages. This is a bargaining unit position. Tour of Duty: Includes day, mid & swing shifts . Shifts vary by location. We will try to offer the shift of your preference, but you may be offered an alternate shift upon selection. Actual TOD will be determined at the time of selection. You will be considered for telework, after at least twelve (12) months of employment with IRS. During this 12 month period you will be expected to work in-office for the 12 month period. If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy. Vacancies filled under this public notice may have varying levels of promotion potential and are not guaranteed to go to the full working level of the GS-7. Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available. A recruitment incentive may be authorized for eligible, highly qualified applicants. The incentive will be $2,000 and will require a two-year service agreement. The service agreement details will be provided to new employees prior to entrance on duty. This monetary incentive will be disbursed as outlined in the service agreement. Amended to include a cut-off date of 01/08/2024 and 02/14/2024. Amended to extend closing date to 05/02/2024. Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a maximum of 1 location choices. Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty. This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 05/02/2024. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 01/08/2024. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the open period if needed.