This announcement may be used to fill additional positions in more than one Business Division throughout the Service.
The anticipated start date is March 19, 2019 with future start dates to be decided at a later date.
See "Additional Information" for specific locations.
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.
The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers. SB/SE taxpayers generally have higher incomes than most taxpayers, need to file twice as many tax forms, and generally need to rely more on paid tax preparers and the taxpayer education outreach activities of the IRS.
WHAT DOES A REVENUE OFFICER DO? As a Revenue Officer you will serve as a civil enforcement officer, and perform collection related activities within the established laws, rules and regulations. The role of the Revenue Officer varies depending on the organization for which you are hired. For Field Collection, cases are primarily worked in the field. As a Revenue Officer you will be responsible for collecting delinquent accounts, secure delinquent tax returns, and/or performing a technical review of the collection activities to determine compliance. On the other hand, the Technical Reviewer is responsible for evaluating closed cases to determine if the conclusions reached are consistent with the tax laws, procedures and policy requirements. Regardless of the position you choose, each day is filled with new challenges, and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth.
As a Revenue Officer you will:
Perform extensive and complex research on available background material concerning industry practices and any applicable interpretations of precedent setting court cases.
Examines voluminous and complex books and records which may be incomplete, poorly organized, or intentionally disorganized or arranged in order to conceal the true nature of payment to individuals, including cash or barter transactions, requiring considerable reconstruction of records.
Use investigative, interviewing, and fact-finding techniques to determine the position of the Service as to whether taxes have been accurately reported and paid.
Identify income and excise tax issues, employee plan issues, and potential tax fraud issues, and refer them as appropriate to the appropriate organization for resolution.
Research available guidelines and reference material, to resolve complex questions of tax law that may have arisen during the course of the examination. Such questions usually involve issues for findings which could be legitimately contested by a different interpretation of the law, ruling, or precedents.
Prepares narrative reports in support of recommendations. Composes case related correspondence or other written work (for example, letters to taxpayers, their representatives or third parties, technical reports, research or proposals) to explain technical issues or decisions.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
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 www.jobs.irs.gov .
Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.
Job family (Series)
1169 Internal Revenue Officer
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
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Tour of Duty:
Day Shift Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. May be negotiable at time of hiring.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
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 fro 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.
The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
Obtain and Maintain a Moderate Risk Clearance.
Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of business organization and commercial practices; knowledge of investigative techniques and methods, and the ability to apply such techniques to the analysis of business and financial matters; practical knowledge of business law, including laws governing fraudulent transfers, secured and unsecured debts, negotiable instruments, business corporations, and survivorship rights and titling instruments; knowledge of delinquent loan collection processes and techniques; working knowledge of accounting principles and practices; knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and related Federal tax regulations and procedures; knowledge of bankruptcy and lien law. Experience may have been gained in work such as:
Reviewing financial documents to determine a business' financial condition and its ability to pay debt;
Evaluating income assets, equity and credit to collect delinquent payments;
Investigating or tracing financial transactions such as a real estate broker or insurance broker;
Establishing or operating a small business that included administering a budget, defining operating procedures and understanding tax consequences of business actions;
Counseling taxpayers on tax filing and paying obligations;
Dealing with the effects of various legal instruments such as leases, wills, deeds, and trusts; OR
Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies; OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: One (1) academic year of graduate education in a field of study such as: business administration (finance, accounting, auditing, marketing and business law), law, economics, criminology, political science, government, social science, communications, psychology, public administration or another related field; OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrating knowledge and experience of the Internal Revenue Code and related enforcement and collection regulations and procedures. Practical knowledge of business organization and commercial practices; practical knowledge of business law, including laws governing fraudulent transfers, secured and unsecured debts, negotiable instruments, business corporations, and survivorship rights and titling instruments; knowledge of and conducts financial analysis, including the ability to analyze the operations, financial condition, profitability of taxpayers; including the valuation of assets for case resolution; uses arithmetic and mathematical reasoning to resolve collection determination issues; knowledge of electronic data exchange and the ability to conduct business online including use of the internet and intranet. Experience may have been gained in work such as:
Collecting delinquent Federal taxes and securing delinquent returns;
Conducting investigations of alleged criminal violations of Federal tax statutes and making recommendations for criminal prosecutions and civil penalties;
Performing internal audit, administrative, or management duties directly related to the collection of Federal taxes;
Furnishing taxpayer assistance and information to the general public or determining, re-determining, or advising of liability for Federal taxes where the applicant was required to apply a comprehensive knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations and procedures pertaining to income, estate, gift, employment, or excise taxes; OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field of study such as business administration (finance, accounting, auditing, marketing and business law), law, economics, criminology, political science, government, social science, communications, psychology, public administration or another related field; OR
LL.B or J.D., if related; OR
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 Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work 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.
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION. When applying for this position, please consider each location before selecting. If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to that location on the negotiated start date.
Due to the number of locations you will be limited to three location preferences. Most selections will be filled from the Primary locations indicated. Selections from Alternate locations will only be made if Primary locations are not filled.
Primary Locations are located in:
AK, Anchorage; AR, Little Rock; AZ, Phoenix; CA, Bakersfield; CA, Camarillo; CA, El Monte; CA, Fresno; CA, Glendale; CA, Laguna Niguel; CA, Oakland; CA, San Bernardino; CA, San Diego; CA, San Francisco; CA, San Jose; CA, Santa Ana; CA, Stockton; CO, Denver; CO, Westminster; CT, Hartford; DE, Dover; DE, Newark; FL, Jacksonville; FL, Maitland; FL, Miami; FL, Plantation; FL, Sarasota; FL, Tampa; FL, West Palm Beach; GA, Atlanta ; GA, Savannah; HI, Honolulu; ID, Boise; IL, Downers Grove; IN, Indianapolis; KY, Lexington; KY, Louisville; LA, Baton Rouge; LA, Lafayette; LA, New Orleans; MA, Brockton; MD, Annapolis; MD, Baltimore; MD, Rockville; MD, Salisbury; MN, St. Paul; MT, Missoula; NC, Charlotte; NC, Greensboro; NC, Raleigh; NC, Wilmington; NJ, Edison; NJ, Freehold; NJ, Paramus; NM, Albuquerque; NV, Las Vegas; NV, Reno; NY, Bethpage; NY, Brooklyn; NY, Corona; OH, Columbus; OK, Oklahoma City; OK, Tulsa; OR, Portland; PA, Bethlehem; SC, Charleston; SC, Columbia; SC, Greenville; SD, Sioux Falls; TN, Nashville; TX, Amarillo; TX, Austin; TX, Corpus Christi; TX, Dallas; TX, El Paso; TX, Fort Worth; TX, Houston; TX, McAllen; TX, San Antonio; UT, Salt Lake City; VA, Norfolk; VA, Richmond; VA, Roanoke; VA, Vienna; WA, Seattle; WA, Tacoma; WI, Appleton; WI, Milwaukee
Alternate locations are located in:
AR, Fayetteville; AR, Fort Smith; AR, Texarkana; CA, Sacramento; CA, Santa Barbara; CA, Santa Maria; CA, Santa Rosa; DC, Washington; FL, Myers; FL, Pensacola; FL, Tallahassee; GA, Macon; KS, Wichita; MA, Worcester; MN, Bloomington; MT, Billings; NC, Greenville; NJ, Cherry Hill; NJ, Paterson; NJ, Springfield; NY, New York City; OK, Enid; OK, Muskogee; OR, Salem; RI, Warwick; TX, Farmers Branch; TX, Harlingen; TX, Waco; UT, Ogden; WA, Spokane; WI, Madison; WY, Casper;
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.
If you are eligible and tentatively qualified for this position based upon your responses to the application questions, you will receive an email directing you to an on-line assessment including directions for accessing the assessment website and a unique link to register for your personal testing session. The on-line job assessments measure the following competencies: Decision Making & Reasoning, Flexibility, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Self-Esteem, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, Arithmetic, Memory, and Communication.
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 for this position.
This on-line assessment process includes three (3) separate assessments that will take about three (3) hours or less to complete. The on-line assessments must be completed within the timeframe of the open testing period. If you pass the on-line assessment, you will be placed into one of three final quality category groups (A, B or C) based on your results. If you fail the on-line assessment, you will be removed from consideration. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.). Candidates will be considered in category group order. 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.
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.
This vacancy announcement will be used as a register to fill vacancies through 10/14/2019.
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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 eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters 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 Resume Tips
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 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.
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 .
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 OPM instructions.
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.
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Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
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