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This announcement may be used to fill additional positions in more than one Business Division throughout the Service.
The Large Business & 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.
WHAT DOES A SENIOR ADVISOR DO? The Senior Advisor has primary responsibility to provide strategy-level analysis and advice on significant issues to the Practice Area Director in coordination with others as appropriate. The Senior Advisor coordinates closely with and serves as a resource for all organizations within Large Business and International (LB&I). The Senior Advisor reports directly to the Practice Area Director on highly complex, crosscutting, and technical issues. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and implementing created technical and resource management projects and programs within the Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations
As a Senior Advisor you will:
Independently or as a leader of an ad hoc group, undertakes special studies and investigations on taxpayer compliance, taxpayer burden, efficient allocation of IRS resources, enforcement revenues or other topics assigned. Plans and/or accomplishes special projects.
Represents the executive in contracts with high level IRS officials, representatives of other agencies and non-government organizations.
Assists the executive in crating and establishing enterprise research strategy and goals that enhance compliance.
Assists in the allocation of resources and the establishment of performance measures and goals for the business unit.
Provides oversight to ensure goals, strategy, and policies are clearly communicated to employees to achieve the desired results.
Analyzes proposals referred by the research service wide community, or those directed to the executive, for review, approval, or decision.
Develops, establishes and maintains adequate processes for review of work products and projects to assure technical and administrative completeness and accuracy. Conducts final review of policy or precedent setting information prior to dissemination. Pursues appropriate follow- up to ensure that decisions are implemented as intended.
Evaluates information relating to policy setting recognizing the need for consistent and accurate application of technical and/or procedural positions and the establishment of clear precedents. Formulates determines, and influences courses of action affecting adoption of research service-wide policy.
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Occasional travel - 1 to 5 days per month
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
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Must be a U.S. citizen or National
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-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated accomplishments in serving in a leadership capacity on major programs, leading organization-wide projects and/or initiatives, making critical decisions that impact an organization or division, and experience supporting and representing top executive leadership. Experience must demonstrate extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques to lead analyses of interdisciplinary issues pertaining to general (strategic) management, public policy or public administration and to provide top management with analysis of major issues of strategic importance, to develop new approaches and to prepare policy options and action plans; and seasoned oral and written skills sufficient to develop, persuade and negotiate a wide range of technical and implementation issues. Experience as an expert technical advisor on complex transfer pricing and treaty issues of U.S. multinational businesses and foreign business entities operating in the U.S. Experience providing advice on high-profile, complex, and sensitive transfer pricing and treaty issues.
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
Tour of Duty:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We offer opportunities for telework.
Must meet IRS Telework eligibility requirements.
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 laws requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
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.
File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
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.
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Interpersonal Skills, Oral and Written Communication, Problem Solving, Planning and Evaluating, Customer Service, Financial Management Analysis, Project Management and Leadership.
Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly 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.
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 notreimburse 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 the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a rating of category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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.) https://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf 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 https://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf
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.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .
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.
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at Pay and benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.