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Internal Revenue Agent

Company: Department Of The Treasury
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 5, 2021

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WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? Visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

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Responsibilities

What Is The Large Business and International (LB&I) DIVISION: 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.

A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Serve as an expert on technical issues by collaborating on the identification, risk assessment, development, and resolution of issues and develop technical content, training materials, and other resources to share knowledge, expand technical expertise, and ensure consistency and accountability in positions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to examiners and respond to requests for information, including answering inquiries in a prompt and responsive manner, following up with guidance provided, and collaborating with others.
  • Participate in project assignments, solving problems, identifying actionable events, meeting milestones and deadlines and time frames for completion.
  • Monitors the applicable team members and reports on the status and progress of work; reviews work in progress and completed work to ensure that the guidance and instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met.
  • Make recommendations for development of new tax laws affecting technical issues and ensure emerging or strategic issues are identified from all potential sources and effectively escalated.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

  • Job family (Series)

0512 Internal Revenue Agent

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Conditions of Employment

  • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 150-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. 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.
  • A 1-year probationary period is required.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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))
  • 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 appointment and annually from then on.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel
  • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Basic Requirements For All Grades:

You must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience.

For more information on the required accounting knowledge please refer to Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements.

AND MEET ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING:

A Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 1) 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 2) 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 appropriate experience and a four (4) year course of study at an accredited college or university that included at least 1) 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 2) 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;

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Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia;

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Currently or previously held an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 position for at least one year.

Specialized Experience GS-14: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:Experience in applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices; Researching, interpreting and analyzing tax implications of corporate financial transactions; Experience using analytical and evaluative techniques, to gather, identify, evaluate, and develop work methods to resolve multifaceted interrelated issues and combined Federal tax effects; Experience dealing tactfully and persuasively with taxpayers and stakeholders, to explain complex interpretation of tax laws, regulations and resolve issues. Experience as a technical expert with large, complex business returns pertaining to the application of tax principles, policies, legal decisions, and guidance with large, complex business returns in international tax areas (for example, international business provisions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Complex Corporate Foreign Tax Credit Planning, Foreign Earnings & Profits, Expense Allocation and Apportionment, Sourcing of Income, Subpart F, Outbound transfers of Intangible Property, Transfer Pricing, complex reorganizations and restructuring transactions, controlled foreign corporations, disregarded entities and check-the-box elections, Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA), including Treaties, Advance Pricing Agreement (APA), and Competent Authority procedures) and experience evaluating and explaining complex international tax concepts to others both verbally and in writing.

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.

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

Education

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 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.

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