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    Duties

    Summary

    WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED (SB/SE) DIVISION? 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.

    See "Other Information" for Locations.

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    Responsibilities

    WHAT DOES A REVENUE OFFICER/TECHNICAL SERVICES ADVISOR/REVIEWER DO? As a Revenue Officer/Technical Services Advisor Reviewer 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 Collections, 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 Reviewer Officer/Technical Services Advisor/Reviewer you will: 

    • Perform extensive and complex research on available background material concerning industry practices and any applicable interpretations of precedent setting court cases.
    • Examine 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.
    • Organize and coordinate the efforts of Service employees and other parties to protect the Government's interest and to expedite the payment of taxes and the securing of delinquent returns.
    • Explain IRS policy and procedures, providing instructions and analyzing complex or unusual issues presented by taxpayers, practitioners and Service employees.
    • Provide and maintain liaison with Federal, state, and local court officials, appear in court and present or document evidence in support of the Government's position.
    • Review and analyze offers-in-compromise and installment agreements which have been proposed for rejection, and make recommendations to sustain or overturn such proposed rejections.
    • Prepare written reports, correspondence, referrals and forms that are clear, concise, and accurately reflect the factual information.

    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 http://www.jobs.irs.gov/

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Refer to Other Information.
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.

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    Qualifications

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

    GS-12 LEVEL:  You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:  Demonstrating in-depth, broad knowledge and experience of the Internal Revenue Code and related enforcement and collection regulations and procedures; knowledge of a wide range business laws and practices, judicial processes, laws of evidence, the interrelationship between Federal and state laws and its effect on moderate complex legal instruments; knowledge of financial/managerial accounting and banking principles, terminology, practices and methods to analyze financial records; 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:

    • Collection activities using a variety of Collection tools such as Levy, Notice of Federal Tax lien, seizure, and suits;
    • Secure delinquent returns using a variety of tools such as summons and preparing substitute for returns per IRC 6020(b);
    • Use computer systems to capture information secured and to aid in the collection of Federal taxes or delinquent Federal tax returns and to conduct research such as locator services, credit bureaus reports, and real estate programs;
    • Prepare the assembly of trust fund recovery penalty files, suit and seizure packages and lien activities packages including discharge, subordination, and withdrawal.

    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.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

    You must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

    Education

    Additional information

    (22) positions are located in SB/SE, Collection Operations, Field Collection, Civil Enforcement Advice & Support Operations, position is Remain In POD.

    ROTATIONAL ASSIGNMENT: 12-24 months

    When the rotational assignment ends Employee(s) will return to their original POD as long as there is a vacant position that management decides to fill, available strategic work and space. If the employee cannot be returned to their original POD, management will reassign the employee to their preferred office within the commuting area subject to available workload and space at the location.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: 95897 
    A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a Bargaining unit position.
    • This is a lateral, rotational developmental assignment that may be extended up to 2-years.
    • Applicants must be current GS-1169-12 SBSE Collection employees.
    • Position has a formal development. Pay Retention may be authorized.
    • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
    • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/ 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.

    Referral: 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.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    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

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.
    IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
    You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.
    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS: Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
    IRS employees: If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. 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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    Benefits

    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.

    As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.  

    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.

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    How to Apply

    This is an open continuous roster announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the last cutoff date listed in the announcement. The roster open period is 06/10/2019 through 03/17/2020.  The roster will be used to fill positions in SB/SE throughout the life of the roster. We are projecting approximately 22 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. It is anticipated that there will be a significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will have cut-off for applicant consideration. Eligible best qualified (BQ) applicants will be considered in application date order as needed to fill vacancies. 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: 1st cut off date is 06/21/2019. The following cut off dates are: 09/19,2019, 12/18/2019 and the announcement will close on 03/17/2020. Selections may be made through 06/15/2020.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us sbseintapps@irs.gov if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk

    Agency contact information

    IRS JOB ONLINE HELP DESK

    Phone

    1-866-743-5748, Opt #1

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    sbseintapps@irs.gov

    Address

    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    2970 Market Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
    United States
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    WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.

    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536186100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.