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Job Title:Senior Tax Analyst

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CS4-CFX0141-0501-14-CA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time Permanent; - Career/Career-Conditional

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington, DC, USView Map
New Carrollton, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens, no prior federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.

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.

WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. 

WHAT DOES A SENIOR TAX ANALYST DO? Will serves as an expert analyst with responsibility for performing significant technical, analytical,and evaluative staff work related to national level mission-oriented programs. Assignments involve exceptionally large and complex programs, systems, or issues. The work includes planning, coordinating,and conducting analytical studies, and/or projects. Programs include direct or indirect activities related to tax administration.

WHAT IS THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIVISION? The IRS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) organization is responsible for the custodial accounting of over $2 trillion in taxpayer payments, as well as for managing the IRS' $12 billion annual operating budget. In addition, the CFO advises the IRS Commissioner and other top executives on issues dealing with financial management, financial systems, strategic planning, performance management, budget formulation, budget execution, and internal controls.

One position will be filled in the Office of the Deputy Associate CFO for Financial Management/Fianancial Management Unit/Chief Financial Officer in either the 77 K Street NE, Washington, DC. -or- 5000 Ellin Road, New Carrollton, MD. Metro area.

The first 100 eligible applicants in Category A will be considered first and thereafter applicants will be pulled on an as needed basis for the remaining number of vacancies. 

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Please click "Print Preview" to review the announcement before applying.
  • Citizenship will be verified.
  • Moving expenses may be authorized with eligible CTAP/RPP letter.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
  • Travel is required 01 to 05 days per month

DUTIES:

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As an FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYST you will: 

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs assignments that are agency-wide in scope and have significant impact on issues facing the operating unit.

Conducts Business Reviews of field and headquarters offices, serves on task forces or study groups, and performs independent analyses of area or nationwide program operations.

Groups, and performs independent analyses of area or nationwide program operations.

Comprehensively plans, analyzes, determines cost/benefit relationships, and coordinates a variety of functions, operations, teams, or interfacing administrative systems.

Independently studies complex problems facing operating unit functions or those of particular concern within specialized areas of the organization.

Prepares final reports on national issues. Interprets, develops, adapts, and coordinates analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on business unit operations and resources.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet one or more of the following basic requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: BASIC REQUIREMENTS 

To qualify for the grade 14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. 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. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-14:

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to perform financial studies, analyses, and research of travel, relocation, debt and/or other issues or problems using qualitative or quantitative methods, including benefit-cost analysis.
  • Knowledge of policies, directives, standards, and requirements related to travel, relocation and/or debt within the Federal context.
  • Ability to devise and recommend changes in administrative policies related to travel, relocation and/or debt; develop new programs and procedures, and assess the impact of such programs on the Internal Revenue Service
  • Knowledge of written and oral communication techniques sufficient to describe and document analyses, share information, coordinate work efforts, communicate ideas to key officials, prepare and deliver reports and engage in negotiations.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED

  1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. 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. Tips for preparing your resume and cover letter can be found by clicking here for resume tips or here for cover letter tips.
  2. If you are eligible and qualified, your application (resume and any other information submitted) will be evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts to assess your possession of the following competencies: Financial Tax Systems, Financial Tax Analysis, Communication
  3. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on the results of the panel. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.). Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their information provided in resumes and will referred for selection before non-preference eligibles within the same category. Applicants are "tentatively" assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation.
  4. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position, applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse 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 score of 80 or Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that values people. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. The IRS will help you reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and family needs. 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; applicants with prior federal service may have varying benefits;
  • Access to comprehensive vision, dental, life and long-term care 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 a life-time annuity, a 401 (k) type plan with employer-matching contributions for eligible employees and potential Social Security benefits.
  • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: usajobs.gov

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Alex Silcott @ 816-291-9350. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • 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.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf ); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • A pre-employment federal income tax verification.
  • Federal law requires verification of identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification) and may provide information from your Form I-9 to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and/or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure a work authorization. You will receive written instructions and contact information for SSA and DHS if this information can not be confirmed.


  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    The application process has 6 STEPS.
    STEP 1: Create a "MY Account" at: https://my.usajobs.gov  
    STEP 2: Develop a resume using the "Resume Builder" or upload your resume.
    STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS  , copy and enter the announcement number 13CS4-CFX0141-0501-14-CA in the key word search field. Select "Yes", if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click "Search for Jobs." Click "Apply Online" on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click "Apply for this position now!"
    STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4) Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click "Apply to this Vacancy".
    STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.
    STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click "Finish" at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

    WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT SOMETHING?

    1. Log into My USAJOBS at https://my.usajobs.gov with your user name and password.
    2. Click on "Application Status".
    3. Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
    4. Click "Review and Update your documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
    5. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
    6. Click "Finish" to save this change.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION Submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of the courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. An official transcript will be required if you are selected for a position. A college or university degree must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) institution and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information refer to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. Any foreign education must be evaluated by a credentialing agency. We require proof of this evaluation. Information is available at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, 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. Applicants who qualify for Ten-point preference must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, Standard Form (SF)-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, Click Here.

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information about eligibility and required documents, click here.

    NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Cindy Ayres
    Phone: 816-291-9350
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 816-292-6062
    Email: Spec-hiring@irs.gov
    Agency Information:
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    333 West Pershing Road
    Kansas City, MO
    64108
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You can expect a communication from us concerning your application via email. 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 communications that could affect your consideration for this position. If your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement, please notify the Employment Office (contact provided in this announcement) and update your USAJOBS profile. You can check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto your "My USAJOBS" account and clicking on "My Applications".

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13CS4-CFX0141-0501-14-CA

    Control Number:

    339008000