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Job Title:Schedule A Professional GS-0500- 5 Thru 14

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:14CE5-SHA0003-9999-PM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,628.00 to $143,141.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-9999-05/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Various Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies in the following location:
IRS Nationwide Locations, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. CITIZENS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES, ELIGIBLE UNDER A "SCHEDULE A" APPOINTMENT, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.




 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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 A SCHEDULE A APPOINTMENT?
Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority, which allows the hiring of qualified individuals with severe disabilities, without using the competitive hiring process. Targeted disabilities, as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), include severe disabilities targeted for emphasis in affirmative employment planning. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to deafness, blindness, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability, convulsive disorders, and distortion of limbs or spine. An employee may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment, without competition, after completing two years on the job and demonstrating satisfactory performance. If you are interested in a challenging career with excellent benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to register here and submit your resume to be considered as positions are made available.
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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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  • Schedule A Excepted Service Appointment
  • Trial Period-2 years of satisfactory performance may lead to
  • conversion to a Career Conditional Appointment

DUTIES:

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In the Accounting and Budget area, you will be involved in work the requires the application of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards as it relates to the financial activities of governmental, quasi-governmental, or private sector organizations. This work may include:


    • designing, developing, operating, or inspecting accounting systems;
 
    • prescribing accounting standards, policies, and requirements;
 
    • examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports; or advising or assisting management on accounting and financial management matters.


Accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards address these types of duties:


    • determining the boundaries of an accounting entity;
 
    • recognizing and measuring revenues;
 
    • matching revenues and expenses by applying methodologies such as accrual accounting and depreciation;
 
    • defining and measuring costs by applying methodologies such as standard, process, job-order, and activity-based costing; and, 
 
    • full disclosure on financial statements.
 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements at the time in which the vacancy occurs to be referred to management for consideration. Your application will be maintained in an applicant supply file and may be referred as vacancies arise for which you are qualified.
PROOF OF DISABILITY: The Code of Federal Regulations states that Persons with Disabilities interested in obtaining employment within the Federal Government under the Schedule A authority must present proof of disability. (5 CFR 213.3102(u)(2)) Proof of disability must be obtained prior to an actual appointment.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
A. 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. Where specific course requirements are not indicated, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this req course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major OR B. Appropriate combo of education and experience that is typically a core of educational credit, plus addtl education and/or experience. The quality of the combination of education & experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, & abilities required to perform work in the occupation, & is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills & abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:


    • 24 semester hrs in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
 
    • A Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written exam; or
 
    • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hrs, but that does not fully satisfy the 24 semester hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4 year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hrs in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the requirements.
 
    • Degree: accounting, that included at least 30 semester hrs in accounting or 24 semester hrs in accounting and an additional 6 semester hrs in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management, or finance; or
 
    • Combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years including courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e., at least 30 semester hrs in accounting or 24 semester hrs in accounting and 6 semester hs in related subjects as described above, in combination with appropriate experience or additional education.


In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the candidate must also meet the following:
GS-07: A. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of the grade you are applying for in the federal government. Specialized experience is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience may include: Review/interpret basic federal legislation, rules, standards, and regulations pertaining to accounting and financial management; Analyze and evaluate specific accounting operations, policies, procedures, and systems for compliance with standards/internal controls; Prepare, analyze, interpret, review, and present basic accounting data, reports, and financial statements. Provide applicable technical support to the basic financial statement audit; Applies cost accounting methodologies to assigned data and systems, in partnership with predetermined BU's, to report the cost of major activities for management information purposes.  OR B. 1 year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in accounting or a degree in a related field of study. OR C. Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or 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 two 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 D. A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience to equal the amount described above.


GS-12 & GS-13 & GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of the grade you are applying for in the federal government. Specialized experience is related to the work of this position and provided you the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience may include: Prepares, analyzes, interprets, reviews, and presents accounting data, reports, and financial statements. Applies cost accounting methodologies to agency-wide data/systems, to report the cost of major activities; Drafts accounting polices, procedures, requirements, and standards; Analyzes accounting issues/problems and recommends solutions. Drafts responses/responds to Congressional, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), and GAO reports. Researches new/improved business practices; Reviews existing systems for revisions/recommends modifications to systems design; Estimates value of real/personal property using appraisal principles; Reviews/investigates complex valuation issues, e.g.: depreciable life, salvage, investment tax credit, sales of property, research and experimental expenses, casualty loss, contribution of property, valuation of tangible and intangible property in acquisitions, mergers and liquidations, etc.; Researches guidelines/reference material to resolve valuation issues during an investigation; Prepares written technical/valuation findings resulting from field and records examinations, presents such findings to manager, higher graded employees, taxpayers or their representatives; Prepares engineering reports and submits findings/recommendations; assists the Chief Counsel's Office, including serving as the government's expert witness. Researches/supports management in developing negotiation proposals involving travel, relocation, debt collection, etc., including any changes in practice impacting bargaining unit employees' working conditions or entitlements; Maintains files concerning negotiations.

GS-9 & GS-11: A. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level of the grade you are applying for in the federal government. Specialized experience is related to the work of this position and has provided you the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience may include: Participates in the design of and implements/assesses internal control processes and systems pertaining to agency-wide accounting/financial management activities; Prepares, analyzes, interprets, reviews, and presents accounting data, reports, and financial statements. Provides technical support to the financial statement audit; Applies cost accounting methodologies to agency-wide data/systems to report the cost of major activities; Recommends draft accounting polices, procedures, requirements, and standards; Estimates value of real/personal property using accepted appraisal principles, including market data income, and cost approaches to valuation; Reviews/investigates minor valuation issues, e.g. depreciable life, salvage, investment tax credit, sales of property, research and experimental expenses, casualty loss, contribution of property, valuation of tangible and intangible property in acquisitions, mergers and liquidations, etc.; Researches reference guides. Prepares written technical/valuation findings from field/record examinations, and presents findings to manager, higher graded employees, and taxpayers and their representatives. 

GS-09: OR B. 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR C.  A combination of experience and education equivalent to the amount described above.
GS-11:  OR B. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study. OR C. 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR D. A combination of experience and education equivalent to the amount described above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 

    1. Complete the on-line questionnaire. You will respond to a series of questions designed to determine your qualifications and interests for positions within the Service. You may receive consideration for any position and grade level for which you are determined eligible and qualified.
 
    1. Submit a Resume. Qualifications will be verified based on the information provided in the application package. Please be sure that your application and/or resume include detailed information to support your qualifications. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "Not Qualified" determination for this position. For tips on preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf. 
 
    1. As positions become available, your application will be forwarded for consideration. You will be considered based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training and awards relevant to the duties of this position being filled.
 
    1. 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.
 

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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Louanne Cheadle at Louanne.E.Cheadle@irs.gov  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:
  • After 2 years of successful performance , may be non-competitively converted to a career or career-conditional appointment
 
  • 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.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.
 
  • Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the 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). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.
 
  • 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 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 USAJOBS "Resume Builder" or "Upload" your already created Resume into USAJOBS.
STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS, copy and enter the announcement number 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.
 
    1. Click on "Application Status".
 
    1. Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
 
    1. Click "Review and Update the documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
 
    1. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
 
    1. 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. A college or university degree must be accredited (or pre-accredited) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please refer to: www.ope.ed.govaccreditation/search.aspx.
Any foreign educationmust be evaluated by a credentialing agency. Proof is required. Information may be found at:  www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a
CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the click here. you must submit proof of eligibility.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: For additional information see link at bottom of announcement.
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:

Paula Golladay
Phone: 999-999-9999
Fax: 999-999-9999
TDD: 999-999-9999
Email: HCO.recruiter4disability@irs.gov
Agency Information:
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Human Capital Office
1111 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC
20224
US
Fax: 999-999-9999

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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, 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:

14CE5-SHA0003-9999-PM

Control Number:

360800000