Job Title:SENIOR TAX ANALYST
Department:Department Of The Treasury
Agency:Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:14CS6-LBX0106-0501-14-DC
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Monday, April 21, 2014 to
Wednesday, April 30, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|4 vacancies in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US citizens; no prior Federal experience is required|
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
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 DOES A SENIOR TAX ANALYST DO? As a Senior Tax Analyst you will perform technica lwork relating to large and complex programs. You will plan and execute program assignments. The work includes planning, coordinating, and conducting analytical studies, and/or projects related to tax administration. Your decisions will influence agency program or policy development.
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? 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. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. As part of the LB&I team, you will be assigned to work in International. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of specialists (economists, engineers, field specialists and technical advisors) as you tackle the most complex tax issues.
4 Positions are located in Deputy Commissioner International Office of LB&I in Washington, DC.
The anticipated start date is 07/14/2014. This announcement has been extended until 4/30/2014.
- Occasional Travel
- Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 5 nights per month.
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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DUTIES:Back to top
As a Senior Tax Analyst you will:
- Develop, prepare, and review written reports, manuals, guidelines, and other documents on international tax transactions and issues related to: U.S. multinational businesses operating abroad including income shifting strategies, deferral planning, foreign tax credit management, and foreign income repatriation options. Foreign business entities operating in the U.S. including U.S. jurisdiction to tax, income shifting strategies, inbound financing techniques, and repatriation/withholding rules. U.S. citizens and tax residents who have foreign activities and investments including U.S. jurisdiction to tax, offshore financial and arrangements and structures, use of foreign tax credits, and U.S. taxation of pass-thru entities and controlled foreign corporations. Foreign individuals who have U.S. activities or investments including U.S. jurisdiction to tax their U.S. business activities and U.S. investments either on a withholding tax or net income tax basis and how the application of income tax treaties might limit U.S. taxation.
- Develop, prepare, and review agency directives, Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) issuances, memoranda, Service-wide policy statements, and other written guidelines and recommendations that may have agency wide impact.
- Perform assignments that are agency-wide in scope and have significant impact on issues facing the operating unit.
- Represent management at high-level meetings and conference calls to provide technical advice and staff assistance to headquarters executives, headquarters analysts, field managers, and employees in the assigned program area(s). Provide authoritative interpretations and guidance concerning operating policies, instructions, and other material pertaining to assigned program areas.
- Analyze assigned program area(s) to discern trends in program delivery. Consolidate report data to measure effectiveness in meeting baselines or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic agency initiatives.
- Prepare reports on issues that are critical to the assigned organization. Interpret, develop, adapt, and coordinate analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on business unit operations and resources. Advise and negotiate conflicting policy and program issues with management. Apply and implement newly established policies and procedures for use in field operations.
- Serve as liaison with business units/operating divisions, managers, and other internal/external stakeholders on a variety of significant program, policy, and systemic issues and problems.
- Independently study complex problems facing operating unit functions or those of particular concern within the specialized areas of the organization. This may require coordinating input from activities outside the division and identifying new methods of performing work.
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
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: GS-14 - LEVEL: You must have one 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: accomplishment in assignments where the applicant is the authoritative program expert with substantial responsibility for performing analytical and evaluative staff work primarily involving financial management and strategic planning. Expert knowledge of written and oral communication techniques to deliver presentations and write comprehensive reports on studies and analyses involving complex or technical information including summaries, conclusions and recommendations. This work includes conducting cost and spending studies; evaluating the progress in achieving strategic objectives; preparing reports for executives; and using statistical and process improvement methodologies to develop and/or implement performance measures, analyze processes, identify improvement opportunities, and improve customer service.
In addition to the above, applicants must demonstrate the following Specialized Experience: Experience with U.S. multinational businesses operating abroad, Foreign business entities operating in the U.S., U.S. citizens and tax residents who have foreign activities and investments and Foreign individuals who have U.S. activities and investments.
- The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. 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.
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 in the following areas: Information Management, Leadership, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Reading & Writing, Reasoning, and Technology Application. 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.
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. 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. 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 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:Back to top
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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 law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Day shift
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification.
- 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:Back to top
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://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html
. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact Linda Williams at (267)941-1704 Option 9 or email HCO.PHLSEC4EXTAPPS@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 “Finish” 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 and the documentation received, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
- 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.
- It is anticipated that there will be significant interestin the announcement. Eligible “category A” applicants who apply by 11:59 pm ET 04/25/2014 will be considered first. All other applicants will be considered in category order as needed, to fill remaining vacancies. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes. If management determines an insufficient applicant pool, the closing date of this announcement may be extended beyond the original closing date.
- If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
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.) http://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 http://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
.SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE:
Veterans released or discharged under honorable conditions from a period of active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a Sole Survivorship discharge (SSP), may be eligible for Veteran's Preference. To receive credit, please update your application to indicate that you are entitled to "Veteran's Preference by reason of Sole Survivorship Discharge" and include documentation to support your claim.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.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
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.