WHAT DOES A CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE DO? A Contact Representative, commonly referred to as a Customer Service Representative, carries out a full range of responsibilities in resolving issues and obtaining information relative to the tax administration process. The Customer Service Representative provides a full range of administrative and technical assistance to individuals and businesses. Although contacts are primarily by telephone, the employee is the point of contact when the customer desires authoritative technical and procedural information and assistance whether by phone, written or electronic mail correspondence. The work involves diverse issues that cannot be answered or resolved routinely. In this role, contacts often involve interpreting a wide range of tax processing regulatory requirements and procedures as administered by the organization for which you are assigned within the Internal Revenue Service.Learn more about this agency
WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT (W&I) DIVISION? The Wage & Investment (W&I) Division serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low-income taxpayers.
This is a roster announcement open continuously and allows applicants to apply up to the last cut off date listed in the announcement. The roster will be used to fill positions throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 75 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster open period of 7/20/17 to 5/23/18 – selections may be made through 8/23/18. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed below as they become available in that location during the life of this roster. Applicants need to apply and be eligible by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 8/2/2017, 11/24/2017, 2/23/2018 and 05/23/2018. Applicants may also update their applications by the cut off dates listed.
75 positions are located in Wage & Investment (W&I) at 310 Lowell Street, Andover, MA., 01810 (MA0137)
As a Customer Service Representative, you will:
- Communicate with individual taxpayers, their representatives, professional stakeholders, and other government officials.
- Complete contacts, i.e., conduct telephone interviews with a wide range of individuals who have varying degrees of understanding, and provides full explanations to specific inquiries.
- Respond to a wide range of inquiries involving laws, rules and regulations, each having different conditions, reporting requirements, or other regulatory provisions; Regulations and policies subject to frequent legislative changes, amendments or precedent decisions that affect specific conditions.
- Elicit sensitive, personal and financial information.
- Make determinations and uses sound judgment concerning controversial matters in reporting the degree to which the individual understood their responsibilities.
- Develop, analyze and evaluate information involving the research of records and the nature of each inquiry.
- Explain what future actions are necessary to achieve voluntary compliance by computing and/or advising on tax liability and probable assessment of taxes.
- Use sophisticated interviewing techniques; the employee reviews individual circumstances and goals, and advises on the most advantageous ways to meet them.
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.
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Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees
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