Anticipated start date is 5/12/2019 with future start dates to be decided at a later date.Learn more about this agency
WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES (TE/GE) Division: The Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) serves Employee Plans which examines the returns of qualified pension benefit plans for compliance, Exempt Organizations which ensures not-for-profit organizations meet tax-exempt status requirements and Government Entities which ensures organizations meet their tax withholding and employment tax payment requirements.
WHAT DOES AN EXEMPT ORGANIZATION INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? As an Exempt Organization Internal Revenue Agent, you will conduct examinations of exempt organizations that may be large or complex. In this position, you may also make quasi-legal determinations concerning the entitlement of the largest and most complex exempt organization to initial or continued exempt status with respect to taxes.
As an Exempt Organization Internal Revenue Agent you will:
- Determine the most effective avenue for investigation and review of operations.
- Adapt audit and investigative procedures to unique and special situations.
- Prepare and implement the audit plan.
- Exercise alertness in detecting subtle indications of fraud during the course of examination.
- Hold meetings with organization officials to discuss examination and resolve problems and reach agreement on deficiencies.
- Prepare technical correspondence and information reports dealing with exempt organization problems in accordance with established procedures.
- Analyze and discuss case issues and make determinations concerning entitlement to exempt status.
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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Occasional travel - 1 - 5 Nights per month
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Conditions of Employment
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
- Refer to Other Information
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (GS-05/All grade levels) You must have Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hrs (45 quarter 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 A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included 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 hrs in related subjects as described above. OR A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year. In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledge: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-7 LEVEL: You must have 1 yr of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and experience communicating and dealing effectively with others. Qualifying experience may have been in accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal, or other work that required the knowledge and skill defined above. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 yr of graduate level education in accounting, or a related field such as business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor’s degree, with one of the following: A 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 a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 yr of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and skill in communicating and dealing effectively with others. Qualifying experience is accounting work that includes the design, development, operation or inspection of accounting systems; the prescription of accounting standards, policies and requirements; the examination, analysis and interpretation of accounting data, records or reports; and the provision of accounting or financial management advice and assistance to management. Work could also include developing comprehensive accounting and financial information systems in concert with recognized accounting theory and practices as taught in academic institutions and promulgated by accounting standards boards, professional accounting organizations and the Comptroller General. Experience can include work, which included operating, maintaining, improving and evaluating established systems. Day-to-day accounting system operation and maintenance work should address the adequacy of system design, the adequacy of current data in providing financial information or ways to use the system to satisfy new information requirements. Professional accounting work must have been creative, analytical, evaluative and interpretive. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 2 yrs of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in a related field such as Accounting, business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods, or computer science.
GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 yr of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes knowledge of and skill in applying professional accounting principles, concepts and methodology in the examination of accounting books, records and systems; skill in interpreting and applying tax law for individuals and business and/or exempt organizations; knowledge of business and trade practices to analyze business operations and financial conditions; and skill in interacting effectively in a wide range of situations with a broad range of individuals. Examples of experience qualifying as specialized include: (This list is not inclusive) Experience in interpreting and applying professional accounting and auditing techniques and practices to examine various tax returns of individuals and/or business organizations. Examining accounting systems and records including computerized accounting and financial information systems which reflect a variety of complex financial operations. Gathering and researching data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting practices unique to a particular trade or industry. The interpretation and application of Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 3 yrs of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field such as Accounting, business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods, or computer science.
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.
49 Vacancies to be filled in Tax Exempt Government Entitles, Exempt Organization, Examination. Positions are located in the following locations:
Northeast Area - (3) 2 Metrotech Center 100,Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11201 (NY7288); (2) 15 New Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02203 (MA0131); (4) 200 Sheffield St, Mountainside, NJ 07092 (NJ4360); (2) 2970 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (PA0809);(2) 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (PA0233); 999 N Capital St NE Washington, DC 20003 (DC0221)
Great Lakes Area - (6) 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604 (IL0236); (7) 30 East Seventh Street, St Paul, MN 55101 (MN1600); (7) 985 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 (MI0800); 2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's summit, MO 64064 (MO2008)
Gulf Coast Area- (1) 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75242 (TX0284); (2) 401 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308 (GA0087); (1) 850 Trafalgar Court, Maitland, FL 32751 (FL2257); (1) 12309 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX 78758 (TX2835); (3) 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201 (MD0055); (1)10715 David Taylor Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262 (NC2598); 8701 S Gessner Houston, TX 77074 (TX0297); 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (TN0052); 400 North Eighth Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088); 7850 SW 6th Court, Plantation, FL 33324 (FL2347)
Pacific Coast Area - (2) 2484 S Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401(UT1431);(1) 9350 Flair Dr., El Monte, CA 91731 (CAD002); (2) 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174(WA0101); (1) 24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677(CA0521); (1) 4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821(CA6139).
24 positions are located in TEGE Tax Exempt Government Entitles, Exempt Organization Rulings & Agreement, Determinations Area 1 and Determinations, Area 2. The vacancies will be spread out in workgroups in Area 1 or Area 2. These vacancies will be filled in Covington, KY (KY0085) 200 West Fourth Street, Covington, KY, 41011.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 98791, 98792, 98793, 98794
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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.
- 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.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
- This position has a formal training plan and pay retention may be applicable.
- There may be extensive walking, standing and bending or driving an automobile
- File a Confidential Disclosure report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
- Must obtain and maintain a moderate risk clearance.
- Pay retention may be authorized if employee's grade an/or full working level does not exceed the GS-11 level
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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
Drug test required
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.
Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. 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.
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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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.
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 12/19/2018 through 10/22/2019. The roster will be used to fill an anticipated 49 vacancies in TEGE EXAM and 24 vacancies in TEGE Rulings & Agreement, Determinations Area 1 & 2 throughout the next 12 months. Selections may be made through 01/21/2020. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. 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: 01/02/2019, 04/25/2019, 07/24/2019, 10/22/2019.
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 https://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 Jonathan Manuel at Jonathan.d.Manuel@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 email@example.com and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
Agency contact information
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AddressINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
5333 Getwell Rd Stop 9417
Memphis, Tennessee 38118
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.”
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- 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.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520054800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.