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    IRS Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Selected applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. In addition, the IRS implemented the new IRS Forward Recent Graduate Program that includes an additional year of formal development, training, networking, project teams, and may include rotational assignments.

    Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career/career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:

    • Successful completion of at least 1 to 2 years of continuous service depending on the position;
    • Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;
    • Mentorship;
    • Demonstration of successful job performance; and
    • Meet the qualification position standards.
    • Conversion to the competitive service is not implied or guaranteed.
    • If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as an Internal Revenue Agent, GS-0512, 5/7/9 with promotion potential to GS-12 in one the division(s) listed below:
    Small Business Self Employed (SBSE) you will:
    Assist in managing an inventory of tax cases. Examine books and records, utilizes appropriate interviewing and fact-finding techniques to ascertain the correct tax liability specializing in the areas of Income Tax Withholding, Federal Insurance Contributions Act, and Federal Unemployment Tax Act. Apply basic knowledge of Internal Revenue Code, rulings, court decisions, agencies policies, regulations, and practices to determine the correct tax liability. Conduct independent field examinations of a variety of small business taxpayers. Recognizes indicators of fraudulent activity and discusses them with management for proper development. Performs "package audits" to ensure compliance with all Federal tax laws. Prepare work papers and reports documenting findings and conclusions.

    Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE) you will:
    Examine books and records, utilizes appropriate interviewing and fact-finding techniques with regard to employee plans, exempt organizations or government entities to ensure compliance with the laws governing tax liabilities, financial transactions, employee plans, and/or exempt status. Interact with pension trustees, corporate, exempt organization, governmental and individual taxpayers, attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled agents and other practitioners. Apply basic knowledge of Internal Revenue Code, rulings, court decisions, agencies policies, regulations, and practices, make necessary determinations and furnish advice to taxpayers and other Service employees on technical matters involving the functions of the organization(s), the effect of any proposed action or activities, and the consequences on collateral issues affecting taxability or exempt status. Prepare work papers and reports documenting findings and conclusions. Independently manage an inventory of cases.

    Large Business and International (LB&I) you will: Assist in managing an inventory of tax cases. Examine books and records, utilizes appropriate interviewing and fact-finding techniques to ascertain the correct tax liability specializing in the areas of corporate consolidated tax law, pass through entities, and related matters. Apply basic knowledge of Internal Revenue Code, rulings, court decisions, agencies policies, regulations, court case analyses, and practices to determine the correct tax liability. Conduct independent field examinations of a variety of large business taxpayers. Recognizes indicators of fraudulent activity and discusses them with management for proper development. Performs reviews to ensure compliance with all Federal tax laws. Prepare work papers and reports documenting findings and conclusions.

    A description of the business unit can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

    The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
    • Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of complex income tax returns filed by individuals or business/organizational entities
    • Utilize standard accounting methods and techniques during the course of examinations in order to develop information regarding the income and financial operations of taxpayers
    • Examine accounting systems and records including computerized accounting and financial information systems which reflect a variety of complex financial operations

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0512 Internal Revenue Agent

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