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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.
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03/01/2021 to 06/07/2021
$35,265 - $116,403 per year
GS 05 - 12
1084 vacancies in the following locations:
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
25% or less - 1 to 5 nights per month
U.S. Citizens or Nationals.
WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.
WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? An Internal Revenue Agent (IRA) conducts examinations of entities including individuals, sole proprietorships, small corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries that may involve a number of separate tasks or procedures. In this position, you will use your professional knowledge and skill in accounting and auditing techniques and practices to examine various tax returns, determine the correct tax liability, identify situations with potential for understated taxes, and to recognize potential fraud. Many situations may require a specialized knowledge of a particular industry and/or may involve varied or complex systems of accounting. In addition, you will interact with taxpayers and their representatives from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, provide examination findings, interpretations of tax laws and regulations, and other necessary information to ensure future compliance.
As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:
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.
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.
Additional locations continued: Fort Worth, TX; Gulfport, LA; Harlingen, TX; Houston, TX; Huntsville, AL; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; McAllen, TX; Midland, TX; Mobile, AL; Montgomery, AL; New Orleans, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; San Antonio, TX; Tulsa, OK; Tyler, TX; Chicago, IL; Matteson, IL; Orland Park, IL; Schiller Park, IL; Downers Grove, IL; Des Moines, IA; Minot ND; Great Falls, MT; Tacoma, WA
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: ALL Grade Levels
You must have a Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours 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 hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours 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 knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
Grade 05 LEVEL:
A. Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance. OR
B. 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 hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. OR
C. A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR
D. 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 knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to http://www.jobs.irs.gov/student/internal-revenue-agentbr.html.
GS-07 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 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 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: One (1) year of graduate level education in a related field such as Accounting, 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. OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 year 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 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field such as Accounting, business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods, or computer science. OR You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.
**GS-11-12 Levels are listed under Education Requirements**
GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year 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 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field such as Accounting, business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods, or computer science. OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education
GS-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required the application of professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; Experience with the interpretation and application of Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; Experience with business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience in corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; Experience interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions. Experience preparing written reports and analyses, and articulating and communicating results and analyses orally and in writing.
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework 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.
**This announcement is being amended to change the closing date to June 7, 2021. The final cutoff will be on 06/07/2021. You must complete the application process and submit required documentation by 11:59 Eastern Time (ET) on 06/07/2021 to be considered for the final cutoff. There are now four application cut-off dates of March 15th 2021, March 29. 2021, April 15, 2021 and June 7, 2021. Applicants must apply no later than 11:59 pm ET on each cut-off date to be considered for that cut-off. Additionally, the following locations have been added to this announcement: Casper, WY, Champaign, IL, Spokane, WA, Yakima, WA, and Tacoma, WA.
**Amended Referral Language: This announcement is being amended to provide additional information on referring applicants. Applicants will be assessed and referred in categories by cutoff date. Eligible applicants in the highest category who apply by the initial cutoff date will be considered first. Applicants who applied after the initial cutoff date who place in the highest category will be considered next. If vacancies remain to be filled in any of the locations, applicants from the lower categories will be referred in cut-off date and category order.
**Additional locations (continued from Other Information**Sarasota, FL; Savannah, GA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, NC; Albuquerque, NM; Bakersfield, CA; El Monte, CA; Fresno, CA; Glendale, AZ; Glendale, CA; Laguna Niguel, CA; Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles, (Woodland Hills) CA; Mesa, AZ; Palm Springs, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Bernardino, CA; San Diego, CA; San Marcos, CA; Santa Ana, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Clarita, CA; Tucson, AZ; Visalia, CA; Annapolis, MD; Newark, DE; Baltimore, MD; Frederick, MD; Hagerstown, MD; Bethlehem, PA; Wilkes Barre, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Evansville, IN; Paducah, KY; Harrisburg, PA; Lancaster, PA; Independence, OH; Youngstown, OH; Canton, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Carmel, IN; Lafayette, IN; Knoxville, TN; Chattanooga, TN; Louisville, KY; Media, PA; King Of Prussia, PA; Horsham, PA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Bridgeport, WV; Richmond, VA; Hampton, VA; Fredericksburg, VA; Toledo, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Merrillville, IN; Washington, DC; Vienna, VA; Austin, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Beaumont, TX; Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Farmers Branch, TX;
**Additional locations are under How You Will Be Evaluated**
1084 Positions are located in Small Business Self-Employed, Exam Operations, Field Examination, and are located at the following locations: Fargo, ND; Grand Forks, ND; Bismarck, ND; Grand Rapids, MI; Traverse City, MI; Portage, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Waukesha, WI; Madison, WI; La Crosse, WI; Appleton, WI; Green Bay, WI; Rothschild, WI; Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Norfolk, NE; Grand Island, NE; Overland Park, KS; Lee's Summit, MO; Topeka, KS; Wichita, KS; Salina, KS; Peoria, IL; Springfield, IL; Bloomington, IL; Champaign, IL; Rockford, IL; Quincy, IL; Sioux Falls, SD; Aberdeen, SD; St. Paul, MN; Bloomington, MN; Mankato, MN; Rochester, MN; Albany, NY; Bangor, ME; South Portland, ME; Augusta, ME; Bethpage, NY; Binghamton, NY; Boston, MA; Brockton, MA; Bronx, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Cherry Hill, NJ; Danbury, CT; Norwalk, CT; Hartford, CT; Hauppauge, NY; Hyannis, MA; Manchester, NH; Mays Landing, NJ; Montpelier, VT; Rutland, VT; New Haven, CT; New Windsor, NY; Foley Square, NY; Paramus, NJ; Parsippany, NJ; Worcester, MA; Southborough, MA; Springfield, MA; Springfield, NJ; Stoneham, MA; Syracuse, NY; Trenton, NJ; Warwick, RI; Waterbury, CT; West Nyack, NY; White Plains, NY; Asheville, NC; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Columbus, GA; Daytona Beach, FL; Decatur, GA; Fayetteville, NC; Ft. Myers, FL; Gainesville, FL; Gainesville, GA; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Lakeland, FL; Maitland, FL; Melbourne, FL; Miami, FL; Ocala, FL; Plantation, FL; Port Saint Lucie, FL; Raleigh, NC
**Additional POD's are listed under Education Requirements**
*PLEASE READ PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION. When applying for this position, please consider each location before selecting. If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to that location on the negotiated start date. Due to the number of locations you will be limited to 3 location preferences.
The anticipated start date is To Be Determined
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
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 in the following areas: Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, Planning and Evaluating, and Accounting Knowledge. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. 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.
If you are eligible and qualified for this position, you will receive electronic information directing you to the assessment process after the closing date of the announcement. This electronic information will include directions for accessing the assessment website and user log-in. The assessment process measures knowledge of accounting (basic, intermediate, advanced, cost, auditing) and general competencies (problem solving, interpersonal skills, self-management, decision-making, oral communications).
If you pass the on-line assessment, you will be assigned to one of two quality level categories, (i.e., A/B = Best Qualified, C = Qualified) depending on your overall score from the assessment.
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 for this position, except at the GS-09 and above.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates will be interviewed in category order. 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 category A/B to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
You will only be allowed to take the assessment once in a 12-month period. If you choose to retake the assessments after 12 months, your most current score will be used.
**Additional Locations (continued from Education Requirements** Davenport, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Detroit, MI; Pontiac, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; Flint, MI; Fairview Heights, IL; Chesterfield, MO; Springfield, MO; Jefferson City, MO; Anchorage, AK; Bellingham, WA; Bend, OR; Medford, OR; Boise, ID; Casper, WY; Cheyenne, WY; Sheridan, WY; Chico, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Denver, CO; Fort Collins, CO; Westminster, CO; Eugene, OR; Fairfield, CA; Grand Junction, CO; Helena, MT; Las Vegas, NV; Modesto, CA; Ogden, UT; Portland, OR; Redding, CA; Reno, NV; Sacramento, CA; Salem, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA; San Jose, CA; San Mateo, CA; San Rafael, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA; Yakima, WA
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
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.
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.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. 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.
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.
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.
This is a register announcement established for 6 months. Applicants need to apply by the closing date of the announcement (11:59 pm ET) to be considered. The register will be used to fill any of the anticipated 1,084 vacancies throughout the next 6 months. Selections may be made through 9/12/2021. The following are the cutoff dates for this register: March 15, 2021; March 29, 2021; April 15, 2021, June 7, 2021. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://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 us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
If you are an applicant with a disability, you may contact the IRS Disability Employment Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.
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.
The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/593739000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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