05/22/2020 to 05/29/2020
$64,009 to $83,210 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes as determined by agency policy
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
U.S. Citizens or Nationals.
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WHAT IS THE APPEALS DIVISION? Independent by statute, staffed by highly trained professionals who provide mediation for any taxpayer contesting IRS compliance actions. Appeals is the last opportunity for the IRS and a taxpayer to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and ensures that all taxpayers can receive an impartial review of their tax case.
WHAT DOES AN APPEALS OFFICER DO? As an IRS Appeals Officer, you'll conduct Appeals conferences to settle cases in which taxpayers have appealed IRS determinations on their tax case or filed a petition in U.S. Tax Court. In this position, you'll negotiate case resolutions between the IRS and the taxpayer. You'll have authority to arrive at the final disposition of the case taking into consideration both the Government's and the taxpayer's perspective and recommend the final settlement.As an Appeals Officer you will:
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
Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Travel nights per month.
0930 Hearings And Appeals
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
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 in applying tax law to resolve tax issues; Applying various penalties assessed by the Internal Revenue Code (e.g. late filing or payment, estimated tax, negligence, accuracy-related); penalty transaction codes, current and prior penalty rates, and the ability to determine the appropriate penalty and amount of penalty to be assessed; Applying knowledge of current and past Internal Revenue Code and related laws, tax laws, court decisions, regulations, and congressional committee reports in order to negotiate with taxpayers and/or their representatives to determine tax liability and resolve tax disputes; Using knowledge of various taxes and rates (e.g. individuals, self-employment), to compute tax; Researching and applying tax related information from a variety of sources (for example, IRM, IR Code Regulations, commercial databases, court and revenue rulings). Reviewing financial books and records to conduct examinations to determine tax liability; Reviewing financial records to determine tax liability and advising taxpayers on tax ramifications; Calculating tax penalties and advising taxpayers on the appropriate penalty amount; Maintaining books and records for a small business including creating the schedules used in the preparation of the federal tax return; Assessing the hazards of litigation by interpreting and applying legal principles to the facts and circumstances of tax disputes; Providing tax law advice or guidance to taxpayers, clients or employer; Negotiating the resolution of a tax dispute between government and individual taxpayers. ORYou may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study such as: law, accounting, business or management, economics, math, and finance. OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree in a field of study such as law, accounting, business or management, economics, math, and finance. ORYou 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.
One (1) Position located in Independent Office of Appeals: Examination Appeals: Area 8: Team 7, to be filled in Fresno, CA.
Conditions of employment:
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: Workload Management, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Influencing Negotiating, Oral Communications, Writing, Tax Law Interpretation, Principles of Accounting. 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. 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.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 (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 Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a rating of category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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 TipsVETERANS' 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.
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Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
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.
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.
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