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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: Experience applying 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 interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; Experience of business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; Experience preparing written reports and analyses, and articulating and communicating results and analyses orally and in writing; and Experience interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions.
1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
2 Which of the following describes your experience providing assistance to your co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted others with tax related issues.
  • Researched, presented, and explained tax law at group meetings.
  • Instructed others on tax law in a formal classroom setting/e-learning environment.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following describes your contribution to the team or workplace? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed job aids or procedures that were adopted as best practices.
  • Participated in a team or workgroup composed of members from other departments or business units.
  • Selected to serve on a special project or team.
  • Led a special project or team.
  • Served as trainer/mentor .
  • Developed formal training materials (e.g., worksheets, presentation slides, online content).
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following tax returns have you audited or prepared? Answer to this question is required
  • Domestic corporations.
  • Consolidated corporations.
  • Flow-through entities where all parties are domestic.
  • Flow-through entities where one or more parties are foreign.
  • Domestic corporations with related foreign entities.
  • Foreign corporations.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the following issues in which you have experience applying the tax law. Answer to this question is required
  • Research & Development Credit.
  • Inventory (e.g. IRC Section 263A, Last In First Out (LIFO), etc.).
  • Foreign Tax Credit.
  • Domestic Production Activities Deduction (IRC Section 199).
  • Transfer Pricing (IRC Section 482).
  • Liquidations, reorganizations, mergers and/or acquisitions.
  • None of the above.
6 What type(s) of interactions have you had with federal, state, local, or foreign tax authorities? Answer to this question is required
  • Independently prepared a written response to the tax adjustment including facts, law, taxpayer’s position and conclusion.
  • Proactively communicated the interpretation of corporate tax law and legal guidance.
  • Verbally communicated taxpayer’s position in response to the proposed adjustment.
  • None of the above.
7 Please select all of the following which describe your experience applying tax law where a legal precedent was not clearly defined. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in Fast Track Settlement process or Early Referral to Appeals (ERA).
  • Presented taxpayer’s position during an Appeals conference.
  • Requested and participated in the Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) process.
  • Participated in a Pre-Filing Agreement (PFA).
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following research tools have you utilized? Answer to this question is required
  • Westlaw.
  • Lexis-Nexis.
  • Internal Revenue Code.
  • Commerce Clearing House (CCH).
  • Internet Research.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience related to researching and interpreting tax laws? Answer to this question is required
  • Independently conducted research to resolve issues based upon published guidance.
  • Independently conducted research to resolve issues with conflicting guidance.
  • Served as a technical expert.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following have you prepared? Answer to this question is required
  • Financial Statements or Financial Statement Footnote Disclosures.
  • Quarterly FAS109 calculations.
  • Schedules M-1/M-3 and/or M-2.
  • Tax Return Disclosures.
  • International Informational Forms (e.g. Forms 5471, 5472, 8858, 8865, etc.).
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following describes your experience managing your workload? Answer to this question is required
  • Established and met project plans and goals timely.
  • Participated on a special project while still performing my normal duties.
  • Mentored/coached co-worker(s) on workload management skills.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
1 Regarding the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies; how did you first hear about this job? Answer to this question is required
  • Automated USAJOBS saved search notification
  • Posting on a job board or search agent other than USAJOBS (Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkUp, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the job board or search agent other than USAJOBS you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social Media posting (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, on-line job fairs, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the Social Media platform you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Career Website
  • Referred by an IRS employee
  • Attended a recruitment event (Job/Career Fair, Open House, Meet & Greet, Meetup, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Veterans Program Office (VPO)
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the school/university of the announcement where you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Organizational third party referral (diversity or community organization, church, unemployment office, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the Organizational third party referral. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    1.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    1.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    1.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie’s List, etc.)
    1.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I prefer not to answer
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES

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.

2 Which is true about your qualifications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university that included the required number of accounting credit as mentioned above or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • I have a Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia.
  • I am an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or I was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.
  • None of the above.
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 Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements
This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience.
3 Does your accounting background demonstrate that you have knowledge of Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Auditing and Advanced Accounting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, because I am currently an Internal Revenue Agent 0512 occupational series.
  • Yes, because I previously served in an Internal Revenue Agent 0512 occupational series.
  • Yes, because my education and/or experience has provided me with the above knowledge.
  • No, my background does not demonstrate that I have the above knowledges.
4 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No