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Thank you for your interest in applying for this non-paid volunteer opportunity with the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).
For the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel to be most effective, the members of the Panel must possess good interpersonal communications skills, organizational skills, and have access to a computer. Members should also have the ability to problem solve within a group of other civic-minded professionals. Outreach to the public is vitally important to the success of the TAP. As a member you will be expected to identify and participate in various outreach activities to solicit input from taxpayers about IRS products and services. Members should have good listening skills and the ability to interact with groups and individuals to solicit feedback from the public. Ideal candidates should be able to separate their personal views from TAP/IRS issues. TAP includes members from all segments of the population with varying backgrounds and experiences; they represent the view of the average American taxpayer. There is no specialized tax experience required to serve on the TAP. Members will be provided the information needed to effectively contribute to the panel.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
1 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 Are you a current IRS or Treasury employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Are you a former IRS or Treasury employee who last worked for the IRS or Treasury within three years from December 1st of the current year? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Are you willing to travel overnight to attend multi-day meetings/events? (Note: Panel members will be reimbursed by the IRS for authorized travel expenses.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Are you willing to serve as a volunteer Panel member for 3 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Are you willing and able to commit approximately 200-300 hours of volunteer services to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel each year? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

TAP members meet virtually atleast twice monthly during normal business hours Monday through Friday for about an hour. Are you able to meet during the work week during normal busness hours?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Are you willing to have the IRS check to make sure you are current with your Federal tax filings and financial obligations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Are you willing to undergo an FBI background check? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Are you an agent for another country who is registered or required to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Are you a federally-registered lobbyist or a lobbyist for a foreign entity who is registered or required to register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Are you currently a tax practitioner in any of the following categories? Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Paid Tax Return Preparer
  • None of the above
13 We are recruiting in the following states for the 2020 volunteer panel. Please select the state in which you currently live? Answer to this question is required
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
14

Which of the following best describes your ability to work with a team to solve a problem when all the facts are not available?

Answer to this question is required
  • I conduct my own analysis and share my findings with team members.
  • I research the problem and develop a solution with a team.
  • I research the problem, identify possible solutions, and share with team members.
  • I research the problem to develop a solution independently, and submit the solution on behalf of the team.
  • None of the above.
15 Which of the following describes your experience working closely with groups of individuals to complete tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • I prefer to work independently.
  • I prefer to work collaboratively with a group.
  • I prefer to be the person in charge.
  • I motivate others by giving clear directions.
  • I motivate others by demonstrating what is expected/requested.
16 Which of the following describes your experience presenting a position for which you do not agree? Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented information to others that support my position or beliefs and not positions for which I do not support or agree.
  • I have presented information to others that are not positions for which I personally agree or support.
  • I have presented a position on behalf of an individual or groups regardless of my personal position or beliefs.
  • I have not presented information to others for which I disagree.
17 Which of the following describes your experience working as a member of a group to develop solutions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working with groups in a cooperative environment.
  • I have experience as a member of a group responsible for preparing recommendations and proposals to others.
  • I have experience as a member of a group responsible for preparing recommendations and proposals to others that influence change.
  • None of the above.
18 What best describes your experience working with committees, organizations, and groups (both personally and professionally) that demonstrates your commitment to volunteerism. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a volunteer in a committee or group.
  • I have experience leading a team of volunteers.
  • I have coordinated volunteer events and served as lead
  • I have managed a volunteer program or committee.
  • None of the above.
19 What is your experience using various computer applications, accessing the internet, and using social media. Answer to this question is required
  • I have personal use of a computer with internet access.
  • I can send and receive emails.
  • I research and gather data on the internet using search engines such as Google, Yahoo and BING.
  • I have experience using software to create or review documents such as Microsoft word, PowerPoint or other word processing software.
  • I routinely use the computer to do multiple tasks including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • I utilize various social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn.
  • None of the above.
20 Which of the following describes your experience presenting recommendations/proposals to others? Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented recommendations/proposals only in a face to face setting.
  • I have presented recommendations/proposals only in a virtual environment.
  • I have presented recommendations/proposals in both a virtual environment and a face to face setting.
  • I have presented recommendations/proposals in the past, both virtually and face to face, but I am not comfortable making presentations.
  • I do not have any of the above experience.
21 Which of the following describes your experience speaking to individuals or groups to share and receive information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided instructions and have organized and conducted workshops to share and exchange information.
  • I have made speeches/presentations to individuals where I shared and exchanged information.
  • In a speaking engagement, I have made speeches shared and exchanged information to groups that may be technical, sensitive, or controversial in nature.
  • I do not have the experience above.
22 Select from the list below your experience speaking to individuals, small or large groups to identify issues and deliver information on specified topics? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have any speaking experience.
  • I am comfortable speaking to individuals on a one-on-one basis.
  • I am comfortable speaking to small groups (less than 10 individuals) to deliver information and receive feedback on specific topics.
  • I am comfortable speaking to large groups (10 or more individuals) to deliver information and receive feedback on specific topics.
23 From the following describe your experience communicating in writing to various audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored briefings, and/or position statements and presented findings to others.
  • I have written proposals or recommendations detailing project requirements for consideration.
  • I have drafted/authored oral presentations and or training materials.
  • I have not done any of the above.
24 Please select your highest level of project/program leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in leading a project or program.
  • I have led a project or program.
  • I have managed or overseen projects or initiatives including overseeing, guiding, and coordinating project planning, development and implementation.
  • I have developed or facilitated making recommendations or alternate proposals while overseeing a project.
25 Please indicate your experience managing your workload. I have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Working remotely and independently.
  • Delivering high-quality work while meeting deadlines in a timely fashion.
  • Working on multiple projects at one time.
  • None of the above.
26 Which of the following best describes your experience influencing or negotiating to arrive at a desired outcome? Answer to this question is required
  • I am able to convince others to accept recommendations.
  • I am able to negotiate with others to obtain mutually agreeable solutions by resolving differences.
  • I am able to get others to agree with a position by identifying the strength of one position over another position.
  • I do not have this experience.
  • I network with others to build alliances to get others to accept my position.
27 Which of the following describes your interpersonal skills? Answer to this question is required
  • I am able to persuade others to accept recommendations and agree on a solution(s).
  • I listen to customer comments to identify areas for improving processes or services.
  • I listen to customer complaints/issues and create a plan to address or resolve them.
  • I review work products and provide constructive feedback.
  • None of the above.
28 In order to determine the effectiveness of our hiring strategies, the IRS would like know what first directed you to the www.USAjobs.gov website to apply. Please select one of the following. Answer to this question is required
  • Independently searched the USAJOBS website
  • Automated USAJOBS saved search notification
  • Posting on a job board or search agent other than USAJOBS (Monster, CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkUp, etc.
    28.1 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.)
    28.1 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 (other than a Recruiter/Program Manager)
  • Attended a recruitment event (Job/Career Fair, Open House, Meet & Greet, Meetup, etc.)
    28.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    28.1 Please indicate the name of the school/university of the announcement where you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Third party referral, such as diversity or community organization, or employment office (Federal, state or local)
    28.1 Please indicate the name of the third party referral and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    28.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    28.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    28.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    28.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    28.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie‚Äôs List, etc.)
    28.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Email from IRS Recruiter/Program Manager
  • Other
    28.1 Please specify. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I prefer not to answer
29 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