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Grade: 11

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-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrating in-depth, broad knowledge and experience of the Internal Revenue Code and related enforcement and collection regulations and procedures; knowledge of a wide range business laws and the interrelationship between Federal and state laws and its effect on moderate complex legal instruments; knowledge of financial/managerial accounting principles, terminology, practices and methods to analyze financial records; knowledge of electronic data exchange and the ability to conduct business online including use of the internet and intranet. Experience may have been gained in work such as:
  • Collection activities using a variety of Collection tools such as Levy, Notice of Federal Tax lien, seizure, and suits;
  • Secure delinquent returns using a variety of tools such as summons and preparing substitute for returns per IRC 6020(b);
  • Use computer systems to capture information secured and to aid in the collection of Federal taxes or delinquent Federal tax returns and to conduct research such as locator services, credit bureaus reports, and real estate programs;
  • Prepare the assembly of trust fund recovery penalty files, suit and seizure packages and lien activities packages including discharge, subordination, and withdrawal; OR
  • You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: PH.D or equivalent degree or 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field such as business administration (finance, accounting, auditing, marketing and business law), law, economics, criminology, political science, government, social science, communications, psychology, public administration or another related field; OR

    LL.M., if related; 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.

    1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
    • I have at least one year of specialized experience.
    • I have a PH.D or equivalent degree or 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field.
    • I have a related LL.M.
    • I have an equivalent amount of combined graduate education and experience.
    • None of the above.
    TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
    2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
    • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
    • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
    • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
    • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
    3 (C) Which of the following roles and/or experiences have you had? Answer to this question is required
    • Subject Matter Expert (SME)
    • Improve work efficiencies at the group or unit level and implemented solutions
    • Member of a cross-functional team (e.g., Criminal Investigation, Large Business & International Exam, Tax Exempt/Government Entities Exam, Small Business/Self Employed Exam)
    • Held a permanent or temporary Managerial position for 12 or more months
    • Acting Group Manager more than 60 days/Team Leader
    • Facilitator/Presenter
    • Teacher/Instructor/Coach
    • Assisting other Revenue Officers with Collection actions (e.g., liens, seizures, field calls)
    • None of the above
    4 (K) Which of the following sources have you used to conduct research and take Collection case related actions? Answer to this question is required
    • Tax returns and financial documentation to identify assets, income and expenses (including reviewing of all applicable tax returns)
    • E-commerce
    • Court house records, Secretary of State and Uniform Commercial Code
    • Internet/Intranet research sites (e.g., Nexis-Lexis, Westlaw)
    • Credit Reports
    • United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations
    • State law (real and personal property ownership, and community/marital property)
    • None of the above
    5 (K) In the course of your Collection work duties, which of the following investigations have you conducted? Answer to this question is required
    • Lien Subordination
    • Lien Discharge
    • Lien Withdrawal
    • Lien Revocation
    • None of the above
    6 (A) In the course of your Collection work duties, which of the following enforcement actions have you had experience with? Answer to this question is required
    • Summons
    • Seizure
    • Levy Action
    • Litigation
    • None of the above
    7 (A) In the course of your Collection work duties, which of the following experience do you have in conducting interviews? Answer to this question is required
    • Securing oral testimony under Summons authority
    • Completing a Trust Fund Interview of potential responsible Officers
    • Structuring and conducting a potential Fraud Civil interview
    • None of the above
    8 (Q) In the course of your Collection work duties, which of the following actions, with supporting documentation, have you completed? Answer to this question is required
    • Fraud referral
    • Civil Suit recommendations
    • Request for Alter Ego/Nominee Lien or Levy
    • Request for Transferee Assessment
    • Seizure approval request
    • Rebuttal or response to a Taxpayer(s), Power of Attorney(s) (POA) or Representatives claim, protest and/or inquiry
    • Developed Training materials
    • Request for formal Counsel Opinion
    • Referred a Summons for enforcement
    • None of the above
    9 (Q) Have you issued a Disqualified Employment Tax Levy? Answer to this question is required
    • Yes
    • No
    10 (Q) Have you written a request for a Writ of Entry? Answer to this question is required
    • Yes
    • No
    11 (E) Which of the following describes your experiences managing an inventory? Answer to this question is required
    • I utilize a workload management process that helps me to take timely actions
    • I have a workload management process which uses long-term planning to minimize the impact of disruptions and/or unexpected situations.
    • I have a workload management process based on the shifting priorities of my workload while ensuring most case actions are timely.
    • I have changed my work calendar to accommodate time-sensitive issues and ensuring all case actions are timely. E.g., (ASED/CSED; NFTL (notice of Federal Tax Liens)

    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 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
    2 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
    3 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration. Answer to this question is required
    • IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
    • IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    • Treasury Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) within the commuting area
    • Other IRS Preference Program
    • I am not eligible for any priority program
    The type of awards and number of award points will be credited in accordance with Article 13 Section 5. The award information you provide may be verified.
    You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
    4 How many monetary (or time off in lieu of monetary) awards, such as performance awards, special act awards, and quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
    • 1
      4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2012). Maximum length of 250 characters.
    • 2
      4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2012). Maximum length of 250 characters.
    • 3 or more
      4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2012). Maximum length of 250 characters.
    • None
    In addition to the online application and resume, you must submit a current annual Performance Appraisal. If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
    5 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
    • Yes
    • No
    • I do not have a recent performance appraisal. You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
    6 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
    • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
    • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
    • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
    • Merit Promotion Appraisal
    • Not Ratable or do not have a performance appraisal Based on the information provided, you should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
    Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
    7 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
    8 Please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
    • Outstanding
    • Exceeds Fully Successful
    • Fully Successful
    • Minimally Successful
    • Unacceptable
    • Not Ratable or do not have a performance appraisal.
    9 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