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Grade: 05

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must meet the basic requirements for this position as outlined in the vacancy announcement.

Grade: 07

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
In addition to the basic requirement for this position, candidates must have one of the following:
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that demonstrates: 1) knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and 2) 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 year of graduate level education in accounting, or a related field such as 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
At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined in paragraphs above.
Use the Experience Calculator and compute your experience, education, or to compute an equivalent amount of combined experience and education. Use these results to select your response to the following question.
1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience as defined above.
  • I have at least one full year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university with a major in a qualifying field of study as mentioned above.
  • I meet the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) requirements as mentioned above.
  • I have a combination of experience and graduate level education equivalent to that described above.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 09

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
In addition to the basic requirement for this position, candidates must have one of the following:
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience in accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal or other work that required 1) knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and 2) 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:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree
In accounting or related field of business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science.
One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
OR
An equivalent amount of combined education and experience as described in paragraphs above.
Use the Experience Calculator and compute your experience, education, or to compute an equivalent amount of combined experience and education. Use these results to select your response to the following question.
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 two years of graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's (or equivalent) degree.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and qualifying experience equal to the amount required above.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 11

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
In addition to the basic requirement for this position, candidates must have one of the following:
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that required 1)Knowledge of and skill in applying professional accounting principles, concepts and methodology in the examination of accounting books, records and systems 2) skill in interpreting and applying tax law for individuals and business and/or exempt organizations; 3) knowledge of business and trade practices to analyze business operations and financial conditions; and 4) 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:
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
In accounting or related field of business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science.
One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
OR
An equivalent amount of combined education and experience as described in paragraphs above.
Use the Experience Calculator and compute your experience, education, or to compute an equivalent amount of combined experience and education. Use these results to select your response to the following question.
1 Which is true of your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experiences as defined above.
  • I have three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have a combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equal to the total amount required.
  • 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.
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.

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 www.jobs.irs.gov/student/internal-revenue-agentbr.html

1 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.
2 Which is true about the accounting knowledge? Answer to this question is required
  • My education and/or experience provided me with the above accounting knowledges.
  • My education or experience has not provided me with all of the above accounting knowledges.
3 Which is true about your employment with the Internal Revenue Service? Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently an employee of the Internal Revenue Service.
  • I previously served in a position with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • I never held or served in a position with the Internal Revenue Service.
4 Please identify which is true about your education? Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in accounting.
  • I have successfully completed 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours in accounting, and 6 hours in a related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance.
  • I have successfully completed less than 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours in accounting.
  • None of the above.
5 All applicants are required to submit college transcripts, by the closing date of this announcement, that support the education required for this position. Do you understand that you will not be considered for this announcement if you do not provide the transcripts necessary to verify the education claimed during the application process? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I will upload a copy of my transcripts that include 30 semester hours/45 quarter hours of accounting.
  • Yes, I will upload a copy of my transcripts that include 24 semester hours /36 quarter hours in accounting, and 6 hours in a related field.
  • Yes, I will upload a copy of my transcripts that include less than 24 semester hours/36 quarter hours in accounting.
  • No, I will not be able to upload a copy of my transcripts by the closing date of the announcement.
  • None of the above.
6 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.)
    6.1 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.)
    6.1 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.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name and state of the recruiting event. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • School/University announcement/career counselor
    6.1 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.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the Organizational third party referral. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper (print/online)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the newspaper and the state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Radio
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the radio station and state you heard the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Transit/Bus Advertisement
    6.1 Please indicate the city and state you saw the advertisement. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Major News Websites
    6.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Banner Advertisement - Movie Theater Websites
    6.1 Please indicate the website. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • IRS Post Card Mailing
  • Classified Advertisement Website (Craigslist, Angie‚Äôs List, etc.)
    6.1 Please indicate the name of the website, city and state. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I prefer not to answer
7 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

In the next set of questions you will be asked for your location preferences. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th preferences as applicable. If we reach your name, you will be considered for these location preferences.

8 Please select your first location preference. Answer to this question is required
  • Ogden, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Boston, MA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • St Paul, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Florence, KY
  • Houston, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • El Monte, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Lees Summit, MO
9

Please select your second location preference for employment. If you are only available for one location please select "Not Applicable".

Answer to this question is required
  • Ogden, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Boston, MA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • St Paul, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Florence, KY
  • Houston, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • El Monte, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • Not Applicable
10

Please select your third location preference for employment. If you are not available for a third location, please select "Not Applicable".

Answer to this question is required
  • Ogden, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Boston, MA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • St Paul, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Florence, KY
  • Houston, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • El Monte, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • Not Applicable
11

Please select your fourth location preference for employment. If you are not available for a fourth location, please select "Not Applicable".

Answer to this question is required
  • Ogden, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Boston, MA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • St Paul, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Florence, KY
  • Houston, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • El Monte, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • Not Applicable
12

Please select your fifth location preference for employment. If you are not available for a fifth location, please select "Not Applicable".

Answer to this question is required
  • Ogden, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Mountainside, NJ
  • Boston, MA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • St Paul, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Florence, KY
  • Houston, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • El Monte, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • Not Applicable