Internal Revenue Agent **12 Month Roster**
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Posted on: March 25, 2020
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION? The
Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides
service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of
businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more,
as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S.
citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax
See Other Information for Locations.
WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? An Internal Revenue Agent
(IRA) conducts examinations of entities of varying complexity,
including corporations, partnerships, foreign entities,
individuals, and fiduciaries. In this position, you will use your
professional knowledge and skill in accounting and auditing
techniques and practices to examine various tax returns, determine
the correct tax liability, identify situations with potential for
understated taxes, and to recognize potential fraud. Many
situations may require a specialized knowledge of a particular
industry and/or may involve varied or complex systems of
accounting. In addition to internal stakeholders, you will interact
with taxpayers and their representatives, all from varied
socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, provide examination
findings, interpretations of tax laws and regulations, and other
necessary information to ensure future compliance.
As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:
- Conduct independent examinations and related investigations of
income tax returns that cover a diversified spectrum of taxpayers,
to include corporations, partnerships, foreign entities,
individuals, and fiduciaries. Examinations may also contain special
audit features or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative
- Conduct examinations to ensure proper reporting of income and
expenses of individual and business taxpayers using financial and
other investigative skills.
- Conduct package audits to determine that other required returns
such as information, excise, or specialty returns are filed and
conduct concurrent examinations or make referrals of these and
other returns when warranted.
- Identify issues to be pursued based on large, unusual or
questionable items which produce significant tax or compliance
effect and utilizes the appropriate tax law and facts needed to
resolve them. Recognizes indicators of fraudulent activity and
develops appropriate referrals.
- Utilize standard accounting methods and techniques during the
course of examinations in order to develop information regarding
the income and financial operations of taxpayers.
- Examine accounting systems and records including computerized
accounting and financial information systems which reflect a
variety of complex financial operations. Gathers and researches
data from a variety of sources, and/or specialized accounting
practices unique to a particular trade or industry.
- Confer with taxpayer or their representatives to explain the
accounting and other issues involved and the applicability of
pertinent tax laws and regulations and explains proposed
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
25% or less - 01 to 05 Nights per Month.
Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
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
ORA 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.
ORA Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained
through written examination in a State, territory or the District
ORAre 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.
ANDYou must possess the following professional accounting
knowledge's: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting,
Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more
information on the required accounting knowledge's please refer
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.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described
GS-13 LEVEL: 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; and Experience interacting effectively
with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists
in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related
-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private
sector or . 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following,
You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade
Twenty (20) Vacancies in Large Business & International (LB&I)
Division, Northeastern Compliance Practice Area (NECPA), Director
of Field Operation Mid-Atlantic (DFO MA) to be filled in any of the
(2) positions - 11 A Clinton Ave, Albany, NY (NY0300); (2)
positions - 130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY
(NY7340); (1) position - 255 East Ave, Rochester, NY (NY7064); (1)
position - 7980 Quantum Drive, Vienna, VA (VA0008); (3) positions -
200 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360); (2) positions -
200 Federal Plaza, Paterson, NJ (NJ0145); (3) positions - 1000
Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (PA0233); (2) positions - 400 North
Eighth Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088); (2) positions - 601 S.
Henderson Road, King Of Prussia, PA (PA0507) or 600 Arch Street,
Philadelphia, PA (PA0277); (2) positions - 1352 Marrows Road,
Newark, DE (DE0052) or 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD
POSITION DESCRIPTION: 98369
A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee
or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon
classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may
include up to 2 years of returns.
- If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration
under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit
proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this
announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility
please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy
under How You Will Be Evaluated.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
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"
Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the
position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13.
Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based
on your responses to the online questions, regarding your
experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards
relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain
most recent awards listing at
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.
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 Treasury employee eligible for
the , you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well
qualified to receive special selection priority.
To preview questions please .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating
one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( 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
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATIONIf you are a
displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click for eligibility and a
detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply
for jobs within and outside the commuting area.
IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)You must meet the
requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice
along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal.
Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDSSubmit a copy of your most recent
completed performance appraisal.
IRS employees: 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
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATIONIf you are qualifying for this position by
substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of
your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific
education requirements and you are currently (or have previously
been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to
submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. 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 .
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
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
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.Overview
Open & closing dates
03/16/2020 to 01/19/2021
Pay scale & grade
$91,231 to $137,045 per year
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants
requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application
process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity
announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process,
applicants should contact the hiring agency directly.
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have
an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
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