Internal Revenue Agent *RPP Only*
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: February 17, 2020
WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED DIVISION? The Small
Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and
taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses
and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income
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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? An Internal Revenue Agent
(IRA) conducts examinations of entities including individuals, sole
proprietorships, small corporations, partnerships, and fiduciaries
that may involve a number of separate tasks or procedures. 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, you will interact with
taxpayers and their representatives 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 individual
and business taxpayers, to include sole proprietorship,
partnerships, fiduciaries, small size C Corporations, and S
Corporations. Examinations may also contain special audit features
or anticipated accounting, tax law, or investigative issues.
- Conduct examinations to detect unreported income from
individual and business taxpayers using financial and other
- 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
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Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month
Conditions of Employment
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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 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 to .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-12 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must
have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and
responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal
service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting
or auditing work that required:
- The application of 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; The interpretation and application of Federal tax
law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations,
partnerships, and corporations; Experience with business and trade
practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of
overall business operations and financial condition; Experience in
corporate financial transactions and financial management
principles and practices; AND 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 either the public or
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-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade
1 position is located at 575 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 98709
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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
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- Tour of Duty:Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
- 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.
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 Federal employee eligible for ,
you must receive a score of 80% or better to be rated as "well
qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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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
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/Awards: Submit 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 Documentation: If 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
02/06/2020 to 02/12/2020
Pay scale & grade
$81,875 to $106,442 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes as determined by agency policy
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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- New employee probationary period
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