WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL DIVISION?
WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT/GOVERNMENT ENTITIES DIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
- Large Business and International
- Tax Exempt and Government Entities Exempt Organizations and Government Entities, Employee Plans
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Assists Examination Teams in planning, directing, and coordinating the examination of international transfer-pricing issues. The incumbent serves on a consulting basis for other Examination Specialists, International Examiners, Counsel Attorneys, Appeals Officers, and Revenue Agents assigned to a Coordinated Industry or Industry Examination regarding transfer-pricing issues and transactions. The incumbent may also be assigned to work closely with IRS Examination Teams on multiple examinations simultaneously.
- Collaborates and coordinates with Examination Specialists, International Examiners, Counsel Attorneys, Appeals Officers, and Revenue Agents to leverage and expand international issue expertise throughout the IRS, and to ensure consistent application and interpretation of international tax law. The incumbent regularly participates in groups focused on international issues including, but not limited to, International Practice Networks (IPNs)
- Participates in long-term projects involving the development of new auditing techniques, work practices, and training programs for Examination Specialists, International Examiners, Counsel Attorneys, Appeals Officers, and Revenue Agents. The incumbent develops and conducts training sessions and holds periodic meetings with IRS personnel at national and local office levels to review all matters relating to international transfer-pricing.
- Performs research and analysis of tax issues involving economics, transfer pricing, and valuation related to specific taxpayers or across taxpayers and industries.
- Provides feedback, technical expertise, and recommendations to IRS management and IRS Counsel on transfer-pricing issues. The International Transfer Pricing Specialist identifies and discusses any issues that require technical advice, field service advice, or industry-wide coordination procedures to be followed.
- Participates in the development of internal and external educational programs including seminars and outreach programs. Participates in taxpayer education and outreach programs to foster voluntary compliance with employee plans issues.
- Participates in taxpayer education and outreach programs to foster voluntary compliance with employee plans issues.
- Develops audit guidelines and provides other forms of written and oral technical assistance to field agents.
- Prepares technical responses to the most difficult inquiries including those controlled on the Commissioner's Executive Correspondence Control System and/or submitted by members of Congress, taxpayers, authorized representatives, government agencies and other external customers.
- Prepares responses to the most difficult requests for private letter rulings, closing agreements, technical advice, and technical assistance.
- Serves the Tax Exempt Bond Program responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting examinations of tax exempt and tax credit bond issuances.
: This position is for a GS-14 Tax Law Specialist, a.k.a. Subject Matter Expert (SME), in the LB&I Enterprise Activities Practice Area: Corporate Issues and Credits (CCR) & Financial Institutions & Products (FIP). As a SME, you will provide specialized expertise related to the specific technical areas covered by the practice network for which you are selected. As a SME, you will collaborate with other divisions, Counsel, and other internal and external stakeholders on technical tax issues, proposed/new legislation and guidance; help identify emerging issues and develop issues that pose the highest compliance risk. CCR has one or more practice networks covering each of nine technical areas: corporate distributions and adjustments, compensation and benefits, corporate income and losses, deductible and capital expenditures, energy investment credits, general business credits, methods of accounting and timing, inventory, and penalties. FIP has three practice networks covering technical areas in Banking (Commercial and Savings & Loan), Financial Instruments (any contract or agreement representing a monetary value), and Insurance (Life, Health, Property & Casualty, Captive and others). FIP also covers REITs, RICs & REMICs.
Conditions of Employment
- If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
- Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework 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.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement
OR time of referral:
GRADE 13: To qualify for the grade 13 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 which is the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance.Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated accomplishment of legal, tax accounting, or other project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of Federal tax laws, regulations, and precedent decisions. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Prepare legal memoranda, reviewing or draft rulings, determination or advisory letters related to Federal taxation. Analyze and adjudicate tax claims, appeals, settlement offers, or similar work related to Federal tax operations. Conduct legal research and analysis and prepare briefs or similar documents that interpret laws and regulations. As an accountant, a tax preparer, a financial manager, auditor, or investigator conduct work that requires application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GRADE 14: To qualify for the grade 14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 which is the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance.Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated accomplishment of legal, tax accounting, or other project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of Federal tax laws, regulations, and precedent decisions. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Prepare legal memoranda, review or draft rulings, determination or advisory letters related to Federal taxation. Analyze and adjudicate tax claims, appeals, settlement offers, or similar work related to Federal tax operations. Conduct legal research and analysis and prepare briefs or similar documents that interpret laws and regulations. As an accountant, a tax preparer, a financial manager, auditor, or investigator conduct work that requires application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws.
For more information on qualifications please refer to .
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. 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 .
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Non bargaining unit vacancies will also be filled from this announcement.
- Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel..
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 03/05/2024
This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come available.
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
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 eligible).
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license
- Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have since remarried.
- Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action form which shows your current grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your "tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held).
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.
How to Apply
This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 03/05/2024 in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 03/05/2024.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/05/2024.
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Agency contact information
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1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
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