Tax Examining Clerk *12 Months Roster*
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Posted on: January 12, 2020
WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED (SBSE)? 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
See Other Information for Locations.
WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? As a Tax Examining
Technician you will resolve inquiries regarding tax account issues
such as tax delinquency, adjust taxpayer accounts and provide
information about general Service procedures. In this role, you
will analyze and take appropriate actions as identified in the
specific position for which you are applying. Your assignments may
include communicating with taxpayers and their representatives
regarding their accounts on notices issued. If you are selected for
a bi-lingual position you will communicate with taxpayers in
Spanish as well as English.
As a Tax Examining Technician you will:
- Evaluate all available information and take corrective actions,
such as credit transfers requests, re-computed tax, and/or penalty
- Access relevant systems to view and/or update taxpayers'
accounts regarding payments received, review status of the case,
and/or to make account adjustments.
- Enter data into automated system to adjust tax, penalty, and/or
- Recognize indications of tax fraud; make determinations and use
sound judgment concerning taxpayers' data and responses.
- Gain cooperation of taxpayers by explaining the best options
available to resolve the problem or question, mutual interests, and
to make sure they understand their responsibilities.
- Interpret the law as it relates to the issues and if affects
the performance and efficiency of the Internal Revenue
- Educate taxpayers on action(s) needed to achieve compliance
with tax filing/liabilities.
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
Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.
Conditions of Employment
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before
- Please refer to "Other Information."
- 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
GS-4 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of general experience at a
level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-3 grade
level in the Federal service. General experience for this position
includes: progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work
that indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies
needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
You may substitute education for general experience as follows: Two
years (2) of education above high school in any field of study
(education may have been obtained in an accredited junior college,
college, university, business, secretarial or technical
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.
Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in
the online questions.
- 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- 3 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade
20 Positions in the Small Business/Self-Employed Examination
Operations, Campus Examination/AUR, located in the following
4 - Vacancies for 300 Madison Ave, Covington, KY (KY3005)
Cincinnati Campus Exam (Monday-Friday 4:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.)
4 - Vacancies for 1040 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY (NY0376)
Brookhaven Campus Exam (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 4:30
p.m. - 1:00 a.m.)
4 - Vacancies for 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005)
Memphis/Philadelphia Campus Exam (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00
4 - Vacancies for 105 23rd Street, Ogden, UT (UT1434) Ogden Campus
Exam (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 12:30
4 - Vacancies for 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809)
Memphis/Philadelphia Campus Exam (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30
p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GS-04 96933
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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, Swing Shift may be adjusted to
fit business needs
- 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.
- Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
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. 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
10/28/2019 to 08/31/2020
Pay scale & grade
$30,344 to $45,372 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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