Tax Law Specialist 12 Month Roster DIRECT HIRE
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Posted on: January 19, 2023
WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIESDIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at:
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Tax Exempt and Government Entities; Employee Plans, Rulings &
Operating at the full performance level, the incumbent makes
quasi-legal determinations applying applicable provisions of the
tax law in employee plans programs. Assignments include difficult
technical and operational problems and involve unusual TE/GE
features, novel problems and sensitive consideration with
significant policy and presidential impact.
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.
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
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 time of
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have one year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. 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.
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.
- Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
- If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were
referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to
receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus
Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy.
This is an open continuous announcement which will be used to fill
vacancies in the locations listed as they become available for the
next 12 months contingent upon funding and space requirements.
Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59
pm ET at the close of the following cutoff dates to be considered:
Cutoff date(s): 03/31/2023, 06/30/2023, 09/30/2023, and 12/31/2023.
This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off
dates within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 10 days
prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants in the
highest quality group who apply by the initial cut-off date will be
considered first. If additional vacancies exist, applicants who
applied after the initial cutoff date who place in the highest
quality group will be considered next.
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
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application. All application materials, including transcripts, must
be in English.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current
- 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
- 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
- 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
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).
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
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 12/31/2023 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
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- 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 12/31/2023.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at
any time during the announcement open period, return to your
USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your
application, the application status, and an option to Update
Application. This option will no longer be available once the
announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the
announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of
your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application
record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application
Information page that provides information regarding the
documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent
related to this application. The Application Status will appear
along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information
IRS Memphis External
TEGE - Tax Exempt/Government Entities
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion;
please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at
. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you
require this for any part of the application and hiring
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received
you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for
checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy
notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of
your application for this position at any time by logging onto the
USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For
a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on
"more information." Please notify us if your contact information
changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email
mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important
communication that could affect your consideration for this
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