Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist - Area 1, 2, 3 & 4 (6-month Roster)
Department of The Treasury
Specialist Job in Florence, AL
WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENT DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Wage and Investment Customer Assistance, Relationship and Education
Please see the "additional information" section for the locations that are currently being filled.
The number of vacancies has not yet been determined for the following Post of Duty's. Please see location information in the overview section, to find the street address, city and state for each of the Building Codes (BC). If vacancies become available in these locations, this announcement will be amended, and a new cutoff date will be established to fill the additional vacancies as needed:
CT0013; CT0059; CT0061; CT3376; CT3438; CT3462; DE0016; DE0066; IN1641; IN1823; IN1905; KY1472; MA0129; MA5785; MA5942; MA5955; MA5982; MA6035; MD1123; ME4276; MI0131; MI2019; MI2186; MI3022; NH0037; NH6136; NH6185; NJ0056; NJ0145; NJ4531; NJ4541; NJ4571; NJ4611; NJ4721; NJ5105; NJ5114; NJ6998; NY0016; NY0218; NY0300; NY0350; NY6175; NY7030; NY7117; NY7230; NY7288; NY7304; NY7357; NY7368; NY7501; NY7539; NY7619; NY7629; OH0189; OH0192; OH0194; OH0195; OH0202; OH0208; OH1918; PA0233; PA0267; PA0277; PA0329; PA0358; PA0507; PA0582; PA0596; PA0627; PA0656; PA0719; PA0745; PA0865; PA0871; PA0896; PA0949; RI7085; VT8102; VT8139
AL1213; AL1238; AL2062; AL2203; AL2393; DC0198; FL0061; FL0067; FL1328; FL1361; FL1382; FL1407; FL2174; FL2214; FL2257; FL2347; FL2402; FL2668; FL3007; FL3026; FL3100; FL3143; FL3279; FL3285; GA0087; GA0118; GA2004; GA2307; GA2410; GA2441; GA2478; GA2480; GA2618; GA2713; LA1336; LA1427; MD0055; MD0195; MD0440; MD0487; MD1045; MD1137; MD1248; MS0072; MS0083; MS2191; MS2201; MS2373; NC0002; NC1151; NC1167; NC2310; NC2410; NC2443; NC2598; NC2668; NC2677; PA7017; SC0058; SC0068; SC1149; SC2089; SC2095; TN2190; TN2351; VA0008; VA0088; VA0486; VA0593; VA0688; VA0746; VA1608; WV0171; WV0273
AL2036; AR0057; AR0063; AR1127; AR1184; AR1316; IA1408; IA1412; IA1550; IL0222; IL0236; IL1914; IL2201; IL2209; IL2260; IL2337; IL2454; IL2473; IL2528; IL2549; IL2558; IL2636; IN0133; IN1588; IN1762; IN1778; IN1822; KS1603; KS1615; KY0086; KY1690; KY2024; KY2028; KY3060; LA1340; LA1399; LA1545; MI1926; MN1674; MN1720; MO0106; MO0147; MO1833; MO1993; MO2011; ND0014; NE0051; NE0056; NE1377; OK1356; OK1431; SD1317; TN0029; TN0052; TN0076; TN2070; TX0224; TX0284; TX0297; TX0298; TX0302; TX1732; TX1861; TX2007; TX2074; TX2096; TX2148; TX2224; TX2292; TX2298; TX2444; TX2754; TX2880; TX2982; WI0103; WI1623; WI1711; WI1720; WI1738; WI1784
AK3237; AZ0058; AZ6886; AZ7748; AZ7837; AZ7887; CA0150; CA0154; CA0167; CA0198; CA0221; CA0273; CA0281; CA0521; CA6116; CA6139; CA6862; CA6901; CA6921; CA7023; CA7087; CA7102; CA7239; CA7395; CA7564; CA7588; CA7720; CA7898; CA7903; CA8050; CA8271; CA8479; CA8500; CO0018; CO0046; CO1811; CO2177; HI0011; HI6575; HI6993; ID0025; ID4252; ID4423; MT5513; MT5626; NE1375; NM1431; NM1464; NM1524; NV0012; NV7516; OR0051; OR6527; OR6674; SD0035; TX0272; UT0035; UT1522; WA0064; WA0094; WA0101; WA7598; WA7751; WA7961; WA7992; WA8075; WY0030; WY1219; WY1228
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 and advises taxpayers in meeting their Federal Tax obligations. Assistance is technical, and covers the full range of individual income, excise, and employment taxes, as well as certain elements of all other kinds of taxes.
* Conducts interviews with taxpayers to determine their tax situation, provide advice, and explains probable consequences of various courses of action open to taxpayers for the current and other tax years.
* Discusses tax law impact with tax practitioners and accountants, review books and records to gain understanding of taxpayer's financial status (cash/accrual basis).
* Confers with taxpayers and/or their representatives to explain issues involving the applicability of tax law, regulations, notices and account adjustments.
* Assists taxpayers in preparing tax returns and explains the consequences of courses of action. Explains to taxpayers the collection and examination processes.
Conditions of Employment
STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (SPD):
PD96320, PD96321, and PD96322
Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.
* 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.
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. 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.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: GS-05 LEVEL: You must have three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. General experience includes: Analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gathering, researching, and interpreting pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Planning and organizing work; Communicating orally and in writing, in-person, via telephone, and utilizing web-based computer applications. Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks) is not creditable.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or higher or four-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree or higher, in an accredited college or university.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of qualifying education and experience equivalent to that described above.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS- 07 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Experience with business practices, accounting principles, and Federal tax laws, rules and regulations sufficient to perform the duties of this position. To be qualifying your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate: Experience with tax code and regulations applicable to individual income, excise, and employment taxes, sufficient to provide educational assistance on taxpayer rights, tax law, and IRM policies; Experience with tax analysis techniques to apply appropriate tax laws and regulations to individual cases; Experience with the interrelationships between Federal and state laws; Experience with interviewing techniques needed to determine the nature of taxpayer assistance. Experience communicating orally and in writing, in-person, via telephone, and utilizing web-based computer applications.
EDUCATION: One year of graduate education in a related field of study OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equal to that amount required.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-09 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with tax code and regulations applicable to individual income, excise, and employment taxes, sufficient to independently provide educational assistance on taxpayer rights, tax law, and IRM policies; Experience with tax analysis techniques to apply appropriate tax laws and regulations to individual cases; Experience with the interrelationships between Federal and state laws; Experience with interviewing techniques needed to independently determine the nature of taxpayer assistance; Experience communicating orally and in writing, in-person, via telephone, and utilizing web-based computer applications.
EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study at an accredited college or university. OR two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading a master's degree in a related field of study. OR L.L.B. or J.D., if related.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equal to that amount required.
MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.
TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.
A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If the position has specific education requirements and you currently hold, or have previously held, a position in the same job series with the IRS, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. Applicants are encouraged, but are not required, to submit an SF-50 documenting experience in a specific series.
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 Department of Education Accreditation page.
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 here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
* We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
* The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
* This is a bargaining unit position.
* Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
* Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
* Relocation expenses - None
Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.
Vacancies to be filled are as follows. Please see location information in the overview section, to find the street address, city and state for each of the Building Codes (BC).
1 vacancy in BC: CT3451
3 vacancies in BC: DE0051
1 vacancy in BC: KY2098
5 vacancies in BC: MA0131
1 vacancy in BC: ME0061
1 vacancy in BC: ME0068
1 vacancy in BC: ME0078
3 vacancies in BC: MI2210
1 vacancy in BC: NY6385
2 vacancies in BC: NY7064
1 vacancy in BC: NY7340
2 vacancies in BC: OH0302
2 vacancies in BC: OH2146
2 vacancies in BC: OH2342
2 vacancies in BC: PA0440
2 vacancies in BC: RI7097
2 vacancies in BC: WV0016
1 vacancy in BC: LA0070
1 vacancy in BC: LA1420
1 vacancy in BC: VA0535
1 vacancy in BC: VA0712
2 vacancies in BC: VA0719
1 vacancy in BC: WV0167
1 vacancy in BC: WV0300
2 vacancies in BC: WV0304
1 vacancy in BC: WV0318
1 vacancy in BC: IA0112
1 vacancy in BC: IA1465
2 vacancies in BC: IL2551
1 vacancy in BC: IN1853
1 vacancy in BC: KS1607
1 vacancy in BC: MN0015
5 vacancies in BC: MN1600
2 vacancies in BC: MN1675
1 vacancy in BC: MN2608
2 vacancies in BC: MO1913
1 vacancy in BC: MO1991
1 vacancy in BC: ND0008
3 vacancies in BC: ND0046
1 vacancy in BC: ND1366
1 vacancy in BC: NE0531
1 vacancy in BC: OK1476
1 vacancy in BC: OK1477
1 vacancy in BC: SD0040
1 vacancy in BC: TX0163
1 vacancy in BC: TX0230
1 vacancy in BC: CA7585
1 vacancy in BC: MT5356
1 vacancy in BC: MT5383
3 vacancies in BC: MT5524
1 vacancy in BC: MT5577
1 vacancy in BC: OR0043
2 vacancies in BC: OR6660
1 vacancy in BC: WA0063
1 vacancy in BC: WA7849
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement 07/24/2023. This announcement will be used to fill vacancies in the locations listed as they become available for the next 6 months contingent upon funding and space requirements. Applicants must apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 2/6/2023, 3/6/2023, 4/7/2023, 5/5/2023, 6/5/2023, 7/24/2023. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 6-month period if needed, not later than 10 days prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants who apply by the initial cut-off date, will be referred in score order. If additional vacancies exist, remaining applicants will be considered in score order as needed. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) 6 months after the 1st cutoff date. If the position(s) are no longer needed prior to the closing date, this announcement may be closed early.