FINANCIAL ANALYST (12 MONTH REGISTER) (SENIOR BUSINESS APPRAISER)

Recruiter
The Department of the Treasury
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Salary
USD 43.86 - 69.55 per hour
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Sep 2020
Ref
563717600
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Summary

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

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Responsibilities

WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.

WHAT DOES A FINANCIAL ANALYST DO? As a Financial Analyst (Business Appraiser) in the IRS you will perform unique, sometimes controversial and precedent setting appraisals of businesses and business interests where the appraisal can have significant tax impact, tax compliance, affect large segments of the taxpayer(s) population, and have the potential to suggest needed legislative change.

As a Business Appraiser you will:
  • Perform reviews of appraisals of large and complex closely-held corporate stock, partnership, fiduciary, and individual proprietorship business interests.
  • Perform work for all IRS Operating Divisions, for Appeals and for Counsel.
  • Determine the fair market value of publicly-traded and closely held corporate stocks, securities, and business interests.
  • Review unique, highly complex valuation issues relating to the fair market value of assets and interests therein.
  • Review facts, and if existing facts are insufficient, request additional information and conduct independent investigations to gather relevant information, and analyze and
    interpret findings.
  • Serve as a technical authority on new theories and standards to appraisal problems where no accepted or established appraisal procedures exist.
  • Engage taxpayers and their valuation experts in resolving strong disagreements concerning highly controversial valuation issues.
  • Serve as a technical authority for valuation issues on income and estate and gift tax examinations, examinations of tax-exempt entities collection activities, and litigation


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 www.jobs.irs.gov

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel 1-5 night per month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment
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  • Must be a US Citizen or National


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Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Direct experience that includes the appraisal of closely-held businesses or business interests as the primary and typical job duty. Regularly makes determinations of value for intangible assets, and selects and supports control premiums, lack of control, and lack of marketability discounts.

- 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.

Education

Additional information

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6 Positions are located in Large Business and International (LB&I) business division, Eastern Compliance Practice Area to be filled as follows:

2 Positions located in: Chesterfield, MO; Farmington Hills, MI; Chicago, IL, Franklin, TN

2 Positions located in: Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Farmers Branch, TX; Fort Worth, TX, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA

1 Position located in: Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT

1 Position located in: Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus, OH; Independence, OH

The anticipated start date is to be determined

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled
  • If you are a applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment..
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Personal Identity Verification ); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules
  • A 1-year probationary period is required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning, Economics and Accounting, Financial Management Analysis, Problem Solving, Reading, Oral Communication and Writing. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A =Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. 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.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

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 the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a score of 80 or category B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

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 eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters 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 Resume Tips
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: 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 Department of Education Accreditation page . 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 OPM instructions.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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
03/24/2020 to 01/26/2021

Service
Competitive

Pay scale & grade
GS 13

Salary
$91,231 to $144,676 per year

Appointment type
Permanent

Work schedule
Full-Time

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