Internal Revenue Agent *RPP Only* (Computer Audit Specialist)

Recruiter
The Department of the Treasury
Location
Laguna Niguel, California, United States
Salary
USD 58.28 - 77.71 per hour
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
26 Feb 2021
Ref
592561900
Job role
Audit
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Overview

Accepting applications
Open & closing dates
02/18/2021 to 02/24/2021

Service
Competitive

Pay scale & grade
GS 14

Salary
$121,243 to $161,642 per year

Appointment type
Permanent

Work schedule
Full-Time

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Summary

WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS/INTERNATIONAL DIVISION? 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.

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Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A LEAD INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT (LEAD COMPUTER AUDIT SPECIALIST (CAS)) DO? CAS is an Internal Revenue Agent that uses computer, accounting and tax knowledge to resolve tax issues. On the most complex corporate and partnership examinations, you will perform a system analysis, reconcile computerized accounting systems and identify data relevant to developing tax issues. You will lead other team members in defining the scope of the examination and developing audit techniques including statistical samples. You will develop and deliver training and coach team members in the use of computer examination techniques.

As a Lead Internal Revenue Agent (Lead Computer Audit Specialist), you will:
  • Perform work that is of the same kind and level as the highest level of work accomplished by the team members led.
  • Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and, values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services.
  • Articulate and communicates to the team the assignment project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
  • Coach the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assist the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; making adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; achieving desired results; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
  • Train or arrange for the training of team members in methods and techniques of team building and working in teams to accomplish tasks or projects and provide or arrange for specific administrative or technical training necessary for accomplishment of individual and team tasks.
  • Monitor and report on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress, reviewing completed work to ensure that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality are met.
  • Serve as coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus-building activities among team members.


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Travel Required

25% or less - 1 to 5 nights a month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
  • Refer to Other Information
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Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADESA Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance. OR A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e. at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. OR A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.

In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements

This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience

In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-14 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience in progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; Interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships and corporations; Experience with business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; experience of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; and, interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions; Experience analyzing data processing systems, their procedures, and interrelationships with other parts of the accounting systems; experience in determining audit trails and availability of records; and experience with mainframe and network systems such as database and enterprise systems; Experience writing programs to analyze accounting data; Experience drafting and executing statistical sampling plans in accordance with IRS guidelines; and Experience applying Revenue Procedure 98-25 in cases where a taxpayer's records are maintained within an Automatic Data Processing system (ADP).

-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.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

Education

Additional information

2 positions in LB&I, Western Compliance Practice Area, DFO, SC LOC in:

24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521)

118 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA (MA5863)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 94505
A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

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 be available.
  • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.


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 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 https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/

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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of 80 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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATIONIf you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP 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 overall rating.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDSSubmit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
IRS employees: 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 identified.
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 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.

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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.
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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 office-sponsored events.


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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