Washington D.C.
Feb 02, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

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.

WHAT DOES A STUDENT VOLUNTEER DO? A Student Volunteer has the opportunity to supplement his/her education by gaining experience in public service. The Student Volunteer gains work experience in the areas of tax law and tax auditing techniques, economics, law enforcement or information technology. You will volunteer side-by-side with professional Internal Revenue Agents, Economists, Computer Auditors and Computer Research Analysts. The IRS Student Volunteer Program is designed to give students a unique opportunity to witness the Internal Revenue Service's vital mission of "providing America's taxpayers top-quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all."

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. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of specialists (economists, engineers, field specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.

There is 1 Competent Authority Analyst position available in Washington, DC for LBI Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations.

This is an open continuous announcement to allow applicants to submit their applications at any time; however they will not be eligible for referral unless the application is received on or prior to the cut-off dates.

Cut off dates are:

March 10, 2017 with an anticipated start date of May 30,2017.

June 9, 2017 with an anticipated start date of Sept 5, 2017

October 13, 2017 with an anticipcated start date of Jan 8, 2018

  • Occasional Travel
  • Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with the Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audits. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at the students expense.

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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    You must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the student volunteer opportunity (Applicants must be actively enrolled at an accredited institution). Applicants who have graduated or will graduate prior to the completion of the Student Volunteer Program are ineligible to participate without proof of future enrollment at an accredited university.

    Student volunteers' assignments will be determined based on their field of study. For assignments with Internal Revenue Agents, Competent Authority Analysts, Tax Specialists, Economists, Computer Audit Specialists or Computer Research Analysts, you must meet the following requirement in addition to the requirements above.

    To be considered for a student volunteer assignment with an Internal Revenue Agent, Computer Audit Specialist, Competent Authority or Tax Specialist Team, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a graduate level degree-seeking student in one or more of the following academic major(s) or related field(s):

    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Business Administration/Business Management
    • Computer Science
    • Finance
    • Law
    • Legal Studies
    • Statistical/Quantitative Methods
    • Taxation

    You must be at least 16 years old; Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution; be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution.

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    As a Student Volunteer you will:

    • Plan and complete work assignments on time
    • Collect and analyze relevant information
    • Prepare quality draft documents
    • Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
    • Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
    • Contribute to team efforts
    • Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
    Please note that the list above is intended to provide applicants with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities associated with this volunteer opportunity will vary based on the specific assignment (e.g., Revenue Agent Teams, Economist Teams, Computer Research Analyst Teams, etc.,).

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