Tax Law Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 15, 2018
Closes
Oct 15, 2018
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May be necessary.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
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  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • A 1-year probationary period is required.
    • A 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period is required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Undergo an income tax verification.
    • 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.

    Current Office of Chief Counsel Career/Career Conditional Employees will be given first consideration. Employees must be on the Master First Consideration List to receive first consideration or consideration for a hardship reassignment.  Employee should complete the Master First Consideration Application by the closing date of this announcement to ensure consideration.  The Master First Consideration List is for reassignments only, without promotion potential.  If you are seeking a promotion, you must apply to Vacancy Announcement # CCVL-19-M02. 

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

    GS-13: You must have one 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 experience with respect to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases, and other technical materials. This includes assisting preparing memoranda, comment letters, private letter rulings, notices of proposed adjustment, position papers, closing agreements, and/or opinions with respect to complex interpretation matters involving federal income tax provisions; experience as a contact in his/her organization or office with respect to federal income tax provisions such that he/she was responsible for assisting all levels of non-tax and tax personnel with federal income tax issues; experience assisting developing and teaching federal income tax training courses, and/or presenting federal income tax topics on panels; and experience as a liaison for his/her organization on federal income committees.

    GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience for this position includes significant experience with respect to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, published rulings, court cases, and other technical materials. This includes preparing memoranda, comment letters, private letter rulings, notices of proposed adjustment, position papers, closing agreements, and/or opinions with respect to complex interpretation matters involving federal income tax provisions; experience as a primary contact in his/her organization or office with respect to federal income tax provisions such that he/she was responsible for assisting all levels of non-tax and tax personnel with federal income tax issues; experience developing and teaching federal income tax training courses, and/or presenting federal income tax topics on panels; and experience as a liaison for his/her organization on federal income committees.

    The experience may have been gained in the public, 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, on your resume.

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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    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: 1) Skill in analyzing and interpreting complex Income Tax and Accounting rules, regulations and policy matters; 2) Ability to prepare/write documents/issuances ranging from complex tax documents designed for legal practitioners to non-technical/educational materials targeted for more general use; 3) Skill in effective communication techniques used to make oral presentations and negotiate effectively with management and taxpayers to accept and implement recommendations; and 4) Ability to identify and analyze a wide variety of technical problems, determines alternative courses of action, and implements decisions on issues and problems. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.  If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Category A, Category B or Category C 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. 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 85 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.


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