Tax Specialist (TCO) *12 month Register*

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel locally and /or overnight 1 to 5 days per month possible.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
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    • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
    • 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.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
    • Obtain and Maintain a Moderate Risk Clearance.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Other Position Information:

    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework. 
    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
    • A 1-year probationary period is required.
    • 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.
    • Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30pm, start time may be negotiable
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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

    GS-05-LEVEL: ­­­­­­­You must have 3 years of general experience of which 1 year is at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service.  General experience for this position includes experience that provided a general knowledge of business practices. Such experience may have been gained in government, business or industry, investigative work, banking, law, accounting, or other work appropriate to the position to be filled. OR
    You may substitute education for general experience as follows: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree OR
    Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-7-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 for this position includes: a substantive knowledge of business practices, basic accounting principles, and Federal tax laws and regulations; and that required the ability to audit tax records, analyze systems and bookkeeping, use factfinding techniques, and develop interpersonal skills. OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:Superior Academic Achievement - 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 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Note: Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an Honor Society. OR
    1 full year of graduate level education in a field of study such as: accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    GS-9 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Office auditing of various types of tax returns to determine tax liability of individual tax payers, businesses, or corporations; Applying pertinent parts of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations and procedures to: (1) conduct comprehensive analytical examinations, (2) use creative in-office factfinding techniques, and (3) develop effective public contact skills; Determination and redetermination, or audit, on liability for Federal taxes; Program evaluation, internal audit or administrative management of the assessment and collection of Federal taxes (other than alcohol and tobacco); Investigating alleged criminal violations of Federal tax statutes and making recommendations for criminal prosecution and assertion of civil penalties; Collecting delinquent Federal taxes (other than alcohol and tobacco), including canvassing for unreported taxes due, and securing delinquent returns. OR
    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study in an accredited college or university in accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    LL.B. or J.D., if related to accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields. OR
    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    Grades 5 thru 9: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    **In addition, applicants must demonstrate their knowledge of Principles of Accounting and Basic Accounting. Candidates can demonstrate this knowledge either through successful completion of 6 semester hours/ 9 quarter hours of college level accounting work or successfully passing an IRS Online Basic Accounting Assessment (BAA).**

    A copy of your official or unofficial college transcripts must be uploaded with your resume or you will receive an invite to take the online Basic Accounting Assessment (BAA). You must pass this assessment in order to meet the accounting requirement for this position. If selected for this position you will be required to submit a copy of your official transcripts prior to placement.

    - 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.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions in more than one Business Division throughout the Service.

    Positions are located in SB/SE, Exam Operations, Field Examination.

    Due to the number of locations you will be limited to three location preferences.  Most selections will be filled from the Primary locations indicated.  Selections from Alternate locations may be considered if Primary locations are not filled.

    Primary Locations: AL, Huntsville; AR, Fayetteville; AZ, Chandler; AZ, Phoenix; AZ, Tucson; CA, Bakersfield; CA, Glendale; CA, Laguna Niguel; CA, San Marcos; CA, Santa Ana; CA, Sacramento; CA, San Rafael; CA, Santa Rosa; CO, Colorado Springs; CO, Denver; DC, Washington; FL, Ft Myers; FL, Jacksonville; FL, Miami; FL, Pensacola; FL, Tampa; FL, West Palm Beach; FL, Maitland; GA, Atlanta; HI, Honolulu; IA, Des Moines; ID, Boise; IL, Downers Grove; IL, Matteson; LA, Baton Rouge; LA, New Orleans; MA, Boston; MA, Brockton; MA , Stoneham; MD, Baltimore; MD, Rockville; ME, South Portland; MI, Grand Rapids; MI, Pontiac; MO, Chesterfield; MO, Lee's Summit; MS, Jackson; NC, Charlotte; NC, Greensboro; NC, Raleigh; NH, Portsmouth; NJ, Freehold; NJ, Newark; NJ, Parsippany; NV, Las Vegas; NV, Reno; NY, New York; OH, Cincinnati; OR, Portland; PA, Harrisburg; PA, Pittsburgh; TN, Chattanooga; TN, Nashville; TX, Corpus Christi; TX, Houston; TX, Mcallen; TX, Tyler; TX , Houston; UT, Salt Lake City; VA, Norfolk; VA, Vienna; WA, Seattle; WA, Tacoma; WI, Milwaukee;

    Alternate Locations: AZ, Glendale; CA, Camarillo; CA, El Monte; CA, San Bernardino; CA, Fresno; CA, Long Beach; CA, Los Angeles; CO, Lakewood; CO, Westminster; FL, Lakeland; FL, Port St. Lucie; FL, St Petersburg; IL, Orland Park; IL, Schiller Park; IL, Chicago; KS, Wichita; KY, Louisville; MA, Worcester; MI, Detroit; NE, Omaha; NJ, Edison; NM, Albuquerque; NY, Albany; NY, Bronx; NY, Brooklyn; OH, Dayton; PA, Philadelphia; SC, Columbia; TN, Knoxville; TN, Memphis; WA, Silverdale; WI, Waukesha;

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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: You will be evaluated in the following areas: Mathematical Reasoning, Self-Management, Technology Application, Conflict Management, Principles of Accounting, Decision Making, Integrity/Honesty, Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communications, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, and Stress Tolerance. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates.

    1. If you are determined tentatively qualified based on your responses to the online questions, you may receive an email directing you to the on-line assessment (Self Assessment/ Job Simulation Assessment) including directions for accessing the assessment and a unique link to register for your testing session. The assessments will take about 3 hours to complete. You will be referred for the on line assessments based on the number of vacancies for each hiring location. Veteran preference eligibles will be assessed first, followed by non preference eligibles in application date order.

    2. If you pass the online assessments you will be tentatively assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) and will proceed to the Structured Interview phase in category order with applicable veterans preference. The Structured Interview will determine your final category. 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. 

    If you fail either of the online assessments or structured interview, you are not qualified for the position. 

    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 Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be Category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


    Assessment scores are valid for an indefinite period of time. You may only take the on-line TCO Self-Assessment/Job Simulation Assessment (SA/JS) and Structured Interview once within a 12-month period. If you choose to retake any of the assessments after the retake restriction, your most current score will be used.


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