Tax Law Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 01, 2019
Closes
Apr 01, 2019
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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

    GS-14 LEVEL: 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 is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated accomplishment of legal, tax accounting, or other project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of Federal tax laws, regulations, precedent decisions, or other areas related to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of Federal tax laws, regulations, and precedent decisions. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

    • Conduct legal research and analysis, and prepare briefs or similar documents that interpret laws and regulations.
    • Conduct work as an accountant, a tax preparer, a financial manager, auditor, or investigator that requires application of Federal tax accounting principles and/or the Internal Revenue Code and related laws.
    • Prepare legal memorandum, review or draft rulings, determination or advisory letters related to Federal taxation including correspondence relating to an Income Tax Treaty or Tax Information Exchange Agreement.
    • Prepare written documents relating to your organization such as writing standard operating procedures, or posting to a collaborative site, community site or a portal.
    • The purpose of this written document is to provide guidance, training, information, expertise or best practices.

    The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. 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.

    4 Positions to be filled in the Large Business & International, Treaty & Transfer Pricing Operations (TTPO), Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI), in any of the following locations: Baltimore, MD; Laguna Niguel, CA; Independence, OH; Plantation, FL; Houston, TX or Washington DC.

    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.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on. 
    • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.

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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: Decision Making, Oral & Written Communication, Tax Law & Practices, Planning & Evaluating, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills. 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 rating of category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.


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    Drug test required No


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