Internal Revenue Agent *Temp NTE 1 Year, MBE/MBP* (Senior Program Analyst)

Washington, D.C
Sep 24, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Full Time


WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT & GOVERNMENT ENTITIES (TEGE) DIVISION? Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division serves Employee Plans which examines the returns of qualified pension benefit plans compliance. Exempt Organizations ensures not-for-profit organizations meet tax-exempt status requirements. And, Government Entities ensures organizations meet their tax withholding and employment tax payment requirements.

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WHAT DOES AN INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT DO? As an Internal Revenue Agent you will provide analysis and support for the planning, development, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of education and outreach products services designed to help customers understand and comply with relevant requirements of tax law. At this level, you will be required to use judgment and ingenuity in interpreting administrative policies and applying them to specific situations, as well as, the use technical authority in the development and interpretation of guidelines.

As an Internal Revenue Agent you will:
  • Analyze and monitor relevant tax law requirements and developments to identify customer needs for education and outreach products and services.
  • Analyze new or proposed legislation, regulations or other authoritative guidance to determine impact on program operations
  • Identify, gather, and study compliance data, customer feedback, and input from other TE/GE & IRS employees, to track tax law compliance trends or problems that may be addressed by customer education and outreach.
  • Advise and assist the Director, CP&C in developing a national customer education and outreach strategy, and annual and long-range program plans in developing, balanced measures, assessing the accomplishments and evaluating the effectiveness of CP&C programs.
  • Advise and assist the Director, CP&C, in assessing the accomplishment of CP&C's program goals and objectives; and in monitoring and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of CP&C's programs
  • Working either individually, or as leader or coordinator of task teams involving employees from other TE/GE or IRS offices; plans, develops and improves customer education and outreach products and services (e.g. seminars and publications)
  • Provide guidance/mentoring for continuing development of employees' presentation skills
  • Coordinate and participate in delivery of speeches, seminars, workshops and other programs to national customer, liaison and practitioner groups and organizations, and other groups, monitor and gather feedback from and analyze the effectiveness of such programs.
  • Develop and maintain partner relationships with national customer, liaison and practitioner groups and organizations; coordinates delivery of CP&C products and services through such partnerships; gathers & analyzes feedback from such partnerships
  • Coordinate CP&C activities, products and services with other relevant government agencies (e.g., for EO: state attorneys general; for EP: DOL and PBGC)
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which may include coordinating information for forms, publications, intranet and/or internet

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Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights per Month

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments



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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES: A 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.
A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia.
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.
You must possess the following professional accounting knowledge's: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledge's 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 working diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: experience in 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; experience in interpreting and applying federal tax law for individuals, businesses 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 with corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; and, experience in interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions. In addition, you must have experience applying the Internal Revenue Code, Regulations, Rulings and court decisions for the assigned program, and experience in researching and applying these laws and principles, in order to ensure compliance, develop and evaluate programs and in monitoring and evaluating implementation; experience using a wide range of data gathering, analytical & evaluative methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, for analyzing compliance trends, assessing program development, measuring and evaluating program compliance and accomplishments, identifying significant program or resource issues, and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

-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-timework 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 grade level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


Additional information

One (1) Position is located in Tax Exempt & Government Entities, Compliance, Planning, and Classification, Planning and Monitoring, Exam Development and Monitoring, Group 2 at 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX (TX0284) or 2484 S Washington Blvd, Suite 200, Ogden, UT (UT1431) or 550 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH (OH0189) or 999 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC (DC0221).

A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at:

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation Expenses: NO
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
  • Tour of Duty: 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.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Temporary NTE 1 year, may be extended up to 3 years, may become permanent without further competition.

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.

: 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 .

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 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 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

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) DOCUMENTATION
If 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.

Submit 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.

If 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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