Senior Tax Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time

A description of the business units can be found at:

1 Vacancy will be filled in any one of the Wage and Investment, Field Assistance, Customer Assistance Relationship and Education in the following locations:
  • ATLANTA, GA, 401 W Peachtree St , Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3510
  • WASHINGTON, DC, DC, 1111 Constitution Ave NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20224-0002
  • KEARNEYSVILLE, WV, 250 Murall Drive , Kearneysville, West Virginia 25430-5200
  • FARMERS BRANCH, TX, 4050 Alpha Rd , Farmers Branch, Texas 75244-4201
  • LANHAM-SEABROOK, MD, 5000 Ellin Rd , Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland 20706-1348
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Provides technical guidance on issues, proposals, and activities impacting program operations, and ensures operating units are in alignment with regulatory and administrative provisions and requirements.
  • Reviews proposals to alter or modify concepts, processes, or functions for compatibility with program goals and objectives, as well as analyzes and evaluates new requirements, policies, and modifications for impact on program operations, systems, and resources.
  • Provides technical advice and staff assistance to field managers and employees in the operational program area assigned. Adapts and prepares operating guidelines, instructions, and other material pertaining to assigned program area for local use.
  • Prepares reports concerning identified issues to explain program differences and recommend improvements and/or corrective action for program operations, where differing or competing viewpoints may occur. Presents findings, conclusions, and recommendations as a result of program studies, projects, or reviews conducted. Disseminates revised procedures and changes in program operations.


Conditions of Employment


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  • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination prior to appointment. We will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position will be conditional on obtaining and maintaining a High Risk Security Clearance.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
  • Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
  • Sign a mobility agreement.


Federal experience is not required. 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.

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

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 13 level. Your experience must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to conduct reviews; Experience in recognizing significant tax issues and enforcement changes in order to develop new or revised procedures or products for assigned programs; Expert knowledge of a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods in order to develop new approaches to existing programs such as compliance, accounts management and/or taxpayer education and communication functions; Experience using comprehensive knowledge of the principles of management planning, program and process analysis to develop, design, and implement new or revised policies and procedures; Experience using oral communication to present plans and proposals to individuals and groups, including top-level managers and field employees, as well as, experience with written communication is necessary to prepare comprehensive written reports, disseminate policy information, and document findings and conclusions. In addition, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate experience providing guidance, and serving as a technical program and policy expert to prepare complete decision packages, studies, and major recommendations.

Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards .


For positions with an education requirement, or 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, but you must provide an SF-50 documenting you held this job series. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  • Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

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 .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages .
  • This is a Bargaining unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Level III; or COR Level II with at least two years of contract experience.
  • COR Level II candidates must complete a (re-) certification for a COR Level III within a timeline to be determined by management at the time of selection.
  • Selectee's will work as a COR Level III, managing the tax software contract for Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC).

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