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Tax Analyst

Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:



Duties

Summary

WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENTDIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. W&I provides high-quality taxpayer assistance, and enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns and make payments.

See "Other Information" for Locations.



Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A TAX ANALYST DO? A Tax analyst serves as an analyst which plans, coordinates, and conducts analytical studies, and projects. In this role, you will be responsible for performing technical and analytical staff work. You will be required to oversee programs which include strategic compliance program planning, business systems planning, customer account services, taxpayer education and communications, and administrative support.

As a Tax Analyst you will:

  • Develop and interpret guidance on program planning, execution, and evaluation for the compliance, accounts management and/or taxpayer education and communication functions.
  • Study problems facing operating unit functions or those of particular concern within the organization assigned.
  • Analyze assigned program areas to discern trends in program delivery and consolidate report data to measure the effectiveness in meeting baselines or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic initiatives.
  • Provide technical guidance on issues, proposals, and activities impacting program operations, and ensure operating units are in alignment with regulatory and administrative provisions and requirements.
  • Review proposals to alter or modify concepts, processes, or functions for compatibility with program goals and objectives, as well as evaluate new requirements, policies, and modifications for impact on program operations, systems, and resources.
  • Coordinate site visits to conduct briefings, studies, implement program initiatives, review program effectiveness, and identify additional system or revision in work processes required.
  • Prepare reports concerning identified issues, explaining program differences and recommending improvements and corrective action for program operations, where differing or competing viewpoints may occur.
  • Present findings, conclusions, and recommendations as a result of program studies, projects, or reviews conducted and disseminate revised procedures and changes in program operations.
    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment
    • Refer to Other Information.
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments.

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      Qualifications

      QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

      GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 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: demonstrating knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience using knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct pre-selected reviews and studies/projects; Experience using analytical and evaluative methods in order to assess and measure program operations effectiveness, identify gaps, consolidate findings and recommend alternatives; Experience using technical methods and practices such as program analysis, process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities to resolve operating problems, and provide statistical data or other management information reports; Skill in recognizing tax issues that impact assigned programs in order to make recommendations; and skill in oral and written communications to exchange information, to prepare reports, explaining program differences and recommending improvements and/or corrective action. OR
      A Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR
      2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR
      LL.B. or J.D., if related. 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-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience using knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews of studies/projects; Experience using analytical and evaluative methods in order to assess and measure effectiveness of program operations, identify gaps or conflicts in program information, consolidate findings and, recommend alternatives; Skill in recognizing significant tax issues and enforcement changes that impact assigned programs in order to recommend changes in implementing regulations; Experience using knowledge of program and process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities to resolve operating problems, and providing statistical data or other management information reports; Skill in oral and written communications to conduct briefings, prepare reports, document findings and, disseminate procedural and regulatory information. OR
      A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR
      3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR
      LL.M., if related. 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-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrating knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience using knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews, studies/projects and coordinate systems and resource utilization of program operations; Experience using analytical and evaluative methods in order to assess and measure effectiveness of program operations, identify gaps or conflicts in program information, consolidate findings and, recommend alternatives; Skill in recognizing significant tax issues and enforcement changes that impact assigned programs in order to revise procedures or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations; Experience using knowledge of the principles of management planning, program and process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities to resolve operating problems, and providing statistical data or other management information reports; Skill in oral and written communications to conduct briefings, prepare reports, document findings and, disseminate procedural and regulatory information.

      GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 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: demonstrating thorough knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate programs plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience using knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews, studies/projects, and coordinate systems and resource utilization of program operations; Skill in recognizing significant tax issues and enforcement changes in order to revise or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations; Experience using 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 thorough knowledge of the principles of management planning, program and process analysis to develop, design, and implement new or revised policies and procedures; Skill in oral communication to present plans and proposals to individuals and groups, including top-level managers and field employees, as well as, skill in 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 the ability to provide guidance, and serve as a technical program and policy expert to be able to prepare complete decision packages, studies, and recommendations.

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

      -The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or . One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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.

      In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
      You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

      Education

      Additional information

      1 Position located in Wage and Investment Submission Processing, e-File Services, BMF O&M Branch, Corporate & Partnership Section in one of the following locations: 3651 S IH-35, Austin, TX, 5045 E. Butler, Fresno, CA, 333 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 333 Scott Street, Covington, KY, 1160 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT, 5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD.

      POSITION DESCRIPTIONS 95780 GS-09, 95781 GS-11, 95782 GS-12, 95020 GS-13.
      A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at:

      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.
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
      • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      • Must successfully complete a (high or moderate) risk background investigation, including the FBI criminal history record check.
      • May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
      • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for Business-related travel.
      • If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.

        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.
        Rating: 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.

        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 Treasury employee eligible for the , you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

        To preview questions please .

        Background checks and security clearance

        Security clearance



        Drug test required

        No

        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. ( 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

        Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATIONIf you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click 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.

        PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDSSubmit 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.

        EDUCATION DOCUMENTATIONIf 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 .

        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

        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.Overview

        Open & closing dates
        01/07/2020 to 01/21/2020

        Service
        Competitive

        Pay scale & grade
        GS 09 - 13

        Salary
        $51,440 to $128,920 per year

        Appointment type
        Permanent

        Work schedule
        Full-Time



        Fair & Transparent

        The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

        The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


        • Reasonable Accommodation Policy

          Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

          A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

          Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
          • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
          • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
          • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

            You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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            • Signature and false statements
            • Selective Service
            • New employee probationary period

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