Tax Examining Clerk
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Posted on: January 19, 2023
WHAT IS THE SBSE - SMALL BUSINESS SELF EMPLOYED DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at:
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Small Business Self Employed Campus Collection Operations
Small Business Self Employed Campus Exam/AUR Ops
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.
- Reviews and analyzes internal documents and/or taxpayer
returns, prepares coded entries to amend and complete records,
refers questionable returns and documents to appropriate areas to
determine corrective action.
- Processes individual or small business returns and cases that
involve relationships among different accounts that span more than
a single tax period. Assign Employee Identification Numbers (EIN)
and temporary Social Security Numbers (SSN). Requests and
interprets taxpayer information. Perfects documents and initiates
research to correct missing or inaccurate account information,
inquiries to third parties, and changes to taxpayer accounts to
- Compiles and maintains functional and/or assigned area records
or reports to provide status of work.
- May serve as a technical advisor, on-the-job (OJT) coach,
classroom instructor, or reviewer to provide technical assistance
on systemic problems and inconsistencies in the Internal Revenue
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
- 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.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S.
Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired
U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or
Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the
announcement. As a result, the announcement will have cut-offs for
applicant consideration. Eligible applicants in the highest
category who apply by 11:59 pm ET 11/15/2022 will be considered
first. All other applicants will be considered in Quality Group
order as needed, to fill remaining vacancies. Any required
documents should be submitted at the time that you apply -
documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been
gained in the public sector, private sector or 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
BASIC REQUIREMENT : GENERAL EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION FOR GS-04: You
must have 1 year of general experience at a level of difficulty and
responsibility equivalent to the GS-03 grade level in the Federal
service. General experience for this position includes
progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that
indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to
perform the duties of the position to be filled. This may be paid
or non-paid experience.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
Two (2) years of education above the high school level in an
accredited junior college, college, university, business,
secretarial or technical school.
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.
Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in
the online questions.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS- 5 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes experience that
is in or related to this position and provided you with the
particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully
the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying experience
include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks
involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing
information, and determining corrective action on accounts,
researching for missing/unclear accounting information, and
reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness.
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. 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 .
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 for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
- Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty: Shifts vary by location. We will try to offer the
shift of your preference, but you may be offered an alternate shift
- Actual Tour of Duty will be defined at job offer. Shifts varies
- Day Shift - Monday - Friday range between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00
- Swing Shift - Monday - Friday range between 2:00 pm and 1:30
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours may be
- May be eligible for telework based on IRS policy and position
selected for. Not all Tax Examining positions are telework
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
- If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were
referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to
receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus
Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy.
Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are
selected for a position at one of your location selections, that
location will become your official post of duty.
- These are the locations and the number of vacancies currently
available: Andover MA (5), Austin TX (5), Chamblee GA (9),
Covington KY (2), Holtsville NY (10), Kansas City MO (7), Memphis
TN (3), Ogden UT (9) and Philadelphia, PA (3).
- There may be additional vacancies in Florence, KY and Fresno,
CA over the life of the roster. If vacancies become available in
these locations, the announcement will be amended to include the
number of vacancies per location and a new cutoff date to fill
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to
apply up to the closing date of the announcement 09/04/2023. The
register will be used to fill an anticipated 53. Selections may be
made from certificates issued up to 12 months after the 1st cut-off
date listed below. Contingent upon funding and space requirements,
one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this
announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply
and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of
each the following cutoff dates to be considered 11/15/2022. This
announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates
within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 5 workdays
prior to the cut-off date or the final selection date.
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application. All application materials, including transcripts, must
be in English.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current
- Military Spouses (if applicable) - You MUST submit verification
of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or
other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND:
- a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR
- verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability
(e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR
- verification of the service member's death while on active duty
(DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not
married to the veteran at the time of death or have since
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, your application will be determined
incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or
may not receive the special consideration for which you may be
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You
must complete this application process and submit any required
documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 09/04/2023 and/or
cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you
during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday -
Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by
noon ET on 09/04/2023.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your
application process; answer the online questions and submit all
required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import
documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the
document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it
directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest
you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button
prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/04/2023.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at
any time during the announcement open period, return to your
USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your
application, the application status, and an option to Update
Application. This option will no longer be available once the
announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the
announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of
your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application
record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application
Information page that provides information regarding the
documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent
related to this application. The Application Status will appear
along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information
IRS Memphis External
SBSE - Small Business/Self Employed
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion;
please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at
. We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require
this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received
you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for
checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy
notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of
your application for this position at any time by logging onto the
USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For
a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on
"more information." Please notify us if your contact information
changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email
mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important
communication that could affect your consideration for this
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