Senior Revenue Agent *RPP Only*
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Posted on: January 17, 2020
What is the LB&I division?
The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit
provides service and enforcement activities to support tax
compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10
million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in
international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and
businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.See Other Information for
WHAT DOES A SENIOR REVENUE AGENT DO? As a Senior Revenue Agent you
will plan, conduct, and lead pre-filing and post-filing activities
on the most complex business entities. You will initiate, plan,
control, and execute all or parts of management initiated studies
such as campaigns. You will serve as coach and mentor and will
collaborate and coordinate with other experts, revenue agents,
counsel, appeals, management, and industry to ensure emerging or
strategic issues are identified. You will provide guidance on
projects or programs and serve as an expert recommending changes to
the tax code and the development of guidance and training. You will
draft or review work projects involving emerging issues and areas
of non-compliance. You will provide feedback to improve approaches
to workload risk assessment.
As a Senior Revenue Agent you will:
- Maintain expertise through continuous learning activities
needed to facilitate and coordinate the identification,
development, and resolution of issues.
- Serve as an expert on technical issues by collaborating on the
identification, risk assessment, development, and resolution of
issues and develop technical content, training materials, and other
resources to share knowledge, expand technical expertise, and
ensure consistency and accountability in positions.
- Participate in project assignments, solving problems,
identifying actionable events, meeting milestones and deadlines and
time frames for completion.
- Prepare, present, communicate, and collaborate with appropriate
internal and external stakeholders on technical guidance and new
approaches to emerging or existing issues.
- Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision,
and values are communicated and integrated into the Practice Area
and LB&I goals, work products, and services.
- Make recommendations for development of new tax laws affecting
technical issues and ensure emerging or strategic issues are
identified from all potential sources and effectively
- Provide advice and guidance to examiners and respond to
requests for information, including answering inquiries in a prompt
and responsive manner, following up with guidance provided, and
collaborating with others.
- Monitors the applicable team members and reports on the status
and progress of work; reviews work in progress and completed work
to ensure that the guidance and instructions on work priorities,
methods, deadlines and quality have been met.
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Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month may be required.
Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
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. ORA 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. OR A Certificate as a
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written
examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR
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. ANDYou 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
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
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 in progressively responsible and
diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required
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; Interpreting and applying Federal tax law for
individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships and
corporations; Researching business and trade practices to develop
tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business
operations and financial condition; Interpreting and analyzing the
tax implications of corporate financial transactions and financial
management principles and practices; Interacting with a broad range
of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting,
legal, tax, and other similar business related professions;
Experience using knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code,
regulations, rulings, court decisions, and agency policies to
conduct extensive research of legal questions to be able to make
decisions involving complex matters of the law and to develop and
apply new resolution approaches; Analytical and evaluative
techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, sufficient to
gather, identify, evaluate, and develop work methods and approaches
to resolve complex interrelated problems and issues; Using
communicative techniques in order to deal tactfully and
persuasively with sophisticated taxpayers and stakeholders, to
explain complex interpretation of tax laws, regulations and resolve
issues; and experience preparing technical reports and applying
knowledge of tax laws and regulations relating to S Corporations
such as: (IRC Sections 1361-1379) to coordinate and provide
technical assistance to field, industries, headquarter functions
and team members.
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private
sector or . 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,
You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade
Position is located at 4330 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: 98316
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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
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
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"
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 ou must receive a score of 80 or better
to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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
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) Documentation: If 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
Performance Appraisal/Awards: 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
Education Documentation: 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 . 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
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
01/08/2020 to 01/14/2020
Pay scale & grade
$117,495 to $152,741 per year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Sacramento, CA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes as determined by agency policy
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.
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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
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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