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02/06/2023 to 10/10/2023
$98,496 - $183,500 per year
GS 13 - 14
78 vacancies in the following locations:
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
25% or less - 1 - 5 days.
13 - 13 or 14, Depending on the position.
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Open to U.S. Citizens/Nationals
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS and INTERNATIONALDIVISION?
WHAT IS THE APPEALSDIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Large Business and International Division, Director Eastern Compliance, Engineering and Appeals Division.
Positions may be filled in other areas of LB&I not specific to Enterprise.
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.
GS-14 Appeals Technical Guidance Coordinator (Engineering)
Provides expert technical advice and direction to Appeals Team Case Leaders, Appeals Technical Guidance Coordinators, International Specialists, Appeals Officers and other service employees relative to the largest and most complex engineering and valuation issues. Provides technical support and assistance on complex cases which have engineering or valuation issues. Works issues that often require development of new engineering and valuation theories, approaches and techniques, new sources and applications of knowledge and data to achieve or promote issue settlement.
Organizes work independently, identifies priorities, applies knowledge and skills to expeditiously and efficiently assist in the resolution of issues assigned.
Develops and revises, as needed, Appeals settlement positions for those issues benefitting from engineering knowledge. Detail the hazards of litigation by maintaining active knowledge of case law and other legal authorities.
Provides technical expertise as a consultant to Appeals and other divisions, and on committees and workgroups identifying emerging and strategic issues and developing new engineering and valuation procedures, models, theories, approaches, and related training programs. Serves as an instructor or speaker for courses or sessions addressing engineering and valuation issues.
Provides authoritative reviews of the valuation, engineering and technical findings provided by the Service's examination, and those presented by the taxpayer's appeal. Considers the relative merits of contesting interpretations providing expert guidance to Appeals as to the appropriate determinations and issue resolutions. As necessary, prepares written valuation findings, engineering reports, and other technical guidance for the Appeals hearing and settlement of the issues.
GS-13 General Engineer
Individually, or as a team member, plans and conducts issue examinations using extensive and specialized knowledge of engineering and valuation methods, practices, and investigative audit techniques to examine and resolve various tax issues of individuals and business organizations that may include extensive subsidiaries with operations of national and/or international scope.
Serves as a technical engineering expert and provides analysis and development of issues that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program. Collaborates in the support of the identification, development, and resolution of engineering and valuation issues.
Conducts field investigations of real and personal property and of documentary and accounting records of a range of individuals and small to large business organizations of varying structural complexity. Values real and personal property using generally accepted valuation principles, including market data, income and cost approaches to valuation.
Reviews and investigates engineering features of generally substantial and complex issues on assigned tax cases using general engineering principles. Tax issues associated with industries examined and involving Engineering support typically include: depreciable life, salvage value, investment tax credit, sales of property, research and experimental activity, casualty loss, contribution of property, valuation of intangible and tangible property in acquisitions, mergers, and liquidations, and other engineering determinations related to the assigned case.
Works in partnership with the Senior Engineer and Examiners in developing significant tax compliance issues, by collaborating with appropriate practice areas, examiners, Counsel, Appeals, and other specialists to leverage and expand complex issue expertise and ensure consistent application and interpretation of tax law.
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 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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans' preference procedures do not apply. Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.
Your application must include 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.
Referral: Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates 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 practices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced Federal employee (eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be found "well qualified" for the position. Well qualified is defined as: experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, demonstrated by meeting all the competencies for this position.
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.
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 10/10/2023 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 10/10/2023. To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11799014
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
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