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SENIOR TAX ANALYST


Job Title:SENIOR TAX ANALYST

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:14CW5-WIX0031-0501-14-LG

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0501-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Days - Career/ Career Conditional

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New Carrollton, MD

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America.  We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world.  Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.WHAT DOES A SENIOR TAX ANALYST DO?   As a Senior Tax Analyst you will be responsible for performing significant technical, analytical and evaluative work relating to national level mission-oriented programs of the organizations. In this role, you will perform all aspect of planning, analysis, formulation, justification, presentation, and execution of the assigned program area. Assignments involve exceptionally large and complex programs, systems or issues. The work includes planning, coordinating, and conducting analytical studies, and/or projects. Programs include direct or indirect activities related to tax administration. The incumbent’s decisions directly influence the formulation of agency program and/or policy development. The incumbent also provides coordination in the identification, development, and resolution of program issues that affect the operating units within the Business Division assigned.WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENT (W&I) DIVISION?  The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low-income taxpayers.1 position is available in W&I Business Modernization Office. The position will be at 5000 Ellin Road, New Carrollton, MD.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 www.jobs.irs.gov

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, Start time may be negotiable.Moving expenses are not authorized.Travel 1-5 nights per month may be required.

DUTIES:

As a Senior Tax Analyst you will: Develop, prepare, and review written reports, manuals, guidelines, and other documents on international tax transactions and issues related to:  U.S. multinational businesses operating abroad including income shifting strategies, deferral planning, foreign tax credit management, and foreign income repatriation options.  Foreign business entities operating in the U.S. including U.S. jurisdiction to tax, income shifting strategies, inbound financing techniques, and repatriation/withholding rules.  U.S. citizens and tax residents who have foreign activities and investments including U.S. jurisdiction to tax, offshore financial and arrangements and structures, use of foreign tax credits, and U.S. taxation of pass-thru entities and controlled foreign corporations.  Foreign individuals who have U.S. activities or investments including U.S. jurisdiction to tax their U.S. business activities and U.S. investments either on a withholding tax or net income tax basis and how the application of income tax treaties might limit U.S. taxation. Develop, prepare, and review agency directives, Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) issuances, memoranda, Service-wide policy statements, and other written guidelines and recommendations that may have agency wide impact. Perform assignments that are agency-wide in scope and have significant impact on issues facing the operating unit. Represent management at high-level meetings and conference calls to provide technical advice and staff assistance to headquarters executives, headquarters analysts, field managers, and employees in the assigned program area(s). Provide authoritative interpretations and guidance concerning operating policies, instructions, and other material pertaining to assigned program areas. Analyze assigned program area(s) to discern trends in program delivery. Consolidate report data to measure effectiveness in meeting baselines or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic agency initiatives. Prepare reports on issues that are critical to the assigned organization. Interpret, develop, adapt, and coordinate analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on business unit operations and resources. Advise and negotiate conflicting policy and program issues with management. Apply and implement newly established policies and procedures for use in field operations. Serve as liaison with business units/operating divisions, managers, and other internal/external stakeholders on a variety of significant program, policy, and systemic issues and problems. Independently study complex problems facing operating unit functions or those of particular concern within the specialized areas of the organization. This may require coordinating input from activities outside the division and identifying new methods of performing work.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:GS-14 - LEVEL: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 13 level that demonstrated accomplishment in assignments where the applicant  has experience in the elicitation, documentation, validation and maintenance of business rules and requirements. Applicant should also posses comprehensive knowledge of the various project management disciplines that includes; sequencing activities, risk and issue management, requirements management, and Business rules harvesting. This work includes expert knowledge of written and oral communication techniques for use in stakeholder relationship management and to communicate analysis results and proposed recommendations to senior leaders.  Knowledge and Experience in the development of Work Breakdown Schedules; using Reqpro, Visio and/or System Architect Software is highly desirable.

 

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

1.  Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Information Management, Leadership, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Reading & Writing, Reasoning, and Technology Application. 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 for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.2.  You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B or C) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C = Qualified) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.3.  Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. To preview questions please click here.

BENEFITS:

We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity.  Our comprehensive benefits are very generous – helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and your family needs. We also offer challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. For additional information view and learn more about our benefits package at:https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONIf you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Leisha Greely 801-620-7712. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent. Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Personal Identity Verification); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury. Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification. IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns.  This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 6 STEPS:STEP 1:Create an account at: https://my.usajobs.gov.STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS "Resume Builder" or "Upload" your Resume into USAJOBS.STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements.  To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS, copy and enter the announcement number in the key word search field.  Select "Yes", if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment.  Click "Search for Jobs."  Click "Apply Online" on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click "Apply for this position now!"  STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4) Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information.  Click "Apply to this Vacancy".STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy.  Respond to the questions for each of the following sections:  Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.  STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested.  Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed.  Scroll down & click "Finish" at the bottom of the page.  You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT SOMETHING? Log into My USAJOBS at https://my.usajobs.gov  with your user name and password. Click on "Application Status". Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement. Click "Review and Update the documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided. Click "Finish" to save this change.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education for training or experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree must be accredited (or pre-accredited) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please refer to: www.ope.ed.govaccreditation/search.aspx. Note: If the position has specific education requirements and you are not currently or have not previously been in the series to be filled, please submit a transcript demonstrating you have the basic education required. If you are qualifying based on foreign education you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to: www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4aCTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility.VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION - For additional information see link at bottom of announcement.SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE: Veterans released or discharged under honorable conditions from a period of active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a Sole Survivorship discharge (SSP), may be eligible for Veteran's Preference.  To receive credit, please update your application to indicate that you are entitled to "Veteran's Preference by reason of Sole Survivorship Discharge" and include documentation to support your claim.  See the section entitled "How to Apply, What if I forgot to submit something" for instructions on updating your application and adding the necessary documentation for consideration.NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Employment Center West Phone: 801-620-6972 Fax: 000-000-0000 Email: OgdenIRSRecruiting@irs.gov Agency Information:INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE1973 N. Rulon White Blvd. M/S 1540Ogden, UT84404US Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can expect a communication from us concerning your application via email. If you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communications that could affect your consideration for this position. If your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement, please notify the Employment Office (contact provided in this announcement) and update your USAJOBS profile.You can check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto your "My USAJOBS" account and clicking on "My Application."

Control Number: 356761700

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