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Appeals Officer

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*WHAT DOES AN APPEALS OFFICER DO?
As an Appeals Officer you provide the final administrative opportunity for taxpayers to resolve tax disputes without litigation by applying the hazards of litigation and using a Quasi-Judicial approach. A fair, impartial administration of the tax laws contributes significantly to taxpayer cooperation and voluntary compliance. Additionally, at this level, the Appeals Officer is responsible for working with the most highly skilled and technically proficient Appeals and IRS Compliance employees, as well as external taxpayers and representatives.
WHAT IS THE
*APPEALS
DIVISION?
*Independent by statute and staffed by highly trained professionals, the Appeals function provides alternative dispute resolution for any taxpayer contesting IRS compliance actions. Appeals represents the last opportunity for the IRS and a taxpayer to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and ensures that all taxpayers can receive an impartial review of their tax case. This impartial review is essential to the integrity of the American tax system.
3 positions to be filled in Appeals, Examination Appeals, Area 8 in the following teams and locations:
1 position to be filled in Team 6 located at: 24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA
1 position to be filled in Team 1 located at: 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA
1 position to be filled in Team 8 located at: 4041 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
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Responsibilities
As a Appeals Officer, you will:
Interact with taxpayers and representatives to determine and meet customer expectations. Hold conferences and negotiate issues to resolve tax disputes. Prepare and update work plans to insure the progression of the case. Works with stakeholders to identify and remove barriers to completion of cases.
Exercise the overall responsibility for arriving at the final disposition of the work unit from the Government's perspective and to approve the final settlement in accordance with delegated authority.
Provide effective assistance to resolve tax disputes between the IRS and the taxpayer.
Conduct extensive research to determine and apply the law to the facts presented.
Analyze case files, supporting documents and other information that relate to tax liability.
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 - Possibly travel 1 to 5 days per month.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
12
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
#### Job family (Series)
0930 Hearings And Appeals
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Conditions of Employment
Please refer to Conditions of Employment.
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
IRS Employees on Career or Career Conditional Appointments
Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-12-LEVEL:
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Interpreting the impact of tax law or accounting principles on individual or small business tax issues; Applying knowledge of current and past Internal Revenue Code and related laws, tax laws, court decisions, regulations, and congressional committee reports in order to negotiate with taxpayers and/or their representatives to determine tax liability and resolve tax disputes considering the hazards of litigation; Using knowledge of various taxes and rates (e.g. individuals, corporate, self-employment) to compute tax; Researching and applying tax related information from a variety of sources (for example, Internal Revenue Manual, Internal Revenue Code and Regulations, commercial databases, court and revenue rulings) to ensure adherence by reviewing policy, tax law, case law and/or precedents; Applying knowledge of various penalties (e.g. late filing or payment, estimated tax, negligence, accuracy-related, fraud); penalty transaction codes, current and prior penalty rates, and ability to determine the appropriate penalty and amount of penalty to be assessed.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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POSITION DESCRIPTION:
92930
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.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. TOD may be negotiated at time of selection and/or adjusted to fit business needs.
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.
May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
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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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
, you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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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. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Cover Letters Tips.
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 Resume Tips.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Documentation:
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP 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/Awards:
Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
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.
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.
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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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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 benefits offered.
How to Apply
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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 the closing date of 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 the announcement's closing date.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at ****We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please **** if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.**
To begin,
either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts.
You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
To complete
, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status
link and then select the
* more information
* link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application and the documentation received.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application
in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at ****
and/or the
* USAJOBS Help Desk.
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1973 N Rulon White Blvd
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Ogden, Utah 84404
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Next steps
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. Also, note that 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 communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
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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.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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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.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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Signature and false statements
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New employee probationary period
This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
08/09/2018 to 08/22/2018
Salary:
$75,741 to $107,955 per year
Pay scale & grade:
GS 12
Work schedule:
Full-Time - Full Time
Appointment type:
Permanent
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