Internal Revenue Agent (Computer Audit Specialist (Cas) - Examiner) 12 Month Roster Amended

Internal Revenue Service | Scranton, PA

Posted Date 8/02/2023
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This announcement was amended to add additional cut-off dates.WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Large Business and International Director Western Compliance

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.
  • Participates as a revenue agent in tax examinations. Serves as a team member when working with a team of revenue agents on Large Business and International Division (LB&I) cases, works with individual revenue agents on tax examinations presenting large volumes of machine- sensible data, and serves as a resource person on projects/programs involving the processing of large amount of data information.
  • Utilizes appropriate examination techniques and statistical sampling methods in conducting examinations when appropriate.
  • Analyzes the taxpayer's complex computerized accounting systems, determining and recommending the most effective method for providing audit data required by examiners, provides computer analysis of large volumes of data, designing new or using existing applications using both standard and custom computer programs.
  • Reviews taxpayer's systems to determine compliance with laws governing machine-sensible retention; recommends and proposes appropriate agreements limiting retention of taxpayer records.
  • Coordinates with revenue agents to develop examination plans pertaining to computer audit portion of the examination.

Federal experience is not required. 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.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting that included at least 30 semester 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.
A bachelor's or higher degree in a field other than accounting or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years that included at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above.
Currently or previously held an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 position for at least one year.


In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: experience 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; experience interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; experience with business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; experience of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; and, experience interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions and experience in reviewing electronic accounting systems and subsystems for strength of internal controls, compliance with accounting standards, and understanding of their output.


MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: You must meet applicable TIG requirements to be considered eligible. To meet TIG for positions above the GS-05 grade level, you must have served at least one year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the normal line of progression for the position you are applying to. Advancement to positions up to GS-05 is permitted if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade held within the preceding 52 weeks.


TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

Salary98,496.00 - 158,432.00 Annual

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