• Department of the Treasury
  • $81,925.00 -138,780.00/year*
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Bilingual/Interpretation/Translation
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St


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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.

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WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED (SB/SE) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.

WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? IRS employs Tax Examining Technicians (TETs) in many areas throughout the Service. In the SB/SE function, TETs contact taxpayers, their representatives, and third parties to secure payment of delinquent taxes and the filing of delinquent returns. They respond to a variety of telephone contacts; analyze and resolve tax processing problems; and provide information and recommend enforcement action on all types of individual and business accounts. In the W & I function, TETs assist management by providing oversight and direction, assigning case referrals, and answering taxpayer inquiries to resolve issues such as tax processing. In the LB&I function, TETs track IDRS status and updates, internal record systems, and control over group suspension of cases awaiting Joint Committee clearance. In the TE/GE function, TETs examine and process all statute and potential statute cases, and ensure that all statutes are correct. In the CI function, TETs perform work that involves analyzing, searching, determining, and initiating appropriate actions on all types of tax issues containing conditions and account relationships that must be resolved to close issues. In the Appeals function, TETs are responsible for computing complex restricted interest, closing complex cases, and providing assistance in processing problem resolution cases to taxpayers and their representatives.

As a Tax Examining Technician, you will:

* Provide assistance on inquiries initiated by taxpayers by determining information needed to resolve inquiries, and researching pertinent tax data through internal computer systems, accounting records, telephone contact, IRS officials or other agencies;
* Take corrective actions to close a case, such as adjusting taxpayer's account, recomputing tax liability, and preparing manual refunds;
* Refer possible violations of tax law or cases requiring examination determinations or legal determinations of the tax code.

If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

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

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

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Promotion Potential

07


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0592 Tax Examining

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Conditions of Employment

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* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

You must be:

At least 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 years of age or older, and meet one of the following: (1) have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; (2) have completed a formal vocational training program; or (3) have a statement from school authorities agreeing with the decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

AND:

This is a bi-lingual position. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English/Spanish. You must be able to speak, read and write the selected language in order to be considered proficient in that language. If you indicate language proficiency, you may be tested at some point in the hiring process to determine if you possess the required level of proficiency. If you are unable to demonstrate proficiency, you will not be qualified for these positions

Qualifications

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

GS-05-LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include experience performing a variety of miscellaneous tasks involving researching and processing financial documents, reviewing information and determining corrective action on accounts, researching for missing/unclear accounting information and reviewing financial documents submitted for completeness.

OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or 4 years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

OR

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

GS-06 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience include positions dealing with the public analyzing tax or accounting issues. Experience must have included analyzing and resolving problems, adjusting accounts, and providing information on financial issues.

GS-07-LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-GS-06 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience may have been gained in positions in a bookkeeping or accounting position, or in a position dealing with the public analyzing tax or accounting problems and resolving high-conflict differences through use of established guidelines, or in a position dealing with customers in person, in writing or by telephone in a variety of situations that require solicitation of information to identify concerns and offer solutions. Your position may have included interpreting account information to address a variety of issues, guidelines, and past transactions.

* 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.

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