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Internal Revenue Service TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN *12 MONTH ROSTER* in Ogden, Utah

Summary

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION? 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.

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Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? As a Tax Examining Technician you will resolve inquiries regarding tax account issues such as tax delinquency, adjust taxpayer accounts and provide information about general Service procedures. In this role, you will analyze and take appropriate actions as identified in the specific position for which you are applying. Your assignments may include communicating with taxpayers and their representatives regarding their accounts on notices issued. If you are selected for a bi-lingual position you will communicate with taxpayers in Spanish as well as English.

As a Tax Examining Technician you will: Evaluate all available information and take corrective actions, such as credit transfers requests, re-computed tax, and/or penalty and interest.

Access relevant systems to view and/or update taxpayers' accounts regarding payments received, review status of the case, and/or to make account adjustments.

Enter data into automated system to adjust tax, penalty, and/or credit adjustments.

Recognize indications of tax fraud; make determinations and use sound judgment concerning taxpayers' data and responses.

Gain cooperation of taxpayers by explaining the best options available to resolve the problem or question, mutual interests, and to make sure they understand their responsibilities.

Interpret the law as it relates to the issues and if affects the performance and efficiency of the Internal Revenue Service.

Educate taxpayers on action(s) needed to achieve compliance with tax filing/liabilities. 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

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments

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Qualifications

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

GS-5 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: researching and/or initiating actions on tax issues and all required information for correction of accounts and records; Interpreting taxpayer information; Verifying and/or adjusting taxpayer accounts; Securing payment of delinquent taxes; and/or determining financial, and uncollectible information. Other examples may include: Technical advisor, OJT coach, classroom instructor, or reviewer. ORYou may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR­­­­­­­­­You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

GS-6 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: using an automated system to adjust tax, penalty, and interest; Recognized indications of tax fraud and abuse; Resolved problems, processed referrals, and/or worked with cases previously closed, bankruptcy, innocent spouse, employee cases, unpostables, restricted interest, and manual refunds; Performed phone duties; Proposed adjustments to income, deductions, payments and/or taxes and determined acceptability of the taxpayers' explanation.

GS-7 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: using business tax law, the IRM, the IRC, IRS collection techniques and enforcement actions, tax forms, notices, bills, and other documents to advise the taxpayer of options for meeting tax obligations; Investigative/probing techniques to solicit relevant information; Communicating specialized information orally or in writing with internal and external customers inventory management procedures; and have demonstrated the ability to provide clear and concise replies to taxpayers or their representatives.- 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 meet the following, if applicable:You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

Education

Additional Information

98 Positions are located in SBSE, Examination Operation,Campus Exam/AUR, Ogden Campus,Ogden Examat 2365 Lincoln Avenue, Ogden, UT (UT1486). 30 positions are day shift, and 68 positions are night shift. POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: (GS-5) 92100, (GS-6) 92101, (GS-7) 92102An IRS intranet website is available for IRS A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at : https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspxCONDITIONS 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 7:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 12:30pm-Acutal TOD will be defined at job offer

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.

Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements

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