Tax Examining Technician *Seasonal*

    Department Of The Treasury
    Philadelphia, PA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? As a Tax Examining Technician, you will review tax forms for completeness adding codes, as necessary, to prepare the forms for computer input. 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 initiating written correspondence with taxpayers and their representatives regarding their accounts on notices issued.

    As a Tax Examining Technician you will:
    • Evaluate all available information and take corrective actions, such as editing codes, correct taxpayer figures, and prepare tax documents for input.
    • Recognize indications of tax fraud; make determinations and use sound judgment concerning taxpayers' data and responses.
    • Initiate correspondence to taxpayers to explain what is needed to complete their tax return, explain options available to resolve their tax problem or question, 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.
    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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    06
  • Job family (Series)

    0592 Tax Examining
  • Requirements
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
    .

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:

    GS-04 LEVEL: You must have1 year of general experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-03 grade level in the Federal service. General experience for this position includes: progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. This may be paid or non-paid experience.

    You may substitute education for general experience as follows: Two years (2) of education above high school in any field of study (education may have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college, university, business, secretarial or technical school).

    GS-05 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Technical advisor, OJT coach, classroom instructor, or reviewer. Other examples may include: 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. OR
    You 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.

    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 where you adjusted 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; Proposed adjustments to income, deductions, payments and/or taxes and determined acceptability of the taxpayers' explanation.

    For Grades 04 through 05: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
    - 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

  • Posting ID: 558409454Posted: 2020-05-22