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TAX ANALYST (TAX PREPARER SUITABILITY ANALYST)

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

TAX ANALYST (TAX PREPARER SUITABILITY ANALYST) Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue ServiceOverview - ##### Open & closing dates 11/07/2019 to 11/21/2019 - ##### Service Competitive - ##### Pay scale & grade GS 07 - 11 - ##### Salary $44,223 to $85,088 per year - ##### Appointment type Permanent - ##### Work schedule Full-TimeLocation 6 vacancies in the following location: - Atlanta, GA Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy- Duties Summary WHAT IS THE RETURN PREPARER OFFICE (RPO) **DIVISION? The Return Preparer Office provides oversight of and services to tax professionals. The office ensures Tax Professionals apply for or renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number, provides guidance regarding the voluntary Annual Filing Season Program and partners with Tax Professionals to accomplish the mission of the Internal Revenue Service. See Other Information for Locations** Learn more about this agency Responsibilities *WHAT DOES A SUITABILITY ANALYST DO? *The Suitability Analyst is the first scan/review to understand the Return Preparer (RP) issue (failure to file, failure to pay, multiple moderate convictions, etc.). In this role, the suitability analyst will determine actions to take on cases involving Return Preparers who are not in compliance with suitability guidelines. You will review and investigate the non-compliance (looking into IDRS, reviewing the contest information and documentation, etc) and determine if the RP has passed/failed the Suitability check being reviewed. As an Suitability Analyst you will: - Review and verifies all Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) applications for compliance with program requirements and standards for determining the suitability and ability to issue new PTINs. - Verify current return preparer identity status to ensure that all preparers have met personal tax compliance standards. - Evaluate data to identify any problem areas or non-compliance issues to make initial suitability and disciplinary recommendations (e.g., revoke PTIN) with the return preparer. - Provide guidance to return preparers on their application, in retrieving the status of their application, and in appealing program suitability decisions. - Verify current return preparer credentials, take appropriate action to resolve any instances of inconsistencies of self-reported and actual professional designation. - Work with suitability vendors, such as Accenture/Vendor Management, on the progress, status, and issues related to the TPPS system. - Identify frivolous filings, criminal history, or tax compliance issues and makes appropriate referrals. - Analyzes closed cases to identify trends or problems in the Return Preparer Program to develop and recommend modifications to deficient areas. - Prepare work papers and written reports documenting findings, conclusions, and/or proposed actions. Prepares other management information reports as requested or required. 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 ****************. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 - #### Job family (Series) 0501 Financial Administration And Program- Requirements Conditions of Employment - Refer to Other Information - Click 'Print Preview' to review the entire announcement before applying. - 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. GS-07 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. Experience for this position includes: experience with IRS policies, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines in order to analyze and validate the information on Return Preparer applications; experience using analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for isolating case issues and develop a course of action; experience with basic accounting principles and common business practices to make determinations of submitted Return Preparer applications. **OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 year of graduate education in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: experience with the policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of the Return Preparer Program to analyze and validate information on Return Preparer applications and to recognize potential/actual fraud or non-compliance with established regulations. Experience applying tax law and how it relates to industry ethical practices, regulatory provisions, and emerging trends to locate sources of problems and to identify/expedite the resolution of applications. Experience with basic accounting principles and common business practices to make determinations of submitted Return Preparer applications. Experience with the IRS mission, organization, work processes, functions, and structure to ensure work assignments facilitate achievement of overall agency goals and objectives. **OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, **OR Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, OR an LLB or JD. GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience with policies, precedents, goals, objectives, regulations, and guidelines of the Return Preparer Program to analyze and validate information on Return Preparer applications and to recognize potential/actual fraud or non-compliance with regulations. Experience applying tax law and how it relates the Return Preparer Program, regulatory provisions, and emerging trends to identify/expedite the resolution of applications. Experience with the IRS mission, organization, work processes, functions, and structure to ensure work assignments facilitate achievement of overall agency goals and objectives. Experience applying statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements and guidelines governing the IRS, including applicable portions of the IRC and IRM, to prepare recommendations affecting program execution. Experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to isolate and define all legal and factual case issues and develop appropriate courses of action. Experience with basic accounting principles and common business practices relating to the commercial return preparer industry to make determinations relative to submitted applications. Experience applying oral and written communication methods and techniques to present findings; deliver briefings; assist others in understanding and accepting findings and recommendations; negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations; prepare work papers and management information reports; and clearly and effectively communicate with all individuals. **OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. **OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR LL.M., if related. -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 6 Positions are located in the Return Preparer Office (RPO) Division, Return Preparer Suitability, Group 1. The positions will be filled in Atlanta, GA (GA0087) Address is: 401 W Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: PD 98664 GS-7; PD 98663 GS-9; PD 98662 GS-11 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. - Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements - Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on. 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 policies). 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. To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test required No- Required Documents 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). 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. IRS employees:* 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.* EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time.** An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. 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.- Benefits 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. As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-************ option #1 for ERC. 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 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 contact us at ********************** 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, 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*.* Agency contact information IRS Jobs Online Help Desk Phone ************, Option 1 Email ********************** Address INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 5333 Getwell Road Stop 9417 Memphis, Tennessee 38118 United States Learn more about this agency 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.- 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 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. Legal and regulatory guidance - Financial suitability - Social security number request - Privacy Act - Signature and false statements - Selective Service - 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.

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