Contact Representative (Bilingual-Spanish) *Seasonal* **12 Month Roster**

Department Of The Treasury Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 3 days ago

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WHAT DOES A CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE DO?

A Contact Representative, commonly referred to as a Customer Service Representative, carries out a full range of responsibilities in resolving issues and obtaining information relative to the tax administration process. The Customer Service Representative provides a full range of administrative and technical assistance to individuals and businesses.

Although contacts are primarily by telephone, the employee is the point of contact when the customer desires authoritative technical and procedural information and assistance whether by phone, written or electronic mail correspondence. The work involves diverse issues that cannot be answered or resolved routinely. In this role, contacts often involve interpreting a wide range of tax processing regulatory requirements and procedures as administered by the organization for which you are assigned within the Internal Revenue Service.

WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENT (W&I) DIVISION:The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low-income taxpayers.

  • This is a roster announcement open continuously and allows applicants to apply up to the last cut off date listed in the announcement. The roster will be used to fill positions throughout the next 12 months.

    We are projecting approximately 40 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster open period of 06/19/2018 to 04/25/2019 selections may be made through 07/25/2019. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed below as they become available in that location during the life of this roster. Applicants need to apply and be eligible by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) at the close of each of the following cut off dates to be considered: 07/02/2018, 10/25/2018, 01/25/2019 and 04/25/2019. Applicants may also update their applications by the cut off dates listed.

Accounts Management, Operation 3, Team D3000 located at 1114 Commerce Street, Dallas,TX.

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Responsibilities

As a Customer Service Representative, you will:

  • Communicate with individual taxpayers, their representatives, professional stakeholders, and other government officials.

  • Complete contacts, i.e., conduct telephone interviews with a wide range of individuals who have varying degrees of understanding, and provides full explanations to specific inquiries.

  • Respond to a wide range of inquiries involving laws, rules and regulations, each having different conditions, reporting requirements, or other regulatory provisions; Regulations and policies subject to frequent legislative changes, amendments or precedent decisions that affect specific conditions.

  • Elicit sensitive, personal and financial information.

  • Make determinations and uses sound judgment concerning controversial matters in reporting the degree to which the individual understood their responsibilities.

  • Develop, analyze and evaluate information involving the research of records and the nature of each inquiry.

  • Explain what future actions are necessary to achieve voluntary compliance by computing and/or advising on tax liability and probable assessment of taxes.

  • Use sophisticated interviewing techniques; the employee reviews individual circumstances and goals, and advises on the most advantageous ways to meet them.

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
08

Who May Apply This job is open to -Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    0962 Contact Representative

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • IRS Employees on Career or Career Conditional Appointments.

BILINGUAL POSITIONS ONLY: This is a bilingual position.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish. You must be able to speak 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 announcement.

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: experience gained in an environment conducting face to face and/or telephone interviews (e.g., collection agency, telemarketing, customer service, sales) resolving problems and issues. Experience working simple arithmetic (e.g. basic accounting, credits and debits, balancing checking account). 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. 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 applying the methods, precedents, and guidelines related to individual and/or business accounts to determine the appropriate amount of tax, penalties, interest, or payments. Professionally communicating specialized information with internal and external customers verbally or in writing to clarify and resolve their account or tax issues. Experience working and/or dealing with all individuals including third party representatives, often in sensitive situations, including those where individuals are evasive, irate, and unwilling to accept the Service's or Employers position to resolve tax, penalties, interest or payment issues. Experience using interviewing techniques (e.g., disclosure requirements) to obtain and exchange information regarding reported or under-reported items.

GS-07 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes: experience applying standard/procedural methods, precedents, and guidelines related to individual and/or business accounts, collection techniques and enforcement actions to calculate the appropriate amount of tax, penalties, interest, or payments. Professionally communicating specialized information with internal and external customers verbally or in writing to clarify and resolve their account or tax issues. Experience working and/or dealing with all individuals including third party representatives, often in sensitive situations, including those where individuals are evasive, irate, and unwilling to accept the Service's or Employers position as to the determination of their account.

Experience using interviewing techniques (e.g., disclosure requirements) to obtain and exchange information regarding reported or under-reported Experience using on-line systems, research materials and processing procedures to respond to account issues.

GS-08 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.

Specialized experience for this position includes: experience applying methods, precedents, and guidelines related to individual and/or business accounts, collection techniques and enforcement actions to calculate the appropriate amount of tax, penalties, interest, or payments and advise them of their taxpayer rights and appeals procedures. Professionally communicating specialized information with internal and external customers verbally or in writing to clarify and resolve their account or tax issues and to fully advise the taxpayer of options available for meeting tax obligations. Experience working, researching accounts and dealing with all individuals including third party representatives, often in sensitive situations, including those where individuals are evasive, irate, and unwilling to accept the Service's or Employers position as to the determination of their account.

Experience using interviewing techniques (e.g., disclosure requirements) to obtain and exchange information regarding reported or under-reported items. Experience using on-line systems, investigative techniques and procedures to research materials to make determinations of the informational sources.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. 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).

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