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The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS. The TAS mission is to assist taxpayers in resolving their problems with the IRS (Case Advocacy), and to identify and propose administrative and legislative solutions to mitigate those problems (Systemic Advocacy).
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WHAT DOES SYSTEMIC ADVOCACY REVENUE AGENT TECHNICAL ADVISOR DO? As a Internal Revenue Agent Technical Advisor you will work serve in the Exam Technical Advocacy Group in Systemic Advocacy (SA) and will be responsible for a wide range of Exam issues. In this role you will be responsible for high level, cross-functional projects that are confidential in nature, developing policy and operational objectives which often requires coordinating efforts across organizational lines, providing technical advice to the Executive Director of Systemic Advocacy (EDSA) in resolution of systemic problems impacting taxpayers, providing guidance on issue resolutions, and identifying and writing various sections of the National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress. This position is under the general administrative direction of EDSA and as such you will be expected to have great familiarity with the Taxpayer Advocate function, its mission and the work performed in support of this mission.
As a Revenue Agent Technical Advisor you will:
Exercise significant and continuing authority in planning, directing, and coordinating the resolution of systemic issues impacting multiple taxpayers and issues impacting taxpayer burden or taxpayer rights.
Participate with the executive in formulating new or revised policies for high-level service wide programs providing administratively authoritative recommendations on matters related to the formulation and implementation of service wide program initiatives.
Develop management objectives, strategies, actions, and critical success factors and consolidates final strategic business plans for the organization.
Establish and coordinate special agency studies requiring analysis and evaluation of existing or impromptu problems of office functions as needed.
Develop conclusions, recommendations, and proposals for executive approval, decision, review, or other consideration from sources internal or external to the area.
Represent National Taxpayer Advocate on a number of high level cross-functional task forces and researches technical issues to determine and apply tax law as requested by reviewers of the Systemic Advocacy Management System (SAMS) submissions.
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Occasional travel - Travel required one to five days a month.
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All grade levels)
A Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance. OR A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e. at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. OR A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.
In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to Internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements.
This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-14 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes progressively responsible and diversified professional accounting or auditing work that required: knowledge of and skill in applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, or systems specifically to determine their effect on Federal tax liabilities and their adequacy for recording transactions affecting tax liabilities; skill in interpreting and applying Federal tax law for individuals, business and/or exempt organizations, partnerships, and corporations; knowledge of business and trade practices to develop tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; knowledge of corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; and, skill in interacting effectively with a broad range of individuals and negotiating with specialists in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business related professions.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-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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