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Internal Revenue Service TAX EXAMINING CLERK in Holtsville, New York

Summary

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Responsibilities

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.

WHAT DOES A TAX EXAMINING TECHNICIAN DO? IRS employs Tax Examining Technicians (TETs) in many areas throughout the Service. In the SB/SE function, TETs contact taxpayers, their representatives, and third parties to secure payment of delinquent taxes and the filing of delinquent returns. They respond to a variety of telephone contacts; analyze and resolve tax processing problems; and provide information and recommend enforcement action on all types of individual and business accounts. In the W&I function, TETs assist management by providing oversight and direction, assigning case referrals, and answering taxpayer inquiries to resolve issues such as tax processing. In the LB&I function, TETs track IDRS status and updates, internal record systems, and control over group suspension of cases awaiting Joint Committee clearance. In the TE/GE function, TETs examine and process all statute and potential statute cases, and ensure that all statutes are correct. In the CI function, TETs perform work that involves analyzing, searching, determining, and initiating appropriate actions on all types of tax issues containing conditions and account relationships that must be resolved to close issues. In the Appeals function, TETs are responsible for computing complex restricted interest, closing complex cases, and providing assistance in processing problem resolution cases to taxpayers and their representatives.

As a Tax Examining Technician, you will: Provide assistance on inquiries initiated by taxpayers by determining information needed to resolve inquiries, and researching pertinent tax data through internal computer systems, accounting records, telephone contact, IRS officials or other agencies;

Take corrective actions to close a case, such as adjusting taxpayer's account, recomputing tax liability, and preparing manual refunds;

Refer possible violations of tax law or cases requiring examination determinations or legal determinations of the tax code. 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.

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Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:GS-04 LEVEL: You must have1 yearof general experience equivalent to theGS -03 grade level in the Federal service. General experiencefor 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.OR You may substitute education for general experienceas follows: ­­­­­­­­2 years of education above the high school level (education may have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college, university, business, secretarial or technical school.ORYou 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 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.

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Additional Information

4 Positions are located in Small Business/Self-Employed, CollectionOperations, Specialty Collection Offers, SCOIC Brookhaven, located in Holtsville, NY

The anticipated start date is: TO BE DETERMINED

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.

-This is a bargaining unit position.

-We offer opportunities for telework.

-We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

-A 1-year probationary period is required.

-Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).

-Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency

-If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

-Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

-Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

-Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

-Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements - 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.

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