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Amended Tax Law Specialist (12 Month Register) (Direct Hire)

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:



A description of the business units can be found at:

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:

Large Business and International Director Cross Border Activities

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.

  • Serves as a technical expert in examinations of significant tax compliance issues and provides expert advice that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program as a whole.
  • Performs assignments that are agency-wide in scope and have significant impact on issues facing the business unit. Develops, plans, analyzes and interprets policy on behalf of the Service.
  • Provides tax law expertise, leverages specialized technical skills and knowledge, advises on new tax law and high risk/ emerging issues impacting business entities to bring to resolution.
  • Participates with cross-functional representatives nationwide. Assists and advises internal and external stakeholders in all aspects of planning, execution and resolution of examinations related to cross border business tax issues to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met and policy is adhered to and in conformance with written standards.
  • Advises and assists the Practice Area regarding the interpretation and application of Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, Federal Court cases, and IRS administrative guidance as related to cross border business tax issues. Advises officials in the IRS on proposed legislation and other matters affecting the work of Large Business and International.

    Conditions of Employment

    • Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))

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

    • Please see additional information


      Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework 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.

      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR time of referral:

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-14 LEVEL: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must have one (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: Legal, tax accounting, or other experience that required application of the Federal tax laws, regulations, court rulings, or other legal authority related to the position to be filled (including large business international tax issues); Experience in preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc., related to Federal taxation of corporate entities; Experience performing research on tax law issues and business practices for their impact on tax compliance.

      In addition, must have experience analyzing large business returns pertaining to the application of tax principles, policies, legal decisions, and guidance with large business returns in international tax areas (for example, international business provisions of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Corporate Foreign Tax Credit Planning, Foreign Earnings & Profits, Expense Allocation and Apportionment, Sourcing of Income, Subpart F, Global intangible low taxed income, Foreign derived intangible income, Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT), Effectively Connected Income, Outbound transfers of Intangible Property, Transfer Pricing, foreign reorganizations and restructuring transactions, controlled foreign corporations, foreign currency, disregarded entities and check-the-box elections, Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA), including Treaties, Advance Pricing Agreement (APA), and Competent Authority procedures); Experience applying the tax laws and principles to effectively ensure fair compliance with the law; Experience reviewing taxpayers' legal and economic structure, and business practices; Experience formulating positions and preparing written supporting recommendations to management on matters relating to the theories, concepts, principles, and application of Federal tax laws (including large business international issues); Experience providing specialized technical advice concerning tax planning strategies and emerging issues (including large business international tax issues); Experience communicating orally and in writing with stakeholders in accounting, legal, tax, and other similar business-related professions and /or IRS representatives regarding a variety of tax issues.

      For more information on qualifications please refer to .


      For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. 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 .

      FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

      Additional information

      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
      • A 1-year probationary period is required.

      • This is a Bargaining unit position.
      • Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
      • Relocation expenses - No
      • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

      • #LI-POST

        This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 02/07/2025. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come available. Applicants must apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of the following cutoff dates to be considered: Cutoff date(s): 1st cutoff date 5/22/2024; 2nd cutoff date 8/13/2024; 3rd cutoff date 11/13/2024; 4th cutoff/closing 2/7/2025.This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 10 days prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants who apply by the initial cut-off date, will be referred in score order. If additional vacancies exist, remaining applicants will be considered in score order as needed. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) 3/7/2025.

        "AMMENDED 6/4/2024 to include cutoff dates: Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of the following cutoff dates. 1st cutoff 5/22/2024, 2nd cutoff date 8/13/2024, 3rd cutoff date 11/13/2024 and 4th cutoff date 2/7/2024 to be considered, which is 60 days from the amendment of this Job Opportunity Announcement of 6/4/2024.

        "AMENDED 6/4/2024 - This announcement may be closed early if sufficient applicants apply to fill the required vacancies."

      • 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. .

        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.

        Required Documents

        The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

      • Online Application - Questionnaire
      • Education - See Education Section above
      • Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license

      • High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

        Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

        How to Apply

        This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.

        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 02/07/2025 in 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 02/07/2025.

        To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

        • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
        • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
        • To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/07/2025.

          To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

          To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

          Agency contact information

          IRS Austin External



          LBI - Director Cross Border Activities

          1111 Constitution Ave NW

          Washington, DC 20224


          Next steps

          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 if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

          Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. 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. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

          Fair & Transparent

          The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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