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WHAT IS THE APPEALS DIVISION?
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As a Appeals Officer you will:
- Conducts Appeals conferences for the settlement of the largest
and most complex tax cases in which taxpayers have appealed
determinations made by the Service or have filed petitions with the
U.S. Tax Court for redetermination of tax liability.
- Conducts extensive research to determine and apply the law to
the facts presented. Where issues are unclear or where a clear
precedent is lacking, determines the appropriate resolution based
upon relevant factors including reasonableness, adjudication trends
and settlement practices.
- Analyzes case files, supporting documents and other information
that relate to tax liability. Reviews cases for adequate technical
development of issues. Remedies defects or inadequacies in cases or
on issues either independently or collaboratively with other team
members, or by referral to the appropriate Service component.
The following are the duties of this position at the full
working level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will
have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will
receive training to help you grow in this position.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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Conditions of Employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- Relocation Expenses: No
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- 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
- 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.
- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Day
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
GS-14 LEVEL SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
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: Experience applying tax law and/or accounting principles,
theory and practices to analyze and interpret accounting records or
legal issues to resolve tax issues or determine tax liabilities.
Experience preparing, examining, interpreting and analyzing
financial statements of multiple entities (e.g., corporations,
partnerships, estates, trusts) to resolve tax disputes; Experience
with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) process from
financial to tax administration. Experience conducting legal
research and interpreting the law in situations where there are
uncertainties or conflicts in statutes, regulations, case law,
precedence or other guidance to determine and apply the appropriate
intent of the law in tax situations; Experience applying litigation
procedures and making judgments involving matters of law
particularly as they relate to resolving tax disputes. Experience
providing tax law advice or guidance to clients or employer;
Experience negotiating the resolution of tax disputes between
government and corporate or individual taxpayers. Experience
negotiating the resolution of legal tax disputes arising from
corporate consolidations, mergers, or estate and gift tax valuation
- Federal experience is not required. 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-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.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's
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 Department of Education
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.