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Internal Revenue Service Correspondence Examination Technician *Register* in Austin, Texas

Summary

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. See "Additional Information" for Locations.

Responsibilities

WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT 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.

WHAT DOES AN EXAMINATION TECHNICIAN DO? Examination Technician positions exist in many IRS organizations. In W&I, SB/SE, they are Correspondence and Examination Technicians who examine tax returns and communicate with taxpayers through phone or correspondence; or provide support to tax compliance officers and revenue agents during their examinations. In LB&I, they support team members and team coordinators as Examination Technicians i.e., preparation of comparative financial analysis, reconciliation, Excel/Access spreadsheet and database analysis, IMS input, etc. They are Intake Technicians in TAS who answer and manage incoming telephone calls and customer inquiries as the first point of contact.As an Examination Technician/Financial Technician/Intake you will: Perform clerical and technician work in support of accounting, budget, auditing, or financial management of a fiscal operation.

Examine accounts to verify the accuracy of accounts and the adequacy of supporting data.

Prepare worksheets or reports reflecting the examinations made, discrepancies noted, and the corrective entries required adjusting accounts. 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 http://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-5 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 that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of experience qualifying as specialized include: preparing, receiving, reviewing, and verifying documents; processing transactions; maintaining office records; and locating and compiling data or information from files and other data sources; and contacting customers through correspondence or telephone to obtain information, explain liability, and encourage compliance.ORYou may substitute education for 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.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Serivce. 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.

Education

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Additional Information

30 Positions to be filled in Wage & Investment, Return Integrity & Compliance Services, Refundable Credits Exam OperationsAustin Refundable Credit Examining Operations located in Austin, TX.

20 Positions for Day Shift10 Positions for Swing Shift

Conditions of Employment:

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.- 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.- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.- Sign a mobility agreement.- Tour of Duty:Monday - Friday, Day shift 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.; Swing shift 4:00 pm - 12:30 am.- May be eligible for Life and Health insurance.
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