WHAT IS THE APPEALS DIVISION: Independent by statute, staffed by highly trained professionals who provide mediation for any taxpayer contesting IRS compliance actions. Appeals is the last opportunity for the IRS and a taxpayer to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and ensures that all taxpayers can receive an impartial review of their tax case.
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WHAT DOES AN APPEALS OFFICER (APPEALS TECHNICAL GUIDANCE COORDINATOR) DO? An Appeals Officer (Appeals Technical Guidance Coordinator) serves as Appeals' in-house expert on ISP (Industry Specialization Programs) issues and ACI (Appeals Coordinated Issues). In this position, you provide continual advice, guidance, and assistance to Appeals Officers/Team Case Leaders and others in cases involving ISP/ ACI issues. As with all of the Appeals Officer position, you may also be assigned the full range of senior level Appeals Officer cases as determined necessary by the organization.
As an Appeals Officer (Appeals Technical Guidance Coordinator) you will:
* Organize work independently, controlling those coordinated ISP/ ACI issues contained under the assigned industry. Prepare necessary paperwork for the completion and dissemination of appeals settlement positions and guidelines. * Determine whether coordinated ISP/ ACI issues are either legal or factual. Develop and revise Appeals settlement positions and guidelines for those coordinated ISP/ ACI issues determined to be legal in nature, specifically detailing the hazards of litigation deemed to be present. * Review proposed settlements of ISP/ ACI coordinated issues and convey concurrence or disagreement. * Receive and work cases or issues in designated ISP/ ACI specialty, either as a team member or key appeals office. * Conduct Appeals conferences for the settlement/resolution and mediation of the largest and most complex tax issues under the jurisdiction of Appeals. Serve as an instructor for courses or sessions addressing industry issues. * Keep current with significant changes in the Internal Revenue Code, Regulations, the IRM, court decisions and other tax publications. Maintain expertise on ISP/ ACI issues present in assigned industry. Maintains contact within Appeals, ISP Compliance teams, Counsel and other functions of the IRS. Apprises Appeals upper management of area or national impact. * Participates in industry team meetings, limited to discussion of industry issues in general industry terms in accordance with Appeals Rules of Engagement. * Serves as an instructor for courses or sessions addressing industry issues.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (GS-14)
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 applying professional accounting principles, theory, and practices to analyze and interpret accounting books, records, systems, or legal issues specifically to determine effect on tax liabilities or financial statements; Experience with business and industry practices to understand tax issues based on analysis and evaluation of overall business operations and financial condition; Experience with corporate financial transactions and financial management principles and practices; Applying litigation procedures and making judgments involving matters of law particularly as they relate to resolving tax disputes. Coordinate with internal or external professionals to plan and complete work and/or conduct conferences or meetings. Recognizing and assessing the complexity of accounting or legal issues; 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; Conducting legal research and applying the law to tax situations; Applying accounting topics to the resolution of tax issues (e.g., stockholder equity, income recognition and other special reporting topics; financial characteristics of business entities; journal and ledger entries; present value application; inventory valuation; investments and revenue recognition, auditing standards and generally accepted accounting principles associated with asset and liability measurement and their related effect on net income).
* 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- 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).