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WHAT IS THE APPEALSDIVISION?
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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.
- Provides expert technical advice and direction to Appeals Team
Case Leaders, ISP Coordinators Appeals Technical Guidance
Coordinators, International Specialists, Appeals Officers and other
service employees relative to the largest and most complex
engineering and valuation issues. Provides technical support and
assistance on complex cases which have engineering or valuation
issues. Works issues that often require development of new
engineering and valuation theories, approaches and techniques, new
sources and applications of knowledge and data to achieve or
promote issue settlement.
- Provides technical expertise as a consultant to Appeals and
other divisions, and on committees and workgroups developing new
engineering and valuation procedures, models, theories, approaches,
and related training programs. Serves as an instructor or speaker
for courses or sessions addressing engineering and valuation
- Provides authoritative reviews of the valuation, engineering
and technical findings provided by the Service's examination, and
those presented by the taxpayer's appeal. Considers the relative
merits of contesting interpretations providing expert guidance to
Appeals as to the appropriate determinations and issue resolutions.
As necessary, prepares written valuation findings, engineering
reports, and other technical guidance for the Appeals hearing and
settlement of the issues.
- Determines whether the engineering/valuation issues are legal
and/or factual. Develops and revises as needed settlement positions
for legal issues detailing the hazards of litigation. Develops and
revises as needed Appeals settlements for factual issues addressing
the requisite facts.
- Participates as a team member in Appeals conferences, providing
expert advice and assistance to Appeals Officers involved in the
negotiations and settlement of tax disputes that have engineering
and valuation issues. Meets and deals with the most sophisticated
taxpayers and their legal and technical representatives.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0801 General Engineering
Conditions of Employment
- The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the
minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty
locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
- If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed
to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19.
Employees must be within a 150-mile radius of their official
assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal
operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to
perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not
guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework
eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate
in the IRS Telework Program. 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.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
- 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.
- 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. These documents must be unexpired
original or certified copies.
- 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))
- 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.
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.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
BASIC REQUIREMENT : Four (4) year course of study in an
accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's or higher
professional engineering degree. The curriculum must: 1) be in a
school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering
curriculum, OR 2) include differential and integral calculus and
courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in
five of the following seven areas of engineering science or
- Static, dynamics
- Strength of Materials (Stress-Strain Relationships)
- Fluid Mechanics Hydraulics
- Electrical fields and circuits
- Nature and properties of materials (relating particle and
aggregate structure to properties)
- Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or
physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or
electronics OR A combination of education and experience. The
education must include courses equivalent to a major in
engineering, as shown above.
To be qualifying your experience must be sufficient to
demonstrate: Thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical
sciences underlying professional engineering, and a good
understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering
sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the
branches of engineering. This must be demonstrated by meeting one
(1) of the following:
- Current professional registration as a professional engineer by
any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; OR
- Written Test showing evidence of having successfully passed the
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test
required for professional registration; OR
- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses
in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences; OR
Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a Bachelor's
degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional
field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science,
mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a
degree in engineering, provided the you have has least 1 year of
professional engineering experience under professional engineering
supervision and guidance.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify
for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
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: Demonstrated professional
knowledge and experience in engineering and the ability to apply
fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts,
theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with
versatility, judgment, and perception. Examples of specialized
experience include: Ability to adapt and apply methods and
techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organize,
analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of
engineering problems; Basic tax laws relating to land, buildings,
plant facilities, machinery, transportation equipment, patents,
contracts, goodwill etc.; Law and legal documents dealing with real
and/or personal property and transfers; Pertinent industry
practices, procedures, and methods including standard, accepted
real estate appraisal procedures, such as the cost, market, and
income approaches to value; Standard analytical techniques and
procedures; Interdisciplinary approach to determine the tax effect
of multiple issues; Highly-complex valuation issues and the ability
to identify the valuation and tax implications of a variety of
engineering and financial transactions, both domestic and
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.