* DutiesHelpDuties SummaryWHAT 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. W&I provides high-quality taxpayer assistance, and enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns and make payments.See Other Information for Locations.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesWHAT DOES A TAX ANALYST DO? A Tax Analyst serves as an analyst which plans, coordinates, and conducts analytical studies, and projects. In this role, you will be responsible for performing technical and analytical staff work. You will be required to oversee programs which include strategic compliance program planning, business systems planning, customer account services, taxpayer education and communications, and administrative support.As a Tax Analyst you will:* Develop and interpret guidance on program planning, execution, and evaluation for the compliance, accounts management and/or taxpayer education and communication functions.* Study problems facing operating unit functions or those of particular concern within the organization assigned.* Analyze assigned program areas to discern trends in program delivery and consolidate report data to measure the effectiveness in meeting baselines or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic initiatives.* Provide technical guidance on issues, proposals, and activities impacting program operations, and ensure operating units are in alignment with regulatory and administrative provisions and requirements.* Review proposals to alter or modify concepts, processes, or functions for compatibility with program goals and objectives, as well as evaluate new requirements, policies, and modifications for impact on program operations, systems, and resources.* Coordinate site visits to conduct briefings, studies, implement program initiatives, review program effectiveness, and identify additional system or revision in work processes required.* Prepare reports concerning identified issues, explaining program differences and recommending improvements and corrective action for program operations, where differing or competing viewpoints may occur.* Present findings, conclusions, and recommendations as a result of program studies, projects, or reviews conducted and disseminate revised procedures and changes in program operations.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.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 www.jobs.irs.govTravel RequiredOccasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights Per MonthSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential09* Job family (Series)0501 Financial Administration And Program* RequirementsHelpRequirements Conditions of Employment* Refer to Other Information* Click \"Print Preview\" to review the entire announcement before applying.* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National* IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments* QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS:You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.GS-7 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Proficiency utilizing the Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS) to identify potentially fraudulent tax refunds and/or identity theft; demonstrating knowledge of IRS functions, programs, polices regulations, procedures and operations; Experience using knowledge cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct simple reviews and studies/projects; Experience assisting higher graded specialist in the use of a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods and ability to effectively analyze data and apply it to the implementation of widely divergent operation programs; Experience assisting in the use of technical methods and practices such as program analysis, process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities in order to carry out limited projects and to develop simple management information reports; Experience in recognizing tax issues that impact assigned programs in order to make valid conclusions; Experience communicating with all levels within the organization, including external customers and stakeholders; Experience providing technical guidance and making presentations to a variety of audiences; Experience preparing quality written reports, spreadsheets, and statistical tables., OR One (1) year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in a related field of study that demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to do the work., OR Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies., OR A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to the amount required.GS-9 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Proficiency utilizing the Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS) to identify potentially fraudulent tax refunds and/or identity theft ; demonstrating knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate program plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience using knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct pre-selected reviews and studies/projects; Experience using analytical and evaluative methods in order to assess and measure program operations effectiveness, identify gaps, consolidate findings and recommend alternatives; Experience using technical methods and practices such as program analysis, process analysis, management reporting procedures and available system capabilities to resolve operating problems, and provide statistical data or other management information reports; Experience in recognizing tax issues that impact assigned programs in order to make recommendations; and experience in oral and written communications to exchange information, to prepare reports, explaining program differences and recommending improvements and/or corrective action., OR A Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work., OR Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate degree in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work., OR A LL.B. or J.D., if related., OR A combination of experience and education equivalent to the amount required.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 Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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 next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).Education
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