Department of the Treasury
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL DIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Large Business and International Director Eastern Compliance
This is a position of Financial Analyst in the Field Specialist program of the Large Business and International Division (LB&I) with responsibility for business appraisal projects that are highly complex and controversial. Functions as a technical authority on issues requiring the application of new theories and standards to appraisal problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted and established procedures, or no accepted or established appraisal procedures exist.
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level:
* Performs unique, often controversial and precedent setting appraisals of businesses and business interests where the appraisal will have significant tax impact, affect large segments of taxpayers, and with potential to effect legislative change. Provides expertise to government attorneys on cases with litigation potential. Serves as expert witness in U.S. Tax Court or U.S. District Court.
* Performs appraisals and reviews appraisals prepared by recognized experts and authorities in the industry. Conducts conferences with taxpayers, representatives and experts to explain findings which are often vigorously contested. Prepares appraisal reports which represent the Service’s position and documents conclusions with accurate facts and arguments for unagreed issues. Develops and utilizes sophisticated financial, analytical, and appraisal techniques appropriate to the particular type of business interest. Applies research, resourcefulness, and judgment in developing facts, valuation techniques, and tax law applicable to each assignment. Determinations often set precedent for future determinations throughout the industry.
* Makes determinations of the fair market value of very large and complex corporate, partnership, fiduciary, and individual proprietorship business interests, and other types of financial and investment instruments. Makes determinations of the value of tangible and intangible assets acquired or sold in corporate buyouts, mergers, reorganizations, etc. Allocates the purchase price of large and complex business entities to the various assets acquired in accordance with relevant economic and valuation principles and tax law.
* Makes determinations of reasonable compensation requirements for business executives using sophisticated analysis of industry data, surveys, and judgment. Reviews overall compensations packages including salary, stock options, retirement benefits, and other forms of remuneration. Makes determinations of marketability and minority discounts for property interests such as stock in closely held corporations, unregistered stocks and securities, limited and general partnership interests, and partial interest in business enterprises and real estate.
* Observes and studies trends in the appraisal field and promulgates the application of emerging theory and methodology to effect changes in Service practice and policy.
Conditions of Employment
STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (SPD):
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* 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 200-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.
* May have to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
* We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
* 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 location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
* This is a bargaining unit position.
* Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
* Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
* Relocation expenses – NO
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS – IOR:
EDUCATION: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — finance, business administration, economics, accounting, insurance, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, real estate operations, statistics, or other fields related to the position, such as agriculture, agricultural economics, farm, livestock or ranch management, or rural sociology.
Experience: Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience such as performing financial analysis and evaluation work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of (1) corporate finance and any specialized fields of finance required such as public finance, securities, international finance, money and securities markets, investments, and banking, and (2) the financial and management structure, operations, and practices of corporate and other organizations.
Combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-13: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience with financial analysis project assignments that use business valuation principles, concepts, and advanced techniques to appraise business interests with complex characteristics and to analyze complicated valuation problems. Perform unique and moderately complex appraisals of businesses and business interests as well as making determinations of the value of tangible and intangible assets acquired or sold in corporate acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, liquidations, etc. or transferred offshore in an inter-company transaction. Make complex normalizations to financial statements such as reasonable officer compensation, working capital, inventory, liabilities, etc. Analyze and determine control premiums, lack of control, capital gains tax discount, and lack of marketability discounts in connection with unique and complex appraisals of businesses and business interests.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS GS-13: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to “All US Citizens”.
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-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.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM’s Qualifications Standards.
A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If the position has specific education requirements and you currently hold, or have previously held, a position in the same job series with the IRS, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. Applicants are encouraged, but are not required, to submit an SF-50 documenting experience in a specific series.
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 Accreditation page.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 07/17/2023. The announcement will be used to fill an anticipated 14 vacancies. Selections may be made from certificates issued up to 12 months after the 1st cut-off date listed below. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 02/03/2023. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 10 days prior to the additional cut-off date or the final selection date.