Tax Law Specialist - Direct Hire
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 18, 2023
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONALDIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Large Business and International Director Treaty and Trans Pric
The following are the duties of this position at the full working
level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are
selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to
learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow
in this position.
- Assists Examination Teams in planning, directing, and
coordinating the examination of international transfer-pricing
issues. The incumbent serves on a consulting basis for other
Examination Specialists, International Examiners, Counsel
Attorneys, Appeals Officers, and Revenue Agents assigned to a
Coordinated Industry or Industry Examination regarding
transfer-pricing issues and transactions. The incumbent may also be
assigned to work closely with IRS Examination Teams on multiple
- Collaborates and coordinates with Examination Specialists,
International Examiners, Counsel Attorneys, Appeals Officers, and
Revenue Agents to leverage and expand international issue expertise
throughout the IRS, and to ensure consistent application and
interpretation of international tax law. The incumbent regularly
participates in groups focused on international issues including,
but not limited to, International Practice Networks
- Participates in long-term projects involving the development of
new auditing techniques, work practices, and training programs for
Examination Specialists, International Examiners, Counsel
Attorneys, Appeals Officers, and Revenue Agents. The incumbent
develops and conducts training sessions and holds periodic meetings
with IRS personnel at national and local office levels to review
all matters relating to international transfer-pricing.
- Performs research and analysis of tax issues involving
economics, transfer pricing, and valuation related to specific
taxpayers or across taxpayers and industries.
- Provides feedback, technical expertise, and recommendations to
IRS management and IRS Counsel on transfer-pricing issues. The
International Transfer Pricing Specialist identifies and discusses
any issues that require technical advice, field service advice, or
industry-wide coordination procedures to be followed.
Conditions of Employment
- 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.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and 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))
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been
gained in the public sector, private sector or 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
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To be minimally qualified for this position
you must have (1) one year of specialized experience at a level of
difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the grade 13 level in
the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position
includes: Experience with application of tax law to transfer
pricing projects, including application of the Internal Revenue
Code, corresponding Treasury Regulations, tax treaties, Court
decisions and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD) Guidelines to transfers of tangible and
intangible property, high value services, and risk allocation;
examining or planning multiple, interrelated transfer pricing
issues undertaken by large multinational companies; Experience
performing research and analysis of transfer pricing issues;
conducting various kinds of analyses verifying taxpayers' economic
structure, business practices and functions; Experience reviewing
and analyzing economic, financial, operational and financial and
tax data to determine the existence of a potential transfer pricing
issue; performing analyses to determine and/or evaluate the correct
reporting of intercompany transactions; Experience providing
technical advice concerning transfer pricing issues on cases;
providing advice and recommendations to other employees within
issue networks or during workshops and other knowledge sharing
forums. Experience preparing and delivering written and oral
communications to explain and defend transfer pricing positions;
Experience holding conferences with key corporate tax and other
company officials, representatives, and others to present and
discuss transfer pricing positions and analysis; and serving, where
necessary, as a qualified witness in litigation cases.
Positions under this announcement are being filled using a Direct
Hire Authority (DHA) and Recruitment Incentive is authorized for
eligible, highly qualified applicants. For information on the
Recruitment Incentive please reference the Additional Information
section of this announcement.
For more information on qualifications please refer to .
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 .
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 for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00am
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee
or a new hire, selected for this position will be conditional on
obtaining and maintaining a High Risk Security Clearance.
- If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were
referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to
receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus
Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy.
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to
apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 12/29/2023. This
announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent
upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be
filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come
WHAT IS THE TRANSFER PRICING PRACTICE? The Transfer Pricing
Practice (TPP) primarily focuses on compliance activities for
transfer pricing issues and is part of Treaty and Transfer Pricing
Operations (TTPO) in the Large Business & International (LB&I)
division of the IRS. Transfer pricing involves the pricing of
goods, services and intellectual property transferred between
related entities of multinational enterprises (typically
corporations with a common parent company). When these transactions
involve transfers between a U.S. and foreign related entity, tax
issues arise over how much income should be reported in each
country. The United States and foreign tax administrations have
complex tax rules about how to determine intercompany pricing which
leads to how much taxable income should be reported in each
country. It is an area of significant tax controversy. The IRS
Transfer Pricing Practice conducts many types of compliance
activities related to transfer pricing including examinations,
Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) audits, Campaigns (which may or
may not include examinations), assistance with Advance Pricing
Agreements and other efforts. Within TPP, there are four field
territories (East, North, South and West) as well as the Practice
Network. The Transfer Pricing Practice Network supports examiners
working on transfer pricing issues by performing risk assessments
and identifying emerging issues or issues of strategic importance
and develops training and tools for transfer pricing issues,
provides advice on campaigns, and assists agents in transfer
A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application. All application materials, including transcripts, must
be in English.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current
- Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification
of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or
other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of
your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your
spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or
DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on
active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if
you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have
- Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If
Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50
(Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action
form which shows your current grade and competitive service status.
(The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your
"tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a
higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or
equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week
time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date
more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years
of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high
school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational
training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing
with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this
position (or may not receive the special consideration for which
you may be eligible).
How to Apply
This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may
or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will
remain active through the open period of this Public Notice.
Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those
applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a
much better chance of being referred for consideration in the
The following instructions outline our application process. You
must complete this application process and submit any required
documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/29/2023 in this
announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours
(normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying
online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your
application process; answer the online questions and submit all
required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import
documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the
document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it
directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest
you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button
prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/29/2023.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at
any time during the announcement open period, return to your
USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your
application, the application status, and an option to Update
Application. This option will no longer be available once the
announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the
announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of
your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application
record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application
Information page that provides information regarding the
documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent
related to this application. The Application Status will appear
along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information
IRS Memphis External
Large Business and International Director Treaty and Trans Pric
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion;
please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at
. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you
require this for any part of the application and hiring
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received
you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for
checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy
notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of
your application for this position at any time by logging onto the
USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For
a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on
"more information." Please notify us if your contact information
changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email
mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important
communication that could affect your consideration for this
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