- The IRS Pathways Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Selected applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. If selected, you will be placed in a position as a Revenue Officer, GS-1169, Career Ladder 5/7/9, with promotion potential to GS-11 in the Small Business/Self Employed Division.
- Following completion of program requirements, selectees may be non-competitively converted to permanent or term appointment with promotion potential to GS-11. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to: Successful completion of at least 1-year of continuous service; Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training; Mentorship; Demonstration of successful job performance; and Meet the qualification positions standards. Conversion is not guaranteed or implied.
- The following are the duties of a Revenue OfficerGS-11.You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As a Revenue Officer you will:
- Collect delinquent tax and secures delinquent returns from taxpayers who have not resolved their obligations in response to prior correspondence or other contact.
- Conduct interviews with taxpayers (and/or their representatives) in different environments such as the business location, residence or office as part of the investigative process of collecting delinquent taxes and securing delinquent tax returns.
- Counsel taxpayers on their tax filing, deposit and payment obligations actions needed to bring taxpayers into full compliance. Provides guidance and service on a wide range of financial problems to assist the taxpayer toward a positive course of action to resolve tax issues.
- Work with the taxpayers and their representatives to develop a plan of action to resolve all delinquencies. Takes enforced collection actions, when appropriate
- Provide customer service by respecting and explaining the taxpayer’s rights, IRS policies and procedures. Provide instructions, and analyzes issues presented by taxpayers, practitioners and IRS employees.
- Resolve account discrepancies and responds to taxpayer and practitioner requests. Meet taxpayers or their representatives at the business location or residence for non business taxpayers to view the assets or number of employees, or to observe indications of hardship or business failure.
- Conduct interviews with taxpayers (and/or their representatives) with the purpose of securing complete financial information and assessing the taxpayer’s ability to pay outstanding tax obligations.
- Perform credit and financial analysis of the taxpayer financial records to determine the taxpayer’s financial condition and ability to pay outstanding tax obligations and prevent future delinquencies. Analyzes financial information and evaluates assets.
- Evaluate and compares taxpayers’ financial information to internal and external sources to verify taxpayers’ financial condition.
- Confer with internal and external advisors, analysts, or attorneys (for example: Counsel or Department of Justice) regarding case development, issue determination, case processing and coordination
- Recognize patterns of delay and other indicators that a taxpayer is not cooperating or attempting to defeat assessment or collection of delinquent tax