Internal Revenue Service – Forester

  • Full Time
  • Alabama

Internal Revenue Service

A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR EASTERN COMPLIANCE DFO-ENG

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.

  • Individually, or as a team member, plans and conducts issue examinations using extensive and specialized knowledge of forestry and valuation methods, practices, and investigative audit techniques to examine and resolve various tax issues of individuals and business organizations that may include extensive subsidiaries with operations of national and/or international scope.
  • Serves as a technical forestry expert and provides analysis and development of issues that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program. Collaborates in the support of the identification, development, and resolution of forestry and related valuation issues.
  • Conducts field investigations of real and personal property and of documentary and accounting records of a range of individuals and small to large business organizations of varying structural complexity. Values real and personal property using generally accepted valuation principles, including market data, income and cost approaches to valuation.
  • Reviews and investigates forestry features of generally substantial and complex issues on assigned tax cases using general forestry science and related discipline principles. Tax issues associated with industries examined and involving forestry support typically include: fair market value of standing timber for determination of long term capital gains; fair market value of timber and timber properties for allocation of purchase price, for determining contribution values, for cost depletion and other valuation purposes; taxpayer’s sale of timber with retained economic interest; casualty losses; and capital versus expense, e.g., reforestation, and other determinations related to the assigned case.
  • Works in partnership with the Senior Forester and Examiners in developing significant tax compliance issues, by collaborating with appropriate practice areas, examiners, Counsel, Appeals, and other specialists to leverage and expand complex issue expertise and ensure consistent application and interpretation of tax law.

Requirements

  • Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor’s approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. 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))
  • Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to “Get Your Tax Record” at http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • 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.

To apply for this job please visit www.usajobs.gov.


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