Technical Assistant (Field Special Technical Assistant) (12-Month Register)
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Job Description

A description of the business units can be found at:

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Large Business and International Director Eastern Compliance, DFO Engineering

What does a Technical Assistant Do? The Technical Assistant is in the Large Business and International,(LB&I), Field Specialist, Engineering area with responsibility for assisting appraisers, engineers, financial analysts, and engineering team managers in designated portions of their assignments. This employee also maintains appraisal and engineering reference services, supports Engineering Team administrative and technical projects, and performs non-complex independent appraisal assignments.Duties:

  • Assists engineers, appraisers, and financial analysts in the appraisal and examination process and provides assistance with the extraction, analysis, input, and review of data.
  • Independently collects, summarizes, and presents technical data from the appraisal and examination process, and assists examiners in the compilation and analysis of data in preparation of reports and conclusions.
  • Extracts, analyzes, filters, and schedules data from varies sources in support of examination and appraisal assignments, and assists in the preparation and review of spreadsheets, charts, and reports.
  • Assists in the compilation of appraisal data or other tax accounting data in database or Excel Spreadsheet format, and provides assistance with the manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data in the final work product.
  • Participates with, and assists, appraisers, engineers and financial analysts in meetings and conferences and assists with the preparation of charts, tables, and PowerPoint slides used for the explanation of factual data and conclusions.
  • Participates and supports critical project work and efforts at the national Engineering Program level.
  • Maintains adequate supplies for the group and performs group timekeeping duties.
  • Provides assistance to examiners and management with Issue Management System (IMS) issues assignment as a team member on audits, establishing cases on the system, input of data, generation of reports, correction of errors, and case closure off the system.
Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • 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 check).
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 this announcement:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-06: To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes: Experience assisting Engineering Specialists, Appraisers, and Financial Analysts with research, data manipulation and analysis, report preparation, and program execution; Experience as a team member on an audit, establishing and closing cases out on an inventory management system; Experience in trouble-shooting and correcting errors on an inventory management system; Experience with administrative project management; Experience with administrative policies and procedures; Experience with spreadsheet programs and the ability to create and manipulate data within spreadsheets for use in the administrative process; Experience in database applications, PowerPoint, word processing; Experience in oral and written communication with both internal and external customers.

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.

Additional information

  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • 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: M-F 8-4:30
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • 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.
If the position(s) are no longer needed prior to the closing date, this announcement may be closed early.
This is an open continuous announcement which will be used to fill vacancies in the locations listed as they become available for the next 12 months contingent upon funding and space requirements. Applicants must apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of the following cutoff dates to be considered: Cutoff date(s): June 16, 2023. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the12 month period if needed, not later than 5 days prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants in the highest category who apply by the initial cut-off date will be considered first. If additional vacancies exist, applicants who applied after the initial cutoff date who place in the highest category will be considered next. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) June 16, 2024.

Current vacancies within ECPA: 2 positions: Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, San Diego CA, Denver CO, Oklahoma City OK, Farmers Branch TX, Tulsa OK, Ft. Worth TX, Seattle, WA, Portland OR, San Jose CA 3 positions: Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Farmington Hills MI, Grand Rapids MI, Ann Arbor MI, Bloomington MN, Town and Country MO Lee's Summit MO, Cincinnati OH, Philadelphia PA, Philadelphia PA, Franklin TN, Waukesha WI,3 positions Jacksonville FL, West Palm Beach FL, Birmingham AL, Plantation FL, Tampa FL, Atlanta GA, Houston TX, San Antonio TX 2 positions: Hartford CT, New Haven CT, Boston MA, Andover MA, Baltimore MD, New York, NY, Pittsburgh PA, King of Prussia, Eastern (ECPA) Practice Area
Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Education - See Education Section above
  3. Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current registration/license
  4. 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 education.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

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 05/31/2024 and/or cut-off dates 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 05/31/2024.

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

  • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
  • 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 05/31/2024.
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 Laguna Contract External


LBI - Director Eastern Compliance
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Next steps

Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

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 position.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Full-time -
Salary and Benefits
$42,022 - $67,589 per year
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
Security Clearance Note
Not Required
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