Bankruptcy Specialist (Register) (Direct Hire)
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Job Description
Duties

WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS SELF EMPLOYED (SBSE) DIVISION?A description of the business units can be found at: Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:SBSE Collection Operations, Specialty InsolvencyThe following are the duties of this position at the full working level.

  • Provides prompt, professional, courteous service and assistance to all internal and external customers. Takes or recommends actions to minimize the Service's willful violations of the bankruptcy automatic stay provision or discharge order.
  • Advises and consults with Service employees regarding collection actions relative to the routine and more difficult technical aspects of insolvency cases to expedite the payment of taxes and secure delinquent returns.
  • Examines legal documents, confers with taxpayers, their representatives, fiduciaries, judges and government attorneys to resolve routine and more moderately difficult issues. Determines a course of action designed to protect the government's interest in insolvency proceedings, and also examines business structure to determine feasibility of debtor's continued operation and proposed plan
This position has career progression. If you are selected at a grade level lower than the full working level, you may be non-competitively promoted as your career progresses. For example, you may be hired as a GS-05, but if the position has career progression to GS-11, then you may move from a GS-05 to a GS-11 in as little as three years.
Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • 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))
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
Qualifications
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-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.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: GS-05 You must have 3 years of general experience, one (1) year of which must be at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. General experience for this position includes: Experience analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Experience planning and organizing work; and experience communicating effectively orally and in writing.
OR
You may substitute education for general experience as follows: 4 year course of study leading to a Bachelor's Degree at an accredited college or university in any field of study.
OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-07 You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with automated systems, relevant laws, rules, regulations, court decisions, business and legal procedures, policies, principles and practices associated with bankruptcy cases; Experience with collection policies and procedures; and experience analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions;
OR
One (1) full academic year of graduate education in a related field of study such as business administration (finance, accounting, auditing, marketing and business law) law, economics, criminology, political science, government, social science, communications, psychology, public administration or other related field;
OR
Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.45 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
OR
A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to that described above. Qualifying experience may have been in accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal, or other work that required the knowledge and skill defined above.
OR
A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to that described above.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-09: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with the Bankruptcy Code, and other relevant laws, rules, regulations and court decisions, specific to collection of Federal taxes through bankruptcy proceedings; Experience with automated systems, technical, business and legal procedures, policies, principles, and practices associated with bankruptcy cases, and collection policies and procedures. Experience with investigative and analytical techniques and methods in analyzing bankruptcy case issues, determining the appropriate dates for court proceedings, reestablishing priority of government claims, monitoring taxpayer compliance, performing dischargeable analysis and ensuring collection of valid taxpayer liabilities in bankruptcy proceedings;
OR
Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: business administration (finance, accounting, auditing, marketing and business law) law, economics, criminology, political science, government, social science, communications, psychology, public administration or other related field;
OR
A Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as business administration (finance, accounting, auditing, marketing and business law) law, economics, criminology, political science, government, social science, communications, psychology, public administration or other related field;
OR
A LL.B or J.D., if related;
OR
Combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to that described above.

For more information on qualifications please refer to .
Education

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

  • 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.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
  • The employment of any candidate selected for this position, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 11/29/2024. 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 available. 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): 4/29/2024, 8/26/2024. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 7 month period if needed, not later than 10 days prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants who apply by the initial cut-off date, will be referred in score order. If additional vacancies exist, remaining applicants will be considered in score order as needed. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) 11/29/2024.
  • 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 benefits offered.

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, you may 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 selection process.

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 11/29/2024 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 11/29/2024. 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 11/29/2024.
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
Email
Address
SBSE COLL - Collection Operations
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
US
Next steps

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 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
$39,576 - $97,034 per year
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
Security Clearance Note
Not Required
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