Tax Law Specialist (International Transfer Pricing Specialist)
Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posted on: March 21, 2020
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION? The
Large Business & International (LB&I) business unit provides
service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of
businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more,
as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S.
citizens abroad and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax
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WHAT DOES A TRANSFER PRICING PRACTICE TAX LAW SPECIALIST DO? The
Tax Law Specialists (TLS) the Transfer Pricing Practice (TPP) in
the Large Business and International (LBI) division, is an expert
in the analysis and resolution of compliance issues relating to 482
of the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations. The TLS
serves as a technical expert in the examination of transfer pricing
issues. Responsibilities include auditing related party
transactions, preparing proposed adjustments and presenting such
positions to taxpayers.
As a Transfer Pricing Practice Tax Law Specialist you will:
- Participate in the examination of transfer pricing issues to
include planning, coordinating and executing transfer pricing
examinations. May also serve as a consultant for other IRS
personnel working transfer-pricing issues and transactions.
- Collaborate and coordinate with other IRS functions to leverage
and expand issue expertise to ensure consistency in the
administration of tax laws. Participate in workgroups focused on
international issues including, IRS Practice Networks (PNs).
- Participate in projects involving the development of
international transfer pricing auditing techniques, work practices,
and training programs.
- Perform research and analysis of tax issues involving transfer
pricing, and related valuation and economic assessments for
specific taxpayers, taxpayer groups or industries.
- Provide feedback, technical expertise, and recommendations to
IRS management and IRS Counsel on transfer-pricing issues.
- Identify and discuss issues that require technical advice,
field service advice, or industry-wide coordination related to
transfer pricing rules and regulations.
- Interact regularly with personnel in the Advance Pricing and
Mutual Agreement program.
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Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information.
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
GS-14 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a
level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13
grade 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 OECD Guidelines related to transfer pricing
between US and foreign related parties including transfers of
tangible and intangible property, high value services, and risk
allocation; Applying auditing techniques to multiple, interrelated
transfer pricing issues as listed above on large corporate returns.
Performing research and analysis of transfer pricing issues;
conducting various kinds of audit steps verifying taxpayers'
economic structure, business practices and functions; reviewing and
analyzing economic, financial, operational and tax data to
determine the existence of a potential transfer pricing issue;
performing analyses to determine and/or evaluate tax reporting of
intercompany transactions; providing technical advice concerning
transfer pricing issues on cases; providing advice and
recommendations to other examiners within issue networks during
workshops and other knowledge sharing forums. Preparing and
delivering written and oral communications to explain and defend
the Government's position related to transfer pricing; holding
conferences with taxpayers, their representatives and others to
present and discuss transfer pricing positions and analysis; and
serveing, where necessary, as a qualified witness for the
government in litigation cases.
- 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following,
You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade
***This vacancy has been Amended to add two additional
18 positions are located in the following locations:24000 Avila
Road, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521), 450 Golden Gate Ave, San
Francisco, CA (CA0154), 55 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
(CA6116), 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO (CO1811), 999 N Capitol St NE,
Washington, DC (DC0221), 51 SW First Avenue, Miami, FL (FL0061),
761 Main Avenue, Suite 1000, Norwalk, CT (CT3438), 2203 N Lois
Avenue, Tampa, FL (FL2971), 575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN
(IN0133), 15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA (MA0131), 118 Turnpike
Road, Southborough, MA (MA5863), 200 Sheffield Street,
Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360), 38275 West Twelve Mile Road, Suite 200,
Farmington Hills, MI (MI2097), 3251 N Evergreen Dr NE, Grand
Rapids, MI (MI2210), 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN
(MN1675), 10715 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC (NC2598), 130
South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY (NY7340), 200 N High
St, Columbus, OH (OH0208), 601 S. Henderson Road, King Of Prussia,
PA (PA0507), 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (PA0233), 4050
Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302), 1919 Smith, Houston, TX
(TX0298), 400 North Eighth Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088), 230 S.
Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236), 2001 Butterfield Road,
Downers Grove, IL (IL2337), 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA
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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- The employment of any candidate, 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.
- If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration
under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit
proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this
announcement. If you have any questions concerning your
eligibility, please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in
the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online
questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that
your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient
evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified"
Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the
position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13. Your
application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on
your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience,
education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to
the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent
awards listing at . Your rating may be lowered, if your responses
to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or
experience described in your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your
application may be referred to a selecting official for
consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection
interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the
Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not
reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from
the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for
the , you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well
qualified to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question
responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. 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
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating
one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( are
optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please
list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience
listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online
questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that
it supports your responses to these questions. Please view
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATIONIf you are a
displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click for eligibility and a
detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply
for jobs within and outside the commuting area.
IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)You must meet the
requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice
along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal.
Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDSSubmit a copy of your most recent
completed performance appraisal.
IRS employees: if a revalidated appraisal is used for merit
promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each
critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the
performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If
you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual
performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATIONIf you are qualifying for this position by
substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of
your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific
education requirements and you are currently (or have previously
been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to
submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. 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 .
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit
proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing
agency. Refer to the
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
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 schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.Overview
Open & closing dates
03/11/2020 to 03/26/2020
Pay scale & grade
$107,807 to $170,800 per year
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
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