Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
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Undergraduate Education: Major study -- any field.
Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, auditing, taxation, business administration, law, or other related fields.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a general knowledge of business practices. Such experience may have been gained in government, business or industry, investigative work, banking, law, accounting, or other work appropriate to the position to be filled.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated a substantive knowledge of business practices, basic accounting principles, and Federal tax laws and regulations; and that required the ability to audit tax records, analyze systems and bookkeeping, use factfinding techniques, and develop interpersonal skills. For GS-9 level positions, qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in work such as:
A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination or membership in the bar of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia meets the requirements for GS-5. Applicants with CPA certificates or bar membership may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.
Applicants for positions in this series may be required to demonstrate in an interview that they possess the personal characteristics necessary for the successful performance of Tax Technician work.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.