IRS - Accepting Resumes from Veteran Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Eligibles

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mobile Alabama, US

Work at U.S. Department of the Treasury


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers several career options for people who have proudly served our country. With so many diverse career fields available in our agency, your solid military experience and willingness to selflessly serve can avail you of a rewarding career in public service.

For consideration at IRS under non-competitive hiring authorities for veterans, please see below for more information. To learn more about opportunities for veterans, please visit .


Please select only the grade(s), location(s), and occupation(s) that you have a genuine interest in and would accept if offered.

Your application will be placed into a pool of eligible veterans for notification of available opportunities in your selected areas of interest or selection via a non-competitive hiring authority for veterans.

You may be contacted by interested selecting officials and asked to interview.

We will not be able to provide status updates other than the receipt of your application via an acknowledgement email from

You may update your application at any time until the closing date.

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies at any time without notification, in any series or grade. Typical job opportunities within IRS can include, but are not limited to, the following occupations:

0018 Safety Officer

0085 Security Guard

0086 Security Assistant

0101 Social Scientist

0110 Economist

0201 HR Specialist

0203 HR Assistant

0301 Misc. Titles-Analyst/Assistants/Advisors/etc.

0303 Misc. Titles-Assistants/AIMS Coordinator/Taxpayer Education Tech/Clerks

0305 Mail and File Clerks

0318 Secretary

0326 Office Automation Clerk

0332 Computer Operator

0335 Computer Assistant

0342 Project Manager

0343 Management and Program Analyst

0344 Management and Program Assistant

0350 Peripheral Equipment Officer

0356 Data Transcriber

0460 Forester

0501 Misc. Titles-Tax Advocate/Advisors/Analyst/Consultant/Auditor/Financial Management Specialist

0503 Misc. Titles-Financial Tech/Examination Tech/Clerk

0510 Accountant

0512 Internal Revenue Agent

0525 Accounting Tech

0526 Tax Specialist

0530 Cash Clerk

0544 Civilian Pay Tech

0560 Budget Analyst

0561 Budget Tech

0592 Tax Examining Tech

0801 General Engineer

0808 Architect

0830 Mechanical Engineer

0850 Electrical Engineer

0856 Electronics Tech

0880 Mining Engineer

0881 Petroleum Engineer

0896 Industrial Engineer

0901 Legal Administrative Specialist

0930 Appeals Officer

0950 Paralegal Specialist

0962 Contact Representative

0986 Legal Assistant

0987 Tax Law Specialist

1001 Braille Specialist

1008 Interior Designer

1035 Public Affairs Specialist

1040 Translator

1082 Writer-Editor

1084 Visual Information Specialist

1101 Bankruptcy Specialist

1102 Contract Specialist

1105 Purchasing Agent

1106 Procurement Tech

1160 Financial Analyst

1169 Revenue Officer

1171 Appraiser

1176 Building Management Specialist

1350 Geologist

1410 Librarian

1411 Library Tech

1412 Tech Information Specialist Tax Law

1510 Actuary

1515 Operations Research Analyst

1529 Mathematical Statistician

1530 Statistician

1531 Statistical Assistant

1550 Computer Scientist

1601 Publishing Program Specialist

1603 Printing Services Assistant

1640 Facility Operations Specialist

1654 Printing Services Specialist

1702 Education Services Specialist

1801 Investigative Analyst

1910 Quality Assurance Specialist

2001 Distribution Analyst

2003 Supply Management Specialist

2005 Supply Tech/Clerk

2010 Inventory Management Specialist

2130 Traffic Management Specialist

2210 Information Technology Specialist

3502 Laborer

3566 Custodial Work Inspector

6907 Material Handler


Conditions of Employment

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement/enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD). Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. 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))

A 1-year probationary period is required.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.

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

Complete a to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the or are exempt from having to do so.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These must be unexpired original or certified copies.




Veterans preference gives eligible veterans preference in hiring. Preference is given in competitive appointments as well as special noncompetitive appointments. Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge) are eligible for veterans' preference. If the agency has more than one VRA candidate for the same job and one (or more) is a preference eligible, the agency must apply the Veterans' preference procedures prescribed in 5 CFR Part 302 in making VRA appointments. A veteran who is eligible for a VRA appointment is not automatically eligible for Veterans' preference.

Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority

The VRA is a special authority by which agencies can, if they wish, appoint eligible Veterans without competition to positions at any grade level through General Schedule (GS) 11 or equivalent. (The promotion potential of the position is not a factor.) VRA appointees are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. There is no limitation to the number of VRA appointments an individual may receive, provided the individual is otherwise eligible. After two years of satisfactory service, the agency must convert the Veteran to a career or career-conditional appointment, as appropriate.

Eligibility Criteria:

Disabled Veterans; or

Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or

Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or

Recently separated (within the past 3 years) Veterans

Veterans claiming eligibility on the basis of service in a campaign or expedition for which a medal was awarded must be in receipt of the campaign badge or medal.

In addition to meeting the criteria above, eligible veterans must have been separated under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have received either an honorable or general discharge).

This announcement is only accepting applications from Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) eligibles.


For a list of special hiring authorities designed specifically for veterans for which 10-point veterans may be eligible. Visit web page.


You must have any specific requirements that may be required by job type and may include the following: education, maximum entry age, physical qualifications, medical qualifications, drug testing, bilingual requirements, typing requirements, etc.How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Rating: 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" determination.

This position will be filled through the non-competitive hiring under a special hiring authority for veterans, you will be evaluated based on your submitted documentation.

Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience.

Your application will be retained in our active files for one (1) year from the date of receipt.

Referral: Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting manager for consideration as positions become available.

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.

Required Documents

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

Resume - Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or to present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. If including Federal service experience, provide pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Your resume must NOT include photographs, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number. If your resume does not contain the required information specified, or contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not receive consideration for this position. ( are optional.) Please view

Online Application - Questionnaire responses

Education (if applicable) - See Education Section above Forpositions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is okay) or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

Veterans' Preference (if applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. If you are serving under active duty, provide certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released within 120 days from the date of certification. The certification must indicate your dates of service, rank and that you will be separated under honorable conditions. Submit an , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the form if you are a 10-point preference eligible. For more information on veterans' preference view

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).