Bankruptcy Specialist amended

U.S. Department of the Treasury
April 23, 2019
Nashville, TN
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WHAT IS THE SBSE DIVISION? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.


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WHAT DOES A BANKRUPTCY SPECIALIST DO? As a Bankruptcy Specialist, you will be responsible for advising, initiating, and reviewing the full range of collection actions relative to the most complicated and sophisticated proceedings covered by the Bankruptcy Code. You will serve as an inter and intra agency liaison, program coordinator and technical expert.

As a Bankruptcy Specialist, You Will

  • Examine legal documents to resolve highly complex issues and determine courses of action.
  • Inspect complex corporate structures to determine the stability of business operations and feasibility of proposed plans.
  • Negotiate adequate protection, cash collateral agreements, and settlement options to protect the government's interest.
  • Advise and coordinate with Service employees regarding the full range of collection actions relative to highly specialized, technical, and complex aspects of insolvency cases to expedite the payment of taxes and secure delinquent returns.
  • Research complex case issues, to apply the law.
  • Provide written and oral responses, court appearances and expert testimony.

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Travel Required
25% or less - 1-5 nights per month

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • IRS Employees with Career or Career-Conditional Appointments
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

GS-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes comprehensive knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code, court decisions, orders and local rules which include the understanding of adequate protection agreements, settlement procedures and authorities that are required to protect the government's interest; comprehensive knowledge of a complete range of collection techniques and ability to apply these to highly technical and complex legal issues; comprehensive knowledge, of a wide range of business laws and practices, judicial processes and rules of evidence and the relationship between Federal and state laws. In addition, you must possess extensive knowledge of analytical techniques and the ability to apply those techniques to extremely complex business and financial matters necessary to discover hidden assets, income, indications of fraud or determine tax liability. Your experience should include the ability to prepare written legal documents in the appropriate format and demonstrate effective negotiating skills to resolve highly complex cases and issues.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. 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.

Company Description

The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The Department is responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions. The Department of the Treasury operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation's financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. The Department works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. The Treasury Department also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the safeguards of our financial systems.

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