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

Internal Revenue Service (

$28,078 - $102,526 /yr

  full-time   employee

United States

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

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
As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding, if after November 22. We will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.
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 Declaration for Federal Employment 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 Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents 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 Feds Hire Vets Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans 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.

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.

Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

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 Department of Education Accreditation page.

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 here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
Tour of Duty will be determined at time of selection.
Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. 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.