Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Auditor in Los Angeles, California

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
  • 1 vacancy - Los Angeles, CA
Work Schedule is Career/Career Conditional - Full-time

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (17 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Note:*This vacancy may be used to fill one or more positions in the Los Angeles area.* TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and to administer the laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance. TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government’s best places to work. We ranked in the top 2% of agency subcomponents (#7 of 320) in the Partnership for Public Service's 2015 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” ratings. For more information, please see

It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 150th**application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 23, 2016; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

This position is located in the Tax Audit Division within the Office of Assistant Administrator, Field Operations. The incumbent is responsible for performing excise tax audits at alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition industry members, as well as other related activities with appropriate supervisory oversight.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Conduct assigned excise tax audits at alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition industry members.

  • Plan and conduct excise tax audits of persons or entities suspected of being involved in criminal schemes.

  • Interview accountants, representatives of financial institutions, industry representatives, and others including Federal and state officials to obtain information relative to excise tax liability.

  • Provides expert testimony in Federal or State criminal and civil proceedings as to all findings and disclosures.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required 11 or more days per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience working for a tax administration organization that includes responsibility for documenting results of audits, projects or analyses in written documents, OR

  • Experience applying accounting and auditing principles, concepts and techniques to assess risk and develop an audit strategy; AND experience gathering and analyzing facts or data and drawing conclusions.


  • You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field. OR

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

Education Requirements: Successful completion of a full 4-yr course of study in an accredited college/university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accting or a related field such as business admin, finance, or public admin that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hrs in accting. The 24 hrs may include up to 6 hrs of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") or Combination of education and experience: 4 yrs of experience in accting, or an equivalent combination of accting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include oneof the following:

  1. 24 semester hrs in accting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hrs of business law;
  2. A cert as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hrs, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hr requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least 2 higher level professional acctants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-yr course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hrs in accting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a bargaining unit position.

  • We offer opportunities for telework.

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.


  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • Undergo an income tax verification.

Salary Range: $54,664.00 to $71,058.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0511-09/09

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: ; no prior Federal experience is required. This opportunity is also open to under Announcement

Control Number: 452971800

Job Announcement Number: 16-TTB-77-P