IRS Tax Examiner Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2015
Updated Mar 16, 2015
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    Seasonal Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Easy job offer for local people. People received phone calls or correspondence for job offers without going through any interview, we only had to complete lengthy paperwork and prepared proper identification before reporting to work on the first day.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Well, there is nothing exceptional about it at all. Its an interview for a government position. If you fill out all there paperwork it should be smooth sailing. Just make sure you DO finish all your paperwork. That is key.

    Accepted Offer
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    Tax Examining Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    The process is long and cumbersome through the internet. Feedback is good. They like resume and transcripts. A background investigation is done after you are hired. Sometimes no interview or one over the phone. Best employer HR for not getting caught up in phoney interview expectations. The color of your resume, suit you are wearing or staying up the night before practicing what HR people like to hear is joyfully not an issue.

    Interview Questions
    • They want very much detail that sometimes is very time consuming to look back and find. If you combine employment with company that changed it's name 3 times the background investigation will wonder why you did not list each individually. For years you are out of work they want exact dates.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They go by opm wage tables.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    Initial hiring is based on an online application, screening, and scoring system. Itf referred for consideration, it is more of a process for lower level than an interview. Application should NOT be a one or two page resume. Make it relevant, but be sure to be as detailed as possible.

    Negotiation Details
    Not applicable.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IRS.

    Interview Details

    There was a job application to fill out at their site. There was also a test of general basic skills that a high school graduate would have followed by a brief interview for those who passed. The interviewer just asked if I was fine with the job conditions and requirements (such as wearing a headset, etc.). There were no questions on my backgroud or qualifications.

    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IRS in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially, I had to apply through the federal job website, then complete numerous processing forms (e.g. background check form, tax compliance form) and fingerprinting. Subsequently, I was contacted over the phone and had a brief interview with the hiring manager. The interview consisted of about six or seven questions and lasted about 15 - 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It just necessitated replying to a job offer email.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Examining Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IRS in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    An email was sent stating that I was super qualified for the position. Another email was sent informing me of the interview date and documents that had to be completed were attached to the email. I showed up and they had 20-30 people interviewing for 5 full time positions and 10 part-time seasonal positions. They kept everyone in a cold room, we had to be fingerprinted, submit documents and interviewed. I was interviewed by someone in the calling center but she did not have a copy of my resume. She had a list of questions but no one looks at the person's resume before or during the interview. Not that my past experience was applicable. But I was provided with an offer that was conditional based upon the outcome of my background check. They did not seem that organized. Many people who were pulled from human resources to interview people were not prepared or familiar with the interview process. It felt like an open cattle call. Lots of people pushed through. People were nice and friendly don't get me wrong but they knew that many of the people who came in would not be hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked in a customer service position? (spoken with attitude)   View Answer
    • Have you ever answered telephones before?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation the payscale is already pre-determined and negotiated with the union.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Tax Examining Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IRS in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Apply on line and they will send you Email When & Where to go. No inteview for seasonal.

    Interview Questions
    • When you apply on line they will give you questionaire to answered the best you can   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Notice Review Tax Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at IRS in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Paper work, Finger prints and background check.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Tax Examining Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at IRS in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Several hundred canidates for the position were brought into a large room and 5-10 reps came around and sat with each person verifing your work experience and asked a few questions. They had us all fill out a booklet, take a fingerprint then exit the building. Very boring, very long but everyone was very nice.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You were given the ability to chose 3 shifts in preference order, most people were given 1 of there 3 choices. Salary was set by GS scale.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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