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Don't get stuck in SBSE field exam

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Former Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Internal Revenue Agent in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at IRS full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good work-life balance. 40 hour work week max. Telecommuting (work from home) option. No dress code. Allowed to work independently. Allowed to create and control your own schedule. Guaranteed to move to Grade 11 without competition. Don't be intimidated by the job title - this job does not require a lot of accounting knowledge, even someone with just a high school education can do this job.

Cons

The SBSE (Small Business Self-Employed Div.) Revenue Agent position is an entry-level position in the IRS. There is not much to learn in this position after 3 years - mainly tedious paperwork/procedures and lots of writing that no one ever reads. You will be expected to audit a wide range of businesses without any "real world" auditing training. Case closure and time on cases trumps quality audits. Managers are often clueless as to what the job entails. This organization also tends to harbor individuals with poor social skills and possible mental illness who oftentimes end up in management. Try to position yourself to work in other departments in the IRS besides SBSE field exam.

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    Former Employee - Revenue Officer in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Revenue Officer in Akron, OH

    I worked at IRS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable employment with full range of benefits, belonged to union so breaks, hours, etc pre-determined. I had not worked under such an arrangement.

    Cons

    Some delinquent taxpayers threatening, required to work in post of duty outside residence, assigned territory even farther away than POD so lots of time in car. Job just not a good fit with my personality.

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