Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Government Jobs

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


Federal Civil Service | Government Jobs & Employment with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The IRS is actively hiring new people for civil service jobs at locations across the United States (all 50 states). Civil service job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties. 

"In fiscal year 2019, the IRS collected almost $3.56 trillion in revenue and processed more than 253 million tax returns." 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Providing taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities
  • Enforcing the law with integrity and fairness to all
  • Helping the large majority of compliant taxpayers with the tax law
  • Ensuring that the minority who are unwilling to comply pay their fair share 

    Hiring Needs within the IRS.  IRS employees work in numerous types of jobs. The primary categories of careers and types of jobs currently available with IRS include:

    • Tax Consultants 
    • Tax Examining Clerks 
    • Internal Revenue Agents 
    • Business & Tax Enforcement 
    • Management Analysts
    • Information Management Specialists 
    • Data Base Management Specialists 
    • Program Analysts 
    • Administrative Officers & Clerks 
    • Office Administrators 
    • Accounting, Budget & Finance
    • Auditors 
      • Supervisory Management 
      • Department Managers 
      • Clerks (Initial Assistance Representatives)
      • Quality Assurance Specialists 
      • Case Advocates (Bilingual-Spanish)
      • Law Enforcement & Investigation
      • Attorneys & Legal Assistants  
      • Contract Specialists 
      • Secretaries (Office Automation)
      • Human Resources Specialists
      • Public Affairs Specialists 
      • Lead Contact Representatives 

      Applications from the public are now being accepted. In most instances, U.S. citizenship is required.  IRS career opportunities feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle.   


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          Benefits for Internal Revenue Service Employees:  Excellent pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the IRS. Government employment offers numerous benefits and special programs.  Federal civil servants receive a salary that is competitive with those in private industry. The federal government offers civil service employees a portable retirement plan with government matching contributions. In addition, federal civil servants receive affordable insurance plans for health, dental, vision, and life.   

          Employment Requirements:  All applicants must meet the certain conditions of employment to be eligible for employment with the IRS. These employment requirements include:

          • U.S. citizenship and age verification
          • Successfully passing a federal background investigation (if required) 
          • Successfully pass a fingerprint check and a tax compliance check of prior years 

          In-depth Information about civil service career opportunities with the Internal Revenue Service.  For more in-depth information about IRS and a current list of employment opportunities go to:  also civilian career information (IRS).    


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          Categories of Federal Civil Service Occupations and Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs.

          View a detailed list of the major categories of civilian jobs for the federal government. This list includes the federal occupational groups and the specific series within each group. 

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          Note: Photos courtesy of the IRS' website public domain photo downloads.