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Edited: 1/18/2009 7:26 PM
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D.W. Heiser
Why choose the IRS as a place to work?
WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?
Add it up. Here you will excel with one of the largest financial institutions in the world and be part of one of the most well trained, professional workforces anywhere.
Be among the best in your field and put your professional skills to work from day 1.
  • Career progression: The IRS provides outstanding advancement opportunities.
  • Stability: The IRS is a proven commodity.
  • Benefits: They're simply outstanding.
It all adds up.
 
WHAT IS THE Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury & one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
 
Why is the IRS good for veterans?
Many of the skills that you learned in the U.S. military make you an outstanding candidate to help the IRS with its critical mission. Your discipline, leadership, team player, recordkeeping, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, flexibility, initiative, and solid work habits are all valuable skills needed by the IRS. You gain comradery, a worthwhile mission, sense of accomplishment, and a continued opportunity to serve your country. Job stability is reassuring, accomplishments are recognized, benefits are great, and numerous employment opportunities exist for those willing to apply themselves. IRS employees embrace the diversity of their coworkers, are very generous, and proud to serve their country.
 
How do I know? I am a disabled veteran. I served two years in the U.S. Navy, followed by rehabilitation and  college, then 29 years with the Internal Revenue Service. I performed many jobs and found value, a sense of accomplishment, in each area I worked. Was it easy street? Generally, no. Just like in the military, those who show great potential through hard work, perseverance, team work, and self-improvement, get promoted or recognized. The people I've worked with have mostly been extremely dedicated to the American people, sensitive to waste, innovative and creative, and proud to be employees of the Internal Revenue Service. We are not the most popular part of the federal government but we hold our heads high.