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    Duties

    Summary

    WHAT IS THE PRIVACY, GOVERNMENTAL, LIASON DISCLOSURE DIVISION (PGLD)? PGLD is responsible for safeguarding and protecting sensitive taxpayer and employee information while promoting government transparency and accountability through better access to government information. 

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    **Amended to change second cut-off date from 09/09/2019 to 08/16/2019**

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    Responsibilities

    WHAT DOES A SENIOR DISCLOSURE SPECIALIST DO? As a Disclosure Specialist you will be responsible for contributing to the implementation of disclosure/privacy program for the organization, where you will assist in the review and dissemination of sensitive personnel issues involving labor-management relations and testimony authorizations. In this position, you will be required to make technical decisions that are independently researched and process cases where guidelines are not specifically applicable and where past precedent and practices must be applied. Your work will also consist of projects and studies that require analysis of the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of interrelated issues.

    As a Senior Disclosure Specialist you will:

    • Develop, disseminate, and administer specific local programs, practices, and procedures in accordance with guidelines.
    • Provide technical guidance and direction to customers on Disclosure/Privacy matters including the routine maintenance of files containing sensitive personnel and confidential issues to ensure proper Disclosure compliance.
    • Coordinate, review and approve the release and non-release of information on all requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA) of 1974.
    • Coordinate the exchange of Federal tax and other official information to ensure timely responses.
    • Conduct training for the organization concerning the disclosure of information under the Disclosure/Privacy statutes.
    • Initiate and maintain daily contact, written articles, and presentations to promote awareness of disclosure statutes (e.g., FOIA, PA, and Internal Revenue Code Section 6103)
    • Plan and perform quality reviews in order to determine compliance with disclosure/privacy regulations, identify Disclosure/Privacy violations, and provide recommendations.
    • Analyze results from safeguard, quality, and fact-finding reviews of agencies in possession of federal tax information and advise key agency officials with recommendations.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 01 to 05 Nights Per Month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments

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    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  

    GS-12 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: in-depth knowledge of Disclosure Legislation, statutes, Internal Revenue Code Section 6103, the Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, the IRM, and other guidelines to effectively deal with the release or non release of information on complex requests, promote awareness through daily contacts, written awareness articles and presentations, proved technical guidance and direction ensuring proper Disclosure compliance, and conduct quality reviews of agencies in possession of federal tax information; Experience using knowledge of IDRS to effectively research and respond to all complex questions or requests concerning the release of confidential information. In addition, your experience should include a wide range of analytical techniques used to resolve complex technical problems and issues where disclosure statutes and guidelines must be interpreted; Oral and written communication techniques to prepare reports, document case files, to conduct meetings, to identify and resolve problems, meet and deal with taxpayers and other customers, and to articulate policies and viewpoints of the Disclosure/Privacy program to management.

    -The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury/how-to-apply/resume-tips;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/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

    You must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

    Education

    Additional information

    **Amended to remove competitive service in the hiring path**

    6 positions to filled in the east and west area of The Privacy, Governmental Liaison & Disclosure Division (PGLD), Government Liaison-Disclosure & Safeguard in the following PODs: Phoenix (AZ7748) 4041 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012; Los Angeles (CA0150) 300 North Los Angeles St Los Angeles, CA 90012; Oakland (CA0281) 1301 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612; Laguna Niguel (CA0521) 24000 Avila Road Laguna Niguel, CA 92677; Sacramento (CA6139) 4330 Watt Ave Sacramento, CA 95821; Denver (CO1811) 1999 Broadway Denver, CO 80202; Hartford (CT0013) 135 High Street Hartford, CT 06103; Jacksonville (FL0067) 400 West Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202; Atlanta (GA0087) 401 W Peachtree St Atlanta, GA 30308; Chamblee (GA1016) 4800 Buford Highway Chamblee, GA 30341; Chicago (IL0236) 230 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60604; Lanham-Seabrook (MD0278) 5000 Ellin Rd Lanham-Seabrook, MD 20706; Detroit (MI0800) 985 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI 48226; St. Paul (MN1600) 30 East Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55101; St. Louis (MO0106) 1222 Spruce St. Louis, MO 63103; Kansas City (MO1937) 333 W. Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108; Greensboro (NC2668) 4905 Koger Boulevard Greensboro, NC 27407; North Charleston (SC1149) 4400 Leeds Ave Suite 270 North Charleston, SC 29405; Dallas (TX0284) 1100 Commerce Street Dallas, TX 75242; Austin (TX2038) 3651 S Ih-35 Austin, TX 78741; Ogden (UT0036) 1160 W 1200 S Ogden, UT 84404; Seattle (WA0101) 915 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98174; Washington (DC0022) 1111 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20224; Terre Haute (IN1778) 801 Wabash Terre Haute, IN 47807; Jackson (MS0083) 100 W Capitol Jackson, MS 39269; Tupelo (MS2201) 111 E Troy Street Tupelo, MS 38804; Columbus (MS2373) 2209 Fifth St North Columbus, MS 39705; New York (NY5848) 1 Lefrak City Plaza Corona, NY 11368; Chattanooga (TN2351) 5740 Uptain Road Chattanooga ,TN 37411; Plantation (FL2347) 7850 S. W. 6th Court Plantation, FL 33324; Philadelphia (PA0809) 2970 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104.

    POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 98171A
    A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

    If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
    • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of
    • Federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
    • If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating:
    Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13.

    Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/

    Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral:
    If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury/how-to-apply/career-transition-assistance-plan-ctap-and-interagency;Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80  or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury/how-to-apply/career-transition-assistance-plan-ctap-and-interagency;CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.

    IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
    You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS
    Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.

    IRS employees:
    if a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
    If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time.

    An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    This is an open continuous roster announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the last cutoff date listed in the announcement.  The roster open period is 05/03/2019 through 03/09/2020.  The roster will be used to fill an anticipated 6 or more vacancies throughout the next 12 months. Selections may be made through 06/08/2020.  Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 05/17/2019, 08/16/2019, 12/09/2019, and 03/09/2020.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Jean Neely at (901) 707-3113 if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    Agency contact information

    Jobs Online Help Desk

    Address

    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    5333 Getwell Rd. Stop #9417
    Memphis, Tennessee 38118
    United States
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    WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity & fairness to all.

    The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.

    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    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.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532702400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.