WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers.
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WHAT DOES A DEPARTMENT MANAGER DO? As a Department Manager, generally a second level supervisor, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating the activities of subordinate organizations that will report to you. You will use your leadership skills, management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor employee relations concepts to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives within your organization. Generally, your organization will encompass a major metropolitan area, a State, or a small region of several States, depending on the taxpayer population and business services provided.
.As a Department Manager you will:
- Define business goals, develop work plans, and set short and long term priorities to be accomplished by subordinates.
- Direct, coordinate, and oversee work plans through subordinate managers and supervisors. Assign work based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
- Evaluate program implementation and effectiveness.
- Provide guidance, advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinates in resolving administrative and on technical problems.
- Manage relationships with functional executives of IRS operating divisions within the area serviced, officials of other agencies, and in advising management officials of higher rank.
- Develop performance standards and evaluate work performance of subordinate supervisors and managers; Serve as the reviewing official on evaluations and performance recognition or disciplinary actions of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors.
- Manage and resolve group grievances, employee complaints, and/or other issues elevated to the second level.
- Make decisions and/or approve expenses on routine and/or non-routine, costly, or controversial requests and/or personnel related actions (e.g., selection, training, promotions).
- Serve as a coach and/or mentor to subordinate managers and/or employees on an on-going basis, tailoring the emphasis based on the particular needs and background.
- Initiate ways to improve efficiency of the department and increase the quality of the work directed; Find and implement ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, or improve business practices
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 http://www.jobs.irs.gov/
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Conditions Of Employment
- Refer to Additional Information
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (DEPARTMENT MANAGER): You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower level within the payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression in the Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience must include:
Experience applying management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
Experience in compliance programs, work functions, and staff hour planning methods and techniques in order to initiate, plan, organize, direct and manage the functions and employees of the operation;
Experience with work systems and processes which affect assigned functions and decisions concerning workflow, production, and quality;
Experience in budget and fiscal methods used in establishing and maintaining an organization, (i.e. ability to maintain and manage financial resources);
Experience applying communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers; and
Experience applying regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled.
-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework 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.
Two (2) positions are located in SBSE Service Centers, Collection Operations, Campus Collection, ACS at the following locations:
One (1) position at 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO.
One (1) position at 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: 93839
A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- Tour of Duty: Monday- Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
- 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.
- Subject to a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
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 leadership and technical competencies of the position to be filled per the Service's Management Selection Program (MSP) 2.0 which covers Frontline, Department and Senior Manager positions. Technical competencies for this position are: Compliance- Federal Laws, Tax Laws, Rules and & Regulations -Data Analysis- Organizational Awareness-Oral and Written Communication
IRS employees must complete the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Step by step instructions, on the on-line self assessment and managerial assessment, are available at http://hco.web.irs.gov/apps/CAC/LSR2/mgr_check.asp. The results from this assessment are used in ranking applicants on the leadership competencies. You will need the results from this assessment to complete your CareerConnector on-line application. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported.
Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.
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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of HIGHLY QUALIFIED or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
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 http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Julie Cottle at Julie.L.Cottle@irs.gov 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.
Agency contact information
IRS Jobs Online Help Desk
AddressINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
1973 N Rulon White Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84404
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 and 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.
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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- 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.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553069500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.