WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED SB/SE 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.
This is a collateral duty assignment with no promotion potential, change to your current permanent position description of record or post of duty.
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WHAT DOES A TAX SPECIALIST VIRTUAL/CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR DO? As a Virtual/Classroom Instructor (VCIT) you will be responsible for delivering the instruction/training to individuals from within your organization. As a Virtual/Classroom Instructor, you will use your technical expertise and years of experience to plan and conduct training on basic and/or advanced areas of tax law, procedures, policies, techniques, or other specialized fields unique to your position/occupation. As a Virtual/Classroom Instructor you will be called upon to share knowledge and expertise with employees within your unit/organization in a one to one environment. You will perform these duties as a collateral duty assignment, with no change to your current position description or post of duty. As a Virtual/Classroom Instructor, you have the extraordinary opportunity of sharing your expertise and knowledge with others, while at the same time serving in a role that is of tremendous benefit to the Service as a whole!
As a Tax Specialist, Virtual/Classroom Instructor you will:
- Perform your regular duties and direct work activities. During the training assignment, if the Virtual/Classroom Instructor member is not actively involved in the essential Virtual/Classroom Instructor duties, he/she will return to direct work activities when not preparing, instructing, coaching and/or facilitating.
- Coordinate as appropriate in delivering Virtual/Classroom Instructor instruction/training materials. Analyze, write and review course material. Develop, plan, schedule, coordinate, and/or present basic, advanced, or specialized training material or instruction as assigned.
- Teach and/or provide instruction in recruit, basic, advanced, and specialized courses and technical knowledge, counsel others during the progress of the Virtual/Classroom Instructor to assist with problems and provide special guidance.
- Coordinate with others who may be assigned on either a full time or part time basis for recruit, basic or advanced training as required. Assure that instructors or other coaches are informed of any changes in course or technical subject matter.
- Coordinate as appropriate on methods, techniques, training aids, and trainee management relative to assigned training or technical areas. May also provide specialized Virtual/Classroom Instructor training to other Virtual/Classroom Instructor instructors, if appropriate.
- Ensure familiarity with course materials, illustrative material, case studies, technical materials and Virtual/Classroom Instructor assignments accordingly. Ensure consistency in technical interpretation of regulations and their application.
- Recommend changes in emphasis, adjustment in the division of time spent in, discussion, workshop, or other elements of Virtual/Classroom Instructor training activities; also recommends necessary changes in other training needs and/or identified in Virtual/Classroom Instructor observation.
- Evaluate and/or recommend whether trainees or others should be retained and/or need additional instruction; in addition, evaluates trainees’ Virtual/Classroom Instructor progress and/or conduct.
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Conditions Of Employment
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- This is a collateral duty assignment, for up to 3 years in length
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.
Employees must be a current Small Business/Self Employed SB/SE; Examination Operations; Field Examination; Midwest Area
Employees must be a current Tax Specialist GS-0526-09; Tax Specialist GS-0526-11
You must be in the current position and grade level, be able to demonstrate the level of knowledge necessary to carry out the responsibilities of this position, and have a current performance appraisal rating of fully successful or above.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All grade levels) This is a collateral duty assignment with no promotion potential, change to your current permanent position description of record, or post of duty. To qualify for this Certified Instructor position, you must be able to demonstrate the level of technical expertise and experience to plan and conduct Virtual/Classroom Instructor training on basic or advanced areas of tax law, procedures, policies, techniques, or other specialized fields unique to your position/occupation to carry out the responsibilities. You must have a current performance appraisal rating of fully successful or above. You must currently be on the position description and at the post of duty listed in this vacancy announcement.
The Virtual/Classroom Instructor position covered by this announcement is identified below: TAX SPECIALIST- GS-0526-09; TAX SPECIALIST GS-0526-11
In addition, for SB/SE; Examination Operations; Field Examination; Midwest Area
-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or 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.
Ten (10) vacancies are to be filled in Small Business /Self Employed (SB/SE) Division, within Examination Operations; Field Examination; Midwest Area. Selectees will remain in their current Post of Duty (POD).
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 96333 (GS-0526-09); 93192 (GS-0526-11)
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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
- May be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
- Employee will remain on current position description and post of duty.
- Applicants must be located in designated SB/SE Midwest area in order to be considered.
- If selected as a Virtual/Classroom Instructor you will remain in the cadre for 3 years. After 3 years you must reapply to remain.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- May be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
- This is a temporary assignment, not to exceed three (3) years. This assignment can not be made permanent.
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 per the National Agreement Article 13 and Article 30. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, training, performance appraisal and awards relevant to the duties of this position (i.e., teaching expertise, subject matter experience, course writing and presenting experience and recent instructor experience). 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.
Referral: If you are a qualified candidate, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Qualified applicants may be interviewed and required to give a short teaching presentation to the selecting official. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If selected, an instructor will remain in the cadre (pool of instructors) for 3 years. After 3 years, an employee will need to reapply to remain in the cadre. New instructors will be required to attend CITC training, and will be certified during their initial instructional assignment. Applicants who are already CITC trained will not be required to take CITC again.
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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.
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.
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 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 Rosalba.C.Rodrigues@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.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at email@example.com and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603508000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.