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Job Title:Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CE2-NHX0085-0301-14-DR

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 30, 2012 to Thursday, December 13, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL TIME - PERMANENT CAREER/CAREER-CONDITIONAL

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

 

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?
At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.

WHAT DOES A SENIOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SPECIALIST DO? 

A Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist serves in two potential positions: the Lead for the Special Emphasis Team or the Lead for the Human Capital Office (HCO) Integration Team. In both positions, you will make linkages between diversity and inclusion and the mission of the IRS so that diversity and inclusion can be embedded into the fabric of our workforce, policies, and practices.  You will work collaboratively with IRS’ many Business Divisions to develop, implement, and execute diversity and inclusion strategies, as well as metrics to determine business growth and success. In the Lead for the Special Emphasis Team, you will focus on issues related to specific demographics and build strategies that create an inclusive workforce for all employees and that helps to enhance the IRS’ services to all taxpayers.  As the Lead for the HCO Integration team, you will also partner with representatives of the Human Capital community to develop strategies that ensure diversity and inclusion objectives are embedded in all aspects of human capital management. In both positions, you will monitor and analyze employment trends, provide guidance and insight relative to the recruitment of diverse applicant pool, and implement strategies to address barriers specific to hiring and/or advancement.  Additionally, you will serve as a lead to a team of specialists to direct their workload and provide input to their performance.

WHAT IS THE EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DIVISION? The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) advises IRS senior leadership on diversity and inclusion matters, and EEO policy. EDI helps coordinate cross-functional efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion is used as a business strategy to accomplish its mission.

Positions are located in Washington, DC 20224.

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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  • Travel locally and/or overnight 1 to 5 days per month may be required.
  • Moving expenses will not be authorized.
  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available

DUTIES:

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As a Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist you will:

  • Advise and collaborate with management and senior leadership to develop, implement, and execute a diversity strategy and align associated inclusion initiatives with business units strategies and metrics.
  • Serve as subject-matter expert, provide consultative services and guidance to management, stakeholders and human resources specialists in developing and managing diversity initiatives and objectives across the organization and within business units.
  • Partner with human capital leaders to ensure diversity and inclusion is embedded in all areas of human capital such as recruitment, hiring, performance management, retention, leadership development, and succession planning.
  • Analyze workforce data, employment trends, personnel policies and practices and other processes to identify existing barriers to hiring or advancement of employees.
  • Create strategies to support recruitment needs and demands based on workforce data, current and future diversity and talent needs, and other best practices.
  • Create and implement metrics, monitoring and reporting systems to effectively benchmark organizational progress. Develop and track strategies to monitor and evaluate impact and return on investment.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

GS-14 LEVEL: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 13 level that demonstrated professional knowledge of diversity and inclusion concepts, principles, theories, and methodologies sufficient to provide authoritative advice and guidance to management relative to incorporating program strategies into operational processes. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of, and skill in applying: Analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in assessing a full range of circumstances and complexities associated with diversity and inclusion issues and group dynamics; Elements, processes, and methodologies required in developing financial analysis and business cases; and Change management principles and methodologies necessary to effectively align diversity and inclusion initiatives and manage implementation. You must be able to clearly demonstrate experience whereby you applied a comprehensive knowledge of core business strategies and the ability to incorporate diversity and inclusion concepts in achieving overall program goals, and demonstrated a wide range of knowledge in diversity and inclusion, human capital, and change management techniques. 


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

  1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Change Management/Critical Interventions, Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Perspective, Negotiations and Facilitation, and Oral and Written Communications.

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 for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf ; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.

 

  1. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.
  2. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority 

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and your family needs. We also offer challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.

For additional information view and learn more about our benefits package at:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Carmel Cipriano at carmel.cipriano@irs.gov  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation.  Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.



  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    The application process has 6 STEPS:
    STEP 1: Create an account at: https://my.usajobs.gov
    STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS "Resume Builder" or "Upload" your Resume into USAJOBS.
    STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS , copy and enter the announcement number in the key word search field. Select "Yes", if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click "Search for Jobs." Click "Apply Online" on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click "Apply for this position now!"
    STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4) Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click "Apply to this Vacancy".
    STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.
    STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click "Finish" at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

     

    WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT SOMETHING?

    1. Log into My USAJOBS at https://my.usajobs.gov with your user name and password.
    2. Click on "Application Status".
    3. Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
    4. Click "Review and Update the documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
    5. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
    6. Click "Finish" to save this change.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you must submit proof of eligibility. For information click here.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION

    For additional information see link at bottom of announcement.

    NOTE:  YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. ET ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Alexis Bancroft
    Phone: 631-687-1653
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 999-999-9999
    Email: alexis.bancroft@irs.gov
    Agency Information:
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    1040 Waverly Avenue
    Stop 12
    Holtsville, NY
    11742
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You can expect a communication from us concerning your application via email. 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 communications that could affect your consideration for this position. If your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement, please notify the Employment Office (contact provided in this announcement) and update your USAJOBS profile.
    You can check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto your "My USAJOBS" account and clicking on "My Application".


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    Job Announcement Number:

    13CE2-NHX0085-0301-14-DR

    Control Number:

    332395600