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Job Title:Supervisory Publications and Regulations Specialist

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:CCNH-13-D26

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013




This is a Career/Career-Conditional appointment. - This position is on a full-time work schedule.




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.


The Supervisory Publications and Regulations Specialist serves as Chief of the Branch, serving as a liaison between the Office of Chief Counsel, the Service and Treasury and the Office of Federal Register, and is responsible for the administrative and technical supervision of approximately 7 employees.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America's taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service. It's a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.

The Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure & Administration located in Washington, DC, comprises approximately 100 attorneys and 80 support personnel. The primary work areas provide legal services in federal tax procedure and administration. The office's responsibilities include legal issues arising out of the assessment and collection of federal taxes, bankruptcy, ethics, abatement, credits, refunds of federal taxes, judicial proceedings, disclosure of Freedom of Information and Privacy Act matters.



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As a Supervisory Publications and Regulations Specialist, you will: - Serve as a liaison between the Office of Chief Counsel, the Service and Treasury and the Office of Federal Register. - Advise Office of Chief Counsel executives, senior managers and drafting attorneys on the requirements for publishing guidance in the Federal Register. - Coordinate input and develop, on own or as part of a team, project plans for implementing changes on impacted activities. - Monitor and evaluate the computerized systems utilized in the completion of assignments within the branch. - Plan and conduct management studies to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the branch's activities and programs. - Develop and conduct training that covers new procedures and changes that effect the processing of assignments. - Plan, direct, assign and review the work of the branch's staff for technical accuracy. - Develop methods and procedures for obtaining workload statistics and caseload inventories.



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In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: reviewing and analyzing publications in accordance with the procedures and practices of the Office of the Federal Register; analyzing and making recommendations relating to a publications and regulations program; utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of publications and regulations program or improvement of complex publications and regulations processes and systems; conducting studies, applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, and making recommendations to evaluate and improve the efficiency of the branch work processes; planning, coordinating, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of subordinates in order to accomplish the mission of the branch effectively; and communicating effectively and diplomatically, both orally and in writing, with executives, managers, employees and customers to prepare and deliver reports and assessments to both internal and external audiences. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. 


Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability to review and analyze publications in accordance with appropriate written guidance, e.g., the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook and the Administrative Procedures Act; Knowledge of management principles and standard administrative practices and procedures to conduct studies and make recommendations to improve the efficiency of a branch's programs; Ability to analyze, plan, and implement changes in work flow procedures, processing requirements, work simplification and quality control in order to promote the efficient operation of a branch; Ability to lead, supervise, motivate, train and work effectively with a subordinate staff; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B, or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. 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 rating of Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. Please go to for more information.

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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.

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- We will not pay relocation expenses. - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. - This is a non-bargaining-designated position. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). - Complete a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed). - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine suitability for Federal employment. - 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. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. - Undergo an income tax verification. - Successfully complete a background investigation.


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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 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS ( We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For resume tips click here You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by: document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. OR 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet. We strongly encourage that you fax the supporting documents at least 12 hours prior to the closing date. If you are unsure of how to obtain the fax cover sheets or you have problems faxing please email the contact name given for additional assistance.


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION  If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: For more information on veterans' preference, please go to

CTAP/ICTAP: 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 a detailed list of documents, please to



Nancy Hom
Phone: 415-547-3742
Fax: 999-999-9999
Agency Information:
Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
100 First Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA
Fax: 999-999-9999


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". We also recommend you opt to receive status emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings."

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.

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