Job Overview


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.

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.

WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

WHAT DOES AN EMPLOYEE IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT POSITION DO? Employees in Administrative and Management positions are typically involved in work that is performed as a part of the principal mission or program of the organization or that is performed as a service function which supports the Internal Revenue Services' mission or programs. The incumbents engaged in administrative work are concerned with analyzing, evaluating, modifying, and developing the basic programs, policies, and procedures which facilitate the work of Federal agencies and their programs. They apply knowledge of administrative analysis, theory, and principles in adapting practice to the unique requirements of a particular program. The incumbents of these types of positions are involved with performing in roles whereby they exercise analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility, as well as the application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices applicable to one or more fields of administration or management. These positions involve the type of skills (analytical, research, writing, judgment) typically gained through a college level education, or through progressively responsible experience.

WHAT IS SCHEDULE A APPOINTMENT? Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority, which allows the hiring of qualified individuals with severe disabilities, without using the competitive hiring process. Targeted disabilities, as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), include severe disabilities targeted for emphasis in affirmative employment planning. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to deafness, blindness, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability, convulsive disorders, and distortion of limbs or spine. An employee may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment, without competition, after completing two years on the job and demonstrating satisfactory performance. If you are interested in a challenging career with excellent benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to register here and submit your resume to be considered as positions are made available.

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As a specialist in a Human Capital position you will:

  • Provide a variety of human resources management (HRM) services, applying merit system principles to attracting, developing, managing, and retaining a high quality and diverse workforce.
  • Provide information and assistance that sustain important features of the employer-employee relationship, such as employee benefits.
  • Provide products and services for a wide variety of employee categories that involve different systems with different statutory and regulatory authorities.
  • Provide advice and authoritative information to top management and program directors throughout the Service on a variety of HRM problems and issues.
  • Participate in human resources program strategic planning activities; identify long and short term objectives; and assist with formulating Service-wide human resources program strategies for top management. 
As a specialist in a General Administration position you will:
  • Perform administrative work that requires knowledge of the principles, concepts, policies, and objectives applicable to a program or administrative area.
  • Perform necessary research and analysis within specified program or administrative area, and present findings, observations and recommendations both in writing and orally where required.
  • Participate in the development of operating procedures, work processes, policies and practices based on personal observation, conferences, status reports and performance data. Participate in operational reviews and prepare reports on the status of organizations' progress toward achievement of program initiatives.
  • Evaluate the impact of new or modified program requirements. Review and summarize information from a variety of sources, exercising sound judgment and knowledge of the purpose of such information. Identify key problems and issues, resource constraints, and management controls. Identify solutions, document findings, and make presentations. 
As a specialist in a Resources Management position you will:
  • Perform, supervise, or manage administrative work of a fiscal, financial management, accounting or budgetary nature that is not classifiable to another more specific professional or administrative series in the Accounting and Budget Group.
  • Assess the financial impact of management decisions on both accounting and budget programs. Serve as a technical expert in assigned programs and provides technical oversight to the field financial operations staff and to regional office components in the organization serviced.
  • Devise and implement internal controls which are flexible for managing allocated funds status. Devise cost effective systems to gather, analyze, and present data needed for integrated financial and program information, so that the Budget Chief/Accounting Chief can make necessary financial and program decisions that affect regional operations in the organization serviced.