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Job Title:Schedule A Administrative and Management GS-200/300/500 - 5 THRU 14

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CE5-SHA0001-9999-AM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,431.00 to $148,806.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 25, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-9999-05/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Various Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies in the following location:
IRS Nationwide Locations, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. CITIZENS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES, ELIGIBLE UNDER A "SCHEDULE A" APPOINTMENT, 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.

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.

 

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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  • Schedule A Excepted Service Appointment
  • Conditional upon completion of 2 years of satisfactory performance

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements at the time in which the vacancy occurs to be referred to management for consideration. Your application will be maintained in an applicant supply file and may be referred as vacancies arise for which you are qualified.

PROOF OF DISABILITY: The Code of Federal Regulations states that Persons with Disabilities interested in obtaining employment within the Federal Government under the Schedule A authority must present proof of disability. (5 CFR 213.3102(u)(2)) Proof of disability must be submitted at the time of application.

BASIC LEVEL (GS-5 LEVEL):

A. Four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree. OR

B. Three (3) years of general experience, One (1) year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the federal government. To be qualifying your general experience must have been progressively responsible experience, and should demonstrate an ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solution, plan and organize work, and communicate effectively orally and in writing. OR

C. A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to that described in A and B above. 

GS-7 LEVEL:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the federal government. Specialize experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be qualifying, experience must be sufficient to provide management advisory services and to perform technical work in the position being filled. Qualifying experience may include one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques, and applicable guidelines related to two or more personnel management functions: position management/ classification, labor/employee relations, staffing, recruitment, placement, human resource development, performance management, employee benefits, human resources information systems and/or occupational analysis.
  • Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques sufficient to perform routine analyses of data and information and to recommend appropriate courses of action; Knowledge of functional programs, operations and processes, as well as, the relative laws, policies, regulations, IRM, functional directives, instructions and guidance; and the Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of financial management (general accounting/finance operations, financial reporting, financial systems, travel/relocation); Knowledge of a range of technical methods and practices such as program and process analysis, management reporting tools and procedures, and systems/application tools sufficient to carry out limited reporting, reviews and/or projects. OR

B. One year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in any field of study. OR

C. Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following:  A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.  OR

D. A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience to equal the amount described above. 

GS-9 LEVEL:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal government. To be qualifying, experience must be sufficient to provide management advisory services and to perform technical work in the position being filled. Qualifying experience may include one or more of the following: 

  • Knowledge of the full range of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of three or more personnel program functions in order to provide a wide range of management advisory services; Comprehensive knowledge of the objectives, internal management policies, organizational, and functional responsibilities of the Human Resources (HR) program sufficient to effectively integrate program services with customer needs.
  • Knowledge of issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative functions in areas of responsibility. Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to projects or studies involving the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations or substantive administrative support functions; Knowledge of the applicable program policies and procedures sufficient to analyze and evaluate information, interpret guidance, and provide information.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and methods of financial, accounting, and budget formulation processes;  Knowledge of accounting practices and policies at a sufficiently detailed level to analyze those systems, recognizing essential aspect of vulnerability, duplication, and inadequacy in such systems; Ability to correlate and analyze large amounts of statistical and narrative material in order to make appropriate recommendations and actions concerning budget, accounting and financial estimates, obligations, allocations, and costs.  OR

B. Master’s or equivalent graduate degree in any field of study. OR  

C. Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree in any field of study or LL.B or J.D if related. OR

D. A combination of experience and education equivalent to the amount described above.


GS-11 LEVEL:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the federal government. Experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be qualifying, experience must be sufficient to provide management advisory services and to perform technical work in the position being filled. Qualifying experience must be sufficient to demonstrate one or more of the following: 

  • Extensive knowledge of the full range of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of three or more personnel program functions in order to provide a wide range of management advisory services; Comprehensive knowledge of the objectives, internal management policies, organizational, and functional responsibilities of the Human Resources (HR) program sufficient to effectively integrate program services with customer needs; Seasoned oral and written skills sufficient to persuade/negotiate with management on a wide range of technical issues and to solicit or provide information in a highly effective and clear manner.
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques to analyze and address interdisciplinary issues of general (strategic) management, public policy, or public administration; Broad knowledge of public policy, strategic management, or public administration in order to evaluate divergent professional opinions, and define and describe feasible options, including different types of policy changes, along with their consequences for assigned policy, program, and strategic management issues; Knowledge of effective oral and written communications to prepare analytical reports, policy statements and guidance, implementation plans, and presentations; Knowledge of computer applications to prepare written reports, spreadsheets, statistical tables, flowcharts, and visual presentations that incorporate quantitative and qualitative analysis; Basic knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting practices, policies and systems (and/or software programs and applications) at a sufficiently detailed level to analyze those systems, recognizing essential aspects of vulnerability, duplication, and inadequacy in such systems; Ability to correlate and analyze large amounts of statistical and narrative material in order to make appropriate recommendations for actions concerning budget estimates, obligations, allocations and costs; Ability to communicate effectively with top level management, make oral and written presentations, answer questions, make recommendations, and provide explanations/ justifications.  OR

B. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in any field of study. OR

C. LL.M., if related. 

D. Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR

E. One year of experience and graduate level education equivalent to the amount required. 

GS-12 LEVEL: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11level in the federal government Experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be qualifying, experience must be specific to one of the areas covered (i.e. Human Capital, General Administration, or Resources Management) and sufficient to provide management advisory services and to perform technical work in the position being filled. Examples of qualifying experience must demonstrate:  Extensive knowledge of the full range of principles, practices, methods, and techniques specific to applicable program areas in order to provide a wide range of management advisory services; Comprehensive knowledge of the objectives, internal management policies, organizational, and functional responsibilities sufficient to effectively integrate program services with customer needs; Extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques sufficient to analyze major interdisciplinary issues, evaluate divergent professional opinions, and define and describe feasible options; Knowledge of effective oral and written communications to prepare analytical and/or financial reports, analyses,  policy statements and guidance, implementation plans, and/or presentations; and Knowledge of computer applications, and project management principles and practices, to prepare written reports, spreadsheets, statistical tables, flowcharts, and visual presentations that incorporate quantitative and qualitative analysis. 

GS-13 LEVEL: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal government Experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be qualifying, experience must be sufficient to provide management advisory services and to perform technical work in the position being filled. Examples of qualifying experience must demonstrate:  Mastery of, and skill in applying, principles, practices, and techniques sufficient to develop, revise, and present a full range programs specific to one of the areas covered (i.e., Human Capital, General Administration or Resources Management). This experience must demonstrate: Knowledge of and skill in applying management theories, principles, laws, rules, regulations, and procedures sufficient to identify interrelated problems, draw conclusions, and recommend appropriate courses of action; Knowledge of IRS program objectives, internal policies, and the organizational and functional responsibilities sufficient to provide expert guidance and advice to employees and managers at all levels throughout the Service; Skill in applying complex fact finding, analytical, and problem solving methods and techniques to a variety of situations; and Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present findings, recommend and/or carry out specific action(s) regarding difficult issues, develop and provide program training, and/or prepare instructions. 

GS-14 LEVEL: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal government Experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be qualifying, experience must be sufficient to provide management advisory services and to perform technical work in the position being filled. Examples of qualifying experience must demonstrate:  Mastery of, and skill in applying, principles, practices, and techniques sufficient to develop, revise, and present a full range programs specific to one of the areas covered (i.e., Human Capital, General Administration or Resources Management). This experience must demonstrate: Knowledge of and skill in applying management theories, principles, laws, rules, regulations, and procedures sufficient to identify interrelated problems, draw conclusions, and recommend appropriate courses of action; Knowledge of IRS program objectives, internal policies, and the organizational and functional responsibilities sufficient to provide expert guidance and advice to employees and managers at all levels throughout the Service; Skill in applying complex fact finding, analytical, and problem solving methods and techniques to a variety of situations; and Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present findings, recommend and/or carry out specific action(s) regarding difficult issues, develop and provide program training, and/or prepare instructions.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

  1. Complete the on-line questionnaire. You will respond to a series of questions designed to determine your qualifications and interests for positions within the Service. You may receive consideration for any position and grade level for which you are determined eligible and qualified.
  2. Submit a Resume. Qualifications will be verified based on the information provided in the application package. Please be sure that your application and/or resume include detailed information to support your qualifications. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "Not Qualified" determination for this position. For tips on 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.
  3. As positions become available, your application will be forwarded for consideration. You will be considered based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training and awards relevant to the duties of this position being filled.
  4. 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.

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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://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Louanne Cheadle at Louanne.E.Cheadle@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:

  • After 2 years of successful performance , may be non-competitively converted to a career or career-conditional appointment
  • 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 Personal Identity Verification); 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 to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

“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.”



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:

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education for training or experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree must be accredited (or pre-accredited) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please refer to: www.ope.ed.govaccreditation/search.aspx. Note: If the position has specific education requirements and you are not currently or have not previously been in the series to be filled, please submit a transcript demonstrating you have the basic education required. If you are qualifying based on foreign education you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to: www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a

CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the click here. you must submit proof of eligibility.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION For additional information see link at bottom of announcement.

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Schedule A Email Box
Phone: 999-999-9999
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: ctr.schedule.a@irs.gov
Agency Information:
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
1040 Waverly Ave
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 Applications".

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Job Announcement Number:

13CE5-SHA0001-9999-AM

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