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Job Title:  Supervisory Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Department:  Department Of The Treasury
Agency:  Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:  13CE2-NHX0730-0301-03-DR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 to Monday, June 24, 2013
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map



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 A SUPERVISORY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SPECIALIST DO?  This position is located in the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), in the Business Unit Integration Division (BID).  The Director will manage EDI Business Unit Liaisons for the following business units:  Information Technology (IT), Appeals, Agency Wide Shared Services (AWSS) and Small Business/Self Employed (SB/SE).  The incumbent is responsible for development, organizing, directing, and evaluating all diversity and inclusion strategies for each business unit listed above. Specifically, the Director of BID would oversee the following functions and manage the staff performing these functions: provide subject matter expertise to problem solve, design, and deliver business-unit wide diversity and inclusion solutions that are integrated with business needs and other strategic human capital initiatives; act as a strategic business partner for leadership regarding diversity and inclusion considerations that impact business unit mission and operations;  serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion across the business unit to build a high-performing workplace; build internal awareness, engagement, and accountability for diversity and inclusion at all levels; integrate diversity and inclusion into critical human capital functions such as recruitment, development, performance management, and training; increasing/maintaining workforce diversity; serve as consultant to management by analyzing workforce data and trends to create an assessment and work plan to address strengths and opportunities; collaborate and support business-unit Diversity and EEO Advisory Councils to execute the diversity and inclusion strategy and produce measureable outcomes; and participate on appropriate business unit senior leadership meetings.  Incumbent's overall efforts will contribute to IRS' overall vision to leverage diversity and inclusion as a business strategy to enhance customer service, increase workplace productivity and morale, and foster innovation and efficiencies. 

WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND 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.

Position is located in National Headquarters, 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


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  • New managers will serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • Moving expenses will not be authorized.
  • Tour of duty - Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
  • Travel locally and/or overnight 1-5 days per month


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As a Front Line Manager you will:

  • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.
  • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Evaluate work performance of subordinates and makes recommendations for outstanding performance recognition and/or disciplinary action.
  • Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters.
  • Interview candidates for positions within the organization/unit, and recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.
  • Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as appropriate.
  • Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommend other actions in more serious cases.
  • Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training.
  • Initiate ways to improve production, work processes, and/or to increase the quality of the work directed.


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

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS (FRONT LINE MANAGER): To be minimally qualified for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal Government. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program and the program's mission, functions, policies, and procedures in order to ensure optimum delivery of services.
    • Knowledge of the views, values, perspectives of diverse demographics including, but not limited to generations, veterans, virtual and remote employees, mixed-race employees, religions, and internal and external employees. This knowledge allows the incumbent to apply a broader, more current and more inclusive definition of diversity beyond the traditionally-recognized diversity groups. This leads to the development of broader, more current, and more inclusive workplace strategies.
    • Thorough knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in order to assess the full range of circumstances associated with diversity and inclusive issues and group dynamics.
    • Knowledge of human resources principles, regulations, processes, and procedures to develop effective and collaborative partnerships with the human resources office so that Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is integrated into every human capital process. This includes, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, promotion, career and leadership development, awards, and performance management.
    • In-depth knowledge of verbal and written communication methods and techniques in order to deliver succinct presentations and briefings to all audiences and maintain a high degree of comfort with executive leadership as well as top officials and representatives of organizations.
    • Seasoned knowledge of consultative methods and techniques in order to meet and deal tactfully and persuasively with agency management, executives, and others to resolve program issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature, and to help others understand and accept findings and recommendations, and to negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations.



    Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and applicable leadership and technical requirements will be eligible for consideration in this process.

    1. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and extent of your experience and accomplishments. Your on-line application, responses to the on-line questions, and resume will be used to evaluate your potential on both leadership and technical competencies. Applicants determined tentatively eligible/qualified by the system will be prompted to complete the Technical Competency Narrative Form at the end of the on-line application process.
    2. Applicants must submit a Resume, not more than three pages in length. Qualifications will be verified based on the information provided in the application package. 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; for cover letter tips click
    3. Applicants will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on a combination of your responses to the online leadership questions and an evaluation of your technical competencies for this position. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C = Qualified). Candidates proceed to the next step of the hiring process in category group order. 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).
    4. 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. All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles within the same category.
    5. Applicants referred for selection may be required to participate in a selection interview. IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
    6. 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.
    The technical competencies for this position are: Business Process Improvement; Education and Development; EEO and Diversity; Human Resources/EEO and Diversity Management; Oral and Written Communication; Strategic Planning.
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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:


    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Danielle Hogan at  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.


    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 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.”


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    The application process has 6 STEPS:

    STEP 1: Create an account at:

    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 , 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.



    1. Log into My USAJOBS at 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.


    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.



    Alexis Bancroft
    Phone: 631-687-1653
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Agency Information:
    1040 Waverly Avenue
    Stop 12
    Holtsville, NY
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    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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