Job Overview

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 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 www.jobs.irs.gov

Duties

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.