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    WHAT DOES A SENIOR PROGRAM ANALYST DO?
    As an Internal Revenue Agent (Senior Program Analyst) you will be will be responsible for a full range of examination programs, including program/policy development and implementation, and evaluation of key nationwide examination programs that requires knowledge of tax compliance programs. This includes strategic examination program planning, business systems planning, and administrative support functions that are nationwide and/or service wide in scope. You will also provide coordination in the identification, development and resolution of technical examination issues that impact the operating units industries and programs.

    WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED (SB/SE) DIVISION: The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 million self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers. SB/SE taxpayers generally have higher incomes than most taxpayers, need to file twice as many tax forms, and generally need to rely more on paid tax preparers and the taxpayer education outreach activities of the IRS.

    (1) Senior Program Analyst position in Examination Case Selection, Field Case Selection. POD Neutral.

    Notice to Applicants: Selectee(s) will Remain in POD. Please be advised that the selectee(s) will be assigned to the POD of their permanent position of record.

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    Responsibilities

    As a IRA (Senior Program Analyst) you will:

    • Perform assignments that are agency-wide in scope and have significant impact on issues facing the Operating Unit. Examples include, participating in Business Reviews of field and headquarter offices; serving on task forces or study groups to address divisional and Service wide issues; establishing policy for field operations and performing independent analyses of Area or nationwide SB/SE examination operations.
    • Lead teams of Operating Unit managers and employees; or independently studies complex problems facing the Operating Unit functions or those of particular concern or interest within the Compliance. This may require coordinating input from activities outside the division or identifying new or modified methods of performing work that requires the incumbent to demonstrate expert analytical or process analysis skills.
    • Participates with cross-functional representatives on activities within the Operating Unit including development of SB/SE operating plans, Business Plan, and Business Review assessments and reports. Assists the Deputy Director with oversight responsibilities by conducting specific studies and analyses to support operational reviews and measure achievement of goals and performance expectations, execution of plans, accomplishment of benchmarks, compliance with directives, and utilization of resources.
    • Analyze examination program areas to discern trends in program delivery such as effectiveness of incorporating various applications into audit and compliance processes, and consolidated report data to measure effectiveness in meeting baselines or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic agency initiatives. Serves as the process-analysis expert and applies skills to local or Service-wide issues.
    • Provide necessary technical advice and staff assistance to headquarters executives, headquarters analysts and field managers and employees in the assigned program area. Develops and prepares operating guidelines, instructions and other material pertaining to assigned program areas.
    • Determine the need for, and scope of, analysis of national technical issues through a multitude of sources to identify trends, conditions, and events that warrant uniform review or modification of existing audit procedures.
    • Serve as a technical expert on SB/SE examination program guidelines and policies, interprets, develops, adapts, and coordinates analytical reviews of new policies, procedures, and program requirements of the Service and their impact on the Compliance operations and resources. Advises and negotiates acceptance of conflicting issues with management in the formulation of Compliance policies. Applies and disseminates newly developed or revised policies and procedures for use in field operations.
    • Sets nationwide program policy on the development of issues, complex and unusual audit procedures and innovative approaches for the solution of high impact problems unique to the issue(s), etc. Oversees the preparation of Audit Technique Guidelines, internal and external publications, reports, training sessions, national and local meetings, and other communications.
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    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Travel Nights per Month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current IRS employees on Career/Career Conditional appointments in the competitive service.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0512 Internal Revenue Agent

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