The mission of the Tax Division is to enforce the nation's tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, in order to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law. The Tax Division employs more than 350 Attorneys in fourteen civil, criminal, and appellate sections.Learn more about this agency
As a secretary in the Tax Division, the incumbent is responsible for:
- Receiving telephone calls, determining the nature of the call and identity of the caller.
- Managing time and attendance records.
- Making travel arrangements.
- Managing legal case files.
- Managing office incoming and outgoing correspondence.
- Typing draft and final letters, memoranda, briefs, etc., reviewing and proofreading completed work to ensure it is free of grammatical and spelling errors.
- Processing requests for supplies, printing, and maintenance services.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Must complete a Background Investigation, credit check, and drug testing
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
- May require completion of one year probationary period
QualificationsTo qualify at the GS-08 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to: creating and editing documents; proofreading completed work, ensuring it is free of grammatical and spelling errors; Receiving and screening telephone calls; Making travel arrangements; Preparing and processing time and attendance records; Preparing and maintaining paper and electronic files; Ordering and maintaining supplies; Receiving and sorting mail; Preparing, proofreading, and editing correspondence; Performing legal research to prepare reports and other legal documents.
- Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
- You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement
- YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating
There are no education requirements for the GS-08 grade level.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Tax Division Human Resources office at 202-616-2774. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. Additional information about hiring under this Schedule A authority, as well as the documents required to demonstrate eligibility, can be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/#url=Schedule-A-Hiring-Authority. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after three years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. For more information on the VEOA and other hiring authorities for veterans, please see: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
The qualifications of all applicants will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
- Skill in the use of a variety of office automation software.
- Ability to make travel arrangements and organize itineraries.
- Ability to manage an office.
- Ability to communicate orally.
- Ability to communicate in writing.
- Skill in providing customer service and working well with others.
- Resume showing relevant experience, listing the beginning and ending dates (month and year), as well as the number of hours you worked weekly. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
- Cover letter, optional.
- Veteran documentation (e.g., VA letter and DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), if applicable.
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (most recent career/career conditional, if applicable) or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status.
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if a current federal employee. If you do not have a recent performance appraisal, please include a statement to that effect.
- CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.
- Schedule A documentation, if applicable.
- Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. A complete application package MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/03/2019 to receive consideration.
Click the following to preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10498169.To begin, click Apply to access the online application portal. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application process.Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include with your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status
If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Gwendolyn Kennedy at Gwendolyn.Y.Kennedy@usdoj.gov or (202) 353-1993 to obtain an alternate application.
Agency contact information
4 Constitution Square
150 M Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/534005300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.