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    WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? The Human Resource Specialist is located in the Human Capital Organization. In this role, you are a technical expert responsible for devising human resources management (HRM) strategies, policies, and programs for Servicewide application. Using a mastery of HR principles, concepts, practices, laws, and regulations and consultative skills, you will align those strategies, policies, and programs, with the mission of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), across all IRS business divisions. You may lead local or national level projects relative to the design and/or deployment of HR programs and initiatives in the areas of employee benefits, work-life and wellness. In addition, you can expect to be involved in resolving highly complex, controversial, and challenging issues, and to work with multi-year plans, new cutting-edge technologies, and issues that impact HR Servicewide. Your expertise in HRM will be utilized daily to support the Service in moving forward in the areas of employee benefits, work-life and wellness.

    WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL DIVISION? The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission. HCO develops and implements technology-enabled systems to improve human capital planning  and management  and to empower employees to achieve their potential.

    As a Human Resources Specialist in you will:

    • Define the overall goals and objectives of the program and project responsibilities with managers and executives within the Service.
    • Develop and maintain a proficient level of expertise, skills and knowledge about employee benefits, work-life and wellness and other HR programs, policies and systems. Collaborate and communicate verbally and in writing with others (i.e., executives, managers, and contractors) within and outside Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as needed to promote effectiveness and productivity.
    • Serve as an analyst for the program area, providing training, expert assistance and advice to collateral staff or customers.
    • Review, develop and implement policies, directives, memoranda, and other written guidelines and recommendations relating to the programs.
    • Design and re-design written documentation, charts and reports to meet program needs. Present and report return on investment figures and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Perform extensive research and fact-finding; analyze results and the application of appropriate regulations, policies, and standards in order to develop recommendations for high-level management. Conduct in-depth analyses of program data, requirements, and impact; identify problem areas and determine how to resolve them.
    • Administer the program and functions as an expert relating to all aspects of program planning, execution and implementation including budget. Monitor work in process and review completed work to ensure adherence to program policies/priorities, guidelines and established deadlines.
    • Participate in task forces or special projects, and provide on-going advice relative to IRS’ employee benefits, work-life and wellness programs and issues.

    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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 TO 5 Travel Nights per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536446800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.