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    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to: Students & Recent Graduates on USAJOBS.

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    WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION? Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS.  The American system of voluntary tax compliance relies heavily on self-assessments of what tax is owed.  When individuals or corporations deliberately don't comply with the tax laws, Criminal Investigation responds with financial investigations and potential criminal prosecutions to promote compliance and confidence in the fairness of the tax system.  

    WHAT DOES A PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST DO? As a Public Affairs Specialist you will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of broad-based communication. In this position you will serve as an advisor and technical authority by providing guidance and expertise to employees and successfully leverage strategic communications expertise and leadership skills in helping employees understand and accept the business goals and objectives.

    IRS Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. 

    Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to: Successful completion of at least 2 years of continuous service; Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training; Mentorship; Demonstration of successful job performance; and Meet the qualification position standards. Conversion is not guaranteed or implied. 

    If selected, you will be placed in a position as a Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035, Career Ladder 7/9/11 in the Criminal Investigation Division

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-11. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    As a Public Affairs Specialist you will:

    • Provides analysis, oversight, and guidance for assigned communication programs and initiatives. Assists the Communications Manager or senior specialist in developing and implementing the required program plans.
    • Advises the Communications Manager or other specialist on probable internal and external reactions to planned Service actions.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with members of the news media and specialized groups interested in IRS programs.

    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 - Occasional travel may be required of 1 to 5 nights per month.

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