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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 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICE DIVISION? The IRS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) organization is responsible for the custodial accounting of over $3.3 trillion in taxpayer payments, as well as for managing the IRS' $10+ Billion annual operating budget. In addition, the CFO advises the IRS Commissioner and other top executives on issues dealing with financial management, financial systems, strategic planning, performance management, budget formulation, budget execution, and internal controls.

    WHAT DOES AN ECONOMIST DO? As an Economist, you will use advanced economic and subject matter knowledge; and skills in the execution of your duties and responsibilities. In this position, you will work with economic problems, the integration of the assigned study into the major research problems, and the planning and execution of sequential work steps.

    If selected, you will be placed in a position as an Economist, GS-0110, Career Ladder 5/7/9 in the Corporate Budget, Financial Planning Office.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    As an Economist you will:

    • Assume technical responsibility for various phases of initiation, formulation, planning, and execution of major projects.
    • Assist in determining the objectives of research projects and the methodology to be used.
    • Develop specifications for research studies by presenting analytical material.
    • Perform research to locate new sources of data, analyze pertinent information and draw conclusions.
    • Play an essential role in error resolution of more complex statistical studies.
    • Assume responsibility for the effective use of resources within assigned subject matter projects.
    • Produce tables and graphical materials using standard computer software packages.
    • Keep abreast of economic, statistical and tax literature for data and research methodology.
    • Run analysis on large data sets using relevant statistical software such as SAS, S or R.

    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. 

    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

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    Occasional travel - Travel locally or overnight approximately 01 to 05 nights per month may be required.

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