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    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.

    WHAT DOES A STATISTICIAN DO? Statisticians design, develop, and implement statistical projects, studies, and proposals that affect the programs and policies of the Internal Revenue Service. They provide professional assistance to senior staff members or management.

    As a Statistician you will:

    • Assume responsibility for the initiation, planning, implementation, controlling, modifying and executing of all or part of an entire research project, including such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology to be used, preparation of appropriate specifications and procedures, and review computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of a study's design.
    • Prepare recommendations relating to strategic planning, oversight, and monitoring of budget, acquisitions, and human resources activities.
    • Recommendations adopted facilitate management decisions in the
      arena of human capital investment strategies and, ultimately, impact overall organizational efficiencies.
    • Assist the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Office. Act as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks at any step in a program or research project.
    • Resolve very complex problems requiring in-depth statistical and subject-matter knowledge.
    • Participate in executive-level meetings as a representative of the supervisor.
    • Produce tables and graphical materials using standard computer software packages.
    • Review statistical literature for data and research methodology appropriate for inclusion in the research process and also as a means of helping to evaluate the reasonableness of data.
    • Perform in-depth review and analysis for reasonableness and accuracy of all material produced for a given study, and provide guidance in this task to lower grade professionals based on in-depth knowledge of research requirements.

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    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 nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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