The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS. The TAS mission is to assist taxpayers in resolving their problems with the IRS (Case Advocacy), and to identify and propose administrative and legislative solutions to mitigate those problems (Systemic Advocacy).
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WHAT DOES A DEPARTMENT MANAGER DO? As a Department Manager, generally a second level supervisor, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating the activities of subordinate organizations that will report to you. You will use your leadership skills, management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor employee relations concepts to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives within your organization. Generally, your organization will encompass a major metropolitan area, a State, or a small region of several States, depending on the taxpayer population and business services provided.
As a Department Manager you will:
- Define business goals, develop work plans, and set short and long term priorities to be accomplished by subordinates.
- Direct, coordinate, and oversee work plans through subordinate managers and supervisors. Assign work based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
- Evaluate program implementation and effectiveness.
- Provide guidance, advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinates in resolving administrative and on technical problems.
- Manage relationships with functional executives of IRS operating divisions within the area serviced, officials of other agencies, and in advising management officials of higher rank.
- Develop performance standards and evaluate work performance of subordinate supervisors and managers; Serve as the reviewing official on evaluations and performance recognition or disciplinary actions of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors.
- Manage and resolve group grievances, employee complaints, and/or other issues elevated to the second level.
- Make decisions and/or approve expenses on routine and/or non-routine, costly, or controversial requests and/or personnel related actions (e.g., selection, training, promotions).
- Serve as a coach and/or mentor to subordinate managers and/or employees on an on-going basis, tailoring the emphasis based on the particular needs and background.
- Initiate ways to improve efficiency of the department and increase the quality of the work directed; Find and implement ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, or improve business practices.
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Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month
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