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    The IRS Internal Recent Graduates Program affords a developmental opportunity to IRS employees, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program.

    More information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found here: Students & Recent Graduates.

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    If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as an Economist, GS-0110, Career Ladder 7/9/11/12 in the Headquarters-Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics Division.

    WHAT IS THE RESEARCH, APPLIED ANALYTICS, and STATISTICS (RAAS) DIVISION?

    Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics (RAAS) anticipates and meets customers’ needs by providing leading research, analytical, statistical, and technology services. RAAS provides an intellectually challenging and supportive environment for our employees. We are the leading source for data analytics, analytical and statistical support, research tools and information, and breakthrough technologies within the IRS. RAAS recommendations, studies and data are effectively used to assist in the administration of the U.S. tax system and to improve IRS performance. Our projects encompass a variety of subjects, including statistical analyses, program evaluations, research on topics affecting tax administration, compliance studies and the administration of enterprise research resources. RAAS serves as a consultant to the IRS Commissioner and the Senior Executive Team and is a strategic partner for decisions affecting Service-wide operations.

    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.

    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 developmental 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.

    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

    25% or less - 1-5 Travel Nights per Month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0110 Economist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567901400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.