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    Pathways is an Excepted Service Appointment, Schedule D, 5 CFR Part 362, and may NOT be combined with other Excepted Service Appointments (e.g., Schedule A).

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    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. Selected applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. In addition, the IRS implemented the new IRS Forward Recent Graduate Program that includes an additional year of formal development, training, networking, project teams, and may include rotational assignments.

    Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career/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 1 to 2 years of continuous service depending on the position;
    • Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;
    • Mentorship;
    • Demonstration of successful job performance; and
    • Meet the qualification position standards.
    Conversion to the competitive service is not implied or guaranteed.

    If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as a GS-07, GS-09, or GS-11 with promotion potential to GS-12 in the Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics Division.

    A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

    The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. 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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0110 Economist

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