Hiring Organization / Company: Us Internal Revenue Service
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time
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 into Recent Graduates Program , you will be placed in a developmental position as a Management & Program Analyst, GS-0343-7/9 with promotion potential to the GS-12 in the Procurement division.
WHAT IS THE PROCUREMENT DIVISION? The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer provides acquisition services for IRS Business Units, Treasury Bureaus, and Treasury Departmental Offices. We support the acquisition life-cycle from planning, contract award, management and closeout. Our goal is to help create agile and innovative best value contract solutions to ensure the IRS meets its mission.
WHAT DOES A MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST DO? As a Management and Program Analyst you will serve as a staff analyst, evaluator, and advisor to management. In this position, you will responsible for planning, analyzing, evaluating, and/or improving the effectiveness of administrative operations and/or operating programs
The following are the duties of a Management & Program Analyst at the GS-12 level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As a Management and Program Analyst, you will:
- Develop and interpret guidance on program planning, execution, and evaluation.
- Prepare directives, issuances, memoranda, policy statements, legislative proposals, and other written guidelines to introduce new initiatives.
- Recommend effective operations consistent with policies and objectives
- Develop long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones.
- Identify ways to resolve or address issues which directly affect the accomplishment of principal program goals and objectives.
- Research new or improved business and management practices for application to operating and administrative programs.
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
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
- Analysts, Business Management
- Analysts, Management
- Analysts, Program
- Business Management Analysts
- Management Analysts
- Program Analysts
Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information.
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
In order to successfully complete the Recent Graduates Program, you must complete 1 year in the position, a minimum of at least 40 hours of interactive training, and demonstration of successful job performance. If for any reason you do not successfully complete the program you will be returned to the previous grade of the same or similar position you previously held within IRS prior to being selected for the Recent Graduates Program.
In the Recent Graduates Program you may qualify based solely on education, experience or a combination of both. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-7 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: - Performing operational reviews, preparing program evaluations and providing guidelines pertaining the effectiveness of line program operations. - Advising on program staffing and conducting studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity. - Recommending changes in procedures and techniques to improve baseline measures and organization's work methods. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 year of graduate level education in a related field of study at an accredited college or university. OR Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
GS-9 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: -Preparing comprehensive program analyses and evaluations pertaining to the effectiveness of program operations; -Developing changes in methods and conducting studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity; -Planning, coordinating and establishing operating methods and procedures for accomplishment of project mission; -Directing the development and accomplishment of employee training; -Providing guidance for various analytical studies to resolve substantive problems or improve effectiveness and efficiency of operating line or administrative support programs. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study at an accredited college or university. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field of study. OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.For Grades 7 and 9: You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
In addition to the above you must have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying institution; or intended graduation is no more than 9 months from date of application.
- Veterans (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108) who, due to a military service obligation, were precluded from applying to a Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2 year eligibility period may have their eligibility period extended so that they receive the full 2 years of eligibility. The remaining 2-year eligibility period will begin upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. The veteran's eligibility period may not extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of all requirements of an academic course of study.
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
This position has an education requirement. You MUST submit dated documentation showing completion or intended completion (if graduation is no more than 9 months from the date of application) of all educational requirements (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). An official transcript will be required if you are selected. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
CERTIFICATE: If you are qualifying based on a certificate program, please refer to Treasury's Pathways Program for more information on qualifying certificate programs. A Certificate program is a post-secondary educational program, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one full- time academic year of study, that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum.
For more information on education requirements go to Treasury's Pathways Program.
Positions are located in Procurement (PR) at any of the following locations:
5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278)
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA (CA0281)
1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022)
77 K Street NE, Washington, DC (DC0198)
2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA (GA2004)
290 Bwy - Foley Square, New York, NY (NY0350)
4050 Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302)
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (GS-09) 99114; (GS-07) 99115
A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- All selectees must sign a Participant Agreement.
- An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
- Pay retention may be offered based on applicable laws and regulations.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating: Your application will be ranked in accordance with the Service’s Merit Promotion Plan (i.e., National Agreement or Internal Revenue Manual). Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, 3. Provide proof of enrollment or education (see education documentation required) and 4. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation showing completion or intended completion (if graduation is no more than 9 months from the date of application) of all educational requirements (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.
IRS REASSIGNMENT PREFERENCE PROGRAM (RPP): You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS: Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
This job is open to
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
Clarification from the agency
Recent Graduates (US Citizens/Nationals) completing a qualifying degree/certificate within the last 2 yrs. of this application date (or will graduate 9 mo’s from this application date) may apply. Veterans (5 USC 2108) unable to apply due to military service during this 2-yr. period may have their eligibility extended to receive the full 2 yrs. of eligibility. The remaining 2-yr. eligibility period begins upon release from active duty and may not extend beyond 6 yrs. from completion of study.
Job Location Information:
Location: Oakland, Ca
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