IRS Pathways Recent Graduate Program (Internal Revenue Agent) *12 Month Register*
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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. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a 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-year of continuous service; Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training; Mentorship; Demonstration of successful job performance; and Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted. Conversion to the competitive service is not implied nor guaranteed. If selected, you will be placed in a position as an Internal Revenue Agent, GS-0512 5/7/9, Career Ladder 5/7/9/11/12 in the Tax Exempt/Government Entities.
You must first meet Student Recent Graduate eligibility. 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. *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. Qualifying education must be completed prior to appointment/enter on duty date.
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:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: ALL Grade Levels (Also meets GS-5 level):
You must have a Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance. OR A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e. at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. OR A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year. In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing. For more information on the required accounting knowledges please refer to internal Revenue Agent Basic Requirements.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-7 LEVEL: You must have one 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: Knowledge of and skill in applying the principle of accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal or other work that required knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and skill in communicating and dealing effectively with others; OR One year of graduate education at an accredited college or university in accounting or related field of business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science. OR Superior Academic Achievement 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 2 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 2 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-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Knowledge of and skill in applying the principle of accounting, auditing, tax, financial, legal or other work that required knowledge of and skill in applying the principles, concepts and methodology of professional accounting and related fields and skill in communicating and dealing effectively with others; OR Two years of graduate level education leading to a master's degree or master's (or equivalent) degree in accounting or related field of business, finance, law, economics, management, statistical/quantitative methods or computer science.
ALL GRADES: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. For more information on education requirements go to Treasury's Pathways Program.
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. For more information on education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.
*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-timework; 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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
- A 1-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).
- Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Undergo an income tax verification.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
- Education must be completed and official transcripts submitted before you can be appointed/enter on duty.
- Pay retention may be offered based on applicable laws and regulations.
- Selected applicants who occupy positions in the competitive service must acknowledge the outcome of voluntarily leaving the competitive service prior to accepting an excepted service appointment in a Pathway Program. See 5 CFR 302.102 (b)(2).
- Pathways is an Excepted Service Appointment, Schedule D, 5 CFR Part 362, and may not be combined with other excepted appointments (e.g. Sch A)
- Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, Day Shift
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION. When applying for this position, please consider each location before selecting. If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to that location on the negotiated start date.
Due to the number of locations you will be limited to 5 location preferences.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
The anticipated start date is 6/22/2019 with future start dates to be decided at a later date.
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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 evaluated in the following areas: Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, Planning and Evaluating, and Accounting Knowledge. A Category-like rating (Quality Group) process will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. 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. If you are tentatively eligible and qualified for this position, you will receive electronic information directing you through the Revenue Agent Examination process after the closing date of the announcement. This electronic information will include directions for accessing the assessment website and will provide a user login. We will begin assessing applicants in the following order. First, Preference Eligible applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be scheduled for the online assessment. Then, applicants will be scheduled in groups of up to 200 based on the date and time of their application, number of vacancies, and the geographic locations selected. You will be required to complete the Revenue Agent Examination (RAE). The assessment process consists of an online simulation and will take about 1 hour to complete. If you pass the on-line assessment you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A =Superior, B=Highly Qualified, C=Qualified) depending on your performance on the RAE assessment. Applicants will be referred for consideration in the selection process with Preference Eligible applicants being referred before non-Preference Eligible in Category group order, i.e., A =Superior, B=Highly Qualified, C=Qualified.
Applicants referred to management may be invited to participate in a selection interview. Throughout the hiring process you will be measured on the following competencies: knowledge of accounting, problem solving, interpersonal skills, self-management, decision-making, oral communication, customer service, flexibility, and planning and evaluating.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates will be interviewed in category order. 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 Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a score of category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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