Washington, D.C
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time


WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (CI) DIVISION? The investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS. The American system of voluntary tax compliance relies heavily on self-assessments of what tax is owed. When individuals or corporations deliberately don't comply with the tax laws, (CI) responds with financial investigations and potential criminal prosecutions to promote compliance and confidence in the fairness of the tax system.

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WHAT DOES AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SPECIALIST DO? As an Equal Employment Opportunity you will be responsible for developing and supporting many programs, including Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment, Affirmative Employment, Special Emphasis Programs, Diversity, Persons with Disabilities, and Prevention of Sexual Harassment. In this position, you will provide service, guidance and training to employees and to managers on all EEO process matters and conduct studies to solve broad, difficult and complex equal employment opportunity problems through systematic fact finding, analysis and consulting efforts.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist you will:
  • Perform complex assignments related to the management or implementation of EEO Programs, such as Complaint Processing, Affirmative Employment, Reasonable Accommodations, Sexual Harassment, and Diversity.
  • Review legislative and program proposals to determine overall impact on EEO programs and initiatives and makes appropriate modifications.
  • Initiate studies of occupations in which discrimination is apparent and formulate corrective action for implementation.
  • Develop technical advice and guidance to all levels of management by interpreting, clarifying and developing guidelines for program implementation.
  • Implement programs to educate managers, supervisors and employees in order to enhance their understanding and gain their acceptance of IRS EEO and Diversity Programs.
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare EEO statistical data, comprehensive reports, notes trends, and/or omissions, conduct studies, organizational reviews, and workforce analysis to identify systemic equal employment problems within the Service.

If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

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

Occasional travel - 1-5 Nights per Month

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to Other Information.
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments.



You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

GS- 14 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrates accomplishment of EEO and Diversity project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of EEO policy requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where you performed the planning, developing and evaluating or designing new approaches to EEO programs; Utilizing knowledge of the legal framework within which EEO programs operate; Applying negotiating techniques to resolve unprecedented, broad, difficult or complex EEO complaints/issues; and applying expert knowledge of Civil Rights laws, Federal EEO and personnel management rules and regulations, Executive Orders, judicial decisions, etc. At this level your experience should include expert knowledge of program areas such as: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) mandate that all federal personnel decisions be made free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, reprisal or disability.

- 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).


Additional information

Two (2) Positions will be located in: Criminal Investigations, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, National Office, 1111 CONSTITUTION AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC, DC 20224-0002 (DC0022), PEACHTREE SUMMIT FB, 401 W PEACHTREE ST, ATLANTA, GA 30308-3510 (GA0087), or ALLIANCE TOWER, 8701 S GESSNER, HOUSTON, TX 77074-2944 (TX0297).


A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
      • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
      • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      • Drug test with negative results required.
      • Must obtain and use a Government Travel Card, for travel purposes only.
      • 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.

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 evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Conflict Management, Customer Service, Leadership, Oral Communication/Speaking, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Reading, Reasoning, Writing.

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.

You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.

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 (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). 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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of category HIGHLY QUALIFIED or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. 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

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS 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.

Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.

IRS employees:
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 qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. 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.

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.

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