Staff Assistant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Responsibilities

WHAT IS THE TAX EXEMPT & GOVERNMENT ENTITIES (TE/GE)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. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness of operating procedures, work flow, inter-functional coordination, and organization of an operating division's or business unit's operations through personal observation, conferences, and status reports and data. Prepares resulting documents from these reviews, reporting on progress toward achievement of program initiatives and subsequent recommendations.
  • Plans, organizes, and/or leads all phases of multifunctional efforts to evaluate plans and proposals of projects involving broad areas of work processes, operational practices, and integration between various functional areas. Projects and studies involve providing technical expertise; directing the analysis and evaluation of plans and proposals of projects; assessing accomplishment of program and management goals and objectives; and prescribing or formulating new/revised policy.
  • Assesses impact of new or modified program requirements. Prepares long-range forecasts of developments relevant to areas of expertise. Identifies and analyzes critical problems and issues, the timing and sequence of key program events and milestones, resource utilization, and constraints, and coordination of management controls. Develops innovative solutions, documents findings and conclusions, and makes presentations.
  • Exercises financial plan management responsibility for the operating division or business unit. Prepares, maintains, and executes the financial plan involving all categories of expenditures. Reviews, analyzes, makes recommendations, and/or develops contingency plans based on financial analyses and reports. Identifies trends and anticipates any adverse impact on budget and/or work plans.
  • Monitors and evaluates the division's or business unit's organizational structure, ensuring that Authorized Staffing Pattern (ASP) and span of control guidelines are met. Reviews all proposed changes and provides analysis and assessment in relation to the currently-approved organizational template, funding availability, and sound position management principles. Recommends acceptance of and/or modifications to the proposed change(s) to top management.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (SPD): PD93099 and PD96138
Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages .
- This is a non-bargainingunit position.
- Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 150-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
- Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
- Relocation expenses: no.

Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. 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.

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

SPECIALIZED EXPRIENCE:GS-12 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience acquiring, validating, and analyzing information, drawing conclusions, forecasting work, and developing alternatives; Experience with operating programs and the interrelationships among them to perform program analysis; Experience dealing with top level executives and taxpayers to establish and maintain effective relationships and gain confidence and cooperation; Experience with written and oral communications sufficient to prepare and present findings and recommendations, carry out specific action regarding controversial issues, and develop material for use in public speaking engagements.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:GS-13 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with analytical and evaluative methods and administration of programs to participate in the assessment of program development, determine appropriate evaluation and measurement techniques, identify significant program or resource issues, and improve management processes and systems. Experience with operating divisions organization, policies, practices, and program objectives sufficient to participate in the development of guidance, assessment of resource utilization, and development and implementation of changes to current processes and procedures. Experience with financial management, this can be demonstrated by assignments where you prepared and maintained the financial plan involving all categories of expenditures and participated in the budget process involving financial review and analysis; Experience with Oral and written communication techniques to present plans and proposals convincingly, negotiate effectively, and reconcile conflicting interests and points of view; Experience with negotiation skills in order to reach agreement on changed work practices and objectives.
AND

MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards .

Education

For positions with an education requirement, or 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, but you must provide an SF-50 documenting you held this job series. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
  • Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

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 .

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.

Additional information

One (1) position located in Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE), Human & Capital Resources, in any of the following locations:
  • 999 North Capitol Street, 999 N Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC (DC0221)
  • Peachtree Summit FB, 401 W Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA (GA0087)
  • Fallon Bldg., 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD (MD0055)
  • Philly Consolidation, 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809)
  • Cabell FB, 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX (TX0284)
  • John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236)


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 in accordance with the Service's Merit Promotion Plan. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management
  • 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 their 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: A category-like rating (Quality Group) will be used to rate, rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified.

If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates, if required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring practices), will be interviewed in quality group 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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of Highly Qualified or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
  • Resume - Your resume MUST contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or to present). We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. If you include Federal service experience, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Your resume must NOT include photographs, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number. If your resume does not contain the required information specified, or contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not receive consideration for this position. ( Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire responses
  • Proof of Enrollment or Education (if applicable) - For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, see Education Section above.
  • Performance Appraisal/Awards - You MUST 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.
  • Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current registration/license
  • IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP) (if applicable) - 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.
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) (if applicable) - You MUST submit the required documentation as outlined at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). If you are an IRS CTAP eligible, you can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. If you are a Treasury CTAP eligible can apply for jobs within the commuting area.
  • Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

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