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"20MEM-CLB0097-1035-7T11" Vacancy Details

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Announcement Number:
20MEM-CLB0097-1035-7T11
Hiring Agency:
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Position Title:
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST)
Open Period:
03/11/2020 - 03/24/2020

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1035 07/09/11
Salary:
USD $48,670 - USD $93,638
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-11
Duty Location(s):
3 Vacancy in

Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
IRS JOBS ONLINE Help Desk
1-866-743-5748 option #1
hco.mphs.apply@irs.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
IRS CAREER / CAREER CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEES
IRS CAREER / IRS CAREER CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEES /   ICTAP ELIGIBILES in the Commuting Area / Treasury CTAP ELIGIBILES in the Commuting Area
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.

Summary:

WHAT IS THE COMMUNICATIONS & LIAISON (C&L) DIVISION?   The Communications & Liaison Division (C&L) touches every aspect of the IRS mission through its information-sharing activities, including communicating with IRS employees, taxpayers, tax professionals, partner groups, social and traditional media as well as Congress and state and local agencies. C&L works closely with business units across the IRS.


See “Other Information” for Locations.


 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

1 To 5 Nights per Month

Duties

WHAT DOES A PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST DO? As a Public Affairs Specialist you will be responsible for managing and developing all aspects of broad-based communication. In this position you will serve as an advisor and technical authority by providing guidance and expertise to employees and successfully leverage strategic communications expertise and leadership skills in helping employees understand and accept the business goals and objectives.


As a Public Affairs Specialist you will:


•Recommend policies, programs, services, and procedures governing the dissemination of information to internal stakeholders (executives, managers, employees).
•Advise on and recommend specific communications events and activities designed to meet challenges of diverse internal and external audiences with varying levels of information requirements and interests.
•Develop effective communication programs that support the organization’s goals.
•Work on all phases of communications plan execution including delivery, measurement, reporting, and results. Develop content designed to achieve organization-wide and department-level business goals.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with communications counterparts.
•Assist in the development of plans by considering such items as specific topics or aspects to emphasize the most effective media to use in communicating with intended audiences.
•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

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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Key Requirements:
  • Refer to Other Information.
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments
  • Education Requirements:

    Please see Qualifications section.

    Evaluations:

    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 CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13. 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 (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 Treasury employee eligible for the 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.

    Qualifications:

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


    GS - 07: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience that demonstrated basic knowledge of communications and program analysis technical rules, regulations, and precedents to apply to assigned portions of programs, projects and studies; Oral and written techniques in order to share factual information with public affairs’ staff and to document findings; Knowledge of the basic objectives and policies governing various functional programs, operations and processes to assist in providing analysis and guidance; OR At least one (1) full academic year of graduate education in any field of study.  OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelors 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. OR A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to that described above.  


    GS -09: You must have one 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: experience that demonstrated knowledge of written and oral communication techniques and methods to assist in providing guidance and oversight on assigned communication programs;  Knowledge and skill to plan, gather and verify and edit digital photography and create and develop computer graphics/desktop publishing; Analytical methods to evaluate data and make appropriate recommendations and interpersonal relation skills sufficient for establishing and maintain effective working relationships. OR Master’s or equivalent graduate degree in any field of study. OR
    Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in any field of study. OR
    LL.B. or J.D, if related. OR A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience as described above.


    GS - 11: You must have one year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience for this position includes:  experience that demonstrated knowledge of written and oral communication techniques, communications models and applications used to reach audiences effectively and the ability to write articles and releases; Knowledge of developing content for print and web mediums directed at a diverse employee audience; Analytical methods to evaluate data and make appropriate recommendations and interpersonal relation skills sufficient for establishing and maintain effective working relationships. OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in any field of study.
    Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in any field of study.
    LL.M. if related OR
    A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience as described above.

    For Grades 7 through 11: You may also qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
    - 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).

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency 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 ER 

    Other Information:

    3 Positions are located in COMMUNICATIONS & LIAISON(C&L) DIVISION: 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20224-0002 (DC0022).


    POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: GS-11 (PD 92132), GS-09 (PD 96824),GS-07 (PD 96823)


    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:



    • 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.

    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.

    • Tour of Duty  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    • If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.


    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us hco.mphs.apply@irs.gov  if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.



    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.

    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.

    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
      If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    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.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS:
    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.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:
    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.

    Next Steps:
    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.