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Announcement Number:
19CE1-ITN0010-0301-13-DS
Hiring Agency:
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Position Title:
STAFF ASSISTANT
Open Period:
10/04/2018 - 10/18/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0301 13
Salary:
USD $96,970 - USD $126,062
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-NA
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

1111 CONSTITUTION AVE NW
Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
IRS Jobs Online Help Desk
866-743-5748, Option 1
ctr.bsc.personnel.1@irs.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
-Current IRS Internal/Agency Employees
-Treasury CTAP eligible employees within the local commuting area.
-Reassignment Preference Program IRS Internal/Agency Employees Only
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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 IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION?
The mission of IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.  

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

1 TO 5 NIGHTS PER MONTH MAY BE REQUIRED.

Duties

WHAT DOES A STAFF ASSISTANT DO? A Staff Assistant serves as a staff advisor and liaison between management and appropriate support functions on all matters pertaining to administrative and management issues. They participate in planning and coordinating programs, projects, or processes which impact functional customers in the areas of recruitment, human resources technology, facilities, financial management and security.


As a Staff Assistant you will:



  • Manage internal administrative assignments.

  • Monitor activities to ensure timeliness, consistency and completeness.

  • Review responses, reports, and memoranda to develop consolidated responses on behalf of the organization.

  • Perform special studies and research projects or assignments, which require confidentiality and application of expertise and mature judgment.

  • Assess the need for and establish and/or adapt administrative procedures and practices to be used in highly unusual situations requiring deviation from standard administrative procedures.

  • Keep the supervisor advised of developments and progress concerning problems and follow up with the responsible official to expedite necessary action and final settlement of the issues.

  • Personally review all important incoming and outgoing correspondence, coordinating routing and the control of notes and suggestions concerning the subject matter involved before referral to the supervisor.

  • Advise manager on required personnel actions, performs delegated duties as assigned, supports and manages multiple administrative processes.



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 http://www.jobs.irs.gov/ 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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

     


     

    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 competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Self Management; Oral Communication; Writing; Decision Making; Planning & Evaluation; Attention to Detail; Learning; Problem Solving; Reasoning; and Interpersonal Skills.

    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 HIGHLY QUALIFIED 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-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 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: demonstrating extensive analytical and evaluative methods and understanding of the 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. Extensive knowledge of the operating division’s 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. In addition, your experience should demonstrate the ability to apply practices and methods of 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; Oral and written communication techniques to present plans and proposals convincingly, negotiate effectively, and reconcile conflicting interests and points of view, as well as the ability to maintain effective relationship with others sufficient to reach agreement on changed work practices and objectives.


    - 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-time work 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 GS-12 level 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 ERC.

    Other Information:

    POSITION DESCRIPTIONS GS-13 (93099)
    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 NON-BARGAINING UNIT position.

    • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.

    • Tour of Duty: 8:00AM-4:30PM

    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements


    Positions are located in the Information Technology Division. One (1) vacancy to be filled at 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022).

    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 http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Deborah.L.Smith2@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.

    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.