IRS RECENT GRAD Computer Research Analyst GS-0301-9 US Department of the Treasury Birmingham


Short Description :

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Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    The IRS Internal Recent Graduates Program affords a developmental opportunity to IRS employees, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program.
    More information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found here: Students & Recent Graduates.
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    Responsibilities

    If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as Computer Research Analyst, GS-301-9 (FWL GS-12) in the Large Business and International division.
    WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONALDIVISION? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.

    WHAT DOES A COMPUTER RESEARCH ANALYST DO? As a Computer Research Analyst, you will contribute to research projects through effective application of principles of computer methodology and technology. You will be responsible for conducting research on trends, issues, problems and opportunities in tax administration. Assignments typically involve the development and application of new techniques and require innovative solutions, including adapting or synthesizing existing principles and techniques into original combinations or configurations for the solution of critical features or problems.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this developmental position.

    As a Computer Research Analyst you will:

    • Monitor current and emerging automation and technology trends, investigating new computer technologies while ensuring computer security and taxpayer privacy.
    • Plan and conduct computer automation application to compliance research studies. The incumbent develops and initiates sound solutions through effective application of principles of computer methodology and technology as well as tax law knowledge.
    • Plan, initiate and conduct compliance research and research evaluations. Assumes a leadership role in the analysis and development of automated research techniques and methods to support the business unit. Initiates and coordinates automated research activities that will culminate in the development of solutions to compliance research information system problems. Maintains thorough knowledge of commercial computing technology.
    • Provide computer assistance to staff and researchers. This includes review and analysis of reports, proposals, programs and research results; the conceptual design and evaluation of research systems or project specifications; and general automation assistance.
    • Develop, test, implement, modify and maintain generalized utility software systems including relational database software, and applications utilities which are to benefit the compliance research information system user.
    • Use information technology hardware and software to gather and interpret data, prepare reports and spreadsheets for delivery to key strategic leaders.
    • Maintain awareness of current Federal laws, regulations and policies relating to the use of computers and software, computer security and taxpayer privacy.
    • Serve as on-the-job instructor in the area of compliance research computer methodology, computer security and taxpayer privacy for lower graded computer research analysts and members of the staff.

    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 travel1 to 5 nights per month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • 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 or Career Conditional Appointments

    In order to successfully complete the Recent Graduates Program, you must complete 1 year in the position, a minimum of at least 40 hours of interactive training, and demonstration of successful job performance. If for any reason you do not successfully complete the program you will be returned to the previous grade of the same or similar position you previously held within IRS prior to being selected for the Recent Graduates Program.

    Qualifications

    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:
    GS-9 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience in theories, methods and techniques of computerized research to perform research projects through effective application of principles of computer methodology and technology; Experience conducting technology application projects of significant scope and complexity when they require some modification and adaptation of standard practices and procedures; Experience in solving problems relating to hardware-software and IRS related data base interfaces at various levels of research systems integration; Experience in sections of the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations and administrative provisions relating to preparation and handling of tax returns and tax-related data; Experience in automated data processing theories and practices as they apply to research such as database management, numerical/statistical analysis, graphics and data presentation, software engineering, operating systems and algorithmic analysis; Experience in the most current, state-of-the-art, and latest developments in computer software and hardware that can be used to enhance and facilitate research efforts. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree in any field of study. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to any field of study. OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR 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 Grades 5 through 11: You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
    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.
    • 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-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 GS-09 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
    Education

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    Additional information

    2 Positions to be filled in any of the following LB&I Core Cities:

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    *PODs Continued under Education Requirements*

    POSITION DESCRIPTIONS 97750
    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:

    • All selectees must sign a Participant Agreement.
    • An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
    • Pay retention may be offered based on applicable laws and regulations.
    • 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.
    • Tour of Duty: MondayFriday 8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
    • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee, 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 ranked in accordance with the Service’s Merit Promotion Plan (i.e., National Agreement or Internal Revenue Manual). 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. 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 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.

    To preview questions please click here.
    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, 3. Provide proof of enrollment or education (see education documentation required) and 4. 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
    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation showing completion or intended completion (if graduation is no more than 9 months from the date of application) of all educational requirements (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). 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.
    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (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. 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 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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal 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.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

  • Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency

Recent Graduates (US Citizens/Nationals) completing a qualifying degree/certificate within the last 2 yrs. of this application date (or will graduate 9 mo’s from this application date) may apply. Veterans (5 USC 2108) unable to apply due to military service during this 2-yr. period may have their eligibility extended to receive the full 2 yrs. of eligibility. The remaining 2-yr. eligibility period begins upon release from active duty and may not extend beyond 6 yrs. from completion of study.


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