Internal Revenue Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 8/08/2019

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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If selected into Recent Graduates Program , you will be placed in a position as Facilities Management and Security Services (FMSS) Assistant, GS-0303-5 with promotion potential to the GS-7 level in the Facilities Management and Security Services (FMSS) Division.

WHAT IS THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY SERVICES (FMSS) DIVISION? FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & SECURITY SERVICES (FMSS) DIVISION customers are IRS employees. FMSS identifies and delivers value-added, cost efficient, shared service solutions, that facilitate the success of the IRS mission. 

WHAT DOES A FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY SERVICES (FMSS) ASSISTANT DO? As a Facilities Management and Security Assistant (FMSS) you will perform technical work in support of managers and/or program specialists in the administration of assigned major programs by compiling and researching information (i.e. customer requirements), processing procurement requests, and performing one or more paraprofessional tasks in the program areas of FMSS, including space and building management, safety, security, access controls, system testing, personal property management, and other related programs.

The following are the duties of a Facilities Management and Security Services (FMSS) Assistant at the GS-7 level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Review procedures, work provided by contractors, customer requirements, and work requests to assure they meet requirements and are complete, clear, and understandable.
  • Review information provided by the Employee Resource Center (ERC), contractors, customers, Facility Management and Security Services (FMSS) staff, and from financial and workload reports to eliminate redundant requirements, clarify organizational and funding responsibilities, verify time frames, and explain FMSS processes to customers in other work areas
  • Collect information regarding timeliness, cost and quality of service delivery. Identify products and services with excessive cycle times, low customer satisfaction rates, and costs exceeding projections and assist the assigned manager and/or specialist in preparing procedural changes and explaining them to other FMSS staff and to customers.
  • Assist with performing tasks for various program areas such as project implementation, inventory controls, personal property management, motor vehicle program.
  • Assist with implementation and administration of various security program components, which could include such functions as Identification Media, Access Control Systems, Alarm Monitoring Systems, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems; participate in official security reviews and assessments and report preparation; maintain database and documents used to track and monitor security information; assists with emergency preparedness activities; and serve as a first responder during incidents.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of products and services provided to customers from several IRS operating divisions located in assigned campus and/or posts-of-duty. Where contractors provide products and services, monitor contractor performance, timeliness and compliance with the contract. Prepare written reports, memoranda, and charts showing results and recommendations.
  • Prepare time schedules for employee access to IRS space. Review ID Media inventories and maintains building access lists. Create security items such as physical access control (PAC) cards, pocket commissions, parking passes, run and verify reports utilizing the automated ID Media and other security systems.

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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-5 LEVEL: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Knowledge of programs and operations sufficient to resolve recurring problems in clerical procedures within an assigned organization; Experience assisting others in resolving customer requests for routine services; Experience operating a variety of office automation equipment to enter data in various automated systems; Experience applying grammar, spelling, punctuation and commonly used formats and terminology and experience meeting and dealing courteously and tactfully with customers. 


You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

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-4 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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