WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to: Students & Recent Graduates on USAJOBS.
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WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION? Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS. The American system of voluntary tax compliance relies heavily on self-assessments of what tax is owed. When individuals or corporations deliberately don't comply with the tax laws, Criminal Investigation responds with financial investigations and potential criminal prosecutions to promote compliance and confidence in the fairness of the tax system.
WHAT DOES A BUDGET ANALYST DO? As a Budget Analyst you will be responsible for providing leadership, coordinating budgetary functions and providing overall direction and guidance on these functions. In this position, you will perform a wide range of analytical, technical and advisory functions related to the budgetary process.
IRS PATHWAYS RECENT GRADUATES PROGRAM affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Selected applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. If selected, you will be placed in a position as a Budget Analyst, GS-0560 as a GS7 or GS9 with a Career Ladder 7/9/11/12 in the Criminal Investigation Division.
Following completion of program requirements, selectees may be non-competitively converted to a permanent or term appointment with promotion potential to GS-12 . All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to: Successful completion of at least 1 year of continuous service; Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training; Mentorship; Demonstration of successful job performance; and Meet the qualification position standards. Conversion is not guaranteed or implied.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 Full Working Level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As a Budget Analyst you will:
- Identify major issues and develop forecasting patterns based on historical perspective and projected requirements in an era of rapidly changing and dynamic requirements. Analyze estimates to identify imbalances among program areas.
- Review, analyze, make recommendations, and/or develop contingency spending plans based on financial analyses and reports. Analyze data to determine trends, and anticipates any resulting adverse impact of budget and/or work plans.
- Provide policy guidance and interpretation. Devise and recommend procedures to implement budgetary processes, policies and regulations
- Recommend, consult and negotiate with managers concerning the formulation of the financial plan, budget, staffing patterns, grade structure, recruitment, major shifts in program emphasis, and other related matters.
- Advise/assist division executives, managers, and staff officials in the development of division budget requests. Draft procedural instructions and policy guidance for planning and estimating needs for FTEs, labor costs, and funding requirements.
- Develop program guidance and Division Operating Guidelines for assigned program areas for use throughout the operating division.
- Participate in conferences with management and representatives of the National and/or Operating Division office in matters related to budget procedures, plans, and projects.
- Attend formal or informal management planning, policy, and decision-making sessions, concerning matters involving budget implications. Maintain liaison with management officials to provide advice on particular program areas.
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
YOU MUST FIRST MEET RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. YOU MAY THEN QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION BASED ON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH. THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT/ENTER ON DUTY DATE:
In addition to the education requirement, applicants must meet the following experience requirements detailed below:
GS-7 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that demonstrates a knowledge of basic analysis (such as average cost per FTE); basic techniques of budget, financial and economic analysis, financial coding and skill in completing charts, tables, and graphs and interpreting data; and the ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing. OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 full academic year of graduate education in a related field of study such as accounting, auditing, finance, economics, business administration or other related fields. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelors degree in a qualifying curriculum for the position, 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.
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 that demonstrates: Knowledge of collecting data with budget formulation, plan development, labor cost analysis, financial reviews, or budget execution; Performing basic analysis (such as average cost per FTE) of collected or provided data; Preparing charts, tables, and graphs for specific assignments including the formulation of the Division budget and period financial reviews; Ability to interpret and apply basic budget instructions, administrative memoranda, and regulatory guidelines from a procedural, technical standpoint. OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A. 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study such as accounting, auditing, finance, economics, business administration or other related fields. OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as accounting, auditing, finance, economics, business administration or other related fields from an accredited college or university. OR LL.B or J.D., if related.
ALL GRADES: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. In addition to the above to be eligible for the IRS Pathways Recent Graduates Program, 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. Education must be completed prior to appointment/enter on duty date. For more information on education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program. Federal experience is not required.
*Veterans 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-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.