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.
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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.
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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-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).