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 Management & Program Analyst, GS-0343-7/9/11/12 in the Taxpayer Advocate Service division.
WHAT DOES A MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST DO? As a Management and Program Analyst you will serve as a staff analyst, evaluator, and advisor to management. In this position, you will responsible for planning, analyzing, evaluating, and/or improving the effectiveness of administrative operations and/or operating programs
WHAT IS THE TAXPAYER ADVOCATE SERVICE DIVISION? The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS. The TAS mission is to assist taxpayers in resolving their problems with the IRS (Case Advocacy), and to identify and propose administrative and legislative solutions to mitigate those problems (Systemic Advocacy).
The following are the duties of a Management & Program Analyst 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 position.
As a Management and Program Analyst, you will:
- Develop and interpret guidance on program planning, execution, and evaluation.
- Prepare directives, issuances, memoranda, policy statements, legislative proposals, and other written guidelines to introduce new initiatives.
- Recommend effective operations consistent with policies and objectives
- Develop long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones.
- Identify ways to resolve or address issues which directly affect the accomplishment of principal program goals and objectives.
- Research new or improved business and management practices for application to operating and administrative programs.
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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. You must meet the following requirements prior to appointment/enter on duty date:
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: - Performing operational reviews, preparing program evaluations and providing guidelines pertaining the effectiveness of line program operations. - Advising on program staffing and conducting studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity. - Recommending changes in procedures and techniques to improve baseline measures and organization's work methods. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 year of graduate level education in a related field of study at an accredited college or university. OR Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, 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 two 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 two 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: -Preparing comprehensive program analyses and evaluations pertaining to the effectiveness of program operations; -Developing changes in methods and conducting studies of employee/organizational efficiency and productivity; -Planning, coordinating and establishing operating methods and procedures for accomplishment of project mission; -Directing the development and accomplishment of employee training; -Providing guidance for various analytical studies to resolve substantive problems or improve effectiveness and efficiency of operating line or administrative support programs. OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study at an accredited college or university. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field of study. OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
For Grades 7 through 9: 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 next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).