IRS Pathways Recent Graduates Program (Computer Research Analyst)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Summary

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Pathways is an Excepted Service Appointment, Schedule D, 5 CFR Part 362, and may NOT be combined with other Excepted Service Appointments (e.g., Schedule A).

For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to: Students & Recent Graduates on USAJOBS.

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Responsibilities

IRS 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. In addition, the IRS implemented the new IRS Forward Recent Graduate Program that includes an additional year of formal development, training, networking, project teams, and may include rotational assignments.

Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career/career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:

Successful completion of at least 1 to 2 years of continuous service depending on the position; Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training; Mentorship; Demonstration of successful job performance; and Meet the qualification position standards. Conversion to the competitive service is not implied or guaranteed.

If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as a Computer Research Analyst with promotion potential to GS-12 in the division listed below:

Large Business and International

A description of the business unit can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

The following are the duties of this position at the 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. Monitors current automation and technology trends ensuring computer security and taxpayer privacy. Assists with the analysis and development of automated research techniques and methods to support the research efforts of the organization that provide management with information needed to identify problems and opportunities. Provides computer assistance on recurring assignments to the organization which includes research of computer methodology, compilation of reports, and review of research results. Plans, conducts and completes analysis of recurring issues and operations to provide management with accurate and timely data and recommendations. Contributes to research projects by developing, testing, implementing, modifying and maintaining generalized software systems including relational database software and applications utilities which are a benefit to the research staff. Uses information technology hardware and software to gather and interpret data, prepare reports and spreadsheets. Maintains awareness of current Federal laws, regulations and policies relating to the use of computers and software, computer security and taxpayer privacy.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    -You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
    -Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
    -All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
    -Subject to a 1-year trial period (unless already completed).
    -Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
    -Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    -If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    -Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    -Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    -Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify, you must first meet Pathways Recent Graduate Program eligibility:

    You must have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associate, bachelor, 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;

    OR
    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.

    Secondly, you must meet any basic requirements of the position and the experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07). Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying experience: 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 data base interfaces at various levels of research systems integration; 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
    EDUCATION:
    A Master's or equivalent graduate degree in any field of study, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to any field of study, or a LL.B. or J.D., if related.

    OR
    COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
    A combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

    Federal experience is not required. 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.

    For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

    Education

    This position has an education requirement. 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. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

    CERTIFICATE: If you are qualifying based on a certificate program, please refer to Treasury's Pathways Program for more information on qualifying certificate programs. A Certificate program is a post-secondary educational program, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one full- time academic year of study, that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum.

    For more information on education requirements go to Treasury's Pathways Program.


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