WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest Financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world.
Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
WHAT DOES A SECRETARY DO? IRS Secretaries work in every Business Unit (BU) and provide a wide range of administrative and secretarial services within an organization. This may include using a variety of computer applications, organizing and maintaining files, providing telephone and receptionist services, arranging conferences and meetings, typing and reviewing correspondence and meeting minutes, arranging travel itineraries, and briefing the manager on important issues.
WHAT IS THE SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION? The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division provides examinations and taxpayer education services for about 7 million small businesses and upwards of 33 millions self-employed and supplemental income taxpayers. SB/SE taxpayers generally have higher incomes than most taxpayers, need to file twice as many tax forms, and generally need to rely more on paid tax preparers and the taxpayer education outreach activities of the IRS.
There is 1 position located in each of the following locations:
Annapolis, MD; Honolulu, HI; Sarasota, FL; and Wilmington, NC
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
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Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
Moving expenses are NOT authorized
As a Secretary, you will:
Receive telephone calls, give routine and non-routine information, answer questions and direct calls and visitors to appropriate person or office.
Receive and control mail and suspense items, routing them directly to the appropriate person or office for action.
Prepare and type a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, requisitions, requests for personnel actions and legal documents using word processor or personal computer.
Organize and maintain files, records, manuals, handbooks, and other related materials.
Maintain supervisor's calendar; schedule appointments and engagements, prepare notes regarding topics to be discussed; make travel arrangements and prepare travel vouchers.
QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS : You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:GS-5 LEVEL:
One year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal government. 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 specialized experience include: providing telephone and receptionist services; Maintaining records; Requisitioning office supplies; Filing material and maintaining office filing system; Receiving and controlling incoming and outgoing correspondence and reports for format, grammar, and punctuation; Writing simple or repetitive, non technical correspondence such as letters of acknowledgment; Scheduling appointments and preparing notes regarding topics to be discussed; Ability to operate a variety of office hardware and software systems and knowledge and skill applying grammar, spelling, and punctuation. OR
A Bachelor’s degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR
A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Conscientiousness, Customer Service, Reading, Listening, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork, Integrity, Manages and Organizes Information. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "NOT QUALIFIED" determination for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.
You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.
Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a score of 80 or Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and your family needs. We also offer challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
For additional information view and learn more about our benefits package at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits#icc
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Colleen Fox 267-941-1704 Option 3. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
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.
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf ) ; one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.
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