WHAT IS THE PRIVACY, GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON AND DISCLOSURE (PGLD) DIVISION? PGLD is responsible for safeguarding and protecting sensitive taxpayer and employee information while promoting government transparency and accountability through better access to government information.
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WHAT DOES A GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SPECIALIST (DISCLOSURE TAX LAW SPECIALIST) DO? As a Disclosure Tax Law Specialist, you will be responsible for exercising independent judgment and for performing technical work of exceptional difficulty and responsibility. You will serve as caseworker, coordinator, consultant, and advisor regarding matters of Disclosure and other technical tax law material. As a Disclosure TLS caseworker, you will coordinate with a variety of management officials in several business units to search for, review, redact and respond to a wide variety of complex technical Disclosure issues subject to the Freedom of Information and/or Privacy Act, IRC 6103, IRC 6110, etc.
As a Government Information Specialist (Disclosure Tax Law Specialist) you will:
Manage a large inventory of complex Disclosure requests.
Provide expert technical advice and prepare background information documents relating to Disclosure issues.
Analyze requests, research and review current Disclosure law issues and work with others to provide responsive records in replies to customers. Coordinate with other Business Functions to gather responsive documents.
Coordinate to ensure technical content is accurate, reflects current Disclosure law and ensure that products are logically arranged and written in clear, easy to understand language.
Maintain current awareness of changes in the Disclosure law, rulings, administrative decisions, and determine the effect on Disclosure products.
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Occasional travel - 1 To 5 nights per month
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0306 Government Information Specialist
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience in researching procedural guides encompassing references to multiple business units, legal research background, or other experience that required an understanding of cross functional operations and procedures, regulations, or other areas related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include: Preparing, reviewing, or applying Internal Revenue Manual procedures in more than one section, advisory letters, memoranda, etc. related to procedures in multiple functions in addition to cross functional cooperation; or analyzing and adjudicating taxpayer claims, appeals, negotiation strategies, or similar work related to Federal tax operations; or work as an attorney or paralegal that required legal research, analysis, and preparation of briefs or similar documents interpreting laws and regulations; or work as a Disclosure Specialist conducting and interpreting FOIA law, regulations, and procedures; or work as an accountant, auditor, analyst, or investigator that required application of the Internal Revenue Code and related laws/procedures. Your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the following: experience applying Federal tax laws, IRS procedures of multiple business units, and other pertinent technical matters to address taxpayer's needs; convert complex tax laws and other technical matters into clear, concise, logically arranged, well written and easy to understand explanatory material; experience applying IRC and IRM procedures, principles, techniques and practices; experience with technical law and research techniques that include using on-line and paper methods.
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/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-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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