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).
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WHAT DOES A MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST DO? As a Management and Program Analyst, you will serve in the role of Senior Technical Advisor to the Executive Director of Case Advocacy on matters and/or issues related directly to the Taxpayer Advocate Service function. You will be responsible for general management and executive direction within the program and functional areas of the Executive Director of Case Advocacy. You will be responsible for high level, cross-functional projects, often of a confidential nature. These projects may include the development of broad policy and operational objectives as they relate to the function, which often require integrating and/or coordinating efforts and activities across organizational lines, including the Office of the National Taxpayer Advocate, other Operating Divisions and functional organizations. This position is under the general administrative direction of the Executive Director of Case Advocacy and as such you will be expected to have great familiarity with the Taxpayer Advocate function, its mission and the work performed in support of this mission.
As a Management and Program Analyst you will:
Participate with the executives in formulating new or revised policies for high-level Service-wide programs providing administratively authoritative recommendations on matters related to the formulation and implementation of Service-wide program initiatives;
Develop management objectives, strategies, actions, and critical success factors and consolidate final strategic business planning for the organization;
Prepare and coordinate high-level correspondence and briefing material, including Congressional testimonies, the Annual Report to Congress (ARC), and IRS Oversight Board Briefings;
Establish and coordinate special agency studies requiring analysis and evaluation of systemic taxpayer issues;
Develop conclusions, recommendations, or proposals for executive approval, decision, review, or other consideration from internal or external sources;
Assist in preparing taxpayer advocate directives, recommends changes to IRM, assist in preparing TAS memoranda, recommend changes in policy, and other written guidelines and recommendations. Conduct briefings and prepare comprehensive reports to keep top-level managers and executives advised on project plans and progress and to communicate findings and recommendations;
Serve as the primary liaison with the Executive Director of Case Advocacy and other government agencies for the full scope of assigned project assignments and issues effecting Service functions, including special assignments that are sensitive, unusual, or controversial.
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Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-15 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty & responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience working with multiple organizations, or organizational units, which required understanding of the interrelationships among the programs in order to research problems and issues; Experience applying operational and organizational procedures to determine appropriate actions to take; Experience interpreting relevant laws, regulations, rulings, policies or procedures in order to research and advise on specific questions or problems; Experience communicating orally and in writing on a multitude of subjects and to meet and deal effectively with a wide range of co-workers, executives and leaders within and/or outside the organization, and experience upholding the mission, organization, policies, practices and procedures, including program areas specific to taxpayer advocacy.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable: You must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
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.
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