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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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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;
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 Pathways Recent Graduate Program (Human Resources Assistant), GS-0203-06 with promotion potential to GS-07 in one the division(s) listed below:
SBSE Operations Support, SB/SE Human Capital, Leadership Development Support Office
A description of the business units 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.
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisionsThe 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.
As a Human Resources Assistant, you will:
Counsel and provide information to managers and employees, compute benefits, review and assist in preparing required forms.
Perform classification reviews of clerical and paraprofessional positions and recommend final classification actions.
Review tentative organizational changes for processing or clerical work units; prepare position descriptions, review requests for Personnel Actions (SF-52s) and input data
into automated human resources management systems.
Prepare vacancy announcements, evaluate qualifications, and review promotion certificates and document selections.
Schedule and conduct orientation sessions for new employees, respond to inquiries and prepare requests for certificates for rating under direct hire authority.
Participate in course development activities such as developing project agreements and operational plans, gathering data, conducting task analyses, preparing reports, planning course format and design.
Use various software programs and automated systems to prepare a variety of documents, revise, calculate, and retrieve data.
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Conditions of Employment
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.
The employment of any candidate selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
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. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.
Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
Tour of Duty: Tentatively M - F 7 a.m.
An official transcript must be provided to confirm degree completion prior to appointment to the position.
If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 150-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder
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;
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,
BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
A Bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.
GS-06 LEVEL: You must have at least one year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service. Qualifying experience includes work that demonstrated. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and provides you with the competencies required for successful job performance. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate: Knowledge of and skill in applying an extensive body of human resources management rules, procedures and operations pertaining to the specific functional assignment. Knowledge of and skill using various computer equipment and software equipment to prepare documents, input data, compile and generate reports and monitor administrative controls. Examples may include: Preparing vacancy announcements; Screening applicants against minimum experience and educational requirements; Reviewing position descriptions for format, completeness, and consistency; Reviewing or processing requests for personnel actions; Gathering data and preparing reports and documents; Providing information to managers and employees on various human resources issues; Researching, correcting, and validating pay transactions; and utilizing office automation and various program applications in order to research information. 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.
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 study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year of full-time study. IF you are applying with a completed IT or Business Professional Certification you must submit a dated transcript or letter issued by the Academic Institution detailing your completed coursework and credit hours completed. If your Academic institution calculates a full-year of academic studies with fewer hours, or academic credits are expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from the conventional hours, please have your academic advisor provide a letter certifying the Certificate program meets the regulatory definition.
For more information on education requirements go to Treasury's Pathways Program.
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