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 FRONTLINE MANAGER DO? As a FrontLine Manager, first level supervisor, you will be responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of subordinate employees. You will use your leadership skills and management techniques for planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations, planning and carrying out the training and development of employees, evaluating employees' work performance, and in performing all other related administrative functions. Generally, you will direct the work operations of subordinates performing administrative, complex clerical, technical and/or work comparable in nature. The functions, activities, and services provided may have limited geographic coverage and support activities within specific agency program segments.
As a FrontLine Manager you will:
Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.
Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
Evaluate work performance of subordinates and makes recommendations for outstanding performance recognition and/or disciplinary action.
Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters.
Interview candidates for positions within the organization/unit, and recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.
Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as appropriate.
Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommend other actions in more serious cases.
Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training.
Initiate ways to improve production, work processes, and/or to increase the quality of the work directed.
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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.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (FRONTLINE MANAGER): You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower level within the payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression in the Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
Knowledge of management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
Knowledge and understanding of regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
Knowledge of basic budget management principles and practices (i.e. ability to maintain and manage financial resources); and
Knowledge of communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
In addition to the qualification listed above, specialized experience must include: experience advocating for clients to effect resolution of tax controversy matters; and experience in negotiating for resolution by influencing or persuading on a full range of individual and business tax issues and returns. Additional examples of specialized experience include applying technical tax law based on the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations; experience which demonstrates knowledge and understanding of different tax issues, policies, practices and laws covering a variety of situations including but not limited to advocating for a tax position that may be considered contrary to the traditional tax interpretation. Experience must also demonstrate skill in stakeholder networking; relationship building and liaison/facilitation activities that include sensitivity to social, political, and economic issues and public perception of an organization.
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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