Internal Revenue Service Senior Disclosure Analyst * CTAP/RPP ONLY * in Lees Summit, Missouri
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 DOES A GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SPECIALIST (SENIOR DISCLOSURE ANALYST) DO? In the Disclosure function, Senior Disclosure Analyst interprets the tax code, regulations, administrative guidance and court cases, related to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6103, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. § 552, and/or the Privacy Act (PA) of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a. The Senior Disclosure Analyst controls and coordinates the most technical disclosure issue projects and studies. Assignments include technical tax issues involving highly unusual features, novel problems, and extremely sensitive considerations having great policy and precedential impact. The Senior Disclosure Analyst works directly with individuals within and outside the Service who are responsible for policy implementation within the Disclosure area. The Senior Disclosure Analyst provides analysis and determinations that have direct impact on shaping Service policy in the Disclosure area.
As a Government Information Specialist (Senior Disclosure Analyst) you will:
- Provide technical direction, instruction and assistance on complex situations involving tax related Disclosure issues and privacy statutes and serve as an expert technical tax advisor in areas covered by obscure or difficult to interpret segments of independent statutes as they apply to privacy and confidentiality.
- Develop confidentiality-related policies for nationwide application and oversee the preparation of policy and procedural materials, including reviewing materials prepared by other functions.
- Ensure Disclosure programs and policies are fully compatible with related technical and administrative provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, and rulings.
- Analyze proposed and new statutory provisions and court decisions to evaluate their potential effect on Disclosure and privacy guidelines. Use extensive and specialized knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, procedures, published rulings, and court decisions to coordinate new and existing statutes and court precedents in setting and revising Service policies as they impact on confidentiality.
- Assist the Disclosure Director in establishing and drafting legislative policy on confidentiality issues involving tax treaties with foreign governments. This requires working with the office of the Chief Counsel and Disclosure Litigation.
- Analyze inquires from members of Congress, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the General Accounting Office, and other internal and external customers for specific policy implications and decisions.
- Perform all-inclusive analysis and evaluation of Disclosure programs and activities and provide technical tax assistance to branch chiefs in their detailed analyses and evaluation of specific Disclosure programs.
- Either independently or as a task force lead, plan, develop, monitor and coordinate the completion of major programs or projects involving the resolution of complex Disclosure issues.
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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-14 LEVEL:You have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes the application of legal, tax accounting, and Federal laws, regulations and precedent decisions. Preparing, reviewing or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc., related to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6103, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. § 552, and/or the Privacy Act (PA) of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a. Work that required legal research, analysis, and preparation of briefs or similar documents interpreting laws and regulations. Work as a privacy professional or government information specialist that required application of IRC 6103, FOIA, PA, and/or related Federal laws.
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-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement.)
One Position to be filled in Privacy, Governmental Liaison, Disclosure & Safeguard located at 2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO.
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- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, 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.
- Must obtain and maintain a moderate risk security clearance.
- Must File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. 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. *Rating:* Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Program/Project Management, Reasoning, Tax Law and Practices, Writing**.Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/ Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). *All applicants*are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Documentation:If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP):You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating. Performance Appraisal/Awards:Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. IRS employees: if a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. Non-IRS employees** are to submit documentation to support any performance related awards received within the past 3 years (i.e., a copy of award SF-50 or documentation that includes company/institution name, date, monetary amount (if any) and reason for award. Employment Documentation:For non-IRS employees submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The “position occupied” block on the SF-50 should show a “1” and your “tenure” block should show a “1” or “2”.) Education Documentation:If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time.Non-IRS employees may substitute an SF-50 showing you held the series. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at*http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html* We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Kari Cunningham at Kari.L.Cunningham@irs.gov*if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.*
- To begin,either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).* Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.*
- To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the* more information* link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518573100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 12/07/2018 to 12/13/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 14
Salary: $103,759 to $134,886 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time