Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
09/18/2019 to 07/20/2020
Pay scale & grade
GS 07 - 09
$42,053 to $74,152 per year
8 vacancies in the following locations:
Lees Summit, MO
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
IRS Career/Career Conditional Employees
WHAT IS THE HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICE DIVISION? The HCO mission is to make IRS an employer of choice and a leader in human capital planning and management. It develops strategies and tools for recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a highly skilled and high performing workforce to support the IRS mission.
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WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST DO? As a Human Resources Specialist, you will serve as a Human Resources Specialist in the Special Processing Branch of the Centralized Activities Employee Conduct and Compliance organization. As such, you will have the responsibility for the interpretation of the validity of court-ordered documents, procedural methods, and the implementation, monitoring and record-keeping of court-ordered wage garnishments for all Internal Revenue Service employees.
As a Human Resources Specialist, you will:
- Research the TIMIS (Treasury Integrated Management Information System) database to determine court order's applicability to an employee's wages (i.e., employment status, any prior wage garnishments in effect, aggregate disposable earnings available for withholding, etc.).
- Analyze the factual validity of the court order documentation for the case. Make determinations about the length and the amount of payroll deductions based on disposable pay. Initiates wage withholding with National Finance Center (NFC).
- Utilize TIMIS database, i.e., PRES (Payroll/Personnel Remote Entry System) to implement payroll documents of all Internal Revenue Service employees for family support orders.
- Provide notification of status of court-ordered documentation to the impacted employee, court, attorneys, labor relations, and any other appropriate party within specified time frames. May serve as a point of information relative to various questions/issues raised as a result of the documentation.
- Maintain database records in eTrak for all incoming court-ordered documentation received. Also maintain various records concerning court-ordered deductions affecting IRS employees (i.e., payment logs, contact logs, files, etc.).
- Ensure strict adherence to the Privacy Act and all provisions contained in disclosure laws concerning the release of information impacting Criminal Investigation employees, as well as disclosure rules pertaining to all other IRS employees and their families.
- Initiate oral and written communications for review with courts, attorneys, General Legal Services (GLS) staff, National Finance Center (NFC) employees, Workforce Relations Advisors, and other individuals concerning the status of court orders, employment status, disclosure issues, payroll deduction amounts, and other related issues concerning assigned cases.
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov
Occasional travel - Travel may be required 1 to 5 nights per month.
Conditions Of Employment
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments[IF APPLICABLE]
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-07 LEVEL: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Specialized experience is experience in applying the basic principles and practices of the Human Resources (HR) specialization(s). Examples of qualifying work experience include: interpreting and applying laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the interrelationships of human resources programs sufficient to provide customer service; Experience communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes. OR
Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor’s degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. OR
At least one (1) academic year of graduate education in a field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields.
GS-09 LEVEL: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Examples of qualifying work experience include: interpreting and applying laws, theories, principles, and practices with an understanding of the interrelationships of human resources management programs sufficient to provide integrated solutions to employees impacted by court-ordered wage garnishments; Experience using consulting methods and techniques and communicating factual and procedural HR information clearly, orally and in writing; and gathering and analyzing basic facts and drawing conclusions regarding HR processes. OR
A master’s or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study such as: human resources, public administration, organizational psychology, or other administrative and management fields. OR
Two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: human resources, organizational psychology, public administration or other administrative and management fields. OR
LL.B. or J.D., if related
For Grades 07 THRU 09: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
- 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.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:
You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
Eight (8) or more positions are located in HCO Payroll and Personnel at the following locations: 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA; 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN; 5015 S IH-35, Austin, TX; 4175 Freidrich Lane, Austin, TX; 1160 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT; 440 Spacecenter Drive, Lee's Summit, MO; 310 Lowell Street, Andover, MA; 7940 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: GS-07, 94697. GS-09, 93903
A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 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.
If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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: Federal Personnel Laws & Regulations, Problem Solving, Customer Service, Oral Communication, Writing and Technology Application.
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 notreimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of category HIGHLY QUALIFIED 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.
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.
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. 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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
This is an open continuous roster announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the last cutoff date listed in the announcement. The roster open period is 09/18/2019 through 07/20/2020. The roster will be used to fill an anticipated eight (8) or more vacancies throughout the next 12 months. Selections may be made through10/19/2020. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 10/01/2019, 01/22/2020, 04/21/2020, 07/20/2020.
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 https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Deborah Smith at Deborah.L.Smith@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.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at email@example.com and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”
Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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