Program Analyst



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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates --> 06/22/2022 to 07/06/2022
  • Salary $111,521 - $176,300 per year
  • Pay scale & grade GS 14
  • Locations 1 vacancy in the following locations: IRS Nationwide Locations, United States
  • Remote job No
  • Telework eligible Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed No
  • Appointment type Permanent
  • Work schedule Full-time
  • Service Competitive
  • Promotion potential 14
  • Job family (Series)
  • Supervisory status No
  • Security clearance
  • Drug test No
  • Position sensitivity and risk
  • Trust determination process
  • Announcement number 22-11520200C-WIB-0343-14
  • Control number 661304600
  • This job is open to

    Clarification from the agency

    Open to IRS Career/Career-Conditional


    A description of the business units can be found at:

    Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: RICS/RCPM/Refundable Credits Administration.

    The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Plans, organizes, and carries through to completion broad, long-term analytical studies and projects
    requiring analysis of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive, mission-oriented programs.
  • Analyzes program functions and/or areas to discern trends in program delivery. Analyzes overview report data to measure effectiveness in meeting baseline or the degree to which program plans and achievements support strategic initiatives. Serves as the process analysis expert for a program or function.
  • Develops various techniques and methods to assess costs and benefits of alternative programs and to
    evaluate the effectiveness of current programs.
  • Formulates policies, develops program plans, designs and issues directives and instructions, and develops recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the program segment.
  • Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of operating procedures, work flow, inter-functional coordination,
    and organization operation through personal observation, conferences, and of status reports and data.
    Prepares resulting documents from these reviews, reporting on progress towards achievement of program
    initiatives. Evaluates the implementation of new procedures affecting the program operations and
    maintains adequate controls to ensure compliance with procedures and deadlines.
  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    Visit the IRS to access the position descriptions.

  • 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 200-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 - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then onFile a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under .
  • This is a BARGAINING unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Between 6:00am - 6:00pm
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Qualifications

    Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or 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.

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-14 LEVEL: You must have one 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: Experience with administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents in administering the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); Experience leading major project assignments in EITC that requires a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, sufficient to accomplish complex EITC projects or studies broad in scope and magnitude; Experience with project management principles and processes in managing EITC projects and programs; Experience with oral communication techniques to present findings negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations; Experience with written communication techniques to prepare directives, policy statements, legislative proposals, financial reports and other written guidelines.

    Qualifying experience should include: Developing, measuring, and reporting EITC return preparer efforts; Updating and maintain SharePoint sites and Access databases to manage EITC return preparer data; Coordinating and integrating project objectives and recommendations of EITC with multiple functions and levels of a large organization; Analyzing data, developing recommendations, measuring results, and communicating effectively both orally and in writing by preparing and presenting reports of EITC projects; Experience using various budgeting methods and techniques to prepare analyses and estimate resource needs; Utilize project management tools and techniques to plan, schedule, implement, and closeout, evaluate and lead complex technical projects in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) projects or studies broad in scope and magnitude.


    MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.


    TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".

    For more information on qualifications please refer to .


    A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If the position has specific education requirements and you currently hold, or have previously held, a position in the same job series with the IRS, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. Applicants are encouraged, but are not required, to submit an SF-50 documenting experience in a specific series.

  • Note : If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, will round to and will round to The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.
  • A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .

    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 education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

    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 Critical Job Elements (CJE) of the position to be filled, in accordance with Article 13 of the IRS/NTEU National Agreement. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions/assessment. Your experience, education, training, prior performance, and awards, relevant to the position being filled, will be considered throughout the hiring process. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at 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 Federal employee eligible for , you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

  • As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies. The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English. Resume - Your resume MUST contain dates of employment month/year to month/year or to present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. If including Federal service experience, provide pay plan, series and grade, GS-0301-09. Your resume must NOT include photographs, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number. If your resume does not contain the required information specified, or contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not receive consideration for this position. ( are optional.) Please view Online Application - Questionnaire responses Education - See Education Section above Performance Appraisal/Awards - Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. 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. Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current registration/license IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)(if applicable) - 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. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)(if applicable) - You MUST submit the required documentation as outlined at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). If you are an IRS CTAP eligible, you can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. If you are a Treasury CTAP eligible can apply for jobs within the commuting area. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
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