The IRS Internal Recent Graduate Program affords a developmental opportunity to IRS employee, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program.
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If selected into Recent Graduates Program, you will be placed in a position as a Budget Analyst, GS-0560, Career Ladder 5/7/9/11/12.
WHAT IS THE WAGE & INVESTMENT DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. W&I provides high-quality taxpayer assistance, and enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns and make payments.
WHAT DOES A BUDGET ANALYST DO? As a Budget Analyst you will be responsible for providing leadership, coordinating budgetary functions and providing overall direction and guidance on these functions. In this position, you will perform a wide range of analytical, technical and advisory functions related to the budgetary process.
The IRS Internal Recent Graduates Program affords a one year developmental opportunity to IRS employees, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program. If selected, you will be placed in a position as Budget Analyst, GS-0560, Career Ladder 5/7/9 with promotion potential to GS-12 in the Wage & Investment division.
The Recent Graduate Program requires successful completion of one year, in the position, a minimum of at least 40 hours of interactive training, Mentorship, and demonstration of successful job performance. If for any reason you do not successfully complete the program you will be returned to the previous grade of the same or similar position you previously held within IRS prior to being selected for the Recent Graduates Program. Placement is neither guaranteed nor implied.
The following are the duties of a GS-12. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As a Budget Analyst you will:
- Identify major issues and develop forecasting patterns based on historical perspective and projected requirements in an era of rapidly changing and dynamic requirements. Analyze estimates to identify imbalances among program areas.
- Review, analyze, make recommendations, and/or develop contingency spending plans based on financial analyses and reports. Analyze data to determine trends, and anticipates any resulting adverse impact of budget and/or work plans.
- Provide policy guidance and interpretation. Devise and recommend procedures to implement budgetary processes, policies and regulations
- Recommend, consult and negotiate with managers concerning the formulation of the financial plan, budget, staffing patterns, grade structure, recruitment, major shifts in program emphasis, and other related matters.
- Advise/assist division executives, managers, and staff officials in the development of division budget requests. Draft procedural instructions and policy guidance for planning and estimating needs for FTEs, labor costs, and funding requirements.
- Develop program guidance and Division Operating Guidelines for assigned program areas for use throughout the operating division.
- Participate in conferences with management and representatives of the National and/or Operating Division office in matters related to budget procedures, plans, and projects.
- Attend formal or informal management planning, policy, and decision-making sessions, concerning matters involving budget implications. Maintain liaison with management officials to provide advice on particular program areas.
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0560 Budget Analysis
- Analysts, Budget
- Budget Analysts
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
You must have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying Associates, Bachelors, 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.
Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application, Education must be successfully completed to participate in the Program.
You may qualify for this position by education, experience or a combination of both. You must meet the following requirements prior to placement in this position.
You must have 3 years of general experience, which includes 1 year at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. General experience for this position includes: Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; Plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. OR
Bachelor's degree or four year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience with basic analysis (such as average cost per FTE); basic techniques of budget, financial and economic analysis, financial coding and skill in completing charts, tables, and graphs and interpreting data; and the ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing. OR
At least 1 full academic year of graduate education in a related field of study such as accounting, auditing, finance, economics, business administration or other related fields. OR
Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position, 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 two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with collecting data with budget formulation, plan development, labor cost analysis, financial reviews, or budget execution; Performing basic analysis (such as average cost per FTE) of collected or provided data; Preparing charts, tables, and graphs for specific assignments including the formulation of the Division budget and period financial reviews; interpreting and applying basic budget instructions, administrative memoranda, and regulatory guidelines from a procedural, technical standpoint. OR
Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as accounting, auditing, finance, economics, business administration or other related fields. OR
A Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as accounting, auditing, finance, economics, business administration or other related fields from an accredited college or university. OR
LL.B or J.D., if related.
Grades 5-9: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions
You must have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associates, bachelors, 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.
- 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
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).
See: regulatory time-in-grade requirements in 5 CFR 300.604