Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Estate and Gift Tax) 12-Month Register
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Posted on: November 14, 2023
WHAT IS THE SBSE - SMALL BUSINESS SELF EMPLOYED DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at:
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: SBSE,
EXAM, SPECIALTY EXAMINATION, ESTATE & GIFT/EXCISE TAX EXAM
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.
As a Front Line Manager you will:
- Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts
short-term priorities and prepares schedules for completion of
- 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
- Give advice, counsel or instruction to employees on work and
- Interview candidates for positions within the organization/unit
and recommend appointment, promotion or reassignment to such
- Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group
grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as
- 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.
Conditions of Employment
- 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.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S.
Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired
U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or
Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
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-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.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
To be eligible for this position, at any grade level, applicants
must demonstrate the following:
Knowledge of Legal Industry, including legal practices, federal
codes and regulations, and application of complex legal principles
to facts. To meet this requirement, the applicant must demonstrate
the following experience:
- Substantive knowledge of state and federal laws, judicial
decisions and precedents, legal codes, court procedures, legal
practices, legal instruments and documents, government regulations,
executive orders, and agency rules specific to tax administration
- Exceptional skill in researching, interpreting, examining,
analyzing and applying relevant state and federal laws,
regulations, related statutes, and sub-regulatory guidance,
sufficient to produce written reports, relevant forms,
instructions, explanatory publications, legal memoranda, proposed
legislation, and other materials, sufficient to address taxpayer
rights and responsibilities, propose tax legislation or regulation,
and issue opinions and/or decisions specific to tax administration
FRONT LINE MANAGER BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have 1 year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the next lower level within the pay band or GS grade
in the normal line of progression in the Federal service. To be
qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient
- Experience with 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;
- Experience applying 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
- Experience applying basic budget management principles and
practices (i.e. ability to maintain and manage financial
- Experience applying communicative techniques to effectively and
diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
Specialized Experience: IR-0901-04 --
You must 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
- Experience applying applicable laws, regulations, rules,
practices, procedures and techniques sufficient to provide
oversight into the planning, development and implementation of the
technical aspects of the estate and gift tax program.
- Experience applying communicative techniques to effectively,
and diplomatically interact with internal and external
For more information on qualifications please refer to .
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are
qualifying for this position by substituting education or training
for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. 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 .
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 U.S. education program.
It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty:
- Day Shift - Monday - Friday: Start and stop times between 6:00
AM and 6:00 PM.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
- If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were
referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to
receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus
Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy.
Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a
maximum of 3 location choices. Please consider each location
carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one
of your location selections, that location will become your
official post of duty.
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to
apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 11/16/2023. The
register will be used to fill an anticipated 3 vacancy. Selections
may be made from certificates issued up to 12 months after the
first cut-off dates listed below. 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 the initial and final cutoff dates to be considered:
02/16/2023 and 11/16/2023. This announcement may be amended to
include additional cut-off dates within the 12-month period if
needed, no later than (5) workdays prior to the cut-off date or the
final selection date. If the position(s) are filled prior to the
end of the Roster, this announcement may be closed out early.
Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more
vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this
announcement as they become available.
Eligible applicants who apply by the initial cutoff in the highest
Quality Group will be considered first. All other applicants will
be considered in Quality Group order as needed, to fill remaining
vacancies. Any required documents should be submitted at the time
that you apply - documents will not be accepted after the vacancy
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. .
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
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application. All application materials, including transcripts, must
be in English.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current
- Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification
of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or
other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of
your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your
spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or
DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on
active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if
you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have
- Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If
Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50
(Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action
form which shows your current grade and competitive service status.
(The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your
"tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a
higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or
equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week
time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date
more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years
of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high
school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational
training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing
with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your
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).
How to Apply
This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may
or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will
remain active through the open period of this Public Notice.
Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those
applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a
much better chance of being referred for consideration in the
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 11/16/2023 in 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
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your
application process; answer the online questions and submit all
required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import
documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the
document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it
directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest
you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button
prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/16/2023.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at
any time during the announcement open period, return to your
USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your
application, the application status, and an option to Update
Application. This option will no longer be available once the
announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the
announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of
your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application
record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application
Information page that provides information regarding the
documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent
related to this application. The Application Status will appear
along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information
(ERC) Employee Resource Center
SBSE EXAM - Examination Deputy Operations
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion;
please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at
. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you
require this for any part of the application and hiring
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received
you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for
checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy
notifications will not be sent to you. 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. If your email
mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important
communication that could affect your consideration for this
position. Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
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