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The IRS Internal Recent Graduates Program affords a developmental opportunity to IRS employees, who have graduated within the previous 2 years from a qualifying educational institution or program. In addition, the IRS implemented the new IRS Recent Graduate Program that includes an additional year of formal development, training, networking, project teams, and may include rotational assignments.
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, you will be permanently placed at the grade level within the position's career path, not higher than the full-working level of the position selected, to which you meet qualifications and time-in-grade requirements. If for any reason 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. Program requirements include but are not limited to:
Successful completion of at least 1 to 2 years... of continuous service depending on the position;
Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;
Mentorship;
Demonstration of successful job performance; and
Meet the qualification position standards.
If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as a IRS Recent Graduate Social Scientist with promotion potential to GS- 12 in one the division(s) listed below:
Taxpayer Experience Office
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Insight and Analytics Office (IAO) Team 1.
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.
As an advanced trainee social scientist, the incumbent works with higher-level social economists, social psychologists, and statisticians, and is responsible for small segments of initiation, formulation, planning, execution, and control of social science studies.
Assists in determining the objectives of social psychology and social economics research project and the methodology to be used to obtain the objectives.
Assists in developing specifications for a segment of the social psychology research study, presenting the data and analytical material in the form most suitable to the end users.
Provides assistance in performing social psychology, and social economics research from a variety of available sources and interprets pertinent information.
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Conditions of Employment
STANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS (SPD):
PD95250, PD95251, and PD95252
Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.
Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. 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.
All selectees must sign a Participant Agreement.
A 1-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).
Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
IRS employees must remain in current POD
Qualifications
Federal experience is not required. 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 order to qualify, you must first meet IRS Recent Graduate Program eligibility:
You must have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associate, bachelor, 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;
OR-
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.
Secondly, you must meet any basic requirements of the position and the experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,
BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT:
A degree in behavioral or social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
SPECIALIZED
Experience:
GS-7: In addition to the program requirements and the basic requirements, to be eligible for this position at this grade level you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that demonstrates the use of standard methods and principles of social economics and social psychology and their application to research projects.
Experience using basic social economic and social psychology research and study design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions.
Experience assisting with reporting on social science projects, data and findings and assisting with creating presentation graphics displaying social science data and findings.
Experience using basic standard statistical principles and practices sufficient to perform developmental assignments and experience using basic computer programming languages and statistical software packages.
OR You may qualify based on education as follows: One (1) year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 2.95 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 3.45 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. Note: Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an Honor Society.
OR You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience as described above.
GS-9: To be eligible for this position at this grade level you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience demonstrating the use of standard methods and principles of social economics and social psychology and applying statistics to research projects.
Experience using basic social economic and social psychology research and study design and administration processes from the planning and formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions and control of the studies.
Experience using basic standard statistical principles and practices sufficient to perform developmental assignments. Experience should include assisting in performing social psychology, and social economics research, and interpreting pertinent information and transforming research into statistical literature for data and social psychology research methodology.
Experience entering social science data into databases, assisting with statistical analysis of social science or business data, and using basic computer programming languages and statistical software packages.
OR You may qualify based on education as follows: A master's or equivalent graduate degree in behavioral or social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR Two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in behavioral or social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience as described above.
Education
GS-11: To be eligible for this position at this grade level you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience demonstrating the use of practical technical methods and principles of social psychology and social economics in order to apply these methods, principles, and applications to research projects.
Experience applying scientific methods, which may include structured and unstructured interviewing techniques, focus groups, social surveys, social psychological studies, behavioral analyses, ethnographic designs, and participant observation.
Experience using statistical principles and practices on social psychology and social economic research procedures and techniques to research, develop, analyze and report results (orally and/or in writing) on social science or business assessments.
Experience using computer programming languages and statistical software packages to provide research products and develop tables and graphical materials.
Experience resolving a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations and assistance in providing research conclusions.
OR You may qualify based on education as follows: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in behavioral or social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR Three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in behavioral or social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience as described above.
MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: You must meet applicable TIG requirements to be considered eligible. To meet TIG for positions above the GS-05 grade level, you must have served at least one year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the normal line of progression for the position you are applying to. Advancement to positions up to GS-05 is permitted if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade held within the preceding 52 weeks.
AND
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 time after competitive appointment. 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 OPM's Qualifications Standards.
This position has an education requirement. You MUST submit dated documentation showing completion or intended completion of all educational requirements (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). 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.
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 here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
CERTIFICATE: A Certificate program is a post-secondary educational program, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one full- time academic year of study, that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum.
Additional information
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 Salaries & Wages.
This is a Bargaining unit position.
Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Day Shift- Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm.
Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
If this position is covered by a formal development plan, pay retention will be offered where applicable based on law and regulations.
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Estimated Salary: $20 to $28 per hour based on qualifications
Green Bay WI USA

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