Department Of The Treasury
    Washington, DC
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    WHAT DOES A TECHNICAL ADVISOR DO? The Technical Advisor (TA) serves as an expert advisor and assistant to the Director of Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support. In this capacity, the TA is responsible for high level, special cross-functional programs and projects, often of a confidential nature, and delegated by the Director. In addition, the TA supports the Director on highly complex, crosscutting, and technical issues. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and implementing related technical and resource management projects and programs within the Research, Analysis, and Statistics Organization.

    • Independently or as a leader of an ad hoc group, undertakes special studies and investigations on taxpayer compliance, taxpayer burden, efficient allocation of IRS resources, enforcement revenues or other topics assigned. Plans and/or accomplishes special projects.
    • Represent the executive in contacts with high level IRS officials, representatives of other agencies and non-government organizations.
    • Assist the executive in creating and establishing enterprise research strategy and goals that enhance compliance.
    • Assist in the allocation of resources and the establishment of performance measures and goals for the business unit.
    • Provide oversight to ensure goals, strategy, and policies are clearly communicated to employees to achieve the desired results.
    • Analyze proposals referred by the research service-wide community, or those directed to the executive, for review, approval, or decision.
    • Develop, establish and maintain adequate processes for review of work products and projects to assure technical and administrative completeness and accuracy. Conduct final review of policy or precedent setting information prior to dissemination. Pursue appropriate follow-up to ensure that decisions are you will:implemented as intended.
    • Evaluate information relating to policy setting recognizing the need for consistent and accurate application of technical and/or procedural positions and the establishment of clear precedents. Formulate, determine and influence courses of action affecting adoption of research service-wide policy.
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    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
  • Requirements
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments.


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

    GS-15 LEVEL:You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrated accomplishment in serving in a leadership capacity on major programs, leading organization wide projects and/or initiatives, making critical decisions that impact an organization or division, and experience support and representing top executive leadership. Experience must demonstrate extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques to lead analyses of interdisciplinary issues pertaining to general (strategic) management, public policy or public administration and to provide top management with analysis of major issues of strategic importance, to develop new approaches and to prepare policy options and action plans; and seasoned oral and written skills sufficient to develop, persuade and negotiate a wide range of technical and implementation issues.

    - 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/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 GS-14level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


  • Posting ID: 558409419Posted: 2020-05-22

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