Supervisory Associate Advocate *MSP* (Local Taxpayer Advocate)

    Department Of The Treasury
    Saint paul, MN
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    WHAT DOES A FRONT LINE MANAGER DO? As a Front Line Manager, first level supervisor, you will be responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of subordinate employees. You will use your leadership skills and management techniques for planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations, planning and carrying out the training and development of employees, evaluating employees' work performance, and in performing all other related administrative functions. Generally, you will direct the work operations of subordinates performing administrative, complex clerical, technical and/or work comparable in nature. The functions, activities, and services provided may have limited geographic coverage and support activities within specific agency program segments.

    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 work.
    • 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 disciplinary action.
    • Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters.
    • Interview candidates for positions within the organization/unit, and recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.
    • Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as appropriate.
    • 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.
    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    04 - Highest Achievable Grade: 04
  • Job family (Series)

    0501 Financial Administration And Program
  • Requirements
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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
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    Qualifications

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

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS (FRONT LINE MANAGER): 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 of progression in the Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
    • Knowledge of management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program with combined technical and administrative oversight;
    • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
    • Extensive knowledge of cost estimating procedures and cost analysis, project management, and legal and regulatory interpretations specific to the position being filled;
    • Knowledge of communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
    In addition to the qualifications listed above, specialized experience must include: experience advocating for clients to effect resolution of tax controversy matters; knowledge of tax matters demonstrated by career in accounting, financial or legal management positions or serves in a management position that includes tax administrative responsibilities; knowledge of operating policies, procedures, and processes of a large experience participating in councils, task forces, or other area or national initiatives that cross organizational boundaries; experience which demonstrates an understanding and ability to discuss different tax issues, practices and laws in a variety of situations and different geographic areas, including advocating for a tax position that may be considered contrary to the traditional tax interpretation; demonstrates sensitivity to economic, and Congressional Administration and/or public perception of an organization.
    • 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.
    Education

  • Posting ID: 558409462Posted: 2020-05-22