<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.</strong><br /><br />See<strong> "Other Information" </strong>for Locations.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? </strong>The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international activities, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. As part of the LB&I team, you may be assigned to work in International, or with one of six industry segments: Communications Technology and Media, Financial Services, Global High Wealth, Heavy Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals, Natural Resources and Construction, or Retailers, Food, Transportation and Healthcare. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of professionals (accountants, economists, engineers, computer audit specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.<br /><br /><strong>WHAT DOES A SECRETARY DO?</strong> IRS Secretaries work in every Business Unit (BU) and provide a wide range of administrative and secretarial services within an organization. This may include using a variety of computer applications, organizing and maintaining files, providing telephone and receptionist services, arranging conferences and meetings, typing and reviewing correspondence and meeting minutes, arranging travel itineraries, and briefing the manager on important issues.<br /><br /><strong>As a Secretary, you will:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Receive telephone calls, give routine and non-routine information, answer questions and direct calls and visitors to appropriate person or office.</li> <li>Receive and control mail and suspense items, routing them directly to the appropriate person or office for action.</li> <li>Prepare and type a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, requisitions, requests for personnel actions and legal documents using word processor or personal computer.</li> <li>Organize and maintain files, records, manuals, handbooks, and other related materials.</li> <li>Maintain supervisor's calendar; schedule appointments and engagements, prepare notes regarding topics to be discussed; make travel arrangements and prepare travel vouchers.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS?</strong> If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 01 to 05 Nights per Month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 07 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Refer to Other Information.</li> <li>Please click "Print Preview" to review the announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.</li> </ul> <br /><br />You must have: <strong>Proficiency of Typing</strong> – 40 words per minute. Applicants may meet this requirement by passing the appropriate performance test, presenting a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificates, or by self-certifying their proficiency. Performance test results and certificates of proficiency are acceptable for 3 years. Agencies may verify proficiency skills of self-certified applicants by administering the appropriate performance test.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:<br /><br /><strong><strong>GS-7 LEVEL:</strong><br /></strong>You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience in a full-time secretary, management assistant, personnel assistant, legal assistant position, and other similar positions where you use your technical and administrative knowledge to schedule supervisor's activities, compose correspondence, resolve problems, locate information, prepare travel arrangements, including travel vouchers, and organized the workflow of the office. <br /><br />- The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.<br />- 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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>(3) Three vacancies in Large Business and International (LB&I), Treaty and TPO located in Washington, DC.</strong><br /><br />The anticipated start date is <strong>10/13/2019</strong>.<br /><br />- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- This is a non-bargaining unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br />- A 1-year probationary period is required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).<br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency<br />- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.<br />- Tour of Duty: <strong>Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.</strong><br />- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements <br />- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.<br /><br />- If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>Rating</strong><strong>:</strong> Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Conscientiousness, Customer Service, Reading, Listening, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork, Integrity, Manages and Organizes Information</strong>. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position.<br /><br />Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong><strong>: </strong>If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We<strong> will not </strong>reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.<br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a rating of category B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority. <br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents</strong>. 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).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips <br /><br /><strong><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: </strong></strong>If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: </strong>If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.<br /><br /><strong>EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:</strong> 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 Department of Education Accreditation page <br /><br />If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.