Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Director for Individual Taxation plans, coordinates, and directs the work of the Individual Taxation staff. Furnishes economic, statistical, and technical information to senior Treasury officials. Aids such officials in formulating the Nation's individual taxation policies. Provides the highly technical economic information requested from the Treasury Department by the President, Members of the Congress, a variety of senior Federal officials, and representatives of the general public. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Guides improvement in the models, data, methodologies, and theories used to analyze and evaluate individual taxation policies. Initiates, plans, and directs a wide range of basic studies of the individual taxation system of the Federal Government, including those of an innovative or precedent-setting nature.<br /><br />Directs development and analyses of specific tax proposals. Ensures that policy analyses are done with a view to making adjustments in a manner that will be fair to taxpayers that will minimize undesirable economic effects, and that proposals will be administrable by IRS and taxpayers. Specific analyses produced include estimating the static and dynamic revenue effects of tax proposals and estimating the distribution of tax burdens across taxpayers in different income classes. Proposals analyzed include legislative proposals suggested by the Administration, Congress, or others and administrative proposals including regulatory and sub-regulatory guidance. Specific output for policy analysis produced includes the annual Federal Budget, formal regulatory impact analyses for regulations, and ad hoc products as requested by the Assistant Secretary for tax policy or other Treasury officials.<br /><br />The Director for Individual Taxation frequently is required to give technical advice and assistance to top level Treasury Department officials. Participates in the formulation of legislative programs in the area of individual taxation. Makes substantive recommendations on ways to adjust the Nation's individual taxation system to changing economic conditions. Represents the Office of Tax Policy in dealing with other Federal agencies, typically on matters that are related to individual taxation.<br /><br />Supervises the Individual Taxation Division, and performs related administrative functions. Helps determine and set the objectives and priorities of the Individual Taxation Division and assigns work to the staff of the Individual Taxation Division in accordance with those objectives and priorities. Reviews staff work for substantive content as well as proper format, and ensures that work is completed on schedule. Performs annual performance evaluations for each staff member, and maintains current position descriptions and performance objectives for each staff member. Aids in the recruitment and hiring of professional staff for the entire office of Tax Analysis. Facilitates the professional development of the staff.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> ES <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>All groups of qualified individuals.</li> <li>Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.</li> <li>Financial disclosure is required.</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.</li> </ul> <br /> . <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) separately. Candidates who choose not to address both the ECQ's and MTQ's separately will not be disqualified; but must ensure their resume addresses each sufficient for evaluation. Your responses and/or resume must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing the business operations of a large organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.<br /><br /><strong>EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs)</strong>: The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and are in addition to the specific mandatory technical qualifications listed below. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at ECQs . Your response must be limited to two pages for each ECQ.<br /><br /><strong>ECQ 1 – Leading Change</strong> – The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.<br /><br /><strong>ECQ 2 – Leading People</strong> – The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.<br /><br /><strong>ECQ 3 – Results Driven</strong> – The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.<br /><br /><strong>ECQ 4 – Business Acumen</strong> – The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.<br /><br /><strong>ECQ 5 – Building Coalitions</strong> – The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: Partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating.<br /><br /><strong>MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs)</strong>: The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualification set forth below. Your response must be limited to two pages for each MTQ.<br /><br /><strong>MTQ 1- </strong>Diversified economic and/or econometric experience analyzing highly complex tax policy or public finance issues, that is, applied microeconomic research, with emphasis on the analysis of Federal income taxation. Demonstrated ability to make effective presentations, orally and in writing, regarding such analytical work as evidenced by outside professional activities, publications, speaking engagements, teaching, or substantial contributions to economics associations or similar groups<br /><br /><strong>MTQ 2- </strong>A comprehensive understanding of the functions of the Office of Tax Analysis and its relationship with other Treasury offices, the Internal Revenue Service, the Council of Economic Advisors, and the Office of Management and Budget. <br /><br /><strong>MTQ 3 – </strong>Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of Federal tax policy, with emphasis on demonstrated skill and experience and outstanding ability to conduct economic analysis of Federal tax policy. Demonstrated achievement of expert knowledge of statistical, econometric, and modeling techniques applicable to the analysis of tax policy issues as evidenced by significant professional recognition, substantial technical publications, or extensive professional experience, including teaching experience. Knowledge of the process of developing proposals to revise or reform the Internal Revenue Code, with emphasis on analyzing the structure and likely effects of existing and proposed tax policy provisions.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>EEO Policy Statement</strong>: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. <br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation</strong>: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Legal and Regulatory Guidance.<br /><strong>Privacy Act</strong>: Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. <br /><strong>Signature</strong>: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. False Statements – If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. <br /><strong>Selective Service</strong>: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. Please do not place your application in a notebook or binder. For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encourage to visit: SES <br /><strong>Financial Disclosure</strong>: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report. The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests. <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 will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy. However, the selectee will be required to address the ECQs before being appointed. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, please provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status. If you have successfully completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) please provide a copy of your certificate. These documents may be required during the recruitment process. <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.


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