Government Information Specialist- Temporary NTE 1 year, May be extended up to 5 years

Department Of The Treasury
January 24, 2023
Jacksonville, FL
Job Type




A description of the business units can be found at:

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:

Independent Office of Appeals: Headquarters, Shared Team Admin and Redact Support, Shared Team of Redact Support

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

* Provides technical guidance and direction to internal and external customers on redaction matters. Provides assistance and promotes awareness of disclosure guidelines to Independent Office of Appeals.
* Coordinates the release and non-release of information on all taxpayer requests for case files under the Taxpayer First Act. Independently analyzes and appropriately applies applicable laws and policies governing the disclosure of information. Prepares the cover letter for the signature of the appropriate individual or management official.
* Reviews case files to identify PII, legally privileged information, and other information to be withheld before arranging for the transmission of the redacted copy of the file to the taxpayer.
* Uses scanning equipment and redaction software to prepare electronic copies of redacted case files.
* Prepares letters to transmit the redacted file to the taxpayer or authorized representative and physically mails or electronically transmits the materials to these parties.



Conditions of Employment



Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.

* If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. 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.
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


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-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.

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

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-9 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 with disclosure legislation, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and the Internal Revenue Code in order to effectively deal with the rights of the requestors and the responsibilities regarding the release and non-release of information, to promote awareness of Disclosure/Privacy statutes and assists in performing quality reviews to determine compliance with Disclosure/Privacy Regulations. Experience working with disclosure programs, its purpose, the availability and use as needed to perform research and functional reviews. Experience applying analytical techniques used to resolve recurring technical problems and issues; Experience with oral and written communication techniques to document actions and to meet and deal with taxpayers.


EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Two (2) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in any field of study from an accredited college or university


Master's or equivalent graduate degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university


LL.B or J.D., if related.


COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.


MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.


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.


A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If the position has specific education requirements and you currently hold, or have previously held, a position in the same job series with the IRS, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. Applicants are encouraged, but are not required, to submit an SF-50 documenting experience in a specific series.

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.

Additional information

* We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
* 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: Full-time. (Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm; Day-Shift).
* Temporary Not to exceed 1 Year, May Be Extended Up to 5 Years, May Be Made Permanent
* Occasional Travel may be required, 1 to 5 nights per month. No moving expenses.
* Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
* Relocation expenses - No

Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.

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