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IRS Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Selected applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. In addition, the IRS implemented the new IRS Forward Recent Graduate Program that includes an additional year of formal development, training, networking, project teams, and may include rotational assignments.

Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career/career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Successful completion of at least 1 to 2 years of continuous service depending on the position;
  • Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training;
  • Mentorship;
  • Demonstration of successful job performance; and
  • Meet the qualification position standards.

Conversion to the competitive service is not implied or guaranteed.

If selected, you will be placed in a developmental position as a IRS Forward Pathways Recent Graduate Program (Economist), GS-0110- 7/9/11 with promotion potential to GS-12 in one the division(s) listed below:

Large Business & International

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.

Assumes technical responsibility for various phases of initiation, formulation, planning, execution and control of major special studies or continuous projects.

Assists in determining the objectives of research projects and the methodology to be used to obtain the objectives.

Develops specifications for all or a segment of the research study, presenting the data and analytical material in the form most suitable to the end users.

Performs research to locate new sources of data, analyses and interpret pertinent information, draws conclusions for use in research studies.

Plays an essential role in error resolution of more complex statistical studies. Resolves very complex problems or errors requiring professional attention.

Telework eligible
Travel Required
  • Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National