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IRS Pathways Recent Graduate Program (Human Resource Assistant)


  • 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. Tasks include supporting the development and coordination of training delivery.
  • 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 Pathways Recent Graduate Program (Human Resources Assistant), GS-0203- 5/6 with promotion potential to GS-7 in the Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) division.
  • A description of the business units can be found at:
  • The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. You will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Schedules grievance meetings and negotiation sessions with the local union chapters.
  • Assists specialists by performing administrative duties in relation to the adjudication of performance and conduct cases, such as: compiling packages associated with the grievance meetings and negotiation sessions; preparing case files for specialists usage; and entering data into the principal inventory control system.
  • Prepares initial responses to local union chapters' requests for information; prepares counseling letters for issuance by managers.
  • Performs classification reviews of clerical positions and recommends final classification actions.
  • Prepares vacancy announcements.