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IRS Updates Careers Site to Attract Job Seekers

The website now provides a comprehensive landing spot for candidates to find everything they need to pursue a career at the IRS.

The IRS Careers website has been updated and is now live, as the agency tries to fill job openings as part of an ongoing recruitment effort enabled by Inflation Reduction Act funding.

Part of that effort was modernizing its primary vehicle to publicize job opportunities and hire new talent. The IRS Careers website now provides a comprehensive landing spot for candidates to find everything they need to pursue a career at the agency, including:

  • Upcoming hiring events;
  • Key job descriptions;
  • Overview of the IRS and employee benefits; and
  • Special emphasis hiring paths (veterans, Schedule A Excepted Service Appointing Authority, students, and other areas).
Danny Werfel

“This is a historic period at the IRS as we work to transform the agency and improve our taxpayer service and compliance work,” IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said in a statement. “A key part of our effort involves hiring, promoting, and developing qualified employees in a wide variety of fields to help the IRS continue improvements and serve the nation. We’re looking for employees that want to serve taxpayers and the nation. To help attract qualified and diverse candidates across the country, the IRS is taking a variety of steps, including providing better tools and more ways for interested applicants to explore career opportunities with us.”

The IRS said it plans to make additional improvements on the site in the future with additional features like career-mapping and a benefits calculator.

People interested in the latest job openings and hiring events are encouraged to follow the IRS on LinkedIn and its recruitment handle on X (@RecruitmentIRS).

Regarding pay, the IRS says, “For most of our positions, we offer competitive pay primarily based on the standardized General Schedule or GS system. Salaries are set based on the grade level and the geographic location of the position. Agencies establish (classify) the grade of each job based on the level of difficulty, responsibility, and qualifications required. Many positions are limited to what grade you can be paid at and are predetermined based on the required experience and/or education needed to qualify. Your pay is also determined by where you work in the U.S. Each locality adds a different percentage to your base pay and is paid to accommodate that locality’s higher cost of living. For example, employees working in Washington, D.C. receive a higher locality pay than employees who work in Denver, CO. You can count on your salary reflecting the relative cost of labor where you work and across the country.”

Employee benefits include up to $5,000 annually for childcare and 12 weeks of paid parental leave, up to $60,000 in student loan repayment, up to $3,600 in mass transit commuting subsidies annually, as well as healthcare and retirement benefits. Federal employees also participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, which includes up to 5% matching employer contributions for retirement, according to the IRS.

Employee benefits also include flexible work schedules, an employee assistance program, health services, and multiple leave options, the agency said.

The IRS also said it invests in the growth and development of its staff, providing both classroom and on-the-job training for various positions and potential to advance within the agency.

For tax professionals interested in a career at the IRS, the agency is hosting an exclusive recruiting event at the Nationwide Tax Forums, being held in Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Dallas, and San Diego. Tax Forum registrants will be sent more information leading up to each event, and recruiters will be there to share more information about job openings, salaries, and benefits.

The IRS is also partnering with colleges and universities across the country to host students, faculty, and recent graduates at special “IRS Tax Adventure” sessions. The program was created to connect colleges and universities with IRS offices, hiring opportunities, and events. Qualified students attending the IRS Tax Adventure at the 2024 Tax Forums will have an opportunity to participate in an exclusive recruiting event.

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