IRS highlights jobs for new graduates

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has announced the availability of a new job search tool on YouTube that is dedicated to helping job seekers learn about employment opportunities at the IRS.

“Whether you are a veteran or a recent college graduate, the IRS is a great place to work and build a career. The IRS has a wide range of jobs and needs a variety of skills to serve the nation’s taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “Our goal is to make the IRS the best place to work in government.”

As many recent high school and college graduates actively seek employment, the IRS’s new YouTube playlist, Working at the IRS, provides information about various career paths available throughout the nation’s tax administration agency.

The playlist features “Day in the Life” videos in which IRS employees discuss their jobs, the diversity of the IRS workforce and the culture of the agency.

“This is a great opportunity for new graduates and applicants to explore employment with the IRS and join a dedicated work force serving our nation’s taxpayers,” IRS Chief Human Capital Officer James Falcone said. “Potential applicants can learn a lot from a job description, but showcasing our talented employees on YouTube gives applicants firsthand insight into whether or not they would be a good fit for a particular position.”

According to a press release, the IRS has more than 100,000 full-time and seasonal employees and hires new employees throughout the year to fill a wide array of positions, including revenue agents, revenue officers, criminal investigation special agents, financial analysts and economists.

The YouTube playlist complements numerous other videos currently available on the IRS YouTube channel (IRSvideos). IRS videos provide tax tips for individuals and businesses and information about new credits, deductions and changes in tax law, including tax provisions pertaining to recovery and health care. The IRS has also posted videos in American Sign Language (IRSvideosASL) and Spanish (IRSvideosmultilingual).

In addition to the new YouTube playlist, the IRS Human Capital Office recently launched a new and improved IRS Careers website with more detailed information about job openings, how to apply for new positions, what qualifications are needed in potential candidates, and information about the benefits of working at the IRS. The site features a direct link to the IRS on USAJobs. com, the main source for federal employment opportunities, allowing candidates to focus their job search.