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Many New Job Openings at the Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service is currently undertaking its largest hiring initiative in recent memory.   This year the IRS is hiring hundreds of revenue agents, revenue officers, tax compliance officers, customer service representatives, and others.  Hiring has already begun and will continue over the next several weeks and months.  Interested applicants should check the website www.usajobs.gov for current postings.

Working for one of the world’s largest and most diverse financial organizations has its advantages.  Employees receive one of the most comprehensive benefits packages offered anywhere, including these great benefits:

Locations across the U.S.
Health and Life insurance
Portable Retirement Savings Account
Immediate accrual of annual and sick leave
Paid holidays
A challenging career where you will benefit from superior classroom and on-the-job training from day one
Work-life balance

We have plenty of job opportunities available for individuals with backgrounds in business, economics, law enforcement, information technology and, of course, accounting.  Here are some of the opportunities available:

Internal Revenue Agents work with taxpayers, attorneys and CPAs to determine the tax liability of small businesses and the tax-exempt status of organizations.  (Job Series 0512)

Internal Revenue Officers perform investigations, collect delinquent taxes, secure tax returns and work directly with taxpayers and businesses. Revenue officers are proactive decision makers in charge of protecting the interests of the Federal Government and the taxpaying public.  (Job Series 1169)

Criminal Investigation Special Agents are universally recognized as premier financial investigators who combine accounting knowledge with law enforcement skills to investigate such financial crimes as tax evasion and money laundering.  (Job Series 1811)

Tax Examiners give taxpayers the answers they need.  They review returns for accuracy, respond to inquiries on a wide range of tax issues and provide electronic services for the growing number of taxpayers who now file their tax returns electronically. (Job Series 0592) 

Contact Representatives work as the public face of the IRS, taking direct actions to resolve taxpayers’ issues.  (Job Series 0962)

Information Technology (IT) Specialists work on long-term modernization programs while maintaining the IRS’s current operating system’s effectiveness.  The IRS has one of largest, most diverse IT organizations in the world.  (Job Series 2210)

Economists are IRS’s financial experts.  Economists use analyses and research to directly advise agents and attorneys in other departments of the agency on various economic issues and tax cases.  (Job Series 0110)

Tax Law Specialists provide expert advice on a wide range of corporate tax and international tax law issues.  Specialists provide expert technical tax advice and education through outreach activities for tax exempt organizations.  And, Tax Law Specialists interpret the tax code and regulations to produce annual tax forms and publications.  (Job Series 0987)

Tax Specialists assist taxpayers by conducting outreach programs for individuals and have the opportunity to work through state and private partners who deal with specific taxpayer segments.  Outreach includes communication and training programs that promote IRS services, products and recent tax law changes.  (Job Series 0526)

This is only a sampling of the job opportunities available at the IRS.  Job vacancies specifically for the IRS are posted at http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/a9trirs.asp

There are three simple steps to get started with USAJOBS – create an account and a resume, search for jobs online and apply online.  It’s that easy!

We also utilize special hiring authorities for interns, persons with disabilities and veterans.  We truly are an equal employment opportunity employer, and encourage all individuals to take a look at the positions we have to offer.

Detailed information on our organization, our positions and our application process can be found at www.jobs.irs.gov.

Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, Benefits and Employment Workshops for Summer 2009.

Drop-In Basic Benefits/Work Incentives Workshop
Every Thursday at 9:30am
Information about Social Security, SSI, Medi-Cal, Medicare, or other benefits, as well as work incentive issues (including the PASS program), and how benefits are affected by returning to work, are covered.
· General Benefits Workshop provides information about applying for/maintaining benefits. A limited overview of work incentives is provided.
· Employment Incentives Workshop provides greater detail about work incentives/rules for people receiving SSI and/or SSDI. Information includes the impact of work on medical and cash benefits.

Workshop Schedule:

July Workshops:
7/2 How Employment Affects Your Benefits – for people on SSDI and/or SSI
7/9 Basic Benefits Overview
7/16 How Employment Affects Your Benefits – for people on SSDI and/or SSI
7/23 Basic Benefits Overview
7/30 How Employment Affects Your Benefits – for people on SSDI and/or SSI

August Workshops:
8/6 Basic Benefits Overview
8/13 How Employment Affects Your Benefits – for people on SSDI and/or SSI
8/20 Basic Benefits Overview
8/27 How Employment Affects Your Benefits – for people on SSDI and/or SSI

September Workshops:
9/3 Basic Benefits Overview
9/10 How Employment Affects Your Benefits – for people on SSDI and/or SSI

People who arrive after 10:00am will not be admitted and will need to come to another workshop

Job Opening: San Francisco Family Support Network

Position Title: SFFSN Training Coordinator (1.0 FTE)

Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 DOE, plus benefits

Starting date: Immediately

Application date: 7/17/09

Organization Background

Founded in 2004, The San Francisco Family Support Network (SFFSN) is a unique partnership of the stakeholders in the Family Support field: families, community-based organizations, public departments, and private foundations.  It is a membership-based organization with more than 40 current members. 

The mission of the San Francisco Family Support Network is to support and enhance the Family Support system of care throughout San Francisco by:

Providing a collective voice for Family Support
Promoting the Family Support Principles and educating about best and promising practice
Creating opportunities for enhanced peer support among all Family Support stakeholders
Advocating for policies and programs that will help to meet the health, educational, safety, and environmental needs of all families
 
For more information about the SFFSN, please see www.sffsn.org

Please note: The SFFSN is housed at the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, but its staff are not City employees. 

Position Description

Working with the SFFSN Training and Technical Assistance Committee and SFFSN staff, the Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the successful planning and implementation of the SFFSN’s training and technical assistance efforts.  These activities are designed to support staff who work with families to do so most effectively.  The position is supervised by the SFFSN Director.

Responsibilities

Identify the Technical Assistance needs of SFFSN members and develop plans to address them
Coordinate a minimum of 30 workshops, convenings, and other trainings annually for direct service staff
Conduct workshops for direct service staff on the SFFSN Family Support Standards and Family Support topics
Coordinate the peer mentoring program including recruiting, training, matching, and supporting mentors and mentee organizations
Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual Family Support special convening
Provide direct technical assistance to members as needed
Develop and update training calendars, curricula, materials, registration flyers, and evaluations
Research, identify, and develop content for Family Support resource library
Provide staff support to the Training and Technical Assistance Committee
Provide and update Training and Technical Assistance website content
Assist with gathering information for and preparing reports to funders
Co-supervise the SFFSN Administrative Assistant
Participate in special projects and tasks as they are assigned.
 

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work or other related Social Science.
A minimum of 2 years of experience providing or working in the field of Family Support.
A minimum of 2 years of experience teaching, training, or mentoring others.  
Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully complete tasks with efficiency and an attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to work effectively with a wide range of people and personalities.
Strong verbal communication, writing, and editing skills.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in navigating the Internet and using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) on PC systems.
Flexibility and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, take initiative, prioritize multiple assignments, and work independently.
Demonstrated ability to be reliable, consistent, and maintain a regular work schedule
Ability to receive direction, input, and feedback from multiple sources.
 
Preferred Skills

Knowledge of San Francisco’s Family Support field
PowerPoint proficiency
 
Application Procedure

Please submit resume and cover letter to: Andrew Russo, SFFSN Director, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102.  You may fax your resume and cover letter to 415-554-8965, or send it via email to info@sffsn.org.

SFFSN is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Job Announcement: Supervising Teacher II, School for the Deaf

California Department of Education
  
POSITION: Supervising Teacher II, School for the Deaf    
TENURE/TIME BASE: Permanent, full time
SALARY:  $5392–$7223 month, plus $100 for bilingual pay and $700 for recruitment and retention

GENERAL DUTIES:   Under the supervision of the Director of Pupil Personnel, the incumbent in this  position will supervise the assessment and counseling staff, coordinates the assessment center program and provide consultation to parents, local school district personnel and California School for he Deaf staff, as needed. The person in this position may also provide assessments to students  attending the California School for the Deaf and being seen through the Northern California  Assessment Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

WHO MAY APPLY:  1.) Possession of, or eligibility for, a California Pupil Personnel credential or a California Standard Teaching credential and a Specialist Credential to teach the communication handicapped; 2.) a Masters’ degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling and/or Education related to the Deaf and/or Learning Disabled; 3.) Experience conducting academic assessments of deaf children; and 4.) proficiency in sign language. 5.) Willingness to work flexible hours.

   
LOCATION: CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
39350 Gallaudet Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
Contact: Debra Guthmann, Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Telephone: (510) 794-3684 Voice/TTY

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: Applications will be screened and the most
highly qualified will be invited to interview.  Interested candidates must submit a completed Faculty Application, Form SSS100, to Debra Guthmann, Director of Pupil Personnel Services no later than
July 10, 2009 or until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Debra Guthmann at the above telephone number.

California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: TDD Phones 1-800-735-2929 Voice Phones 1-800-735-2922

CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ALL REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, MARTIAL STATUS, DISABILITY, RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

Job Opening: Women Rising Case Manager

About the Organization: Community Works (CW) engages youth and adults in arts and education programs that interrupt and heal the far reaching impact of incarceration and violence by empowering individuals, families and communities.  For more information please visit our website: www.community-works-ca.org

Position Description:
The Women Rising Case Manager, who reports to CW’s Youth Programs Manager, provides case management to previously incarcerated young women ages 18-25, engaging them in services that will increase their chances of living healthy productive life styles.  The Women Rising Case Manager will receive bi-weekly case supervision from a clinical supervisor. The Women Rising program takes place at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Women’s Reentry Center.

Primary Job Duties:
Oversee a case load of young women ranging in ages 18-25 years.  Related duties include:

•    Maintain an intensive caseload of  up 10 clients for a period 6-12 months through weekly meetings: monitoring participants’ progress in program; maintaining client case files; writing weekly case notes;
•    Providing screening, assessments, intake, orientation, group, and individual counseling;
•    Developing and implementing individual service/treatment plans;
•    Facilitating a young adults group in San Francisco County Jail 8;
•    Collaborating with adult probation officers assigned to the 18-25 year old case load;
•    Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with different community agencies;
•    Making referrals to other community agencies;
•    Assisting clients with academic achievement, housing, and employment;
•    Conducting outreach at San Francisco County Jail 8;
•    Facilitating a young adults support group at the Women’s Reentry Center.
•    Collaborating with the Rising Voices Program Director who facilitates a theater program for 18-25 years old at the Women’s Reentry Center

Qualifications:
•    Bachelors degree in related field (education, social work, psychology, counseling, public administration) or a minimum of two full years in the social field.
•    Extensive experience directing case management with clients related to developing a drug free- pro-social lifestyle
•    Experience providing employment services, including vocational assessment, job counseling, development, placement and coaching.
•    Teaching or counseling experience with offender/ex-offender populations; demonstrated ability in curriculum development and lesson planning.
•    Knowledge of Bay Area labor market, employment community, and human service resources.
•    Working knowledge of social justice and restorative justice principles.
•    Excellent writing and oral communication with the ability to conduct outreach activities and develop and maintain effective community relationships.
•    Strong time management and organizational skills; demonstrated professionalism and excellent ability to work independently and a part of a team.
•    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
•    Ability to work with diverse populations. Aware and sensitive to gender, race, sexuality issues.

Salary: $40,000 a year, plus benefits

Please send resume and cover letter to Manijeh Fata, Youth Programs Manager via e-mail: cw.manager@yahoo.com.  No phone calls please.  Community Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to diversity.

Financial Institution–QA Position. Placement through Abilicorp

Job Summary: We are currently seeking candidates to immediately fill the positions of Hogan Quality Assurance Level 1 and QA Level 2 to work at a major financial institution located in San Francisco, CA. The Hogan QA Level 1 and 2 positions will work as part of a team responsible for conditioning data for testers.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will have a background in Hogan, a mainframe application used to store customer information, customer to account relationships, and checking and savings account information or previous experience as a bank teller. Experience in QA is a plus, but it is not necessary. A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent education/work experience is necessary.

To apply for the position, please send your resume to: recruiting@abilicorp.com

TV Feature on SAFE this Saturday

Catch Jessie Lorenz, LightHouse Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, on Access SF. She is being interviewed about the Sidewalks Are For Everyone campaign.

The program airs this Saturday, February 21 at noon on Channel 29. It will also be simulcast on the web at www.accessf.org/guide/watch/.

Access SF 1 is San Francisco’s award-winning public access television channel. Programming is provided by San Francisco residents and nonprofit organizations on a first-come, first-served basis. The channel features programming reflecting San Francisco’s diverse communities and cultures.