The IRS is looking to hire a “diversity and inclusion” specialist, with a minimum salary of $123,758 a year.
The opening for a full-time “Supervisory Diversity and Inclusion Specialist” at the agency’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. was announced on June 11 and is open until June 24.
The Diversity Specialist will “serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion” across the workplace and “build internal awareness” for diversity and inclusion throughout the agency.
Among the day-to-day job duties: Hear and resolve complaints from employees; “effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands”; and identify developmental and training needs of employees.
The job listing comes amid allegations that the IRS engaged in viewpoint discrimination by singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status ahead of the 2010 and 2012 elections. The IRS subjected some conservative groups to lengthy and intrusive personal questions, which in some cases delayed their tax-exempt status for years.
The diversity specialist job has a salary range of $123,758 to $155,500 a year, plus a “very generous” benefits package.
The listing describes the specialist as providing “expertise to problem-solve, design, and deliver business-unit-wide diversity and inclusion solutions.”
“At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger,” the listing says.
The job listing does not specify a minimum education level, and it says “no prior federal experience is required.”