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scottyd27  
#1541 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:44:04 PM(UTC)
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Probably a mistake. But unless you are a GS11 RO you won’t qualify

https://www.usajobs.gov/...ob/ViewDetails/536185600

That’s only open to internals.

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#1542 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:58:46 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scottyd27 Go to Quoted Post
Probably a mistake. But unless you are a GS11 RO you won’t qualify

https://www.usajobs.gov/...ob/ViewDetails/536185600

That’s only open to internals.


Thanks for the info. I see that the job description for both is the same, verbatim. They must just recycle it for all the RO postings.

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scottyd27  
#1543 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:31:27 PM(UTC)
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The job description doesn’t change much
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#1544 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 2:15:09 PM(UTC)
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An update for NYC area.

I was offered a tentative offer for Queens (corona) location after all.
I have accepted it. However, I need a selective service waiver (draft) before I can get a firm offer. So I am still not sure if that will happen..

Assuming it happens, so far my understanding is that during 1st year
1. I will have about 3 months of out of town training broken in 2 to 3 week steps.
2. I will be working in office rest of the time.

I still have following questions if someone can answer.
1. Do you get tolls/ travel expense in your 1st year for travel to and from office? In NY that gets expensive quickly.
2. In 2nd year, do you automatically qualify for work from home or if you need approval and it may not be given?
3. If you can work from home, how many days are field days? IOW, How many days do you have to go out each week.

thanks.
ressgonzol  
#1545 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 2:24:58 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NYer Go to Quoted Post
An update for NYC area.

I was offered a tentative offer for Queens (corona) location after all.
I have accepted it. However, I need a selective service waiver (draft) before I can get a firm offer. So I am still not sure if that will happen..

Assuming it happens, so far my understanding is that during 1st year
1. I will have about 3 months of out of town training broken in 2 to 3 week steps.
2. I will be working in office rest of the time.

I still have following questions if someone can answer.
1. Do you get tolls/ travel expense in your 1st year for travel to and from office? In NY that gets expensive quickly.
2. In 2nd year, do you automatically qualify for work from home or if you need approval and it may not be given?
3. If you can work from home, how many days are field days? IOW, How many days do you have to go out each week.

thanks.


1. Tolls and other driving expenses are your cost to bare. However, if you use public transportation like trains, subways, buses etc. you can get a Federal employee transit card that will pay up to around $250 per month in qualified expenses. Parking not included.
2. You need approval but everyone gets approved unless you are really under-performing.
3. You should aim for a minimum of 1 field day per week.

scottyd27  
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As a GS9 or even a GS11 RO you should plan 2 days a week field time.

This pay period I have been in he field 6 out of 10 business days.

I do a lot of field follow ups

Flexi-place is a privilege not a right. If you aren’t performing at a ’fully successful’ flex can be taken away. If in the first year you don’t get a fully successful you won’t have to worrry about flexing in year two because you will no longer be employed.

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#1547 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 5:18:51 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ressgonzol Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: NYer Go to Quoted Post
An update for NYC area.

I was offered a tentative offer for Queens (corona) location after all.
I have accepted it. However, I need a selective service waiver (draft) before I can get a firm offer. So I am still not sure if that will happen..

Assuming it happens, so far my understanding is that during 1st year
1. I will have about 3 months of out of town training broken in 2 to 3 week steps.
2. I will be working in office rest of the time.

I still have following questions if someone can answer.
1. Do you get tolls/ travel expense in your 1st year for travel to and from office? In NY that gets expensive quickly.
2. In 2nd year, do you automatically qualify for work from home or if you need approval and it may not be given?
3. If you can work from home, how many days are field days? IOW, How many days do you have to go out each week.

thanks.


1. Tolls and other driving expenses are your cost to bare. However, if you use public transportation like trains, subways, buses etc. you can get a Federal employee transit card that will pay up to around $250 per month in qualified expenses. Parking not included.
2. You need approval but everyone gets approved unless you are really under-performing.
3. You should aim for a minimum of 1 field day per week.



Thanks.. 2 days is not a problem at all. One of the things I liked about the role was ability to work from home. My location is about 1 hour away each way. I can manage that during 1st year but if I have to do that 4 times a week even in 2nd year and onwards, its just not doable which is why I was checking.

btw, I saw IRS has a location in Westchester county. How would one go about transferring after the 1st year? Does any place IRS have an office is a potential location or RO locations are different than IRS locations facing taxpayers?
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#1548 Posted : Friday, July 19, 2019 6:57:55 PM(UTC)
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Do we get to work from home after our first year?
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