IRS to Hire 'Diversity and Inclusion Specialist' with $123,758 Salary
by Warner Todd Huston 15 Jun 2013, 3:19 PM PDT
In the midst of devastating scandals, the IRS is looking to hire a new "Diversity and Inclusion Specialist" and is offering a generous $123,758 annual salary plus benefits for the position.
The opening was announced on June 11 and will be advertised until June 24.
According to the job description, this "diversity" officer will "serve as a change agent to provide strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources and thought leadership on diversity and foster inclusion." The position will also "build internal awareness" in the IRS.
This officer will be tasked with hearing and resolving complaints from employees and to "effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands." The new position will also assist in creating employee training programs.
"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 reads.
The job requires "thorough knowledge" of diversity issues, or "circumstances associated with diversity and inclusive issues." It asks for one year of "specialized experience" in the field.
Of the compensation, the IRS says, "Our comprehensive benefits are very generous--helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and your family needs."
The job description says nothing about offering "diversity" to American taxpayers applying to the agency for their tax exempt status.