Posted on June 17, 2013

IRS Hiring ‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist,’ Starting at $123,758/Year

Elizabeth Harrington, CNS News, June 14, 2013

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 diversity specialist job has a salary range of $123,758 to $155,500 a year, plus a “very generous” benefits package.


The job does require “at least one year of specialized experience,” and the successful applicant will have a “thorough knowledge” of the “circumstances associated with diversity and inclusive issues” and be able to “deal tactfully and persuasively with agency management, executives, and others to resolve program issues which are often controversial and sensitive in nature…”

The candidate must also understand “the views, values, perspectives of diverse demographics including, but not limited to, generations, veterans, virtual and remote employees, mixed-race employees, religions, and internal and external employees.”

“This knowledge allows the incumbent to apply a broader, more current and more inclusive definition of diversity beyond the traditionally-recognized diversity groups,” the job listing says.