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WHAT IS THE SENIOR MANAGER READINESS PROGRAM (SMRP)? The Senior Manager Readiness Program offers the opportunity for well qualified individuals to received structured professional leadership development and experience. During the twelve (12) month training and development program, all attendees will be assigned a coach, complete Career Learning Plans, and attend leadership-training classes. In addition, candidates will receive at least one developmental acting assignment and participate in a variety of developmental activities. The goal is to prepare you to compete for future senior manager positions. As a senior manager, you will be responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of subordinate managers and employees. In this role, you will use your leadership skills and management techniques for planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations, planning and carrying out the training and development of managers and employees, evaluating work performance, and in performing all other functions related to this level position. Generally, as a Senior Manager, you are a manager of managers and accountable to a Senior Executive Service position, and are responsible for the overall effective operation of a program.
As a Senior Manager Readiness Program Candidate you will:
- Remain in your current position and post of duty.
- Participate in a twelve (12) month training and development program that may include a developmental acting assignment and a variety of developmental activities.
- Possibly be required to complete details or developmental assignments in a geographic location(s) outside of your current post of duty.
While on Acting Assignments you may:
- Exercise delegated managerial authority to oversee the overall planning, directing, and timely execution of a program, several program segments (each of which is managed through separate subordinate organizational units), or comparable staff functions, including development, assignment, and higher level clearance of goals and objectives for supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational unit or lower organizational levels.
- Approve multi year and longer range work plans developed by the supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational units and subsequently manage the overall work to enhance achievement of the goals and objectives.
- Oversee the revision of long range plans, goals and objectives for the work directed.
- Manage the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of appropriations or other legislated changes.
- Manage organizational changes throughout the organization directed, or major change to the structure and content of the program or program segments directed.
- Exercise discretionary authority to approve the allocation and distribution of funds in the organizations budget.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Refer to Other Information.
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- IRS Employees with Career/Career Conditional Appointments
- Candidates not meeting the Deputy Commissioner For Operations Support Senior Manager Readiness Program requirements at the end of the first year may be extended in the program for up to an additional year to complete the necessary training/development activities.
- Candidates will remain in their current position and post of duty during their participation in the program. During the 12 month program, candidates whose performance and progress do not merit continuing in the program will be released from the program.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (SENIOR MANAGER READINESS PROGRAM): To be minimally eligible/qualified for the readiness program you must have at least a fully successful or higher on your current annual performance appraisal and at least one year of specialized experience in your current position and/or position previously held on a temporary or permanent basis which must be equivalent to the next lower level payband in the normal line of progression for a senior manager position.
-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
-To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
A developmental assignment involving a temporary promotion will require the candidate to meet the specific qualifications for that position. To be qualified for a temporary development assignment (promotion) to a Senior Manager position, while in the readiness program, your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
- Knowledge and understanding of regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
- Knowledge of cost estimating procedures (sufficient to manage financial resources), project management, and if required, legal and regulatory interpretations specific to the position being filled;
- Knowledge of communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
- Experience sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in the technical competencies required of the developmental opportunity.
- If the development opportunity is to a position that has a positive educational requirement, you may be required to submit a transcript(s) at a later date.
2 Positions are being filled in the Deputy Commissioner Operations for Support Division. Selectee will remain in current POD.
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CONDITIONS OF SELECTION INTO THE SMRP READINESS PROGRAM:
- SMRP is a readiness program; there is no permanent promotion potential under this announcement.
- Completion of SMRP does not guarantee selection for a Senior Manager position.
- Prior SMRP Participants are not eligible to apply.
- Candidates will remain in their current position and post of duty during their participation in the program. During the 24 month program, candidates whose performance and progress do not merit continuing in the program will be released from the program.
- GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF INTEREST/MOBILITY: Nationwide mobility is not a prerequisite for selection into the SMRP, however, future competitive selection into a permanent Senior Manager position will require a reasonable degree of mobility. Senior Manager vacancies can arise anywhere in the country and it is to the applicant’s competitive and developmental advantage to be available for a broad range of locations.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
- Tour of duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the individual listed in this announcement. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Applicants determined eligible and qualified will be rated and ranked based on their quality and extent of their experience, education, training, performance, and awards as follow:
- Complete the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Step by step instructions, the on-line self-assessment and managerial assessment, are available at http://hco.web.irs.gov/apps/CAC/LSR2/mgr_check.asp
- You will need the final managerial results from this assessment to complete your USAJOBS/CareerConnector on-line application.
- Complete the USAJOBS/CareerConnector on-line application process. During the on-line process, you will respond to a series of questions which will be used to determine your eligibility/ qualifications, as well as to collect other pertinent information required for this training position.
- Make sure you submit a comprehensive resume which details information to support your qualification and eligibility. Qualifications will be verified based on the information provided in the entire application package. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "Not Qualified" determination for this position. For tips on preparing your resume click Resume Tips; for cover letter tips click Cover Letter Tips.
- Applicants must have a fully successful or higher rating on their current annual performance appraisal to be considered eligible for this opportunity.
- Awards will only be considered in the selection process and will not be included in the overall rating.
- Eligible applicants may be prompted to complete the Technical Competency Narratives at the end of the application process. Applicants will use the space provided to address the technical competencies specific to the position(s) for which you are applying. The technical competencies for this position are: 1. Acquisition Management and 2. Federal Acquisition Regulation.
- All eligible applicants will be considered and may be required to participate in a selection interview.
Applicants will be notified of their selection or non-selection once decisions are made.
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A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this training position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
IRS employees: If a revalidated appraisal is used for this program, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
- To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
- To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.
You can expect a communication from us concerning your application via email. If you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communications that could affect your consideration for this position. If your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement, please notify the Employment Office (contact provided in this announcement) and update your USAJOBS profile. You can check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto your "My USAJOBS" account and clicking on "My Application."
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552901100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.