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Job Title:Lead IT Specialist (SA/AS)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CE2-ITX0022-2210-14-AC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$102,204.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 26, 2012 to Friday, February 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL TIME/PERMANENT - CAREER/CAREER CONDITIONAL

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Lanham, MDView Map
Dallas, TXView Map
Farmers Branch, TXView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? 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 IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.

WHAT DOES A LEAD INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SYSTEMS ANALYSIS/APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE) DO? A Lead Information Technology Specialist, in the Systems Analysis/Applications Software organization, provides expert technical support to internal and external customers by providing programming and analytical support for the development and implementation of critical software applications. In this role, you will be called upon to create, support, and sustain a stable information technology environment for mission critical applications for the agency's Business and/or Functional Operating Divisions.

WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DIVISION?  The mission of Information Technology (IT) is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.

1 (one) Position may be filled ACA Wide in any of the following locations;

Dallas, TX - Farmers Branch, TX or Lanham, MD.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

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  • Moving expenses are not authorized.
  • TOD: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
  • Travel 1 to 5 days per month may be required

DUTIES:

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As a Lead Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis/Applications Software you will:

  • Ensures the organization’s strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team’s strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, work products, and services.
  • Articulates and communicates team assignments, projects, problems, actionable events, milestones, program issues, and deadlines.
  • Coaches the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provides advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assists the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of viable solutions.
  • Leads the team to: identify, distribute and balance workloads and tasks in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization; makes adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; and ensures that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
  • Serves as coach, facilitator, and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus building activities among team members.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS  GS-14-LEVEL At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 13 level that demonstrated accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant analyzed a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of ADP system design, such as what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.

In addition, your experience must include planning and coordinating and agency-wide implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; Serving as the principle advocate within the agency/organization for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; and Consulting with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the agency in the implementation of process improvement practices. In addition, to be qualified at this level, you must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and experience in the use of JAVA. Your knowledge and experience must be sufficient to provide expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues relative to applying systems analysis principles and techniques.

In addition to the above, to be qualified for this position at this grade level applicant must have technical lead experience in designing, developing, and implementing Enterprise wide Business and/or Application Integration solutions utilizing webMethods 8.x and/or 7.x versions.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

  1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Project/ Program Management, Analytical/Critical Thinking, and Oral and Written Communications.
  2. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "NOT QUALIFIED" determination for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf. for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.
  3. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.
  4. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity. 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. We also offer challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. For additional information view and learn more about our benefits package at: https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Carmel Cipriano at Carmel.Cipriano@irs.gov  . 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Travel locally and/or overnight approximatley 1 to 5 days pers month.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Personal Identity Verification); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification. IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.


  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    The application process has 6 STEPS:

    STEP 1: Create an account at: https://my.usajobs.gov .

    STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS "Resume Builder" or "Upload" your Resume into USAJOBS.

    STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS , copy and enter the announcement number in the key word search field. Select "Yes", if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click "Search for Jobs." Click "Apply Online" on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click "Apply for this position now!"

    STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4) Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click "Apply to this Vacancy".

    STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.

    STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click "Finish" at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

    WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT SOMETHING?

    1. Log into My USAJOBS at https://my.usajobs.gov  with your user name and password.
    2. Click on "Application Status".
    3. Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
    4. Click "Review and Update the documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
    5. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
    6. Click "Finish" to save this change.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the click here. you must submit proof of eligibility.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION For more information on veterans' preference, click here.

    NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Marie Lipira
    Phone: 631-654-6403
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: CTR.BSC.PERSONNEL@IRS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    1040 Waverly Ave
    Holtsville, NY
    11742
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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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    Job Announcement Number:

    13CE2-ITX0022-2210-14-AC

    Control Number:

    331875600