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Job Title:IT Specialist (SA/AS) COBOL Applications Developer (Technical)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CE2-ITX0346-2210-14-AD

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$96,690.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Thursday, August 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL-TIME/PERMANENT - CAREER/CAREER CONDITIONAL

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

21 vacancies in the following location(s):
Lanham, MDView Map
Detroit, MIView Map
Austin, TXView Map
Farmers Branch, TXView Map
Ogden, UTView Map
More Locations  (1)

WHO MAY APPLY:

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

AMENDED to include information regarding Veterans Sole Survivorship Preference 

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.

Veterans Sole Survivorship Preference: Veteran released or discharged under honorable conditions from a period of active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a Sole Survivorship discharge (SSP), you may be eligible for Veteran's Preference. To receive credit, please update your application to indicate that you are a "5-point preference based on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces (TP) and include documentation to support your claim. To update your application, sign in to your "My Account" in USAJOBS and EDIT PROFILE. All veterans preference questions are found in your "Hiring Eligibility" Update question #3 to show 5-point preference if you are claiming SSP. See the section entitled "How to Apply, What if I forgot to submit something" for instructions on updating your application and adding the necessary documentation for consideration.

This announcement is being used to create an inventory of qualified applicants for IT Cobol Application Developers and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies. The following cut-off dates have been identified for order of consideration: 03/07/13, 04/08/13, 05/07/13, 06/07/13, 7/11/13 and 08/07/13. Eligible applicants will be considered as vacancies become available based on cut-off dates and date of application. Eligible CP and CPS compensable veterans will be considered with the first group of certified eligibles referred after applications are received. Applicants not meeting minimal qualification by any of the above cut off dates have the opportunity to submit updated information/documentation to support their eligibility at any time before the closing date of the announcement.

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 AN IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST DO?
As an Information Technology Specialist, you will work with the latest technology in one of the largest financial institutions in the world.

WHAT IS THE IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION?
The mission of IRS Information Technology 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.   

Positions are located in Lanham, MD; Ogden, UT; Martinsburg, WV; Detroit, MI; Farmers Branch, TX; Austin, TX.

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

  • Please click "Print Preview" to review the announcement before applying.
  • Opportunities for a flexible work place may be available.
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.
  • Tour of Tour: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • 6 MONTH Roste cut-off dates:3/7/13; 4/8/13; 5/7/13; 6/7/13; 7/11/13; 8/7/13

DUTIES:

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As a Lead Information Technology Specialist (SA/AS), COBOL Application Developer (Technical), your assignments may include the following:

  • Developing, planning, scheduling and testing COBOL software applications or leading a team in developing, planning, scheduling and testing COBOL software applications.
  • Designing, coding, testing and debugging programs according to detailed requirements.
  • Supporting the maintenance of existing applications software.
  • Participating on and/or leading a team designing, developing testing and implementing software applications.
  • Leading and providing quality customer service in the development, and integration of software applications and systems that enable customers to successfully meet their business goals.
  • Working with or leading a team within the framework of software development life cycle methodologies.
  • Providing coaching and/or on-the job training to junior level programmers.
  • Resolving critical issues and problems.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    You must meet one or more of the following basic requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS

    GRADE 14 LEVEL At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-13 in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience is experience 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. For example:

  • Planning, developing, scheduling and testing all assigned COBOL software applications.
  • Maintaining required documentation and artifacts for all assigned projects.
  • Managing assigned projects.
  • Communicating complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel.
  • Presenting briefings to senior management officials on complex/controversial issues.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of installed applications and processes in the current operating environment.
  • Providing advice on and devising solutions to a wide range of IT issues.
  • Provide coaching and/or on-the job training to junior level programmers.
  • Understanding of and/or experience with life cycles as applies to software development.
  • Provide quality customer service in the development, and integration of software applications and systems that enable customers to successfully meet their business goals.
  • In addition to the above, to be qualified for this position at this grade level you must have experience applying systems analysis techniques, software design concepts & methods. Experience in writing COBOL software code on UNISYS and/or IBM mainframe computer platforms, modifying & using Executive Control Language (ECL) or Job Control Language (JCL) executed on the mainframe platforms. Experience in using software configuration management tools SquA (UNISYS) & Endevor (IBM), CICS & DB2 on the IBM mainframe. Experience in the use of utilities @COMPARE, @DOWN, & File Cracker on UNISYS as well as with File Manager, DeBug, Syncsort on IBM systems.


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    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    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: Computer Languages, Software Development, Software Testing and Evaluating, Systems Life Cycle, Teamwork, Technical Documentation. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

    To preview questions please click here.


    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:

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
    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).
  • 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 additional information, see link at bottom of announcement.

    Sole Survivorship Preference: Veterans released or discharged under honorable conditions from a period of active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a Sole Survivorship discharge (SSP), may be eligible for Veteran's Preference. To receive credit, please update your application to indicate that you are entitled to "Veteran's Preference by reason of Sole Survivorship Discharge" and include documentation to support your claim. See the section entitled "How to Apply, What if I forgot to submit something" for instructions on updating your application and adding the necessary documentation for consideration.

    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:

    Kim Flood
    Phone: 631-654-6641
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: kimberly.s.flood@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."

    Additional Duty Location Info

    21 vacancies in the following locations:
    Lanham, MDView Map
    Detroit, MIView Map
    Austin, TXView Map
    Farmers Branch, TXView Map
    Ogden, UTView Map
    Martinsburg, WVView Map

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13CE2-ITX0346-2210-14-AD

    Control Number:

    338355700