Job Overview

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 Specialist (SA/AS) Systems Acceptability Tester and will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies.  The following cut-off dates have been identified for order of consideration: 04/22, 05/22, 06/24, 07/24, 08/23, 09/23/2013. 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?

An Information Technology (IT) Specialist (System Analysis/ Applications Software) uses a wide variety of information, knowledge, and tools to address complex system analysis and applications software assignments each day. In this role, you will be involved in conducting systems analysis to design, document, develop, modify, test, install, implement, and support new or existing applications software products within the IRS. Many of these assignments may be broad (possibly national) in scope, and/or involve difficult and complex issues. As an IT Specialist, you are responsible for the development of components of national projects and eventually, may be called upon to lead significant projects assigned to your unit. The position requires (extensive-depending on the level of position) experience in enterprise-wide application solutions based on the business and users requirements.

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.

 

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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Duties

As an Information Technology Specialist (SA/AS), Systems Acceptability Tester you will:

• Plan, develop, schedule and conduct systems acceptability tests of modernization and production systems; including Tier I and Tier II applications for mission critical tax processing and internal support systems.

• Provide technical guidance during a significant project in designing, coding, testing, debugging, and maintaining programs; translating and interpreting functional requirements.

• Translate and interpret functional requirements involved with the local phase of national project.

• Apply computer assisted software engineering (CASE) tools to the design and development process.

• Test, install, implement, document and maintain software during a significant local project or as needed to support applications which have a broad impact.

• Provide guidance to less experienced coworkers in solving programming problems.

• Maintain source code; and modify and/or upgrade code as necessary as needed to support applications which have a broad impact.