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.

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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.
Positions are located in any of these areas: Lanham, MD ; Detroit, MI; Ogden, UT; Martinsburg, WV , 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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Duties

As a Lead Information Technology Specialist (SA/AS), Systems Acceptability Tester you will:
• Lead a system of software testing effort in planning, developing, scheduling, and conducting systems acceptability tests of modernization and production system.
• Facilitate, coordinate, coach, build consensus, and integrate work processes and products.
• Ensure 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 and work products and services.
• Assist in the planning of work to be accomplished and articulating and communicate to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, as well as the deadlines and time frames for completion.
• Coach the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, providing advice and instruction on work methods, practices and procedures, and assisting the team and/or individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
• Train or arrange for the training for team members in methods and techniqes of team building and working in teams to accomplish tasks or projects, and provide or arrange for specific administrative and technical training necessary for accomplishment of individual and team tasks..