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Job Title:IT Specialist (Operating Systems)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CE4-ITX0627-2210-13-EL

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL TIME - CAREER/ CAREER CONDITIONAL

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Lanham/Seabrook, MD, USView Map
Kearneysville, WV, USView 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 IBM OPERATING SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST DO? As an IBM Operating Systems Information Technology Specialist you will develop guidelines and apply new and improved approaches to the planning, installation, configuration, testing, implementation, and management of the IBM operating systems environment and diagnose complex IBM operating systems issues. The various projects have an impact on broad agency goals. They deal with multi-year plans, new cutting-edge technologies or issues, and develop new policies or make significant changes to existing policies that have IRS-wide impact.

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.

Four positions that may be filled in any of the following locations: Lanham, MD or Kearneysville, WV.

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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  • Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
  • Moving expenses will not be authorized.
  • TOD: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Travel locally and/or overnight 1 - 5 nights per month

DUTIES:

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As an Information Technology Specialist (Operating Systems) you will:

  • Lead a significant local project to ensure high reliability and optimal availability of applications; develop solutions to complex operational problems; and evaluate the feasibility of implementing new technologies with current environments.
  • Lead the local implementation of a national project to install, configure, test and implement vendor supplied modifications to existing systems software; develop and evaluate test data to validate program modifications; and migrate modifications into production systems.
  • Monitor systems performance data for the IBM operating systems environment; and make appropriate systems tuning adjustments to optimize performance and correct and prevent problems.
  • Consult with applications developers on a significant local project to determine the effect on end user applications resulting from changes to the operating environment; e.g., new software or hardware installations.
  • Determine and properly configure, for the entire IBM operating systems environment, systems components such as disk drives, printers, and other peripherals needed to support the operating environment.
  • Lead a significant local project to plan and coordinate the installation, upgrade, and maintenance of IBM operating systems environment, including: compilers; utilities; communications systems; systems management products; third-party systems software; security packages; scheduling systems; and applications software packages; and evaluate, select, and coordinate the acquisition of appropriate systems software packages and hardware.

  • 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 FOR GS-13 LEVEL: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 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 through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of ADP system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.

    At this level, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Plan and coordinate change activities with applications developers, telecommunications specialist, facilities managers, vendors and customers; manage implementation

    and deployment and keep senior management informed of project progress through periodic briefings and reports. Demonstrated knowledge and/or accomplishment with IBM operating systems. This may include: leading and/or participating in the implementation of projects, monitoring systems; performing complex problems by installing, testing, and managing IBM operating systems; modifications to existing systems software; developing test data, monitoring systems performance and making appropriate systems tuning adjustments to optimize performance.

    In addition: applicants must have experience with IBM’s zTPF Operating System (OS) at the senior systems/applications programming level, including installing, maintaining, testing, configuring & debugging. z/VM. Must have Linux experience.

    Experience developing, testing, installing & debugging TPF applications, utilizing IBM high level assembler, C or C++, and/or REXX. Experience programming with IBM z/OS batch, including analysis and design, developing, maintaining or debugging Assembler, COBOL or C/C++ programs.


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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: Operating Systems - (Mainframe IBM), Influencing/Negotiating, Software Development, Project Mgmt, Information Resources Strategy and Planning, Systems Testing and Evaluation, and Network Management.
    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:

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Danielle Hogan at Danielle.M.Hogan@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 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf); 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 and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.
  • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.


  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    The application process has 6 STEPS.    
    STEP 1:  Create a USAJOBS 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 your 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.

    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:

    Elise Csajko
    Phone: 631-654-6820
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: ctr.bsc.personnel.3@irs.gov
    Agency Information:
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    1040 Waverly Ave
    Stop 13
    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:

    13CE4-ITX0627-2210-13-EL

    Control Number:

    343630600