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    WHAT IS THE IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION? The mission of the 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, product, services, and support.   

    WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SYSTEMS ACCEPTABILITY TESTER, (SAT) DO? An Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Systems Acceptability Tester) SAT 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.

    This is a roster announcement that will be used to fill positions in Information Technology throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 50 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster. Contingent upon funding and space requirements.

    As a 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.

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    This position is covered by a formal development plan and pay retention may be authorized for employees entering at a lower grade with promotion potential back to their current grade or a higher grade.

    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 


    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526766900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.