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    WHAT IS THE 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.

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    As an Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis/ Applications Software) you will:

    • Work in one or more areas of systems analysis and applications software design, maintenance, or modification.
    • Develop and test Assembler Language (ALC) software applications on a mainframe platform.
    • Provide technical guidance during a significant project in designing, coding, testing, debugging, and maintaining programs.
    • Translate and interpret functional requirements involved with the local phase of a 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 to solve programming problems.
    • Maintain source code; and modifies and/or upgrades code as necessary during the local phase of a national project or as needed to support applications which have a broad impact.
    • With the appropriate training and preparation, instruct computer languages or other position-related technical topics and/or coach individuals or teams.

    As a Lead Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis/ Applications Software) you will:

    • Lead the development of Assembler Language (ALC) software applications on a mainframe platform.
    • 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 communicating to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
    • Assign work by independently identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; assessing workload, setting priorities, and making adjustments to accomplish the workload, including reassignment of work from one team member to another, to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; achieve desired results; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
    • Coaching 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 of team members in methods and techniques 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.
    • Monitor, report, and check on work in progress; and review completed work for quality, timeliness and technical accuracy to see that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, deadlines and quality have been met.
    • Serve as coach, facilitator and/or negotiator in coordinating team initiatives and in consensus-building activities among team members.

    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.
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    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/550749100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.