Job Title:IT Specialist (Policy & Planning)
Department:Department Of The Treasury
Agency:Internal Revenue Service
Job Announcement Number:12BR6-MIN0278-2210-13-RA
$115,742.00 / Per Year|
|Monday, April 02, 2012 to Monday, October 01, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-time - Permanent|
|34 vacancy(s) in the following locations: |
Atlanta, GA (GA0087)View Map
Florence, KY (KY2020)View Map
New Carrollton, MD (MD0278)View Map
Detroit, MI (MI1951)View Map
Charlotte, NC (NC2593)View Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
IRS employees on Career or Career Conditional Appointments in the competitive service
***6 MONTH ROSTER*** AD-WIDE. Selection can be made in any Domain under MITS-Application Development. See below for POD details.|
**AMENDED to add additional cut off date 04/17/2012**
WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? You've built a career based on talent, integrity and dedication. Those are the same qualities that can help America achieve more. Whether you're looking for new opportunities because your family has grown, you're looking for new challenges or want your career to have a real impact, consider a career with an employer who will work with you as your life changes.
WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND PLANNING SPECIALIST DO? As an Information Technology Policy and Planning Specialist you will serve as an expert in IRS Information Technology (IT) planning and policy concepts, principles and methods. In this position, you will operate as a project leader whose authority and scope of responsibility crosses organizational and geographic lines by leading major national level projects such as the application and adaptation of new and improved approaches to strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource and knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management, auditing, and information security management. You will also develop guidelines that will be used by other specialists and which have an impact on broad agency goals.
WHAT IS THE MODERNIZATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (MITS) DIVISION? The mission of Modernization & Information Technology Services (MITS) 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 Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Farmers Branch, TX; Florence, KY; Martinsburg, WV; New Carrollton, MD; Ogden, UT; Philadelphia, PA. 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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- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Moving expenses are not authorized
- Six-Month Open Roster
- Cut-off Dates 04/17; 05/02; 06/02; 07/02; 08/02; 09/02; 10/01/2012
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Information Technology Policy and Planning Specialist you will:
- Ensure the integration of IT programs and services by developing solutions to integration/interoperability issues.
- Design, develop, and manage IT policy and planning functions that meet current and future business requirements, and apply or optimize the existing architecture.
- Communicate complex technical requirements and present briefings to senior management officials on complex/controversial issues.
- Develop knowledge management program plans, policies, and standards and interpret and implement metrics for the evaluation of IT program effectiveness and efficiency.
- Lead development of a major IRS-wide enterprise IT modernization plan in which you will demonstrate total cost of investment, establish metrics and associated performance measurement tools.
- Manage communities of interest involved in a major IRS-wide project for development and implementation of workable approaches to IT architecture, capital investment planning, e-Government, and other IT-related legislative and policy initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
A. RESTRICTION ON MOVEMENT: General restriction on movement after competitive appointment CFR 330.501: Employees must meet the three (3) month restriction on movement since their latest Career or Career Conditional competitive appointment.
B. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: (POSITIONS ABOVE THE GRADE 5): Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the position announced to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/ level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT.
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 and skills in the development and interpretation of policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services to develop new standards, methods, and techniques, evaluate the impact of technological change and conceive solutions to highly complex technical issues. Mastery of, and skill in applying project management practices including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements and monitoring activities. Your experience should include coordinating policy dissemination, managing policy maintenance, and developing mechanisms to measure policy effectiveness and compliance.
This announcement establishes a 6 month roster of eligible applicants to be referred as vacancies become available. This roster will be utilized for up to 6 months from the date the roster is established. All applicants must apply and meet eligibility requirements at the appropriate cutoff date to remain on the roster. Applicants will be referred as vacancies become available.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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If you are eligible and qualified, you will be rated and ranked based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, and past accomplishments relevant to the duties of this position. Applicants will be evaluated under the provisions of the IRS Merit Promotion Plan. You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/. As part of the online application process, you will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Technical Competence, Information Assurance, Requirements Analysis, Information Resources Strategy and Planning, Decision Making and Project Management.
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.
Based on your responses to the online questions you will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, etc.). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. If you are eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Program, you must receive a score of 80 or Highly Qualified or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. If you are eligible for the Reassignment Preference Program (RPP), you must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements to receive selection priority for this position.
BENEFITS:Back to top
We offer a workspace that values people. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. The IRS will help you reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and family needs.
As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Maria Allyn on (202) 283-5504. 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. POSITION DESCRIPTIONS 94645 An IRS intranet website is available for IRS Employees at website: http://apps2.dss.swro.swr.irs.gov/spds/spds.exe?cmd=searchSpd
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Travel locally and/or overnight may be required.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
The application process has 6 STEPS:
STEP 1: Create an 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?
- Log into My USAJOBS at https://my.usajobs.gov with your user name and password.
- Click on "Application Status".
- Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
- Click "Review and Update the documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
- Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
- Click "Finish" to save this change.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL Employees must submit a current performance appraisal. If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
CTAP/RPP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus IRS or Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), or a reassignment preference employee eligible for consideration under the Reassignment Preference Program (RPP), you must apply and submit proof of eligibility.
For proof of CTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of the following and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal: 1) IRS Employees - Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area, certificate of expected separation, or other official notice from the agency indicating that you have been identified as surplus or eligible for discontinued service retirement; 2) Treasury Employees -Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows: You are a career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, or a current Treasury employee in an excepted service appointment without time limit, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below, who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service; and The position you may be or are being separated from: Is the same or higher grade as the position announced; and Has the same or higher promotion potential than the position announced; and Is either within or outside of the local commuting area of the position announced.
For proof of RPP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your RPP Notice and a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. In order to receive consideration under RPP you must apply for a permanent position that is at the same or lower grade and work schedule as your current position both within and outside the commuting area. The same or lower grade position is defined as a position having no greater promotion potential than you currently held on a permanent basis. You must meet qualification requirements and have a fully successful or higher overall rating on your last annual performance appraisal.
NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. ET ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
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".
Additional Duty Location Info
34 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Atlanta, GA (GA0087)View Map
Florence, KY (KY2020)View Map
New Carrollton, MD (MD0278)View Map
Detroit, MI (MI1951)View Map
Charlotte, NC (NC2593)View Map
Philadelphia, PA (PA0809)View Map
Austin, TX (TX2099)View Map
Dallas, TX (TX0284)View Map
Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302)View Map
Ogden, UT (UT1379)View Map
Martinsburg, WV (WV191)View Map