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"19CE2-ITX0024-2210-14-SP" Vacancy Details

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Announcement Number:
19CE2-ITX0024-2210-14-SP
Hiring Agency:
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Position Title:
Information Technology Specialist *12 Month Roster* (Network Services)
Open Period:
02/25/2019 - 12/10/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 2210 14
Salary:
USD $103,106 - USD $153,510
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-14
Duty Location(s):
25 Vacancy in

Fresno, CA, US
Washington, DC, US
Jacksonville, FL, US

Plantation, FL, US
Atlanta, GA, US
Chamblee, GA, US

Covington, KY, US
Florence, KY, US
Lanham-Seabrook, MD, US

Andover, MA, US
Clinton Township, MI, US
Detroit, MI, US

Kansas City, MO, US
Holtsville, NY, US
Charlotte, NC, US

Philadelphia, PA, US
Memphis, TN, US
Nashville, TN, US

Austin, TX, US
Dallas, TX, US
Farmers Branch, TX, US

Ogden, UT, US
Kearneysville, WV, US
Martinsburg, WV, US

Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Katie Fratto
631-977-3770
hco.ets.ece.section.ii@irs.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Marketing Statement:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.


The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career

Summary:

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.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

1-5 nights per month may be required

Duties

WHAT DOES AN IT SPECIALIST (Network Services) DO? As an Information Technology Specialist (Network Services) you will be involved in the implementation, evaluation, and/or dissemination of IRS IT network components, tools, and procedures. In this position you will come across complex issues in the planning, analysis, design development, testing, quality assurance, installation, implementation, maintenance, and/or management of networked systems used for the transmission of information in voice, data, and/or video formats. The solutions of problems and issues have application outside the organization, and are adaptable to many customers or IRS sites.

WHAT IS THE 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, products, services, and support.



  • Lead the local implementation of national projects to provide network services that support business requirements.

  • Plan, design, develop, and integrate network systems consistent with existing or planned network infrastructures.

  • Lead projects to develop requirements for the acquisition of network hardware, software, and services.

  • Serve as a network administrator on a large local system, including responsibility for: configuring hubs, switches, and routers; monitoring network performance and performing network diagnostics.

  • Analyze network traffic patterns and install network software fixes and upgrades.

  • Develop and implement configuration management plans on a significant local project for complex LANs and WANs.Create network maps, and troubleshoot network problems (e.g., outages).

  • Design connectivity between remote sites on a significant local project.



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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Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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Key Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. 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.

    Rating
    : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technology Awareness, Technical Competence, Network Management, Information Technology Architecture, Information Systems/Network Security, Oral & Written Communication, Infrastructure Design. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral
    : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We 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 category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Qualifications:

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:


    GS-14 LEVEL: Grade 14 You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience that demonstrates 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 IT 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. In addition to above: At this level you must have experience serving as a local area network (LAN) manager with agency-wide LAN systems; Identifying and controlling all LAN hardware and software configuration; Developing technical standards and procedures for LAN development, implementation, and management; Establishing performance management metrics; Evaluating overall LAN performance against relevant standards; and Providing technical advice and consultation to LAN administrators throughout the agency.


    - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.


    - To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:



    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.

    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.

    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.

    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.

    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Other Information:

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.  
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
    - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    - A 1-year probationary period is required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - 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.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
    - 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.
    - Tour of Duty: work days: Monday-Friday; Tuesday-Saturday; Sunday-Thursday. Work shifts: Day Shift 8:00am-4:30pm ET; Swing Shift 4:00pm-12:30am ET; Midnight Shift 12:00am-8:30am ET; Shift 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm ET.


    Twenty Five (25) Positions are located throughout the Information Technology Division to be filled in any of the following locations:


    Fresno CA, Washington D.C, Atlanta GA, Chamblee GA, Florence KY, Covington KY, Lanham-Seabrook MD, Detroit MI, Clinton Township MI, Kansas City MO, Brookhaven NY, Charlotte NC, Philadelphia PA, Memphis TN, Nashville TN, Austin TX, Dallas TX, Farmers Branch TX, Ogden UT, Kearneysville WV, Martinsburg WV, Andover MA, Jacksonville FL, Plantation FL

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at http://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Please contact Deborah.L.Smith2@irs.gov if you require this for any part of the application process.



    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.

    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application and the documentation received.

    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. 


    This is a 12 month open continuous announcement that will be used to fill positions IT-Wide throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 25 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed as they become available in that location during the life of this roster. It is anticipated that there will be a significant interest in the announcement. As a result the announcement will have cut-offs for applicant consideration. Eligible best qualified (BQ) applicants will be considered in application date order as needed to fill vacancies. First cut-off date is : 3/08/2019. Following cut-off dates are: 6/10/2019; 9/10/2019 and announcement will close on 12/10/2019. You must complete the application process and submit required documentation by 11:59 Eastern Time (ET) before or on the cut-off date and/or on the closing date of this announcement. You may be able to update your application during the time this roster announcement is open, and your application will be reassessed for the following cutoff.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    Required Documents:
    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
    If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
    : For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
    Next Steps:
    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that 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 communication that could affect your consideration for this position.