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Announcement Number:
19CON-LBX0002-2210-14-EM
Hiring Agency:
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Position Title:
IT Specialist (Data Management)
Open Period:
11/26/2018 - 12/07/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 2210 14
Salary:
USD $103,106 - USD $161,817
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-14
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

San Jose, CA, US
Atlanta, GA, US
Detroit, MI, US

Memphis, TN, US
Vienna, VA, US
Rockville, MD, US

Portland, OR, US
Dallas, TX, US
Farmers Branch, TX, US

Ogden, UT, US
Seattle, WA, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Erica Majors
202-317-3499
Erica.a.majors@irs.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. Citizens or Nationals
Security Clearance Required:
Confidential
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Career/Career Conditional
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.


This announcement may be used to fill additional positions in more than one Business Division throughout the Service.

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

1 to 5 nights per month

Duties

The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.


WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (DATA MANAGEMENT) DO? An Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Data Management) uses a wide variety of information, knowledge, and tools to develop, modify, and administer IRS databases used to store and retrieve data and to develop standards for the handling of data. In this specific role, you may be called upon to lead significant projects assigned to the local IRS installation or lead the local implementation of IRS-wide Data Management projects. This work often involves difficult and complex problems in the administration of databases, in the modification of data elements, retrieval, and reporting of information to customers from the databases, and insuring the security of data. The solutions of problems and issues have application outside the organization, and are adaptable to many customers or IRS sites.


As an Information Technology Specialist (Data Management) you will:



  • Design, develop and maintain databases.

  • Monitor and optimize database performance and tuning of database operations.

  • Generate complex queries and reports.

  • Participate in the design of data mining and data warehousing of systems.

  • Develop data dictionaries, data models, metadata repositories, and other data management tools.

  • Produce database design schema for integrating source data into data management systems.

  • Ensure compliance with data management standards. Recommend new or modified standards to increase efficiency.

  • Recommend performance enhancements such as increasing storage capacity or modifying interfaces.

  • Plan and coordinate the migration of data to a newer version of a database management system.

  • Perform a wide range of database administration functions, including running test queries, troubleshooting database problems, maintaining version control of database entities, advising customers on new database features, and leading studies to evaluate the effectiveness of current database methods and procedures.


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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 http://www.jobs.irs.gov/

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

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Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Other Information"
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • 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: Information Systems Security Certification, Requirement Analysis, Written Communication, Project Management, Configuration Management, Teamwork, Database Management Systems. 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 rating 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:


    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 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 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, your experience must include:


    - Work that consisted of developing logical data models to be translated into workable physical database schema and structures in the database development process;


    - Selecting modeling methodologies and tools (e.g., CASE data modeling products);


    - Generating models that are capable of accommodating new and unanticipated business requirements and processes;


    - Verifying model integrity; and


    - Maintaining and revising existing models.

    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://www.usajobs.gov/Help/

    Other Information:

    1 position will be filled in Large Business & International (LB&I), Assistant Deputy Commissioner Compliance Integration (ADCCI), Data Solutions (DS), Informative Analytics and DAS, in one of the following locations: Atlanta GA, Dallas TX, San Jose, CA, Detroit, MI, Portland, OR, Memphis, TN, Farmers Branch, TX, Ogden, UT, Seattle, WA, Vienna, VA, and Rockville, MD.


    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - We offer opportunities for telework.
    - 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.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    - Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
    - Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    - Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
    - 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

    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://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/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.



    • 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, 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.
      If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.govand/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.) Please view Cover Letters Tips. 

    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 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.