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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.

You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 that demonstrates experience applying a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative; Experience applying management and organizational principles to programs, projects and studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and how to improve them; Experience utilizing project management and organizational knowledge to evaluate complex projects and studies to identify areas of opportunity, trends, deficiencies, or other similar factors affecting operations; Experience in oral communication techniques to present findings, deliver briefings, and negotiate solutions to disputed recommendations.

In addition to the qualifications above, experience must include work in the Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) review process, including clearing and approving Internal Management Documents (IMDs); And experience using Arbortext Editor to review and revise IRMs.

1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade 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 REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 Which of the following describes the types of customers for which you interact in the development and delivery of a program or project? Answer to this question is required
  • Executives, Division Directors, or Corporate Officers
  • Senior or Front -line managers
  • Co-workers, Technical experts, and/or Employees
  • External (outside of your organization, unit, group, etc ) Customers and/or Stakeholders
  • Contractor and Consulting teams
  • Participants on a team under my leadership
  • My immediate supervisor
  • None of the above
4 Which best describes your experience working requests from internal or external customers independently? Answer to this question is required
  • I led the coordination of responses to span multiple projects/programs and areas (such as requirement gathering, brainstorming sessions, etc).
  • I led the coordination of responses within my own project/program (such as requirement gathering, brainstorming sessions, etc).
  • I participated in the coordination of responses to customer requests
  • I provided input to customer requests received by my team or me.
  • None of the above.
5 Which best describes your experience working with a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I led a team while completing multiple, complex assignments with competing deadlines.
  • I provided assistance to team members while completing multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • I completed multiple complex assignments with competing deadlines.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following describes your experience providing assistance to your co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I developed training materials or job aids.
  • I served as a on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I served as a subject matter expert for a project work group in the completion of their task(s).
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your level of experience as a Project Manager? Answer to this question is required
  • I served in the role of a project manager leading a team of specialists and/or field experts through multiple project phases (e.g., concept formulation, design and deployment).
  • I served on a project as an expert or specialist to represent a specific area of expertise and/or specific function within the organization.
  • I served as a leader of a group that was involved in accomplishing special projects, studies or assignments.
  • I serve as a technical advisor and am often called upon to provide advice or guidance to leadership.
  • None of the above.
8 What is your experience writing technical documentation independently? Answer to this question is required
  • I prepared technical documentation for program managers and stakeholders (e.g., position paper, business case).
  • I wrote documents to support a position paper or business case.
  • I developed and delivered presentations to stakeholders or groups outside of my organization.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following have you done in your current position? Answer to this question is required
  • I identified the resources necessary to complete a task or request.
  • I managed task schedules including variance explanation on a task or request.
  • I created schedules and corresponding deliverables and dates to complete a task or request.
  • I interviewed stakeholders to document business and/or technical requirements and wrote a requirements document.
  • I participated on a team to break down high-level requirements down into subsets.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following best describes your level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I led programs and/or projects, within my unit/group providing expertise in formulating policies and provided technical guidance.
  • I supported programs and/or projects, within my unit/group providing expertise in formulating policies and provide technical guidance.
  • I served as an instructor and/or train others in my unit/group on the design, implementation and adoption of information technology products or services.
  • I served as a technical expert in my unit/group in one or more fields of information technology, serving as a subject matter expert to my co-workers.
  • None of the above
11 Select the response that best describes your experience with feasibility studies. Answer to this question is required
  • I completed a broad, long term, feasibility study that supported a recommendation and/or adoption of new methodologies and efficiencies within my program areas or for use within the organization.
  • I participated on a team that was involved in conducting a feasibility study, but have not led a study.
  • I conducted analyses, but have not been involved in a feasibility study.
  • None of the above
12 Please select the description that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted research, performed analyses and formulated recommendations on enterprise-level issues that were broad in scope.
  • I conducted research, performed analyses and formulated recommendations limited to a specific project or program area.
  • I conducted research, performed analyses and/or formulated recommendations on focused activities.
  • I conducted research, performed analyses, and proposed recommendations for review.
  • None of the above.
13 Please select all that describe your experience communicating with internal and external audiences of stakeholders, customers and user groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I wrote communications, briefings and analysis documents on technology related issues that I have presented to audiences.
  • I have drafted responses to oversight, governance and audit bodies.
  • I wrote reports and/or proposals on complex project/program requirements management issues.
  • I documented findings and action items during project meetings/planning sessions
  • I conducted training seminars for internal or external audiences.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
1 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
  • IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
  • Treasury Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) within the commuting area
  • Other IRS Preference Program
  • I am not eligible for any priority program
In addition to the online application and resume, your current Annual Performance Appraisal and monetary awards are considered in the merit promotion process. This information may be verified during the hiring process.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
4 How many monetary performance related awards , such as performance awards, (including time off in lieu of monetary), or quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement?
Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 or more
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None
You are encouraged to submit a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please consider submitting a recent self assessment, manager prepared narrative, or contact your immediate manager for another option appropriate to your current situation and position.
5 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not have a recent performance appraisal.
    5.1 Please indicate why you do not have a current performance appraisal. Maximum length of 250 characters.
6 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Merit Promotion Appraisal
  • Not Ratable/No Performance Appraisal You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal . You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process. In the event you do not have a current appraisal, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact you immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
7 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
8 Please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable
9 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No