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Grade: 01

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
To be minimally qualified for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience would include one year of substantive supervisory or program management experience at the GS-13 or GS-14 level or equivalent level manager or comparable management or leadership experiences outside of Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
Experience applying management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, sufficient to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space, and to accomplish program objectives through combined technical and administrative oversight;
Experience planning, directing, and evaluating work of subordinate managers, employees, and/or others;
Experience applying appropriate operations, policies, applicable laws, regulations, rules, practices, procedures, and techniques sufficient to provide oversight and direction in the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs directly related and/or specific to the position being filled;
Experience applying budget and fiscal methods used in establishing and maintaining an organization.
Experience working on major programs segments, organizational structures and/or functional responsibilities specific to the position being filled.
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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 as described above.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience as described 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 What is your SEID Number? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 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
Awards are considered in the selection process. The award information you provide may be verified.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
5 How many monetary (or time off in lieu of monetary) awards, such as performance awards, special act awards, and quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    5.1 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
    5.1 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
    5.1 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
In addition to the online application and resume, you must submit a current annual Performance Appraisal. If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
6 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. You have indicated that you do not have a recent performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process.
7 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
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
8 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
9 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 or I do not have a performance appraisal
In this program you will be required to be available for training and position assignments in other geographic areas to assist with your development and in order to meet the needs of the organization.
10 Do you understand you may be required to be available for travel and assignments, for extended periods of time, in other geographic areas? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Please select the response which most accurately describes your current position level? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Management Official
  • Frontline Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Executive Readiness (XR) Program
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program
  • None of the Above
12 Using your prior response, please state how long you have been in your current position? Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 Please select the response(s) which most accurately reflects any managerial level for which you have served on a Permanent or Temporary (Promotion) basis? Answer to this question is required
  • Front Line Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Executive Readiness (XR) Program
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program
  • I have not served in a Managerial position on a Permanent or Temporary (Promotion) basis
14 Using your prior response, please state how long you served in the position(s) on a temporary or permanent basis? Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 Please select the response(s) the best describes your experience and/or participation in a managerial level readiness program(s)? Answer to this question is required
  • Successful completion of Front-Line, or equivalent leadership level, Readiness Program.
  • Successful completion of Senior Manager, or equivalent leadership level, Readiness Program.
  • Successful completion of Executive, or equivalent leadership level, Readiness Program.
  • Successful completion of Other Readiness Program.
  • None of the above.
16 Using your prior response, please provide a brief description of the Readiness Program(s) and the date of completion. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
Next you will respond to a series of questions to obtain your ratings of potential from the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Your responses will be verified prior to being referred for consideration in the selection process.
You should be advised that you must complete the LSR process before being able to respond to the next several questions. The results of this process are used in ranking leadership competencies. If you have not completed the LSR process, or are awaiting a managerial assessment or review to be completed, please select the appropriate response indicating "I have not completed the LSR process" or "I am waiting the managerial assessment or review," and return to update your responses once you have completed the process. NOTE: Your application must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement to be considered in the hiring process.
17 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Personal Leadership? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
18 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Leading Others? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
19 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Leading Improvement? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
20 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Business Results? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
21 Using your “Level” ratings from the LSR Assessment, please select the Behaviors where you achieved a Frontline Manager or above management level rating. Answer to this question is required
  • Self Development
  • Communications
  • Political Savvy
  • Relationship Management
  • Group Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Managing Performance and Development
  • Change Management
  • Innovation and Risk Management
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Leveraging Resources
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • None of the Above
22 Your final determination of readiness rating provides an overall assessment of potential to perform at the next level of management. Please select the response that best describes your overall readiness rating. Answer to this question is required
  • My overall rating is “Ready Now,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or a Frontline Manager or Department Manager position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready with Development,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or Department Manager position.
  • My overall rating is “Not Ready,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or Department Manager position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready Now,” and my Next Step is a Senior Manager or above position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready with Development,” and my Next Step is a Senior Manager or above position.
  • My overall rating is “Not Ready,” and my Next Step is a Senior Manager or above position.
  • None of the above.
23 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

Next you will respond to a series of questions that are designed to capture your technical experience and other accomplishments that were achieved at or above a senior professional or senior technical level. Experience gained in a position prior to your reaching the full working level should not be considered when responding to these questions.

24 Which of the following describes your experience with tax compliance programs and/or systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience managing or administering cross–compliance programs (e.g., demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between other divisions, such as headquarters, field collections, service center, call sites) from pre-filing to post-filing activities
  • I served on a compliance group/team to improve the compliance process
  • I served as a classroom instruction, taught and/or conducted on-the-job training (OJT) to internal stakeholders regarding compliance programs and processes
  • I participated in outreach programs with tax practitioners and/or representatives (e.g., attorneys)
  • I communicated and deliver priority programs as identified in Exam work plans and program letter
  • I communicate and deliver priority programs as identified in Collection work plans and program letter
  • None of the Above
25 Please select the response that best describes your experience managing mission-critical compliance initiatives within your organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I led or managed project(s) or initiative(s) that involved highly complex issues and/or decisions with broad impact on my organization or business.
  • I was a team member on project(s) or initiative(s) that involved highly complex issues and/or decisions with broad impact on my organization or business.
  • None of the above.
26 Please describe your experience in supporting the knowledge and application of Risk Management principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I led a team in designing Risk Management communication tools and/or presenting to multiple individuals at the senior leadership level
  • I have taken steps to enhance presentation tools and/or communicate Risk Management principles tools to my peers
  • I have a working knowledge of the principles of Risk Management and have communicated them to my group
  • None of the above
27 Which of the following types of conflict or disciplinary actions have you provided oversight for and/or worked on? Answer to this question is required
  • EEO complaints
  • Employee grievances
  • Mass grievances
  • Conduct issues
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Initiation and resolution of Performance Improvement Plans (PIP)
  • Employee compliance / Management Inquiry Report (MIR)
  • None of the above
28 Please describe your experience applying the Internal Revenue Code, including related laws, court decisions, regulations and precedent rulings, to assigned inventory. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience overseeing cases and seeking resolution of tax law issues, identifying or advising on the application of tax law using financial and accounting principles.
  • I have experience overseeing cases and seeking resolution of tax law issues, identifying or advising on the application of tax law using financial and collection principles.
  • I collaborated with fraud SMEs, Counsel attorneys, Taxpayer Advocate Service and others to ensure proper case resolution.
  • I provided guidance and/or conducted presentations on techniques of researching or applying tax law to Collection issues.
  • I provided guidance and/or conducted presentations on techniques of researching or applying tax law to Exam issues.
  • I served as a Collection instructor/on-the-job instructor (OJI) or subject matter expert at professional tax seminars, conferences, or meetings.
  • I served as an Exam instructor/on-the-job instructor (OJI) or subject matter expert at professional tax seminars, conferences, or meetings.
  • I received training in applying tax law.
  • None of the above.
29 Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing data? Answer to this question is required
  • I advised senior leaders and staff on the results of data analysis for a study (e.g., level of service) or set of business data.
  • I led a project in which analysis of data resulted in implementation or improvement of programs.
  • I identified patterns/trends observed in compliance metrics (e.g., level of service, cycle time, direct exam time) to improve business practices.
  • I have experience overseeing the application of data analysis to evaluate programs or processes and identify areas of concern.
  • I collected and analyzed data to identify areas of concern.
  • I reviewed data to ensure statutes were protected.
  • None of the above.
30 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I participated in Exam task forces, cross-functional councils, and other national initiatives that crossed division boundaries.
  • I participated in Collection task forces, cross-functional councils, and other national initiatives that cross division boundaries.
  • I participated in Exam task forces primarily within my own division and have participated in task forces in other divisions.
  • I participated in Collection task forces primarily within own division and have participated in task forces in other divisions.
  • I participated in Exam task forces within my own division only.
  • I participated in Collection task forces within my own division only.
  • I do not have experience participating in a task force.
31 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I interacted with executives and top-level managers across operating divisions on issues impacting policies, programs and/or systems.
  • I provided advice on the impact of programs and policies within my own division and other divisions.
  • I provided advice on programs and policies limited to my own function.
  • None of the above.
32 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience communicating verbally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting information verbally, gathering facts, conducting analyses, and presenting to senior- and/or executive-level officials to influence decisions
  • I have experience communicating policies, program goals, work plans and procedural objectives verbally to managers and employees to build effective partnerships and share key information
  • I have experience communicating policies, program goals and procedural objectives verbally within my work group
  • I have no experience communicating policies, program goals and procedural objectives verbally
33 Which of the following describe your experience with written communication? Answer to this question is required
  • Writing executive briefings, white papers, reports or proposals.
  • Responding to congressional inquiries, TIGTA, GAO and/or TAS.
  • Responding to grievances.
  • Responding to EEO inquiries.
  • Responding to Reasonable Accommodation requests.
  • Writing policies, technical guidance and IRMs.
  • Writing executive talking points.
  • Writing training materials.
  • None of the above.
34 Which of the following describe a significant accomplishment(s) whereby you clearly demonstrated leadership potential in the areas of Personal Leadership, Leading Others, Leading Improvement, and/or Business Results? Answer to this question is required
  • Led the implementation of system changes that included identifying requirements through stakeholder collaboration.
  • Implemented new legislation.
  • Researched and responded to congressional inquiries.
  • Created a Service-wide initiative that provided tools for use in enhancing employee satisfaction.
  • Developed and implemented an initiative that resulted in enhancing workflow process.
  • Self-developed or led a team in developing a technique guide to assist employees in working a higher quality case.
  • Served as president of an employee organization such as HIRE, Federal Women’s Employee Organization, etc.
  • Led a team and or project from beginning to end which resulted in recognition beyond a performance award (e.g. a Commissioner’s award, Deputy Commissioner’s award, Business Unit Commissioner’s, Directors awards etc.).
  • Successfully identified and mitigated an organizational risk that minimized collateral damage to the organization.
  • Led a successful organizational realignment.
  • Worked a TIGTA or GAO audit that minimized damaged to the service or resulted in favorable findings.
  • Created and stood up a new work group.
  • Resolved a high sensitive case that involved collaboration with internal and external stakeholders that avoided negative press.
  • None of the above.
35 What fields in Examination do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Special Enforcement Program
  • Abusive Transactions and Technical Issues
  • Employment Tax
  • Excise Tax
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Planning and Special Programs
  • Technical Services
  • Grand Jury
  • Offshore Programs (OVDI / Private Banking)
  • None of the above