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Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS -13) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Specialized Experience is experience in applying a wide range of advanced Human Resources Personnel Payroll concepts and practices, as well as seasoned consultative skills. Experience using expert knowledge of leading teams in research, fact-finding and evaluative techniques in order to perform extensive research and analyze results to personnel payroll issues and problems; Experience using personal computer and internal automation to accomplish complex report/graph, presentations data retrieval and to prepare written guidelines and recommendations .Examples of qualifying work experience include: Leading or participating as a senior analyst for major payroll human resource functions or equivalent organizations; Experience analyzing complex personnel problems; Implementing changes in human resources requirements that will meet future mission demands; and ensuring accuracy of personnel employee payroll information.
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 Please indicate all those you have utilized while fulfilling your payroll program research and analysis to ensure organizational goals are met: Answer to this question is required
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • OPM directives and publications
  • Comptroller General decisions
  • Union Agreements/Contracts
  • Guide to Personnel Processing
  • Internal Revenue Manuals
  • Title 5
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Guide to Recordkeeping
  • Fair Labor & Standards Act
  • HR Connect Operational Guide for HR Professionals
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Debt Collection Improvement Act
  • None of the above
4 From the following responses, please select all the activities that you have experience performing: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a subject matter expert in group/task force, providing technical input on Payroll programs with service-wide impact.
  • I have served as a technical advisor to senior executives and managers.
  • I have provided advice and guidance on new laws, updated regulations or Payroll processes to specialists regarding program issues.
  • I have served as a team coach to colleagues on Payroll problem solving methods and techniques to provide solutions.
  • I have served as the project manager to implement Payroll initiatives or projects.
  • None of the above
5 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I independently utilized organizational rules, regulations and policies in conjunction with systemic processes to analyze national personnel issues and work processes to improve efficiency and develop guidelines for senior level management or executives.
  • I conducted research of organizational rules, regulations and policies to analyze payroll programs and work processes to identify potential efficiencies and propose recommendations for senior level management or executives.
  • I have assisted in conducting research of organizational rules, regulations and policies to analyze payroll programs and work processes for senior level management or executives.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following statements best describe your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • As the lead, I have developed an action plan, facilitated and resolved payroll problems, reviewed the status of the project and ensured the goals were met by the team.
  • I have facilitated and resolved payroll problems, reviewed the status of the project and ensured the goals were being met
  • I have resolved payroll problems, reviewed the status and ensured the goals were met by the team.
  • None of the above
7 Which statement best describes your experience developing, interpreting and analyzing multiple sources of payroll data and reports from HR databases to ensure achievement and writing the operational review? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience compiling the data for an operational review.
  • I have experience compiling the data and preparing the narrative with supervision.
  • I have independent experience compiling the data and preparing the narrative.
  • I have independent experience compiling the data, preparing the narrative and presenting to senior level management.
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following best describes your work experience relating to Payroll processing (e.g., SETR, SINQ, PAR settlement actions, ePerformance guidance, debt management, career service awards, official records management, customer service tickets, Security Employee Clearance, liaison with Treasury) programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I coached a team of HR specialists in the selection and application of appropriate HR problem solving methods and techniques, and provided technical advice and resolutions to Executives and Senior Management on a variety of Human Resources and payroll issues.
  • I provided technical advice and resolution to Executives and Senior Management on a variety of Human Resources issues.
  • I provided technical and resolution to Management Officials on a variety of Human Resources and payroll issues.
  • I provided technical advice and resolution to Managers, employees and co-workers on a variety of Human Resources and payroll issues.
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following statements best reflects your highest level of experience solving technical payroll problems in work-related settings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing technical advice on payroll work methods, practices and procedures, and recommending solutions at a national level.
  • I have experience providing technical advice on payroll work methods, practices and procedures, and recommending solutions at an organizational level.
  • I have experience providing technical advice on payroll work methods, practices and procedures, and recommending solutions at a workgroup level.
  • None of the above
10 From the following responses, please indicate all the approaches you have used to resolve problems and implement new procedures: Answer to this question is required
  • I assessed the impact of alternative solutions to a payroll problem and implemented the resolution with the least impact to the customer.
  • I analyzed payroll problems from several perspectives to identify possible solutions within established deadlines.
  • I consulted and gathered information from various sources to diagnose a problem before implementing the solution that involved creating a new payroll procedure.
  • None of the above
11 Please select the responses that describe your experiences with working independently. Answer to this question is required
  • Wrote new procedures
  • Provided training to specialists
  • Maintained programs
  • Prepared reports (work processes or team needs)
  • Represented the team to obtain resources (computers (hardware/software) and overtime/compensatory time)
  • Assigned workload to team and redistribution when priorities change
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following statements best describe your experience teaching others? Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and delivered information, instructional and persuasive presentations and training to technical experts or executive stakeholders, using various methods to convey information, and have been an instructor for technical training programs.
  • I have planned and delivered informational, instructional, and persuasive presentations to managers and employees outside my organization, and have been the instructor for technical training programs.
  • I have planned and delivered information, instructional, and persuasive presentations to employees within my organization and have been the instructor for technical training programs.
  • None of the above
13 From the following responses, please select all the activities that you have experience performing: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a subject matter expert on a team or panel, providing technical input on human resources programs with service-wide (multiple organizations) impact.
  • I have served as a subject matter expert on a team or panel, providing technical input on human resources programs with organizational-wide (one organization) impact.
  • I have served as a technical advisor, providing human resource knowledge to managers, employees and others.
  • None of the above
14 Which statement best describes your experience working with customers within the payroll work environment (such as insurance, payroll systems, debt management, time and attendance)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working within the payroll work environment, communicating and presenting information to executives and senior managers.
  • I have experience working within the payroll work environment, communicating and presenting information to managers or management officials.
  • I have experience working within the payroll work environment, communicating and presenting to employees.
  • 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
If you are eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP/RPP Documentation link in the vacancy announcement.
If you are a Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy announcement.
3 Are you a current IRS employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    3.1

    If you are not a current IRS employee, are you a Treasury CTAP eligible within the commuting area?

    • Yes
    • No
4 Are you eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP) or other IRS Preference Program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration.
    • 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
  • No
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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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
10 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