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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience applying privacy and disclosure guidance to common work processes. Examples include applying disclosure guidance during the authentication of taxpayers or their representatives; applying privacy principles in the protection of sensitive information; recognizing Freedom of Information Requests and applying IRM guidance in their resolution. Experience with analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, sufficient to accomplish programs or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. Experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
1 Which of the following is true about your 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 full-time experience described above.
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 statement(s) describe your communication experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly communicate with employees and management officials for the purpose of providing technical advice and guidance, explanations and clarification of administrative regulations, procedures or work processes.
  • I have presented formal and informal presentations to management-level audiences outlining options and recommendations.
  • I independently develop and present written communications to business units and external stakeholders.
  • I communicate technical policies and procedures with managers and/or staff members in writing and through training sessions.
  • I contact internal and external stakeholders to gather information, clarify discrepancies and to negotiate and/or resolve complex technical issues.
  • None of the above.
4 Please select the statement(s) that describe your oral communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly communication project strategies, goals, or priorities in presentations.
  • I explain or justify project decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • I persuade others to accept project findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or take another course of action.
  • None of the above.
5 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience with written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written presentations on behalf of a senior manager or an Executive.
  • I frequently write memorandums of instructions to staff or team members.
  • I frequently write briefing papers, analytical reports, quality reviews and job aids.
  • I adjust the technical level of my writing to meet the needs of the audience.
  • I compose or work with teams to write technical training materials.
  • I have written and/or co-authored policy guidance on program/project operations (e.g., Internal Revenue Manuals (IRM), Interim Guidance Memorandum).
  • I have written program or project Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents/processes.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following have you done as a routine part of your work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Establish priorities for a project
  • Establish timelines for a project
  • Close out a project
  • Start up and manage a project through completion
  • Establish and monitor project progress
  • Meet deadlines
  • Use project management software, such as Project
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience with managing a project or major deliverable. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed a schedule and briefing materials to keep supervisors informed of your progress
  • Adjusted the schedule for your project/deliverable in response to an unexpected event
  • Monitored expenses related to a project/deliverable (labor, travel, contractor hours)
  • None of the above
8 Please select the statements that describe your awareness of the strategic goals of the IRS and your workgroup. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully understand how the work I perform aligns with the goals of my workgroup.
  • I understand how the work performed in my workgroup aligns with the overall goals of the IRS as stated in the IRS Strategic Plan.
  • I understand how the work performed in my larger operation interacts with other operations to achieve the program goals of the IRS.
  • I have utilized my knowledge of the work processes and goals of multiple business units to successfully serve as a liaison to clarify and resolve program issues.
  • None of the above
9 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience with improving business processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Use a variety of methods to evaluate the effectiveness of procedural guidance.
  • Identify shortcomings in existing procedures/processes and develop solutions to improve outcomes.
  • Implement and monitor new procedures or processes to ensure effectiveness.
  • None of the above
10 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience with improving business processes. Answer to this question is required
  • Participate on a team or task force to analyze and improve a business process or procedure.
  • Led a team or task force that analyzed and improved a business process or procedure.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to determine the risks and possible mitigations to a business process or procedure.
  • None of the above
11 Which best describes your level of data analysis experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have gathered and analyzed data, developed recommendations and prepared a formal report of findings.
  • I have gathered and analyzed data, and suggested recommendations based on findings.
  • I have gathered and analyzed data.
  • I have gathered and/or analyzed data.
  • None of the above
12 Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience with analysis and decision making. Answer to this question is required
  • Interpreted a new policy and determined how to apply it to your normal work processes.
  • Interpreted a new policy directive and assisted others in your workgroup to implement the change. .
  • Analyzed a work process to determine risks to taxpayers and developed mitigation actions for serious risks.
  • 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 (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
    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. 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.
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.
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
7 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
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