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Grade: 08

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
To be minimally eligible/qualified for the readiness program you must have at least a fully successful or higher on your current annual performance appraisal and at least one year of specialized experience in your current position. Your current position must be equivalent to the next lower level payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression for a front line manager position.
1 Which of the following is true about your current position? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience serving in my current position and have a fully successful (or higher) rating on my current annual performance appraisal.
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience in a position equivalent to that described above.
  • I have less than one (1) year of experience serving in my current position and/or a position equivalent to the next lower level payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression as described above.
  • None of the above.
To be qualifying for a temporary promotion, while in the readiness program, your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
  • Knowledge of cost estimating procedures (sufficient to manage financial resources), project management, and if required, legal and regulatory interpretations specific to the position being filled;
  • Knowledge of communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
  • 2 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 held a front line manager position, on a permanent or temporary basis, while with the Service.
    • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience as described above.

    Grade: 09

    To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
    To be minimally eligible/qualified for the readiness program you must have at least a fully successful or higher on your current annual performance appraisal and at least one year of specialized experience in your current position. Your current position must be equivalent to the next lower level payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression for a front line manager position.
    1 Which of the following is true about your current position? Answer to this question is required
    • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience serving in my current position and have a fully successful (or higher) rating on my current annual performance appraisal.
    • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience in a position equivalent to that described above.
    • I have less than one (1) year of experience serving in my current position and/or a position equivalent to the next lower level payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression as described above.
    • None of the above.
    To be qualifying for a temporary promotion, while in the readiness program, your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
  • Knowledge of cost estimating procedures (sufficient to manage financial resources), project management, and if required, legal and regulatory interpretations specific to the position being filled;
  • Knowledge of communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
  • 2 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 held a front line manager position, on a permanent or temporary basis, while with the Service.
    • 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 select your current Business or Operating Division? Answer to this question is required
    • Appeals
    • Agency Wide Shared Services
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Communications and Liaison
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Human Capital Officer
    • Large Business and International
    • Information Technology Services
    • Small Business/Self Employed
    • Tax Exempt/Government Entities
    • Wage and Investment
    • Other
      1.1 Please indicate the name of the Business or Operating Division for which you are a currently employed? Maximum length of 250 characters.
    • None of the above.
    2 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
    3 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
    4 What is your SEID Number? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
    5 Who is your manager of record? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
    6 Are you an employee in non-work status? Answer to this question is required
    • Yes If you are currently in non-work status and have not completed the LSR Assessment your manager will only be able to complete the LSR Assessment fillable PDF form. Please make sure your manager has your most current contact information.

      The following steps must be taken:

      1. Your manager will be contacted by the Employment Office (EO) to complete the LSR Assessment fillable PDF form on you. Once the LSR Assessment is completed (with 2nd level management concurrence) your manager will contact you to share your LSR Assessment ratings.

      2. Your manager will forward the LSR Assessment ratings form to the EO for upload to the announcement in CareerConnector.

      Note: When you return to work status, go to the LSR website to complete your demographics and self-assessment on-line. Your manager and your second level manager will also need to go on-line to complete the managerial assessment/2nd level concurrence. Your manager can use the completed PDF LSR assessment to fill out the on-line assessment. Once completed you will have an "out of cycle" LSR assessment for your use in applying for future vacancies.


    • No You will need to complete the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Step by step instructions, the on-line self assessment and managerial assessment, are available at http://hco.web.irs.gov/apps/CAC/LSR2/mgr_check.asp The results from this assessment are used in ranking applicants on the leadership competencies. You will need the results from this assessment to complete your CareerConnector on-line application.
    Applicants selected to participate in this program will have developmental opportunities that include acting assignments, temporary promotions, and/or details to positions within the organization. While your responses do not guarantee an assignment to that area, they will be considered as opportunities become available.
    In this position you may be required to be available for training and/or position assignments in other geographic areas to assist with your development and in order to meet the needs of the organization.
    7 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
    8 Please select the response that best describes the timeframe within which you will be mobile for travel and assignments if selected into the program? Answer to this question is required
    • Within six (6) months.
    • Six (6) to twelve (12) months.
    • Twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months.
    • Twenty-four (24) to Thirty Six (36) months.
    • I am not mobile.
    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.
    9 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
      9.1 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
      9.1 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
      9.1 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.
    10 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.
    11 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.
    12 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
    13 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
    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. If you have not completed the LSR process, please select the response that indicates “I have not completed the LSR process” 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.
    14 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
    • None of the above
    15 Please select the rating you received for the competency/responsibility 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
    • None of the above
    16 Please select the rating you received for the competency/responsibility 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
    • None of the above
    17 Please select the rating you received for the competency/responsibility 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
    • None of the above
    18 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
    19 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 above position.
    • My overall rating is “Ready with Development,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or above position.
    • My overall rating is “Not Ready,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or above position.
    • None of the above.
    20 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