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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 one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled
This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project.
In addition to the above you must meet the requirements below:
At this level you must have experience developing project plans; providing technical guidance to team members; serving as primary liaison between customers and vendors and IT management throughout the development process; planning and coordinating agency wide implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; serving as the principal advocate within the agency for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; consult with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the agency in the implementation of process improvement practices. You must also have experience working in UNIX environment utilizing a shell script, C programming or PL/SQL to review and analyze requirements to identify, develop and test programming solutions in applications. Using Data Base Administration in relational databases such as Oracle; Working both independently and in a team environment to analyze and identify system issues, develop recommendations and test solutions; and documenting the applications using tools such as flowcharts, structure charts, matrixes, etc.
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.
2 Have you created or developed a process improvement or new technique that improved the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, it was implemented corporate-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented department-wide.
  • Yes, it was implemented team-wide.
  • None of the above
3 What is your experience providing assistance to co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a team or project leader.
  • I have developed training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I have served as a mentor.
  • None of the above
4 How have you ensured that your prior work has reflected accepted business practices? Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored guidelines and policies.
  • I have provided input to guidelines and policies.
  • I have researched for applicable guidelines.
  • None of the above
5 What is your experience with the prescribed development life cycle? Answer to this question is required
  • I have created prescribed life cycle documents.
  • I have ensured that the software development of my projects adhered to the prescribed life cycle methodology.
  • I have ensured that my own software development adhered to the prescribed life cycle methodology.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following describes your experiences maintaining project quality and performance while resolving technical problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed documented system requirements
  • I have performed configuration management
  • I have performed testing and analysis
  • I have monitored project planning and controls
  • None of the above
7 What is your experience giving formal IT related presentations that are tailored to the level of the audience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have given formal IT related presentations to a group outside my business organization.
  • I have given a formal IT related presentation to upper management or executive groups.
  • I have given a formal IT related presentation to customers.
  • None of the above.
8 What is your experience with written technical documentation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared documentation for executive committees (for example, position paper, and business case).
  • I have written a Specification Package, Program Requirements Package, or other documents to support the Application Development Life Cycle.
  • I have written a project management plan.
  • I have consolidated multiple technical documents into a single report.
  • None of the above.
9 Which best describes your experience evaluating and integrating customer requests within a project? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the coordination of large customer requests that span multiple projects and areas.
  • I have led the coordination of small customer requests within my own project.
  • I have participated in the coordination of customer requests.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following have you done when determining the activities required to complete an IT task or request? Answer to this question is required
  • I have determined costing and/or resources necessary to complete an IT task or request.
  • I have created schedules with deliverables and dates to complete an IT task or request.
  • I have interviewed the customer to obtain their business requirements and write a requirements document.
  • I have determined the best design for implementing the requirement.
  • I have broken the high level requirements down to subsets and distributed amongst team members.
  • None of the above
11 What is your experience documenting lessons learned for a project? Answer to this question is required
  • Led a lessons learned meeting
  • Shared the lessons learned with other project teams
  • Contributed in a lessons learned meeting
  • None of the above
12 To reduce the risk of errors, which of the following have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • Requirements traceability verification matrix
  • Review change requests for impact on my projects
  • Defect reporting tool
  • Peer review of work products
  • None of the above
13 My highest level of experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Providing direction and assistance to team members while completing multiple, complex assignments with competing deadlines
  • Providing assistance to team members while completing multiple complex assignments with competing deadlines
  • Completing multiple complex assignments with competing deadlines
  • None of the above
14 What roles have you played in project leadership? Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a project manager or leader for a project or working group.
  • Served in a leadership role in coordinating several project activities or meetings with various team members or stakeholders.
  • Served as a team leader in a small project or working group.
  • Served as a technical advisor or subject matter expert for a project or working group.
  • None of the above
15

What is your experience writing and developing code in C and/or JAVA program languages?

Answer to this question is required
  • Independently written complex code script
  • Written complex code script with assistance
  • Written simple code script
  • 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 Regarding the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies; how did you first hear about this job? Answer to this question is required
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  • Referred by an IRS employee
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2 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