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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
To be eligible for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Government. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate an expert knowledge, accomplishment, and the ability to lead major project assignments that required a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative, sufficient to accomplish complex projects or studies broad in scope and magnitude. You must also demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of, through experience and application, of a range of laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the segment(s) of the Service's program affected by the assigned project or study; knowledge of management principles and processes to perform project management duties to effectively coordinate and integrate project objectives and recommendations with key line and/or staff functions of the Service; and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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 Which of the following best describes the types of customers for which you have interacted in the development and delivery of an organizational wide project/program? Answer to this question is required
  • Executives or Division Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Headquarters Analysts and/or Directors
  • Other IRS Operating or Functional Division Headquarters Analysts
  • External customers and/or Stakeholders (e.g., Congressional offices, practitioner groups, other federal or state agencies, outside of your organization)
  • None of the above
4 Which of the following describes your experience providing assistance to your co-workers? Answer to this question is required
  • I delivered advocacy-focused training materials or job aids.
  • I have been an on the job training (OJT) coach.
  • I served as a subject matter expert for a project work group in completion of their task(s).
  • I served as a mentor.
  • I served as a project manager.
  • I served in a supervisory or manager role.
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I worked at the headquarters, corporate level or have supported large programs and projects, providing expertise in formulating advocacy-focused policies and/or providing technical guidance relative to the design, implementation, and adoption of an initiative.
  • I have operational experience in applying technical guidance relative to the design, implementation, and adoption of initiatives provided by others.
  • I have served as an instructor and/or trained others on the design, implementation, and adoption of products or services.
  • None of the above
6 What is your level of experience writing technical material? Answer to this question is required
  • I authored or co-authored a Report to Congress.
  • I wrote a request proposing modifications to an Internal Revenue Manual or Service Level Agreement.
  • I prepared materials used by and Executive to advocate for process improvement.
  • I wrote advocacy-focused policy guidance on program operations.
  • I prepared an Executive Briefing outlining the results of a cross-functional project.
  • I wrote an Interim Guidance Memorandum providing employees with guidance on how to advocate on behalf of taxpayers.
  • None of the above
7 Which best describes your highest level of experience working requests from internal or external customers? Answer to this question is required
  • I led the coordination of responses to advocacy-related customer requests that span multiple projects and areas at the National level.
  • I led the coordination of responses to customer requests within my own projectthe Taxpayer Advocate program.
  • I led the coordination of responses to customer requests within my own project.
  • I participated in the coordination of responses to customer requests.
  • None of the above
8 Which best describes your highest level of experience leading a team? Answer to this question is required
  • Providing leadership 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
9 Which of the following best describes your level of experience as a Project/Program Manager? Answer to this question is required
  • I served in the role of a project/program manager leading a team of specialists and/or field experts from concept formulation through design and deployment.
  • I served on a project/program as an expert or specialist to represent a specific area of expertise and/or specific function within the organization.
  • I served as a leader of a group which was involved in accomplishing special projects, studies, or assignments.
  • None of above
10 Which of the following describes your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I developed short term and long term goals necessary to accomplish a task or objective.
  • I developed and applied outcome measures for a program or project, analyzed the results and made recommendations for areas of improvement.
  • I created schedules and corresponding deliverables and dates to complete a task or request.
  • I interviewed stakeholders to obtain business and/or technical requirements and written a requirements document.
  • I led the team with breaking the high level requirements down into subsets and assigned the resources necessary to complete the task.
  • None of the above
11 Please select the description that best describes your highest level of experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on enterprise-level issues that were broad in scope.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations limited to a specific project area or program.
  • I have experience conducting research and performing analyses on problem statements.
  • None of the above
12 Please select your highest level of experience communicating with internal and external audiences of stakeholders, customers and user groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted communications, briefings, and analysis documents on TAS technical issues that I have presented to audiences.
  • I have authored responses or presented findings to executives and senior leaders.
  • I have authored reports and/or proposals on complex technical requirements for TAS management.
  • I have delivered public speeches and/or oral presentations.
  • I have conducted training seminars for internal or external audiences.
  • None of the above
13 Please select your highest level of project/program leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience at the Taxpayer Advocate headquarters or corporate level which included supporting large programs, formulating policies, providing written technical guidance, and/or developing implementation procedures that were followed by others.
  • I have experience managing or overseeing special projects or initiatives. This included overseeing, guiding, and coordinating project planning, development and implementation.
  • I have experience developing recommendations or alternate proposals and presenting them to multiple levels of management, and/or other officials outside of the Service.
  • I have experience working broad issues that often cross business divisions and that are organizational in nature.
  • 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
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.
4 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
    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
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.
5 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent annual performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not have a recent annual 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 or do not have a 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