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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 demonstrate knowledge and skill serving as a local area network (LAN) manager with agency-wide LAN systems; Identifying and controlling all LAN hardware and software configuration; Developing technical standards and procedures for LAN development, implementation, and management; Establishing performance management metrics; Evaluating overall LAN performance against relevant standards; and Providing technical advice and consultation to LAN administrators throughout the agency.
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 (C) Please select the following that supports your experience in the workplace. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a sub-team within an IT project/workgroup team
  • Work as an OJI/Instructor/Mentor within an IRS IT workgroup team
  • Make recommendations and provide solutions to a Manager regarding a work process as part of an IRS IT project/workgroup team
  • Coordinate assignments, monitor and ensure completion of tasks on a project/workgroup team
  • Prepare and communicate status and results of an IT project to IT management and business partners.
  • None of the above
4 (K) Which of the following network tools have you used for capacity/application troubleshooting and analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Hewlitt Packard Network Analyzer (HPNA)
  • Network Node Manager Interface (NNMI)
  • Packet capturing tools (Riverbed App Response, Infinistream, Wireshark)
  • Statseeker
  • eHealth
  • Aruba Airwave
  • Netscout nGenius ONE
  • None of the above
5 (K) Do you have an IT Certification or IT experience configuring, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting in any of the following Data Center Technologies? Answer to this question is required
  • Cisco routers and switches
  • BigIP F5 Local Traffic Management(LTM) and Global Traffic Management (GTM)
  • Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortinet Firewalls
  • Infoblox Domain Host Control Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Internet Protocol (IP) Management
  • IRS Network Infrastructure Standards
  • None of the above
6 (K) Do you have any of the following IT certifications? Answer to this question is required
  • Comptia Security +
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Comptia Network+
  • F5 Certified BigIP Administrator (F5-CA)
  • F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • None of the above
7 (K) Which of the following Information Technology Network Service experiences do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Independently performed this task as a regular part of my job
  • Led a team to identify and resolve an incident
  • Led a team through the Problem Management process to identify the root cause
  • None of the above
8 (A) Which of the following Information Technology Network Service experiences do you have? Answer to this question is required
  • Written a technical presentation for employees and management outside my immediate workgroup.
  • Given a technical oral presentation outside my immediate workgroup.
  • Independently identified and documented a customer’s Network Information Technology (IT) needs; developed and implemented a solution/resolution while building working relationships with stakeholders outside my workgroup
  • None of the above
9 (A) Which of the following best describes your experience negotiating with and persuading decision-makers to accept recommendations on Information Technology Network issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Performed this task with direction from a lead or supervisor.
  • Independently performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • Led a team to complete this task
  • None of the above
10 (A) Which of the following best describes your experience working with management/engineering personnel in any of the following: conducting design meetings, requirements gathering, developing implementation plans? Answer to this question is required
  • Participated on a team or worked with a co-worker to complete this task.
  • Performed this task with direction from a lead or supervisor.
  • Independently performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • Considered a subject matter expert in this area
  • None of the above
11 (Q) Which of the following describes your experience evaluating IT needs: Answer to this question is required
  • Determine a solution independently
  • Implement a standalone solution independently
  • Implement a solution to integrate into the current enterprise architecture independently
  • Led others in determining and implementing solutions
  • None of the above
12 (Q) Which of the following describes your experience in the field of network security in support of ensuring the integrity of the network and network connected corporate IT assets? Answer to this question is required
  • Implementing government mandated security policies.
  • Identifying potential security findings and taking corrective actions to eliminate or reduce the associated risks.
  • Developed Published a security policy.
  • Researched the guidelines using Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) to provide input to the development of the Guidelines, Standards and Procedures (GSP).
  • Obtained a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
  • None of the above
13 (Q) Which of the following types of enterprise network protocols do you have experience implementing/designing? Answer to this question is required
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN- dot1q.VTP)
  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • IEEE 802.11 (Wireless)
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • IPv6 RFC 2460
  • None of the above
14 (E) Which of the following tasks have you performed independently in a professional environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Established IT management priorities or project goals/deadlines
  • Coordinated IT projects or activities with others to meet requirements of the customer
  • Monitored and reported progress and project outcomes to Executives (e.g., status of an IT project)
  • Developed IT project plans (e.g., work breakdown structure (WBS), risk management plans, project management plan)
  • None of the above
15 (E) Which of the following tasks describe your program/project time and workload management experience in completing IT network services assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • Use project management techniques to ensure completion of IT initiatives involving multiple stakeholders with competing deadlines, and execute plans according to established timeframes, anticipating delays and changes.
  • Maintain a full IT workload and serve as an IT Subject Matter Expert for others internal and external to your workgroup.
  • Keep peers, manager and customers up to date on status, changes and delays of IT project.
  • Led an IT program or project team through all tasks necessary to meet completion within the established deadline(s).
  • Create a Statement of Work (SOW) to document technical requirements or services to be provided by a contracted vendor.
  • Develop a comprehensive bill of material (BOM) or government equipment list (GEL) to document network services procurement requirements.
  • 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 Are you a current IRS employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    1.1

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

    • Yes
    • No
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
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.
5 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
    5.1 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
The type of awards and number of award points will be credited in accordance with Article 13 Section 5. 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.
6 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
    6.1 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
    6.1 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
    6.1 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.
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 or I do not have a performance appraisal You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal or Other. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are part of your overall rating in this process. If you do not have a current appraisal, contact your immediate manager to determine options available to you that are appropriate to your current situation and position.
  • Other You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal or Other. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are part of your overall rating in this process. If you do not have a current appraisal, contact your immediate manager to determine options available to you that are 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 IRS employees, please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal.

Non-IRS employees, select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.

Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable or I do not have a performance appraisal (0 points)
  • Other
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