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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 grade 12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience utilizing IDRS command codes to perform research in relation to refund fraud, identity theft, and/or adjustments. Experience utilizing Compliance Data Warehouse (CDW), Return Review Program (RRP), Business Objects Enterprise (BOE)or Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS). Experience creating Discoverer and/or Palantir Queries, analyze output data, and provide guidance and direction based on results. Experience with IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate programs plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience with cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews, studies/projects, and coordinate systems and resource utilization of program operations; Experience using a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods in order to develop new approaches to existing programs such as compliance, accounts management and/or taxpayer education and communication functions; Experience with principles of management planning, program and process analysis to develop, design, and implement new or revised policies and procedures; Experience in oral communication to present plans and proposals to individuals and groups, including top-level managers and field employees; Experience in written communication to prepare comprehensive written reports, disseminate policy information, and document findings and conclusions; Experience providing guidance and serving as a technical program and policy expert in order to prepare complete decision packages, studies, and recommendations.

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 (C) Which of the following financial reporting work experiences have you had? Answer to this question is required
  • Initiated, designed and implemented improvements to a work flow or work process
  • Served as a mentor to develop others within my organization
  • Developed job aids, templates or user guides
  • Authored sections of the IRM or other IRS policy guidance
  • Contacted stakeholders to identify and discuss issues and resolution
  • None of the above
4 (C) Which of the following experiences have you had working on team projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Worked on a team project involving multiple operations or outside of your immediate division (e.g., Compliance, Submission Processing, Accounts Management, Procurement)
  • Led a team project involving multiple operations or outside of your immediate division (e.g., Compliance, Submission Processing, Accounts Management, Procurement)
  • Led a team project to develop and implement a procedure or process
  • None of the above
5 (K) Which of the following software applications have you used to develop and present a formal deliverable to senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • None of the above
6 (K) Which of the following research activities have you performed using data from IRS systems (e.g., Integrated Data Retrieval System [IDRS],Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS), Business Objects (BOE), Compliance Data Warehouse (CDW), Return Review Program (RRP), Discoverer and/or Palantir)? Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted a program or operational review
  • Conducted research projects
  • Conducted formal evaluation to improve Servicewide products prior to implementation
  • None of the above
7 (K) Which of the following have you created in Excel? Answer to this question is required
  • Linked workbooks/worksheets
  • Macros
  • Graphs/charts
  • Pivot tables
  • None of the above
8 (A) Which of the following describes your experience verbally communicating with others? Answer to this question is required
  • Presented program overviews, project status updates, and analysis reports to senior management
  • Served as an instructor in a formal classroom setting
  • Delivered a formal presentation to internal or external customers on IRS programs or procedures
  • Gained support from various stakeholders through negotiation or persuasion (e.g., customers, contractors, management)
  • Led and/or facilitated a task team to collect information (e.g., feedback, data)
  • None of the above
9 (A) Which of the following describe your experiences with written communication? Answer to this question is required
  • Composed briefings, memos, or status updates for senior management concerning financial reporting
  • Participated on or led a task force to revise or update IRS publications, letters, or instructions to forms dealing with financial reporting techniques
  • Wrote a financial report as part of a Servicewide initiative with Servicewide impact
  • Independently developed a program review, action plan, or training material on financial reporting
  • None of the above
10 (Q) Which of the following actions have you performed to analyze and resolve problems in a business division? Answer to this question is required
  • Identified problematic trends
  • Determined root cause of the problem
  • Recommended systemic changes (e.g., to update forms, to revise policy, to update systems)
  • None of the above
11 (Q) Which of the following describe your experience researching IRS policy and/or tax law (e.g., IRM, IRS publications, Internal Revenue Codes and Treasury regulations)? Answer to this question is required
  • Researched IRS policy and/or tax law using online tools (e.g., SERP, IRS intranet, Lexis/Nexis, WestLaw)
  • Researched other IRS or Treasury regulations to determine impact of IRM updates or alerts on IRMs
  • Provided IRM explanations to questions posted on SERP
  • Interpreted IRS policy and/or tax law to make a determination
  • Guided others to research IRS policy and/or tax law
  • None of the above
12 (Q) Which of the following analytic methods have you used to make determinations or recommendations for senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • Root cause analysis
  • Statistics (e.g., trend analysis, statistical sampling, variance analysis)
  • Quality review of programs or processes
  • Process analysis
  • None of the above
13 (E) Have you completed multiple projects, including research, program/operation review, or business system planning, with competing and/or changing deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 (E) Which of the following describes how you manage work priorities? Answer to this question is required
  • Prioritized my work independently
  • Set work priorities for other
  • 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
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.
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 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 make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your 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 Based on the information provided, you should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards make up sixty percent of your overall rating in this process. Under Article 12, Section 4, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact your 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 or do not have a performance appraisal.
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