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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. Specialized experience for this position includes: • Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions. • Negotiating or administering contracts for procurement of manuscript and illustrations, printing, binding and allied services, or printing stocks (paper, inks, etc.). • Managing a printing plant that produces printing either for the government or private industry customers. • Performing production control work in a large printing plant. • Serving as a sales representative for a wide variety of printing equipment. • Analyzing the price and cost of preparation and production of printing. • Planning, estimating, and scheduling printing on a full-time basis for a variety of publications; Experience with printing processes and equipment and their capabilities, limitations and applicable uses; Experience working with industry-wide product design standards, publishing standards, electronic and digital publishing systems, including source file management, standard file formats, markup languages, concept and use of a core repository, and electronic composition and delivery to ensure products conform to all legal and regulatory requirements; Experience interpreting federal printing, binding and acquisition regulations and procedures. Experience with the requirements and limitations of the various contracts issued by the Government Printing Office (GPO). Experience with program and product management principles, forecasting, distribution methods, federal budget process, production scheduling and estimating techniques to perform program and product planning activities

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 methods have you used to transfer print or electronic publishing knowledge to coworkers?

Answer to this question is required
  • Served as an instructor to deliver classroom or on-line training
  • Provided on-the-job training to an individual or group
  • Served as a subject matter expert (SME) in technical areas (e.g., Acrobat, Excel, Federal regulations, policies and procedures) and developed best practices
  • None of the above
4 (C) Which of the following people have you developed working relationships with to accomplish project goals? Answer to this question is required
  • Internal and External customers
  • Contractors or vendors
  • Senior Management, outside Government agencies and Publishing industry experts
  • None of the above
5 (K) Which of the following computer software tasks have you completed? Answer to this question is required
  • Led a meeting using Office Communicator, Skype or LiveMeeting
  • Used Adobe LiveCycle to create new and edit existing products
  • Shown proficiency in using publishing software (i.e. Manipulated an image in Adobe Photoshop, Edited a file in Adobe InDesign, Added functionality to a PDF)
  • None of the above
6 (K) Which of the following tasks have you performed in Adobe Acrobat? Answer to this question is required
  • Used pre-flight to test a file
  • Made 508 compliant using custom screen-reader text
  • Added or edited fillable form fields
  • None of the above
7 (A) Which of the following have you written or developed for print or electronic publishing? Answer to this question is required
  • Presentation slides, Report (e.g., status, cost/benefit, technical summary)
  • Desk Guide
  • Technical contract specifications for the procurement of printed products or electronic publishing
  • Publishing Procedure for your division
  • Process improvement or cost saving measure
  • None of the above
8 (A) In relation to print or electronic publishing, in which of the following ways have you communicated verbally with others? Answer to this question is required
  • Asked probing questions to clarify customer requests and translated technical language into plain language to ensure customer understanding
  • Requested information to determine vendor capabilities or costs
  • Delivered technical presentations to internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Conducted a meeting with stakeholders to determine a plan of action for a deliverable
  • None of the above
9 (Q) Which of the following laws or regulatory guidance have you applied or referenced? Answer to this question is required
  • Printing Procurement Regulations (PPR), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Joint Committee on Printing (JCP)—Printing and Binding Regulations, U.S. Code, Title 44
  • Internal Revenue Manual (IRM), Part 1, Chapter 17 (1.17), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) policy on Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • None of the above
10 (Q) To ensure quality publishing work products, I have: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed technical specifications
  • Reviewed others’ work (printing and electronic publishing contracts, printing specifications)
  • Evaluated recommendations to address program, process, or product deficiencies (e.g., cost overruns, Construction, Document flow, Quality)
  • Developed data driven written proposals for solutions to address program, process, or product deficiencies
  • None of the above
11 (E) Which of the following publishing product management activities have you been responsible for completing? Answer to this question is required
  • Identified customer requirements, developed a project timeline and coordinated work activities with other business units, budget requirements.
  • Monitored and communicated project progress and managed delays to schedule, contract changes (e.g., specifications, scheduling, budget)
  • Serve as a team lead.
  • Evaluated proposals and negotiated with GPO and vendors (e.g., pricing, scheduling)
  • None of the above
12 (E) Which of the following best describes your highest level of workload management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • I have completed multiple tasks with changing deadlines
  • I have completed multiple tasks with changing or competing deadlines, in addition to managing emerging issues
  • I have completed multiple tasks with changing or competing deadlines, in addition to serving on a special project (e.g., task force, training)
  • 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
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.
3 Are you eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration.
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    • Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
  • 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.
4 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
    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.
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