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Grade: 11

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower level within the payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression in the Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
  • Experience with management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
  • Experience applying regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
  • Experience applying basic budget management principles and practices (i.e. ability to maintain and manage financial resources); and
  • Experience applying communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.

Next you will respond to a series of questions that are designed to capture your technical experience and other accomplishments.  Experience gained in a position prior to your reaching the full working level should not be considered when responding to these questions.

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 as described above.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience as described above.
2 Which of the following best describes your experience in a managerial role? Answer to this question is required
  • Acted as the lead for a specific project that was implemented.
  • Led or supervised my work group to meet our program goals.
  • Completed a formal detail assignment in a supervisory position.
  • Completed a managerial development program (i.e. FLRP or equivalent).
  • Served as an on-the-job instructor.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following describes your experience leading others? Answer to this question is required
  • Resolved complaints from employees and third parties by providing technical advice/referring to appropriate department, etc.
  • Evaluated employee work performance in a shared evaluation in a one-on-one setting.
  • Conducted presentations in a group setting such as “Rules of Conduct”, UNAX, Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Conducted tours for internal stakeholders on the work processes within Submission Processing.
  • Identified developmental and training needs for employees by observing workflow.
  • Prepare and adjust schedules for completion of time-sensitive workload.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Understands Quality Management principles and which Quality Management tools to use.
  • Applied Quality Management principles by reviewing data reports or analysis using a Quality Management system.
  • Led the design and implementation of innovative Quality Management effort(s) and is sought as a technical expert.
  • Participated as part of a team developing a quality management process (I.E Process Improvement Team - PIT).
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience improving workload processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Implemented changes at the Department level to procedures designed to improve services.
  • Identified, made recommendations and implemented process improvements.
  • Periodically reviewed process improvements to ensure recent changes to work procedures were implemented.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following describes your experience assigning work? Answer to this question is required
  • Assigned work to various staff based on skill set(s) in any environment.
  • Reacted and adapted to staffing shortages by reassigning workload or reallocating resources.
  • Assigned work to direct reports relevant to skill level.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following describes your Organizational Awareness? Answer to this question is required
  • Recognizes the importance of communicating in a way that addresses the needs of different stakeholders within the organization.
  • Understands analytical concepts to make business decisions to meet the organizational goals.
  • Familiar with procedures and/or functional statements of the Internal Revenue Service.
  • None of the above.
8

Which of the following best describes your experience managing a team?

Answer to this question is required
  • Managed a large population of employees at various working levels and/or work schedules.
  • Managed employees who operate mail processing machines and equipment with high volumes of inventory.
  • Served as an instructor for new hire orientation.
  • Understand the components and business measures of Submission Processing such as Receipt and Control, Document Perfection, Data Conversion and Input Correction. (I.E. Allocation of staffing and resources).
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following describe a significant accomplishment whereby you clearly demonstrated leadership potential in the areas of Personal Leadership, Leading Others, Leading Improvement and/or Business Results? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and implemented an initiative that resulted in enhancing workflow processes.
  • Negotiated with or persuaded others to make a change that resulted in a new direction or business approach that improved employee or customer satisfaction.
  • Served in a leadership role managing multiple teams or organizations that were successful in their delivery of new products, services, or initiatives, and/or their resolution of specific problems.
  • Worked in a consultant capacity or led a business improvement project or team that specially set out to reengineer a process, improve a product, or provide new services.
  • Successfully develop, implement, or manage an organization-wide accountability program by which employees or managers were measured. This may include an organization-wide program that measured performance, return on investment, productivity, quality, timeliness, etc.

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 Who is your manager of record? 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
5 Are you an employee in non-work status? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
If you are currently in non-work status and have not completed the LSR Assessment your manager will only be able to complete the LSR Assessment fillable PDF form. Please make sure your manager has your most current contact information.

The following steps must be taken:

1. Your manager will be contacted by the Employment Office (EO) to complete the LSR Assessment fillable PDF form on you. Once the LSR Assessment is completed (with 2nd level management concurrence) your manager will contact you to share your LSR Assessment ratings.

2. Your manager will forward the LSR Assessment ratings form to the EO for upload to the announcement in CareerConnector.

Note: When you return to work status, go to the LSR website to complete your demographics and self-assessment on-line. Your manager and your second level manager will also need to go on-line to complete the managerial assessment/2nd level concurrence. Your manager can use the completed PDF LSR assessment to fill out the on-line assessment. Once completed you will have an "out of cycle" LSR assessment for your use in applying for future vacancies.

You will need to complete the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Step by step instructions, the on-line self assessment and managerial assessment, are available at http://hco.web.irs.gov/apps/CAC/LSR2/mgr_check.asp The results from this assessment are used in ranking applicants on the leadership competencies. You will need the results from this assessment to complete your CareerConnector on-line application.
6 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.
7 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
    7.1 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
    7.1 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
    7.1 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.
8 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.
    8.1 Please indicate why you do not have a current performance appraisal. Maximum length of 250 characters.
9 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/No Performance Appraisal
10 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
11 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 I do not have a performance appraisal
In this position you may be required to be available for training and/or position assignments in other geographic areas to assist with your development and in order to meet the needs of the organization.
12 Do you understand you may be required to be available for travel and assignments, for extended periods of time, in other geographic areas? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Please select the response which most accurately describes your current position level? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Management Official
  • Frontline Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Executive Readiness (XR) Program
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program
  • None of the Above
14 Using your prior response, please state how long you have been in your current position? Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
15 Please select the response(s) which most accurately reflects any managerial level for which you have served on a Permanent or Temporary (Promotion) basis? Answer to this question is required
  • Front Line Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Executive Readiness (XR) Program
  • Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program
  • I have not served in a Managerial position on a Permanent or Temporary (Promotion) basis
16 Using your prior response, please state how long you served in the position(s) on a temporary or permanent basis? Maximum length of 50 characters. Answer to this question is required
17 Please select the response(s) the best describes your experience and/or participation in a managerial level readiness program(s)? Answer to this question is required
  • Successful completion of Front-Line, or equivalent leadership level, Readiness Program.
  • Successful completion of Senior Manager, or equivalent leadership level, Readiness Program.
  • Successful completion of Executive, or equivalent leadership level, Readiness Program.
  • Successful completion of Other Readiness Program.
  • None of the above.
18 Using your prior response, please provide a brief description of the Readiness Program(s) and the date of completion. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
Next you will respond to a series of questions to obtain your ratings of potential from the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Your responses will be verified prior to being referred for consideration in the selection process.
You should be advised that you must complete the LSR process before being able to respond to the next several questions. The results of this process are used in ranking leadership competencies. If you have not completed the LSR process, or are awaiting a managerial assessment or review to be completed, please select the appropriate response indicating "I have not completed the LSR process" or "I am waiting the managerial assessment or review," and return to update your responses once you have completed the process. NOTE: Your application must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement to be considered in the hiring process.
19 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Personal Leadership? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
20 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Leading Others? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
21 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Leading Improvement? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
22 Please select the competency rating you received for the competency entitled Business Results? Answer to this question is required
  • Employee
  • Progressing Towards Frontline Manager
  • Frontline Manager
  • Progressing Towards Department Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Progressing Towards Senior Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Progressing Towards Executive
  • Executive
  • I have not completed the LSR process
  • I am awaiting a managerial assessment or review.
  • None of the above
23 Using your “Level” ratings from the LSR Assessment, please select the Behaviors where you achieved a Frontline Manager or above management level rating. Answer to this question is required
  • Self Development
  • Communications
  • Political Savvy
  • Relationship Management
  • Group Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Managing Performance and Development
  • Change Management
  • Innovation and Risk Management
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Leveraging Resources
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • None of the Above
24 Your final determination of readiness rating provides an overall assessment of potential to perform at the next level of management. Please select the response that best describes your overall readiness rating. Answer to this question is required
  • My overall rating is “Ready Now,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or a Frontline Manager or Department Manager position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready with Development,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or Department Manager position.
  • My overall rating is “Not Ready,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or Department Manager position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready Now,” and my Next Step is a Senior Manager or above position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready with Development,” and my Next Step is a Senior Manager or above position.
  • My overall rating is “Not Ready,” and my Next Step is a Senior Manager or above position.
  • None of the above.
25 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
26 In order to receive consideration for this position, you must complete your application by clicking "FINISH" at the end of the application review step, and then allowing yourself to be transferred back to USAJOBS. Do you understand that you must complete these steps to successfully complete your application, or you will not receive consideration? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No