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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 level. Your experience must demonstrate thorough knowledge of IRS functions, programs, policies, regulations, procedures, and operations to evaluate programs plans and determine impact of changes on program goals; Experience using knowledge of cross-functional programs and their interrelationship with assigned program to conduct reviews, studies/projects, and coordinate systems and resource utilization of program operations; Skill in recognizing significant budgetary issues and legislative changes in order to revise or recommend changes in basic implementing regulations; Experience using a wide range of analytical and evaluative methods in order to develop new approaches to existing programs such as budgetary policies and procedures, financial operations and/or financial systems operations requirements; Experience using thorough knowledge of the principles of management planning, program and process analysis to develop, design, and implement new or revised policies and procedures; Skill in oral communication to present plans and proposals to individuals and groups, including top-level managers and field employees, as well as, skill in written communication to prepare comprehensive written reports, disseminate policy information, and document findings and conclusions. In addition, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to provide guidance, and serve as a technical program and policy expert to be able to prepare complete decision packages, studies, and recommendations.
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) Indicate your level of experience with training others. Answer to this question is required
  • Delivered a lesson as part of a classroom or virtual training session
  • Served as the formal instructor for a training session in a classroom or virtual setting
  • Served as a train-the-trainer instructor
  • Developed training or course curriculum or materials
  • None of the above
4 (C) Which of the following describes your contribution to the workplace? Answer to this question is required
  • As an analyst, developed procedures that were adopted as Best Practices
  • Led a team or workgroup within my program area or Business Unit
  • Led a special project (e.g., financial system implementation, task forces)
  • As an analyst, led a team or workgroup composed of members from other program areas or Business Units
  • Participated in a project with national impact
  • None of the above
5 (K) Which of the following service-wide sources of information have you used to identify trends impacting work processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Quality review results
  • Congressional Office inquiries
  • Data reports (e.g., accounting, payroll, revenue, labor, status of funds, budgetary resources or customer reports )
  • Information provided by external sources (e.g., other Federal agencies, private business, Senate hearing)
  • None of the above
6 (K) Which of the following describes your highest level of experience resolving issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed a technical/procedural issue, and recommended a solution for the issue that was implemented within the Business Unit
  • Identified and analyzed a technical/procedural issue, and recommended a solution for the issue that was implemented across Business Units
  • Identified and analyzed a technical/procedural issue, and recommended a solution for the issue that was implemented service-wide
  • None of the above
7 (A) Which of the following documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence (memos, letters)
  • Periodic program status updates
  • System requirements (e.g., Unified Work Request [UWR])
  • Technical guidance (e.g., FAQ, Job Aids, training materials)
  • Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) sections, Interim Guidance, Delegation Orders
  • White papers (e.g., briefing papers, proposals, decision documents)
  • Draft communications on behalf of a senior manager or an Executive (e.g., TIGTA, GAO, Most Serious Problems [MSP])
  • None of the above
8 (A) Which of the following groups have you briefed on problems, issues, or policies and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • Senior management from my Business Unit during meetings and/or conference calls
  • External and/or cross functional stakeholders
  • Executives from my Business Unit
  • Executives/senior management from multiple Business Units
  • None of the above
9 (Q) In which of the following roles have you performed quality review? Answer to this question is required
  • Team lead/Senior
  • Manager/Supervisor
  • Policy Reviewer/Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Program Reviewer
  • Project management or task force Lead
  • None of the above
10 (Q) Which of the following program/application review activities have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed program/application processes or procedures to ensure compliance with established guidelines
  • Presented findings and recommended actions to program/application owner/director or operations representative
  • Collaborated with program/application owner/director or operations representatives to develop process improvements
  • Conducted follow-up review of program/application to ensure adherence to recommendations
  • None of the above
11 (E) Which of the following computer applications or programs have you used to complete your work? Answer to this question is required
  • SharePoint to manage projects (e.g., assign tasks, share documents)
  • Integrated Financial System (IFS) to research transactions or review reports
  • Business Warehouse to retrieve data
  • Integrated Procurement Systems to research requisition and procurement activity
  • OMB Circulars, Internal Revenue Manual (IRM), and Treasury guidance regarding budgetary accounting and reporting
  • Microsoft Excel to create or edit pivot tables, formulas, or macros; perform statistical analysis; or import/export data
  • Microsoft Access or similar database management system to manage multiple sources of data.
  • PowerPoint or similar presentation software/application to create presentations with animations and graphics
  • None of the above
12 (E) Which of the following describe your experience in program or project management? Answer to this question is required
  • Set goals and objectives
  • Drafted or administered an action plan, including timelines
  • Assisted in identifying staff and resources to fulfill program or project requirements
  • Tracked program or project progress by monitoring task completions to ensure deliverables are met
  • Drafted a report on outcomes for upper management
  • Identified lessons learned and revised procedures based on findings
  • 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
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.
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
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.
7 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.
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.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
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