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Grade: 05

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.
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.

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
4 What is your SEID Number? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
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.
5 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
    5.1 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
    5.1 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
    5.1 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.
6 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.
    6.1 Please indicate why you do not have a current performance appraisal. Maximum length of 250 characters.
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/No Performance Appraisal
8 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.
9 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
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.
10 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
11 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
12 Please select the response 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
13 Please select the response(s) that 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.
14 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.
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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 above position.
  • My overall rating is “Ready with Development,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or above position.
  • My overall rating is “Not Ready,” and my Next Step is a Frontline Manager or above position.
  • None of the above.
21 What fields in Examination do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Special Enforcement Program
  • Abusive Transactions and Technical Issues
  • Employment Tax
  • Excise Tax
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Planning and Special Programs
  • Technical Services
  • Grand Jury
  • None of the above
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES

A Bachelor's or higher degree in accounting from an accredited college or university that included at least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and an additional 6 semester hours in related subjects such as business law, economics, statistical/quantitative methods, computerized accounting or financial systems, financial management or finance. OR

A combination of experience and education at an accredited college or university equivalent to a four year degree that included courses equivalent to a major in accounting, i.e. at least 30 semester hours in accounting or 24 semester hours in accounting and 6 semester hours in related subjects as described above. OR

A Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia. OR

Are currently serving as an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.

22 Which is true about your qualifications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university that included the required number of accounting credit as mentioned above or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • I have a Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory or the District of Columbia.
  • I am an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and have been in this position for at least one year or I was previously an Internal Revenue Agent GS-0512 and held the position for at least one year.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.
  • None of the above.
In addition to the above qualifications, you must possess the following professional accounting knowledges: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Auditing.
This knowledge is typically acquired by completion of an accounting degree from a four-year college or university. If not from an academic environment, the knowledge can also be obtained from certain work experience.
23 Does your accounting background demonstrate that you have knowledge of Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Auditing and Advanced Accounting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, because I am currently an Internal Revenue Agent 0512 occupational series.
  • Yes, because I previously served in an Internal Revenue Agent 0512 occupational series.
  • Yes, because my education and/or experience has provided me with the above knowledge.
  • No, my background does not demonstrate that I have the above knowledges.

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.

24 From the following please choose your experience(s) providing tax law guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • I served as an on-the-job instructor
  • I served as a classroom instructor
  • I served as a continuing professional education instructor
  • I served as a subject matter expert
  • I presented a technical topic at a group meeting
  • I served informally as a group resource person
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements
25 Which of the following tools have you used to conduct tax law research? Answer to this question is required
  • I have requested the assistance of a specialist
  • WestLaw
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • Court Cases
  • Public Records
  • Revenue rulings and procedures
  • Internal Revenue Code and Regulations
  • None of the above
26 Which of the following describes your experience in Compliance? Answer to this question is required
  • I served on a national IRS team related to a compliance program or process.
  • I served on a local IRS team related to a compliance program or process.
  • I taught and/or trained internal or external groups regarding a compliance program or process.
  • I identified and developed indicators of fraud.
  • I served as a coordinator for a compliance program.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
27 In which one of the following areas do you have the most extensive experience? Answer to this question is required
  • National Research Program
  • Partnership Research Strategy
  • Non-Filers
  • Whistleblower
  • Abusive Transactions and Technical Issues
  • Foreign Transactions
  • None of the above
28 Which of the following represents how you have managed an excess of inventory? Answer to this question is required
  • I worked the inventory myself by prioritizing.
  • I sought assistance to manage my inventory.
  • I prioritized, reassigned, and/or surveyed the inventory.
  • I collaborated with Planning and Special Programs (PSP) to determine or adjust work volume and inventory needs.
  • I created or served as a member of a team to address inventory.
  • I have never managed excess inventory.
29 Which of the following best represents your experience with the Examination Work Plan? Answer to this question is required
  • I understand the goals of the Examination Work Plan.
  • I have been directly involved with the development of the Examination Work Plan.
  • I recognize the impact of legislation on the Examination Work Plan.
  • I have little understanding of the Examination Work Plan.
30 Which of the following quality management and assurance tools have you used? Answer to this question is required
  • Examination Quality Review System (EQRS)
  • National Quality Review System (NQRS)
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Outlook Calendar
  • Examination Return Control System (ERCS) Reports
  • None of the above
31 Which of the following best represents your experience applying quality management and assurance techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • I understand how to apply quality processes to my work.
  • I have used quality management processes to review work.
  • I participated on a quality improvement team.
  • I led a team in quality improvement efforts.
  • I prepared an evaluation using the Examination Quality Review System (EQRS).
  • I reviewed reports from the National Quality Review System (NQRS).
  • I have used NQRS reports to improve quality.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
32 Which of the following best describes your experience in a managerial role? Answer to this question is required
  • I acted as the lead for a specific project.
  • I acted in a lead or supervisory position for my work group on an as needed basis.
  • I completed a formal detail assignment in a supervisory position.
  • I served as a permanent group manager.
  • I served as an on-the-job instructor.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
33 Which of the following describes your experience leading others? Answer to this question is required
  • I resolved complaints from employees and third parties.
  • I evaluated work performance.
  • I conducted presentations in a group setting.
  • I provided guidance on work processes.
  • I identified developmental and training needs for employees.
  • I set and adjusted short-term priorities.
  • I prepared schedules for completion of work.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
34 Exceptional Accomplishment: Please select a significant accomplishment whereby you clearly demonstrated Leadership potential. Answer to this question is required
  • I was instrumental or played a central role in communicating a new work direction beyond my workgroup.
  • I led a national team and/or project from beginning to end which resulted in recognition beyond a performance award (e.g., a commissioner award, deputy commissioner awards, Business Unit Commissioners, Directors awards etc.).
  • I overcame performance barriers using conflict management skills to provide targeted development and performance feedback to employees.
  • I demonstrated the ability to champion innovative ideas and/or creative solutions, which were later recognized as a best practice within the organization.
  • I led a business improvement project or team that successfully reengineered a process, improved a product, or provided new services by leveraging resources.
  • I resolved a highly sensitive case that involved collaboration with internal and external stakeholders that avoided negative publicity.
  • I identified and removed barriers that had a major impact affecting an industry practice.
  • I developed and implemented an initiative by leveraging resources to maintain level of service or implement change.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
35 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