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Grade: 01

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
To be minimally qualified for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience would include one year of substantive supervisory or program management experience at the GS-13 or GS-14 level or equivalent level manager or comparable management or leadership experiences outside of Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
Experience applying management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, sufficient to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space, and to accomplish program objectives through combined technical and administrative oversight;
Experience planning, directing, and evaluating work of subordinate managers, employees, and/or others;
Experience applying appropriate operations, policies, applicable laws, regulations, rules, practices, procedures, and techniques sufficient to provide oversight and direction in the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs directly related and/or specific to the position being filled;
Experience applying budget and fiscal methods used in establishing and maintaining an organization.
Experience working on major programs segments, organizational structures and/or functional responsibilities specific to the position being filled.
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 resources have you used to research and provide guidance to managers or others? Answer to this question is required
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • OPM Directives and Publications
  • Internal Revenue Manuals (IRM)
  • US Code Title 5
  • National Agreement
  • OPM Qualifications Standards
  • CareerConnector Resource Center
  • Pay Setting Guidance
  • OPM Position Classification Standards
  • Job Analysis and/or Crediting Plans
  • Guide for Processing Personnel Actions (GPPA)
  • None of the above
3 From the following responses, please select the statement that most accurately reflects your experience with Human Resources laws and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Applied agency, department, bureau, or component policy at or equivalent to the headquarters level related to Human Resources Automated Systems.
  • Applied agency, department, bureau, or component policy at or equivalent to the headquarters level related to Human Resources Policies & Regulations.
  • Researched and applied Human Resource federal regulations or executive orders in resolving non-routine Human Resources issues.
  • Applied Federal Personnel laws and regulations as appropriate to projects or a program area .
  • Applied Federal Personnel laws and regulations as appropriate to automate Human Resources program area(s) or processes.
  • Implemented policy and provided products and services for a wide variety of employee categories that involved statutory and regulatory authorities.
  • Applied merit system principles to attract, develop, manage, and retain a high quality and diverse workforce.
  • None of the above.
4 Which best describes your experience providing Human Resources Management (HRM) services? Answer to this question is required
  • Consulted and provided guidance on implementation of Human Resources systems to support strategic goals and objectives to produce results that improved Human Resources processes.
  • Provided training, guidance and/or information using a wide range of methods, principles, and practices in Human Resources technology and automation such as staffing, recruitment, benefits, position classification, position management, employee relations, payroll, policy and/or human resource development.
  • Provided guidance and information using a wide range of methods, principles, and practices in Human Resources such as staffing, recruitment, benefits, position classification, position management, employee relations, payroll, policy and/or human resource development.
  • Participated in the hiring process as a Selecting Official, and/or ranking/interview panel member
  • None of the above.
5

From the following responses, please select the statement(s) that accurately reflects your experience:

Answer to this question is required
  • Made decisions that resulted in policy and/or established processes for new or existing Human Resources systems.
  • Led or provided direct support to leadership in negotiating the implementation of new Human Resources products or services/initiatives.
  • Led or facilitated the development and automation of a Human Resources initiative used to deliver products or services.
  • Developed human resources policy, directives and guidelines.
  • Provided guidance and interpretation related to human resources policy.
  • Participated in preparing human resources policy, regulations, or guidelines.
  • Managed a human resources function for a region or division.
  • None of the above.
6 Select one response that best represents your experience with strategic planning. Answer to this question is required
  • Oversaw the implementation of a strategic business plan for a national organization or agency.
  • Designed and implemented a strategic plan across a division which required me to communicate and integrate goals cross-functionally.
  • Advised or communicated a broad-scale strategic plan to high level executives and stakeholders.
  • Assisted in creating a strategic business plan and/or communicated strategic goals to employees and staff.
  • Am familiar with how to conduct and implement a strategic business plan through training/education or indirect involvement but have not been directly responsible for one
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
7 Please select all of the functions you have performed regarding strategic planning Answer to this question is required
  • Integrated the interests of key internal and external stakeholders, including Congress, Administration and the public, when developing strategic business plans
  • Integrated divisional goals across organizational stakeholders
  • Advised division executives on principles, standards, practices, and methodologies of strategic business planning
  • Communicated strategic plan to management to increase ownership, buy-in and championing of the plan
  • Familiarized employees with contents of a strategic plan to promote an understanding of the link between human resources initiatives and business goals
  • Drafted sections of a strategic plan
  • Participated in meetings or discussions soliciting input for the development of a strategic plan
  • None of the above
8 From the following responses, please select all the activities that you have experience performing: Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a subject matter expert on a team or panel, providing technical input on employee relations programs with organization-wide impact.
  • Served as a technical advisor, providing case knowledge during third-party hearings (e.g., Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals, arbitration hearings, etc.).
  • Provided advice and guidance to all levels of management regarding employee relations issues.
  • Served as a coach or mentor to Front Line Managers on employee relations issues.
  • Conducted complex research of federal, state and local laws, judicial decisions, and organizational rules, regulations and policies to resolve issues concerning employee relations processes
  • Partnered with union members and management to address employee/labor relations matters (i.e. negotiations, grievances, conduct, etc.)
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted and applied analysis to resolve issues affecting more than one organization and requiring an understanding of the Service's business goals and strategies.
  • Conducted analysis in response to issues affecting your group and requiring an understanding of the Service’s strategies and mission.
  • Interacted and networked with managers in Headquarters, campus and/or field to identify/resolve issues and gain insight into the operations of various organizations.
  • Served as a program leader/project manager with responsibility for conducting research that crosses organizational lines within the IRS.
  • Served as a program leader/project manager within my organization
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following describe a significant accomplishment(s) 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
  • Led a cross-functional project with other Business Units to improve Human Resources policies, processes or systems (e.g. quality improvement or process improvement teams, task forces, tiger teams, Lean Six Sigma, future state teams, etc.)
  • Provided oversight for Human Resources (HR) policy reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of current policies and improve practices for one or more HR functions.
  • Served as a lead classroom instructor with responsibility to develop lesson plans and training materials, coordinate instructor assignments, conduct course / instructor evaluations, and set up training room(s).
  • 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 reengineered a process, improved a product, or provided new services.
  • 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
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 (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
    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. You have indicated that you do not have a recent performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process.
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
Non-IRS Treasury CTAP employees: In the following question select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.
8 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
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 or I do not have a performance appraisal
In this program you will be required to be available for training and 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 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
13 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
14 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
15 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.
16 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.
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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.
23 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
24 Please indicate in which of the following technical areas you performed successfully, as indicated by an official performance review (e.g. end of year, close-out rating, etc.) Answer to this question is required
  • Staffing and Placement
  • Employee Benefits
  • Performance Management
  • Position Management and Classification
  • Training and Leadership Development
  • Employee/Labor Relations
  • Human Resource Automated Systems
  • Payroll and Personnel Systems
  • Human Resources Policy
  • Personnel Security
  • None of the above