Technical Advisor, Tax Processing Systems

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time

About the Agency

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The IRS is seeking candidates with strong senior level technical advisor skills to join its top senior team and continue our commitment to serve America's taxpayers. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated integrity, sound judgment, and the highest ethical standards of public service to help facilitate our organization's change, communicate our mission, core values and strategic goals, engage stakeholders, and motivate employees to achieve high performance.

WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DIVISION? The mission of the IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services and support.

WHAT DOES A TECHNICAL ADVISOR, TAX PROCESSING SYSTEMS DO? The Technical Advisor, Tax Processing Systems serves as technical advisor to the IT Technical Director, Strategic Planning and Technology Director (SP&TD) for Enterprise Services (ES) within the IT Division of the IRS. The Technical Advisor, Tax Processing Systems provides top level, technical analysis, guidance, and expertise on technologies and methodologies for delivering and maintaining integrated tax processing systems.

Position is located in Washington, DC or New Carrollton, MD.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • No

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  • You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    You must have at least one year of specialized experience at or above the GS-15 level in the Federal government or equivalent level experience with the state or local government, private sector, or non-government organization. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating work. You must demonstrate in your application, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility, and a solid record of successful professional performance.

    Mastery knowledge of state-of-the art information technology theories, principles, concepts, standards, latest trends in tools and technology are required to be able to deliver and maintain integrated information application systems and to provide in-depth technical analyses and risk assessments of existing applications. Technical experience should include significant use of Java, web services, relational databases and other industry leading tools, technologies, and methodologies in development of large scale applications and databases.

    A narrative statement specifically addressing the Technical Competencies is mandatory. This supplemental statement should be no more than 1 1/2 page per technical competency.

    1)Knowledge of state-of-the-art information technology techniques and systems; an ability to apply such knowledge to the Service’s software requirements; and awareness of emerging software. Technical experience should include significant use of Java, web services, and relational databases in development of large scale applications and databases.

    2)Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and application of tax law and tax administration. Familiarity with relevant legal issues, legal precedents and rulings, and legislative and regulatory processes to ensure the consistent treatment of taxpayers.

    3)High degree of communication, negotiation, and networking skills to solve problems or organizational conflicts, and ability to effectively communicate and present decisions and recommendations convincingly to all levels of internal and external officials. Demonstrated ability to provide service and support to both internal and external customers to ensure the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction.

    4)Demonstrated ability to interpret and translate broad policy guidance into specific plans and programs as they relate to information systems development.

    5)Ability to conduct research, plan, coordinate, and present studies on complex technical topics and issues.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Not applicable.

    Completed resume, responses to the online questions and submission of narrative statements specifically addressing the Technical Competencies. These narratives are mandatory for consideration in the process.

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