Washington, D.C
May 04, 2021
May 09, 2021
Full Time


The mission of 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.

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WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (POLICY AND PLANNING) DO? As an IRS Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning) you will serve as an expert in IT planning and policy concepts, principles and methods. In this position, you will be involved in the selection, management or evaluation of aspects of the IT investment portfolio to include but not be limited to; the analyses, investigation, and assimilation of IT portfolio performance data for distribution to IT leadership, Chief Financial Officer, IRS Leadership, Congress and the IRS Oversight Board. The mission of 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.

As an Information Technology Policy and Planning Specialist you will:
  • Analyze, investigate, and assimilate IT portfolio performance data to IT leadership, CFO, IRS leadership, Congress and the IRS Oversight Board.
  • Manage and facilitate efficient and effective storage of current and historical data using options such as SharePoint, or Portfolio Management tools, and the skills to analyze and perform trend analyses on this data with the capacity to draw conclusions and work with customers on the results.
  • Ensure the IRS IT portfolio responds fully, efficiently, and effectively in meeting the reporting requirements of the Department of the Treasury and OMB.
  • Analyze major programs and projects and their related cost, schedule, risk and performance information so that concise and accurate reporting can be conveyed to oversight entities.
  • Analyze and obtain an in-depth understanding of Treasury and OMB requirements for IT programs, projects and tools that are used by the Department and OMB to transmit key IT information, compare planned and actual performance using a series of prescribed metrics to determine if an investment's performance is adequate. Identify issues, trends and lessons learned and provide suggestions for improving the IT portfolio of investments.
  • Prepare reports using Microsoft Office products, documenting results of analysis to include recommendations for further action and/or corrective actions.
  • Provide Setup and coordination for conference room audiovisual and videoconferencing System. Provide deskside, telecommunications, collaboration tools, and networking support. Basic installation and operational support. Offer ongoing operator training for videoconferencing systems. Troubleshoot small and large videoconferencing systems. Work directly with engineers and executive staff to resolve issues. Conduct original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software updates and performance testing. Available for on demand and scheduled sessions. Equipment and inventory management. Receive ongoing extensive training and knowledge on new technology

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Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National



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

GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem solving. Specialized experience for this position includes demonstrated 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.

In addition to the above you must meet the requirements below:
At this level, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability and skills in the development and interpretation of policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning, management and performance evaluation of IT capital investments as well as the analysis of the IT portfolio of investments to develop new standards, methods, and techniques, in managing the portfolio of investments. Mastery of, and skill in applying project management practices including the review and analysis of project planned cost and schedule, project variance, scope planned and delivered, analysis of performance metrics and business benefits of the investment. Your experience should include oversight of large capital investment(s).

- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Four (4) Positions are located in IT User & Network Services, 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20224-0002 (DC0022)

A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at:

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
  • May be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Technical Competence, Planning and Evaluation, Decision Making, Information Management, Customer Service, and Organizational Awareness.

Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at

Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of category HIGHLY QUALIFIED or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.

IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.

Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.

IRS employees:
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.

If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

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