INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, (Policy & Planning),

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 04, 2021
Closes
May 09, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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.

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Responsibilities

WHAT IS THE IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION?
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.


WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (POLICY AND PLANNING) DO? As an Information Technology (IT) Specialist working in policy and planning you will be involved in a variety of IT management activities. Your assignments may include strategic planning, performance management, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, business process design, implementation and governance, policy and standards development, resource management and surveillance and quality assurance. You may also be called upon to lead major IT projects, broad in scope, and having significant impact across the IT organization.

As an INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (POLICY AND PLANNING) you will:
  • Lead or support the development of multi-year IT strategic plans
  • Conduct Business Performance Reviews.
  • Evaluate policy needs and develop policies to govern IT activities.
  • Develop, manage and execute IT budgets.
  • Participate in the IT capital planning process and assist in managing IT investment portfolios.
  • Develop and monitor IT spending and performance measures; and interpret metrics for the evaluation of IT program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Identify and address IT workforce planning and management issues such as recruitment, retention and training.
  • Conduct reviews and assessments of IT programs and projects.
  • 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.



WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to Other Information
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Current/former Federal employees must have held a Career/Career Cond Appt
  • IRS Term employees with conversion eligibility under RRA 98


Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

Qualifications

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

GS-13 LEVEL: 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: 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. In addition to the above: Examples of qualifying experience include: Leading major agency-wide IT policy development efforts; directing work assigned to a project team, reviewing and refining final products prior to submission to management; coordinating policy dissemination, managing policy maintenance; and developing mechanisms to measure policy effectiveness and compliance.

- 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).

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Four (4) Positions are located in IT User & Network Services and will be filled in Washington, DC
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:00pm A 1-year probationary period is required.

- A 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period is required.

- Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).

- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency

- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.

- 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 based on the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Customer Service, Learning, Oral Communication, Planning and Evaluating, Project Management, Technical Competence, Technology Awareness, Writing.Your application will 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 https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm .

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.

Referral : 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 the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a rating of 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
No

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

CURRENT AND
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment
Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The position occupied block on the SF-50 should show a 1 and your tenure block should show a 1 or 2.) Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS
Submit a copy of your most recent, completed annual performance appraisal or equivalent evaluation from a supervisor, which includes a narrative describing your overall performance for a period of time (generally 12 months). If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
Submit documentation to support any performance related awards received within the past 3 years (i.e., a copy of award SF-50 or documentation that includes company/institution name, date, monetary amount (if any) and reason for award.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN(CTAP)or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP/ICTAP 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.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION
If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION
If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of your proof of eligibility.

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