<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />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.<strong><br /><br /></strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>WHAT IS THE RESEARCH, APPLIED AND STATISTICSDIVISION (RAAS)?</strong>Research, Applied Analytics, and Statistics (RAAS)anticipates and meets customers' needs by providing leading research, analytical, statistical, and technology services. RAAS provides an intellectually challenging and supportive environment for our employees. We are the leading source for data analytics, analytical and statistical support, research tools and information, and breakthrough technologies within the IRS. RAAS recommendations, studies and data are effectively used to assist in the administration of the U.S. tax system and to improve IRS performance. Our projects encompass a variety of subjects, including statistical analyses, program evaluations, research on topics affecting tax administration, compliance studies and the administration of enterprise research resources. RAAS serves as a consultant to the IRS Commissioner and the Senior Executive Team and is a strategic partner for decisions affecting Servicewide operations. <strong><br /></strong><br /><br /><strong>WHAT DOES AN IT SPECIALIST (DATA MANAGEMENT) DO? </strong>As an Information Technology Specialist (RAAS), you will maintain and operate the tax processing systems of the RAAS Statistics of Income Division. These systems provide the foundation for data and analysis used to support tax administration, tax policy research, and revenue estimation by customers throughout the Federal government. In this position, you will provide Information Technology support for Tier 2 and Wintel min-server systems in support of internal business processes.<br /><br />As an IT Specialist (Data Management) you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Develop national policy and provides expert advice regarding the research, design, development, installation, implementation, testing, debugging, day-to-day operation and maintenance of unique, extremely complex or long-range computer program applications, utilities, and process routines to be run in a high performance relational database environment. These systems use a combination of micro-/mini-/mainframe CPU's, high-performance peripherals, and high-performance software, and high-speed telecommunications including dedicated lines, Intranet, Internet, and bulletin board sub-systems</li> <li>Serve as the Team Leader/Project Manager for integrating new database, server and networking technologies within the existing SOI IT infrastructure.</li> <li>Responsible for ensuring modified databases and systems meet all established IRS standards and are compliant with guidelines as set forth by the IRM, IRC, Treasury and OMB.</li> <li>Develop Statements of Work (SOW) to contract with outside vendors for consulting and support services when in-house technical resources are not sufficient. Monitor contractors and the deliverables and acts as a liaison between SOI personnel and the vendors</li> <li>Adjust workloads among Computer Specialists on the team to insure timely completion of all projects assigned. When directed, acts for the Chief in his/her absence.</li> <li>Travel away from the work site to attend meetings, training, review field operation sites and visit vendor/contractor facilities</li> <li>Proactively monitor and evaluate database performance and functionality, conducts periodic inspections of application programming code developed by SOI Program Branch Computer Specialists.</li> <li>Provide feedback to users on improving program code and algorithms to enhance application functionality and system performance operating in a production statistical environment.</li> <li>Conceive and independently develop technical designs; identify systems requirements; validates data sources, interface needs and requirements with other subsystems; develop implementation and post-implementation support procedures; user instructions.</li> <li>Coordinate the evaluation and selection of data management tools required by the developers and users of Statistics of Income studies</li> <li>Provide advice and consultation to a wide range of subject matter specialists including professional statisticians and economists in the preparation of complex specifications, requirements, and procedural materials for projects to be implemented on SOI systems</li> <li>Provide expert consultation to the System Administrator on the installation requirements of database software to insure the highest level of system performance.</li> <li>Have sufficient administrative knowledge of the systems (Unix or NT-based) upon which the software is being loaded, to act as a back-up system administrator when necessary</li> <li>Develop extensive plans for the team to follow in conducting Systems and Quality Acceptability Testing (SAT) to validate computer programs and systems designed for on-line database and/or mainframe computer operations.</li> <li>Occasionally, provide direct, on-site coverage to support SAT of programs and database system<br /><br /><strong>WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS?</strong> If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 01 to 05 Nights Per Month<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> </ul> <br /><br />-<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:<br /><br /><strong>BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (All Grade Levels)</strong> In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:<br /><strong>GS-13 LEVEL:</strong> 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: This experience must include developing logical data models to be translated into workable physical database schema and structures in the database development process; Selecting modeling methodologies and tools (e.g., CASE data modeling products); Generating models that are capable of accommodating new and unanticipated business requirements and processes; and verifying model integrity and existing models. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Design, develop and maintain an automated tape library, Storage Area Network (SAN), or the Network Attached Storage (NAS) system that meet current and future business requirements; Perform a wide range of database administration functions, such as running test queries, troubleshooting database problems, maintaining version control of database entities, advising customers on new database features, and leading studies to evaluate the effectiveness of current database methods and procedures.<strong><br /></strong><br />- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.<br />- 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.<strong><br /></strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>2 positions to be filled in The Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics Division (RAAS) Statistics of Income (SOI) in one of the following locations: </strong>Washington, DC (DC0198); Ogden, UT (UT0036); Kearneysville, WV (WV0191). unit position.<br /> <ul> <li>- Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.</li> <li>- A 1-year probationary period is required.</li> <li>-Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).</li> <li>-Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency</li> <li>- 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</li> <li>- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.</li> <li>- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.</li> <li>- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns</li> <li>Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements</li> <li>Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><strong><br />Rating</strong><strong>:</strong> Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Information Systems Security Certification, Requirement Analysis, Written Communication, Projet Management, Configuration Management, Teamwork, Database Management Systems.</strong> Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. 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. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category for this position, except at the GS-09 and above.<br /><strong><br />Referral</strong><strong>:</strong> 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 score of category B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents</strong>. 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).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> 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 <strong><br /><br />VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: </strong>If you are claiming veterans' preference, 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. For more information on veterans' preference view<strong> FedsHireVets .<br /><br /></strong><strong><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: </strong></strong>If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.<br /><strong><br />EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION</strong><strong>:</strong> For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. 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. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.