<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 /></strong><br />See Other Information for Locations<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>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. <br /> </strong><br /><br /><strong>WHAT DOES A INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (POLICY & PLANNING) DO?</strong> 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.<br /><br />As a Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning) you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Analyze, investigate, and assimilate IT portfolio performance data to IT leadership, CFO, IRS leadership, Congress and the IRS Oversight Board.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Ensure the IRS IT portfolio responds fully, efficiently, and effectively in meeting the reporting requirements of the Department of the Treasury and OMB.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Identify issues, trends and lessons learned and provide suggestions for improving the IT portfolio of investments.</li> <li>Prepare reports using Microsoft Office products, documenting results of analysis to include recommendations for further action and/or corrective actions.<br /><br /></li> </ul> <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 <br /><br />IRSITJobs<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 1-5 nights per month may be required.<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>Refer to Other Information</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> <li>Current/former Federal employees must have held a Career/Career Cond Appt</li> </ul> <br /><br />-<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: <strong><br /><br /></strong><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: 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<br />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. Expert level 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).<br /><br />- 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-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.<br /><strong><br /></strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Positions are located in Information Technology, User and Network Services. Six (6) positions to be filled at New Carrollton, MD.<br /></strong><strong><br /></strong><br /><br /><strong>Conditions of Employment:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. </li> <li>This is a non-bargaining unit position. </li> <li>We offer opportunities for telework. </li> <li>We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.</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 having to do so.</li> <li>Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.</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>Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m</li> <li>Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements</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> </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>Creative Thinking, Information Management, Oral Communication/Speaking, Project Management, Reasoning, Technical Competence, Technology Awareness.</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.<br /><br /><strong>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 <strong>will not </strong>reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.<br /><br />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 80 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><strong><br /></strong><strong><br /></strong><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.) Please view Cover Letters Tips. 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. <br /><br /><strong>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 . </strong><br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION </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 /><br /><strong>EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: </strong>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. <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.