WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?
At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.
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.
WHAT IS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)? The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators. Yearly, the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide the United States taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (SYSTEMS ANALYSIS) DO? An Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Systems Analysis) is involved in local projects, or substantial national level projects, that involve assessing new systems design methodologies to improve software quality, or reviewing the impact of new systems design policies on the systems design process. In this position, you will deal with long-range plans, new cutting-edge technologies or issues, and may develop new policies or make significant changes to existing policies. Your knowledge and expertise will be called upon daily to resolve exceptionally complex and broad IRS problems or projects and critical issues.
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.
Positions filled under this vacancy(ies) will support the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Applicants will be referred for consideration in the order they apply.
Two vacancies will be filled in Lanham, MD.
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
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Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
Moving expenses will not be authorized
TOD: Sunday-Thursday 12:00 am – 8:30 pm or Monday-Friday, 4:00 pm – 12:30 am
DUTIES: As an Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis), you will:
Translate IRS business rules and processes into requirements;
Evaluate the feasibility of proposed new systems development projects;
Consult with customers to refine functional requirements;
Translate functional requirements into design specifications;
Determine best approaches for implementation within the technical environment;
Work with applications developers to isolate and solve design problems encountered during testing and implementation stages
As required by volume of work or emergencies, incumbent may be requested to be “On Call”.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS : You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for the grade 12 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Your specialized experience should demonstrate knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as in the case of development of modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided. Experience must have been in an IT field or work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the IT application. This experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to work with clients and customers to assess and/or address their needs, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, identify and resolve problems, determine relevant information, demonstrate using sound judgment, and make decisions and/or recommendations relevant to this level of expertise.
Examples of qualifying experience include: Planning and coordinating an agency-wide implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; serving as the principle advocate within the agency/organization for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; and consulting with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the agency in the implementation of process improvement practices.
In addition, your experience should include work that consisted of planning and coordinating agency-wide implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; serving as the principal advocate within the agency for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; consulting with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the agency in the implementation of improvement practices.
In addition to the above, you must have specialized experience in Production Deployment Processes including Release, Change, Risk and Project Management, and Coordinating technical reviews. Utilizing Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest. Experience in deployments from test to production and with Disaster Recovery. Need experience developing build plans, coordinating resources, documentation and issue resolution with Enterprise Systems Management and supporting high priority System Restoration Teams.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans’ preference procedures do not apply. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: http://opm.gov/directhire/factsheet.asp . Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience. Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be referred to the selecting manager based on the date of your application. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS 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 80 or better, to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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BENEFITS: We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous – helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and your family needs. We also offer challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. For additional information view and learn more about our benefits package at: https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
OTHER INFORMATION: REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Danielle Hogan at Danielle.M.Hogan@irs.gov . Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
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.
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.
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.
Travel locally and/or overnight may be required