Internal Revenue Service INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER (SENIOR IT PROJECT MANAGER ) in Fresno, California

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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 DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER DO?Information Technology (IT) Project Managers are the primary individual responsible for achieving IRS IT project objectives. IT Project Managers accomplish these objectives through oversight of all IT Life-Cycle tasks while overcoming constraints such as cost, scope, time and ensuring quality. Their work involves isolating and defining unprecedented conditions, resolving critical problems, and integration of new technologies. Such work ensures that the IRS has the ability to respond to meet mission requirements through the optimal application of IT systems and services.

WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DIVISION: The mission of Information Technology (IT) 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.

35 Positions are located throughout Information Technology Division to be filled in any of the following location:

Fresno CA, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, Covington KY, Chamblee GA, Philadelphia PA, Charlotte NC, Holtsville NY, Kansas City MO, Lanham-Seabrook MD, Detroit MI, Memphis TN, Austin TX, Farmers Branch TX, Ogden UT and/or Kearneysville, WV.

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Responsibilities

As an Information (IT) Project Manager you will:

  • Develop, modify and review the IT sections of project plans. Recommend acceptance or rejection of plans developed by contractors.
  • Work with high-level program and project official(s) within and outside IT, IRS, and Treasury organizations to develop the overall project and to identify mission-related work and/or how it may impact other agencies.
  • Set short or long-range project(s) work plans and schedules either in-service and/or via contracted work.
  • Direct the implementation of project plans to meet objectives and manage project resources.
  • Direct the implementation of Treasury and government-wide IT project initiatives as needed,(i.e. annual updates to Dashboard Metrics; targeted oversight reviews of project status; and Congressional oversight reports).
  • Direct and monitor integration activities performed by IRS and contractor/vendor technical staff. Identify and document integration issues, risks, and gaps. 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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Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel May Be Required 1-5 Nights Per Month

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

Who May Apply
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US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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Qualifications

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

GS-15 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 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 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, you must demonstrate knowledge of and skill in applying expert project management knowledge, and the ability to lead projects including methods, metrics, tools, and techniques of business process reengineering, contracting and/or procurement. Ability to work with cost-benefit analysis methods, achievement strategies, tools of quality assurance and quality control. Proficient knowledge of the architecture and typology of software, hardware, and networks, including LANS, WANS, and telecommunications systems, and systems life cycle management. Your experience must also include Leadership and Team building, Decision-Making, Reasoning, and Problem Solving.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService. One year of experience refers to full-timework; part-time work 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.

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  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • TOD Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • 1-year 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.
  • 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.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.

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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 in the following areas: Attention To Detail, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication/Speaking, Organizational Awareness, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Project Management, Technology Awareness. 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. Referral:* 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 category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

This is a 12 month open continuous announcement that will be used to fill positions IT-Wide throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 35 vacancies may be filled during the life of this register. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed in this announcement . It is anticipated that there will be a significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will have a cut-off date of 03/27/18 for initial applicant consideration. This announcement may be closed early if sufficient applicants apply to fill the anticipated vacancies. Eligible applicants in the highest category who apply by the initial cut-off date will be considered first . If additional vacancies exist, applicants who applied after the initial cut-date who place in the highest category will be considered next. To preview questions please click here.

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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*

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATIONIf 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 FedsHireVets. *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATIONIf 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. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:* 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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.

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How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. **Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at http://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. If you are an applicant with a disability, you may contact the IRS Disability Employment Program Coordinator, at about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.

  • To begin,either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
  • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
  • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the* more information* link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application and the documentation received.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

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Marie Lipira
Phone

631 977-3771

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

A.M.Lipira@irs.gov

Address

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 1040 Waverly Avenue Holtsville, New York United States

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You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493923400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/13/2018 to 03/13/2019

Salary: $121,280 to $164,200 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Work schedule: Full-Time - FULL TIME/PERMANENT

Appointment type: Permanent - CAREER/CAREER CONDITIONAL