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WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (POLICY AND PLANNING) DO? As 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.

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.

25 Selections will be made throughout the IT Organization, and will be filled in any of the following POD's: 5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278); 250 Murall Drive, Kearneysville, WV (WV0191); 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005); 985 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI (MI0800); 3651 S IH-35, Austin, TX (TX2038); 4175 Freidrich Lane, Austin, TX (TX2099); 2484 S Washington Blvd., Suite 200, Ogden, UT (UT1431); 4050 Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302); 2385 Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee, GA (GA0010); 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022); 5045 E. Butler, Fresno, CA (CA4664); 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809); 1040 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY (NY0376); 333 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO (MO1937); 401 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA (GA0087); 4800 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA (GA1016); 200 West Fourth Street, Covington, KY (KY0085);10715 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC (NC2598).

This is a roster announcement that will be used to fill positions throughout the next 6 months.We are projecting approximately 25 vacancies may be filled during the life of this roster. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed below as they become available in that location during the life of this roster.

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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 assessment of IT programs and projects. 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
Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights per month may be required

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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. 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-timework; 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).

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  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Alternatve work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Tour of Duty Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.

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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 on the CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13. Your application will also 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

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: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 notreimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of **80or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. 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 * *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATIONIf you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP 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.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDSSubmit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. IRS employees:* if a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. EDUCATION DOCUMENTATIONIf 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.

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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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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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* We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us Deborah.L.Smith2@irs.govif you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.*

  • 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 “Finish” 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, 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 and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk*.*

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Next steps

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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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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 For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/06/2018 to 03/19/2018

Salary: $87,252 to $129,906 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent