Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis)

Department of the Treasury – New Carrollton, MD
$119,285 – $161,900 a year – Full-time, Part-time
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WHAT DOES AN IT SPECIALIST (ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE) DO? As an IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture) you will operate as project leader whose authority and scope of responsibility crosses organizational and geographic lines. In this role, you will lead major national level projects such as the application and adaptation of new and improved approaches to strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource and knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management, auditing, and information security management; and the diagnosis and resolution of the most complex policy and planning problems and issues.

WHAT IS AN 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.

(4) Positions are located in the Enterprise Services, IT Division and may be filled in any of the following POD’s: Lanhma, MD; Ogden, UT; Farmers Branch, TX; Memphis, TN; Raleigh, NC; Charolette, NC.

Responsibilities As a IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture) you will:
Lead in the development of an optimization strategy for the current legacy IT environment.
Influence key program direction through collaboration with internal stakeholders and industry experts on enterprise level IT solutions.
Develop artifacts that apply enterprise analysis, design, and planning through the use of information processes and technology.
Apply the necessary technical and subject matter expertise in setting principles, policy and program goals.
Develop new theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods throughout the systems life cycle.
Advise other experts throughout Treasury and the IRS, and in other agencies, on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices, that are developed by the employee or result from the employee’s leadership.
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 days/nights per month

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 15

Who May Apply This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management

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

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 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.

In addition to the above you must meet the requirements below:

– At this level your knowledge and experience must be sufficient to lead major agency-wide IT policy development efforts.

– 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.

– 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.
– We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
– A 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.
– File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
– Undergo an income tax verification.
– 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.

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 competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Systems Life Cycle, Requirements Analysis, Decision Making, Project Management and Technology Awareness .

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 https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/

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 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.

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Required Documents Help Required Documents 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 DOCUMENTATION 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 FedsHireVets . Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION 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. 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.

Benefits Help Benefits 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.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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