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WHAT IS THE 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.
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WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST DO?
As a senior IT Specialist you will be responsible for developing and executing a wide variety of IT projects to support our Business customers. In addition to developing strategies, planning, and execution of project management principles, methods, and tools, this individual will be hands-on in the day-to-day execution of all aspects of the project and program. This includes making key decisions, leading projects and teams, and being customer-service oriented with great interpersonal skills to deliver the projects and program to success.
As an IT Specialist you will:
* Plans, leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates, evaluates, and ensures success of the information technology (IT) program
* Lead the evaluation of agency missions, goals, plans, programs, and business processes to develop an enterprise IT architecture plan for the agency.
* Manages all planning, marketing, budget development and execution, customer support, acquisition, and contractual activities
* Oversees methods, and techniques of IT assessment, planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation such as functional analysis, contingency planning, and disaster recovery.
* Manages the integration of IT subsystems; develops information systems testing strategies, plans, or scenarios; and identifies standards/requirements for infrastructure configuration.
* Manages the development or implementation of IT plans and procedures, and ensures appropriate product-related training and documentation are developed and made available to customers.
* Conduct continuing evaluations of agency business needs to ensure that IT architecture plans are aligned with those needs and that the current and planned IT infrastructure supports the architecture plan.
* Develop plans and strategies to modify the IT infrastructure architecture to support short and long-range agency goals, objectives, and plans.
* Evaluate, select, and advise others on the application of architecture modeling tool sets used to document, maintain, and enhance the architectural planning process.
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2210 Information Technology Management
* Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist)
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A set of questions will be used to obtain additional information about specific experience and expertise within the fields of information technology.
When responding to the questions, please indicate if you have experience on one or more of the following specialties: Network Services, Operating Systems, Data Management, Policy and Planning, Customer Support, System Analysis, Applications Software and Internet.
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 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. 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, and contract negotiation and administration; ability working with cost-benefit analysis methods, achievement strategies, tools of quality assurance and quality control; expert knowledge of the architecture and typology of software, hardware, and networks, including LANS, WANS, and telecommunications systems, and systems life cycle management. Your experience should also include skills in leadership and teambuilding, decision making, reasoning, and problem solving. Examples of qualifying experience would include those assignments which demonstrate planning and coordinating company-wide implementations of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; Serving as the principle advocate within the company for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; and Consulting with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the company in the implementation of process improvement practices.
* 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
* 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.