IT Specialist (Network)
Department Of The Treasury - Selection, IA

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In this position, the incumbent may lead Information Technology (IT) Specialists, Auditors and Program Analysts; be responsible for assisting Audit Managers and audit teams in planning and executing IT audits of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs; and, when appropriate, plan and execute IT-related audits.

This position is organizationally located in the Office of Information Technology.

TIGTA's mission is to provide audit and investigative services that promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of Federal tax laws. We detect and deter waste, fraud and abuse in IRS programs and operations and protect IRS against external attempts to corrupt or threaten its employees. We provide independent oversight to the Treasury Department on matters involving IRS activities, the IRS Oversight Board, and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

Key Information:
We offer opportunities for telework.

We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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As an IT Specialist (Network) you will:
Lead major national level projects such as the application and adaptation of new and improved approaches to the design, development, and implementation of testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation, integration, maintenance, and/or management of network systems;

Ensure the design, implementation, and operation of adequate telecommunications capabilities that provide measured availability and sustainability for TIGTA;

Manage a large and complex TIGTA-wide network including: conducting cost benefit analysis and total cost of ownership and capacity studies, establishing routing schematics, establishing security practices, developing contingency and recovery plans, maintaining directory services, managing domain name services, providing intranet, internet, and extranet gateways, and coordinating other actions that support mission requirements;

Provide technical leadership, guidance, and direction;

Ensure availability and accessibility of network resources;

Manage the design of TIGTA-wide network architectures including: evaluating and defining infrastructure requirements, selecting hardware and software components, assembling installation teams, coordinating network implementation planning, and overseeing testing and implementation;

Perform other duties as assigned.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. AND
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: strong network skills utilizing Cisco hardware and software; experience analyzing and monitoring quality of service traffic; and experience as a project leader whose scope and authority crossed organizational and geographic lines.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

A Master or Bachelors degree in Information Technology or certification in Cisco systems is preferred but not required.

Your application includes your:

Responses to the online questions, and

Required supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Leadership, Technical, and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. 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 be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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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. Our benefits package includes:

Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:

We may select from this announcement, 12-TIGTA-145P, or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This is a non-bargaining designated position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with 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

Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

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.

For information regarding TIGTA's Reasonable Accommodation and Equal Employment Opportunity Policies, please click on the following link:

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