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Summary

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This job is open to
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
• Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Open to IRS Career/Career-Conditional, Treasury/IRS CTAP, & IRS RPP employees

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Duties

WHAT IS THE RAAS- RESEARCH, APPLIED ANALYTICS AND STATISTICS DIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions

Vacancies Will Be Filled In The Following Specialty Areas:

Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics, Data Management Division

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.
• Incumbent provides... management and executives advice, demonstrations and samples of state-of-the-art advances in the field of visual communications to solve problems that can't be solved with current processes. Demonstrates how Multimedia and other published products can be used to optimize quality or enhance communications to multiple market segments and affected stakeholders.
• Incumbent meets with the Commissioner and/or other executives, and/or other professionals to present design concepts and techniques for use in high-level conferences, briefings, hearings, and/or IRS publications.
• Incumbent develops new concepts, incorporates current social trends or style standards and regularly evaluates new technology for incorporation in agency or Division programs. Incumbent attends industry conferences, shows and seminars to stay abreast of the latest and emerging industry trends and technology.
• Incumbent provides technical consultation and guidance to customers to ascertain general nature of desired product, problems anticipated and deadlines. Employee performs in-depth analyses to interpret the needs of the customer and consider all aspects of production. Employee works within these parameters to formulate ideas and plan, design, and produce visual materials that meet all requirements.
• Employee produces all types of visual communications products using traditional graphic artist tools and/or computer graphics and/or layout and spreadsheet software desktop systems to convey intended information.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Standard Position Descriptions (spd):

PD92793

Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.
• Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. 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.

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

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- commercial art, fine arts, art history, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, photography, visual communication, or other fields related to the position. Some positions may also require subject-matter knowledge of medicine, science, or technical equipment. Advanced training in a vocational school, technical institute, or art institute above the high school level in one of the fields listed above is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis.

OR

Experience: Experience in the actual type of work for which application is made. Unpaid experience is creditable, provided the work done was of a quality level and demonstrated the ability required for the position. This includes planning the preparation and use of photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other artwork, charts, diagrams, dioramas, maps, slides, overlays, and other kinds of visual material for use in communicating information through visual means.

In Addition To Meeting The Basic Requirement Above, To Qualify For This Position You Must Also Meet The Qualification Requirements Listed Below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience leading or mentoring peers, junior designers and/or design assistants of various design processes that directly relate to graphic design and print/electronic publishing processes proficiently using graphical software applications (in both Macintosh and Windows environments) such as: Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator); Experience applying design standards elements, including logotype, way-finding system, fonts, and color integrated into the designs of electronic and print products; Experience with design management programs, development and implementation of visual design standards, organizational/corporate identity systems, and coordinating those systems to improve performance processes; Experience with using standard graphic design industry tools (such as color swatch books, photo libraries, image scanners and photocopiers) to develop products; Experience overseeing all aspects of work given to outside design firms, including analyzes level of project complexity, budget and resource planning, scheduling, and art directing projects design direction, quality, to ensure work is completed according to contract specifications; Experience in overseeing and leading the design and development of organizational design standards, such as developing specific graphical elements, writing procedures, policies, and identifying appropriate typography, color pallet, and overall tone that reflects the organizations values and mission; Experience writing clear, concise and technically accurate information, timely and with the appropriate tone/style for the specific audience and subject matter of the business correspondence (such as writing narrative to explain and defend design proposals/formal presentations, business reports, operation reviews, vendor correspondence, statements of work, developing design briefs and responding to business correspondence inquires.); Experience defining project design, technical and production specifications, developing original concepts, taking into account demographics, target audience needs, quality, equality, security, and ethics by extracting information from a design brief to provide original design solutions, design configurations and product development. Examples of qualifying work experience include: Leading or mentoring peers, junior designers, strategic design processes, including planning, coordinating, leading creative brainstorming meetings and preparing and presenting formal design presentations to executives. Designing, developing and executing a wide collection of design products/projects simultaneously in English and other languages, such as meetings/events/conference materials, social media elements, tradeshow exhibits, forms, brochures, posters, websites, branding elements, single and multiple page print and digital publications, promotional displays, and packaging, signage systems for a diversified nationwide audience.

AND

MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: You must meet applicable TIG requirements to be considered eligible. To meet TIG for positions above the GS-05 grade level, you must have served at least one year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the normal line of progression for the position you are applying to. Advancement to positions up to GS-05 is permitted if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade held within the preceding 52 weeks.

AND

TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

Education

A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If the position has specific education requirements and you currently hold, or have previously held, a position in the same job series with the IRS, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. Applicants are encouraged, but are not required, to submit an SF-50 documenting experience in a specific series.

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.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here (Section 3, Explanation of Terms) or here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information
• We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
• The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
• This is a bargaining unit position.
• Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
• In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
• Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.

Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.
• Benefits

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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. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the Critical Job Elements (CJE) of the position to be filled, in accordance with Article 13 of the IRS/NTEU National Agreement. Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions/assessment. Your experience, education, training, prior performance, and awards, relevant to the position being filled, will be considered throughout the hiring process. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/.

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 Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
• Resume - Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages. If including Federal service experience, you MUST provide the pay plan, series, and grade, i.e., GS-0301-09. If the pay plan, series, and grade are not provided, it may result in an ineligible determination.

Your resume must NOT include photographs, classified or government sensitive information, social security number (SSN), encrypted/digitally signed documents, or other inappropriate material or content. If your resume contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined ineligible, and you will not receive consideration for this position. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.

It is also recommended that your resume not include personal information such as age, gender, religion, race, disability, etc.
• Online Application - Questionnaire responses
• Education - See Education Section above
• Performance Appraisal/Awards (if applicable) - You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating and copies of any incentive/performance awards you received. 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.
• Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current registration/license
• IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)(if applicable) - 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.
• Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)(if applicable) - You MUST submit the required documentation as outlined at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP). If you are an IRS CTAP eligible, you can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. If you are a Treasury CTAP eligible can apply for jobs within the commuting area.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

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 07/17/2024 and/or cut-off dates in 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 07/17/2024.

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12470207
• To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
• You will be re-directed to USASTAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
• To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/17/2024.

To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

Agency contact information

(ERC) Employee Resource Center

Phone 866-743-5748 Website https://irsgov.sharepoint.com/sites/EmployeeResources/SitePages/ERC-Help-Desk.aspx

Address RAAS - Data Management

1111 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC 20224

US

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Next steps

Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; to review reasonable accommodation policies and procedures please visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/. We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. 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. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
• Criminal history inquiries
• Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
• Financial suitability
• New employee probationary period
• Privacy Act
• Reasonable accommodation policy
• Selective Service
• Signature and false statements
• Social security number request

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Overview
• Accepting applications
• Open & closing dates

07/03/2024 to 07/17/2024
• Salary

$103,409 - $167,336 per year
• Pay scale & grade

GS 13
• Remote job

No
• Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
• Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
• Relocation expenses reimbursed

No
• Appointment type

Permanent
• Work schedule

Full-time
• Service

Competitive
• Promotion potential

13
• Job family (Series)

1084 Visual Information
• Supervisory status

No
• Security clearance

Not Required
• Drug test

No
• Position sensitivity and risk

Moderate Risk (MR)
• Trust determination process

Credentialing
• Announcement number

24-12470207M-RAB-1084-13
• Control number

798371900

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/798371900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered
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