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Sr. Director – IRS Technical Strategies in Lanham, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


The Senior Director for IRS Technical Strategies supports the day-to-day operations of the MAXIMUS Federal Financial Services Operating Unit to ensure the growth of the accounts and ensuring a high level of customer and employee satisfaction. The incumbent provides strategic leadership identifying training needs, maximizing client engagement and working with the leadership team to develop plans to meet future needs. Additionally the incumbent is expected to develop and maintain strong relationships with outside partners, such as vendors and consultants, as well as internal partners, including department supervisors and co-executives.  This position directly supports the Financial Services Vice President to help drive profitability within the operating unit

Selected candidate must be willing and able to work in multiple locations including home, MAXIMUS Federal office in Falls Church, VA, and IRS facility in New Carrollton, MD. Anticipate two days at Falls Church, two days at the IRS facility, and one day at home. This may vary depending on business needs.

  • Provide strategic leadership to Financial Services projects staying ahead of trends in technologies at the IRS and other Agencies to ensure we have a well-trained capable workforce to support our customers or to best position us to be competitive in pursuing new work
  • Support the Business Development (BD) group through serving as a capture lead or coordinating capture efforts, and writing and participating in color team reviews for multiple proposal efforts
  • Identify and/or support/coordinate efforts to create white papers to present our technical approach in response to multiple IRS issues and customers
  • Serve as the liaison and participate in meetings between BD, company leadership and the IRS clients (Executives) to promote MAXIMUS Federal as the integration provider for current and future work
  • Serve as the Executive Lead on projects at the IRS, providing oversight of the project teams support, and interacting with IRS Executive’s as the Corporate representative on the account
  • Serve as the technical point of contact for all IRS Executives to ensure good customer relations including participation in filing season readiness, and regularly scheduled meetings with key Executives
  • Attend meetings with Senior level Executives within the company to share observations and provide input to the development of strategies for pursuing new work and growing the account
  • Support proposals as an author, reviewer and/or coordinating with the Financial Services PMs to borrow SMEs as authors or reviewers to support proposal efforts (including RFIs and RFPs)
  • Participate in team meetings, as a member of the OU leadership team, providing insight on customer trends and issues

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • At least fifteen (15) years of related experience required
  • At least ten (10) years of specialized experience working with IRS customers at the executive level, or combination of IRS and Federal customer experience
  • Knowledge/skill with IRS Business requirements, IRS Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) processes or similar Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes
  • Demonstrated experience preparing, tailoring and presenting briefings to various levels of management and executives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
  • Prior experience supporting Business Development efforts including proposal writing, participating in color team reviews, and serving as capture lead preferred
  • At least six (6) years of experience with IRS tax processing and legacy systems in an IT environment preferred
  • At least three (3) years of experience with IRS tax modernization project experience, such as eServices, CADE, CADE2, IPM, RRP, etc. preferred

Additional Requirements, as per contract/client:

  • Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant

EEO Statement Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you.

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.