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Computer Scientist - Direct Hire 9 Month Register

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Davenport
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Duties

WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at:

Twenty-One (21) vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:

Anywhere within Information Technology.

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Advises on highly complex issues, studies, research and analysis projects. Work pertains to the security research, acquisition, design, development, and maintenance of new or substantially improved information systems. Assignments include:
  • Represents and speaks on behalf of IT and IRS at professional meetings and conferences. Consults with senior level staff in IRS and other IT specialists on IT policies, issues, and problems, etc.
  • Provides professional leadership and direction in the conceptual design, formulation and development of major prototype and developmental systems or in making extensive modifications and upgrades to existing systems, taking into account changing requirements and interfaces, advances in technology, and evolving standards.
  • Conducts research into areas of great importance, significance, and difficulty, such as artificial intelligence including the application of computers to solve problems and to understand the principles of human intelligence.
  • Consults and collaborates with other international experts from industry and other governments to develop IT policies and direction; represents IRS and the U.S. in national and international technical committees and consortia as a speaker and participant; and provides counsel on IT development to technical experts of other national governments.
  • Functions as the recognized program expert and technical/professional expert and is sought after by outside authorities for consultation, advice and guidance in the field of computer science and tax information systems.
    Requirements
    Conditions of Employment
    • 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.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
      Qualifications

      Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework 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 OR time ofc referral.

      QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for this position, you must meet the qualification requirements outlined below:

      BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (ALL GRADES): You must have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Applicants should have sufficient knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer science. Courses designed to provide an introduction to computer science techniques and methodologies, to problems of system design, and to other specialized fields are acceptable. Courses or experience in teaching elementary, business, or shop mathematics are not acceptable.

      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-14 LEVEL: In addition to the basic qualifications, to be eligible for this position at this grade level, 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 demonstrated professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representation and transformations; Specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and Knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences. Qualifying experience would include: working complex assignments in research, acquisition, design, development and maintenance of information systems, and leading projects to design, acquire, and implement major prototype and developmental systems or make extensive modifications and upgrades to existing systems, taking into account changing requirements and interfaces, advances in technology, and revolving standards.

      SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-15 LEVEL: In addition to the basic qualifications, to be eligible for this position at this grade 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. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience that demonstrates professional competence in applying the theoretical foundations of computer science, including computer system architecture and system software organization, the representation and transformation of information structures, and the theoretical models for such representation and transformations; Specialized knowledge of the design characteristics, limitations, and potential applications of systems having the ability to transform information, and of broad areas of applications of computing which have common structures, processes, and techniques; and Knowledge of relevant mathematical and statistical sciences. You must have experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Design, Engineering solution and implementation and system capacity analysis. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to work complex assignments in security research, acquisition, design, development and maintenance of information systems, and providing professional/technical leadership and direction in the conceptual design, formulation and development of major prototype and developmental systems or in making extensive modifications and upgrades to existing systems, taking into account changing requirements and interfaces, advances in technology, and evolving standards.

      EDUCATION: See above IOR requirement that you must have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

      For more information on qualifications please refer to .

      Education

      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 .

      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 for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
      Additional information
      • A 1-year probationary period is required.
      • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
      • This is a Non Bargaining unit position.
      • Tour of Duty: Day Shift - start and stop times are between 6:00 a.m. to 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.
      • Relocation expenses - Are not authorized.
      • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position will be conditional on obtaining and maintaining a High Risk Security Clearance.
      • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
        This is an open continuous announcement which will be used to fill vacancies in the locations listed as they become available for the next 12 months contingent upon funding and space requirements. Applicants must apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the closing date. Eligible applicants in the highest category who apply by the initial cut-off date will be considered first. If additional vacancies exist, applicants who applied after the initial cutoff date who place in the highest category will be considered next. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) 12/27/2024.

      • 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. .
        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.


        Required Documents


        The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
      • Online Application - Questionnaire
      • Education - See Education Section above
      • Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license
      • High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.

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

        How to Apply

        This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.

        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 12/26/2024 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 12/26/2024.
        To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:
        • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
        • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING 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 12/26/2024.

          To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). 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: . 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: .

          Agency contact information

          IRS Brookhaven External

          Email
          Address
          IT

          1111 Constitution Ave NW

          Washington, DC 20224

          US

          Next steps


          Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please 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.
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          The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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