Computer Scientist - Direct Hire
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Posted on: November 16, 2023
WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYDIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at:
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
The following are the duties of this position at the full working
- Using broad Information Technology (IT) architectural
principles, recognizes the need for and develops complex IS design
and operations guidance documents and policies, including
Service-wide information systems standards. Initiates and directs
or conducts information systems studies which require broad
expertise across several engineering/information systems
- Leads projects to design, acquire, and implement major
prototype and developmental systems or to make extensive
modifications and upgrades to existing systems, taking into account
changing requirements and interfaces, advances in technology, and
evolving standards. Initiates and develops models, operational
studies, and tests of comparability among a wide variety of
information systems and IT components. Analyzes diverse information
systems requirements to develop detailed functional requirements
and contract specifications for systems, which solve complex or
- Coordinates with IT Architects, other systems developers, and
functional areas within IRS to ensure information systems are
properly integrated into the target architecture and transition
- 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 IS development to technical
experts of other national governments.
- Provides advice and counsel to executive level managers on
major IT technical issues. Considered a technical expert in his/her
field of expertise and is often sought after by internal
authorities for consultations, advice and guidance in the field of
electronic communications and computer systems architecture.
Conditions of Employment
- If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed
to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19.
Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official
assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal
operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to
perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not
guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework
eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate
in the IRS Telework Program. 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
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
To be minimally qualified for Computer Scientist positions, you
must meet the basic requirement: 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
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the basic qualifications,
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 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. To
be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate
the ability to carry out advanced research involving artificial
intelligence, emerging technologies or scientific phenomena to
solve complex information technology problems within an
organization; design, develop, program, debug, document, maintain,
and reengineer software programs; identify and devise tests of
viable technologies and demonstrating the use of new technologies
as a solution to a problem.
For more information on qualifications please refer to .
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.
- 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
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- 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
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
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
- Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification
of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or
other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of
your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your
spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or
DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on
active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if
you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have
- Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If
Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50
(Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action
form which shows your current grade and competitive service status.
(The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your
"tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a
higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or
equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week
time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date
more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest
- 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
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, you will 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
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 12/27/2023 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
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- 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 12/27/2023.
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
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
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
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. Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
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