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Computer Scientist - Direct Hire

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:



Duties

WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYDIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at:



Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY



The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.


  • 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 disciplines.
  • 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 unusual problems.
  • 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 plans.
  • 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.




    Requirements
    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 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:



      BASIC REQUIREMENT:

      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 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: 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 .



      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
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • 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.









        • Benefits



          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

        • 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 since remarried.
        • 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 grade held).


        • 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 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 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 12/27/2023 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 12/27/2023.

          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 12/27/2023.

            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



            Email





            Address


            Information Technology

            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.



            Fair & Transparent

            The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.











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