COMPUTER ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 12, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

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Responsibilities

WHAT DOES A COMPUTER ENGINEER DO? As a Computer Engineer you will perform complex assignments in the conception, research, design, development, integration and maintenance of new integrated computer hardware/software information systems. In this position you will also plan, develop, and implement highly advanced information systems standards and policies.

As a Computer Engineer you will:
  • Develop highly complex IS design and operations guidance, documents and policies including the development of Service-wide information systems standards.
  • Conduct pioneering engineering or information systems studies which solve major, unexplored issues.
  • Lead projects to design, acquire, and implement major prototype and developmental systems or to make modifications and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Initiate and develop engineering models, operational studies and tests of interoperability among a wide variety of IS components.
  • Perform initial analysis of diverse information systems requirements to develop detailed functional requirements and contract specifications.
  • Coordinate with IS Architects and functional areas to ensure information systems are properly integrated into the target architecture and transition plans.


WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights Per Month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Refer to Other Information.
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Current/former Federal employees must have held a Career/Career Cond Appt.


Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

Qualifications

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Four (4) year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher professional engineering degree. The curriculum must: 1) be in a school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or 2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) Statics, dynamics, b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships), c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR
A combination of education and experience. The education must include courses equivalent to a major in engineering, as shown above. To be qualifying your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate: Thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
This must be demonstrated by meeting one (1) of the following:
1. Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
2. Written Test showing evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration.
3. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in the basic requirements.
4. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided that you have had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GRADE 14-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: extensive knowledge and technical understanding of the fundamental principles of professional engineering and scientific disciplines research, design, development integrated computer hardware/software information systems; Thorough knowledge of systems design principles and development methodologies; Thorough knowledge of information systems practices in areas such as applications development, systems integration, telecommunications, database management, security, and software engineering. At this level your experience should include formulating and applying new IS design principles based on broad architectural guidance; Participating in resolving mission critical agency-wide issues; Developing Service-wide information systems and providing recommendations.

- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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.

Education

Additional information

7 (Seven) Positions are located within Information Technology, Enterprise Services, to be filled at any of the following locations:
  • 5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278)
  • 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX (TX0284)
  • 4175 Freidrich Lane, Austin, TX (TX2099)
  • 7751 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC (NC1151)
  • 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005)
  • 985 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI (MI0800)
  • 10715 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC (NC2598)
  • 250 Murall Drive, Kearneysville, WV (WV0191)
  • 2484 S Washington Blvd., Suite 200, Ogden, UT (UT1431)
  • 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 95553

A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx

The anticipated start date is: "To BE DETERMINED."

Conditions of Employment:

-We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- Relocation expenses - no
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
- Complete a http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the https://www.sss.gov/ or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents/list-documents/form-i-9-acceptable-documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.
- 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)).
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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.

Rating
: Your application will be evaluated based on the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Creative Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication/Speaking, Project Management, Reasoning, Technology Awareness, Writing. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm .

Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.

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 the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a score of Highly Qualified or better to be rated as well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. 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).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

CURRENT AND
FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment
Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The position occupied block on the SF-50 should show a 1 and your tenure block should show a 1 or 2.) Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS
Submit a copy of your most recent, completed annual performance appraisal or equivalent evaluation from a supervisor, which includes a narrative describing your overall performance for a period of time (generally 12 months). If it is not dated within the last 12 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
Submit documentation to support any performance related awards received within the past 3 years (i.e., a copy of award SF-50 or documentation that includes company/institution name, date, monetary amount (if any) and reason for award.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN(CTAP)or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.

IRS REASSIGNMENT PREFERENCE PROGRAM (RPP)
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.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time; instead you may substitute an SF-50 showing you held the job series. 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 Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION
If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION
If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of your proof of eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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