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General Engineer

Job Details

Hiring Organization US Internal Revenue Services
Post Name General Engineer
Qualification Completion of a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher professional engineering degree
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 10000 To USD 13000 Per Month
Location New York City, New York, United States 10035

Summary

Positions on this announcement are being filled using a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) and Recruitment Incentive is authorized for eligible, highly-qualified applicants. For information on the Recruitment Incentive please reference the Additional Information section.

Duties

WHAT IS THE DIVISION? LBI – Large Business and International

Large Business and International, Director Eastern Compliance, DFO Engineering. The incumbent serves as a General Engineer in the Large Business and International Division (LB&I), providing support in the identification, development, and appropriate resolution of technical engineering and valuation issues.
 
In this capacity, the incumbent is knowledgeable in the full range of knowledge of engineering and valuation principles and industry practices applied in tax issues and tax compliance programs relative to conducting Federal tax examinations.

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.
  • Individually, or as a team member, plans and conducts issue examinations using extensive and specialized knowledge of engineering and valuation methods, practices, and investigative audit techniques to examine and resolve various tax issues of individuals and business organizations that may include extensive subsidiaries with operations of national and/or international scope.
  • Serves as the technical engineering expertise and provides analysis and development of issues that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program.
  • Conducts field investigations of real and personal property and of documentary and accounting records of a range of individuals and small to large business organizations of varying structural complexity.
  • Reviews and investigates engineering features of generally substantial and complex issues on assigned tax cases using general engineering principles.
  • Works in partnership with the Senior Engineer and Examiners in developing significant tax compliance issues, by collaborating with appropriate practice areas, examiners, Counsel, Appeals, and other specialists to leverage and expand complex issue expertise and ensure consistent application and interpretation of tax law.

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 the 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))
  • Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to “Get Your Tax Record” at http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.

Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

To qualify for the GS-13 General Engineer position you must meet the following minimum requirements: Completion of a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher professional engineering degree
The curriculum must:
  • Be in a school of engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
    or
  • 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:
  1. Statics, dynamics,
  2. strength of materials (stress-strain relationships),
  3. fluid mechanics, hydraulics,
  4. thermodynamics;
  5. electrical fields and circuits;
  6. nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and 
  7. any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. 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 of the following:

  • 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.
  • Written Test showing evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration.
  • Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements.
  • 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 bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided that you have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

    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-13 Level: 

You must have at least one 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 applying fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception;

Experience adapting and applying methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating scientific data in the solution of engineering problems. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM’s Qualifications Standards.

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 that meet these criteria, please refer to the Department of Education Accreditation page.

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 programs. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here 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.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to the maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for the selected duty locations. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Day Shift
  • Alternative work schedules, staggered work hours, or telework may be available.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they become available. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the cutoff dates to be considered.
 
It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will have cut-offs for applicant consideration. Eligible applicants who apply by 11:59 pm ET 30 days from the opening will be considered first.
 
All other applicants will be considered in order as needed, to fill the remaining vacancies. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply – documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes. This announcement may be closed early if sufficient applicants apply to fill the anticipated vacancies.

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. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits.

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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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans’ preference procedures do not apply. Your application will be considered based on education, training, and the quality of your experience. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

Your application must include 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.

Referral: 

Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates 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 practices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

If you are a displaced Federal employee (eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be found “well qualified” for the position. Well qualified is defined as the experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, demonstrated by meeting all the competencies for this position.

Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary, or intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

  • Resume – Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or to present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, including the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. If including Federal service experience, provide pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Your resume must NOT include photographs, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, or social security number. If your resume does not contain the required information specified or contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not receive consideration for this position. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.
  • Online Application – Questionnaire
  • Education – See Education Section above
  • Registration/License (If Applicable) – active, current registration/license
  • Veterans’ Preference (If Applicable) – If claiming veterans’ preference, 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. For more information on veterans’ preferences view FedsHireVets.
  • 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).
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) (If Applicable) – IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. Treasury CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within the commuting area. Find required documentation at Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP).
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) (If Applicable) – If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
  • Fair and Transparent

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

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Financial suitability
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period
  • Signature and false statements
  • Privacy Act
  • The social security number request

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