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Job Title:Computer Engineer *ROSTER*

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:14CE1-ITX0290-0854-14-CC2

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$97,657.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 02, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014








2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC View Map
Lanham, MD View Map
Oxon Hill, MD View Map
Ann Arbor, MI View Map
Detroit, MI View Map
More Locations  (11)


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.



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About the Agency

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. 

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.
WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISIONThe mission of IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterpridse-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support.

There are 2 vacancies which may be filled in any of the following locations: Washington, DC; Lanham, MD; Oxon Hill, MD; Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI; Memphis, TN; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; DeSoto, TX; Farmers Branch, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Ogden, UT; Salt Lake City, UT; Arlington, VA; Fairfax, VA; Martinsburg, WV.



  • Occasional Travel
  • Local and/or overnight travel 1 - 5 nights per month may be required.


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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
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  • Alternative Work Schedule, staggered work hrs, or telework may be available
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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As a Computer Engineer you will

  • Perform complex and responsible assignments in the conception, research, design, development, integration and maintenance of new integrated computer hardware/software information systems. You will also plan, develop and implement advanced information systems standards and policies.
  • You will initiate, direct, or conduct engineering or information systems studies and alternative analyses of products/tools, which require broad expertise across engineering/information systems disciplines.
  • You will lead 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.
  • You will also use your ability to integrate new systems with older and/or existing systems.
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GS-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 experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated accomplishment of research, design, development, integration and maintenance of new integrated computer hardware/software information systems that required a wide range of knowledge of system design principles and development methodologies, requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.

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 experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.
-One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

You must have:

A. 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) as a professional engineering curriculum, 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

    B. 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 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:
  • Current professional registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. OR
  • Written Test showing evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration. OR
  • Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences. OR
  • Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the you have has least 1 year of professional engineering experience under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.


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.

Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Creative Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication/Speaking, Project Management, Reasoning, Technology Awareness, Writing. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. 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.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and receive consideration over non-preference eligibles within the same category. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category for this position, except at the GS-09 and above.

If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. 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 80 or category B or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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This announcement establishes a 6 month roster of eligible applicants. This roster will be utilized for up to 6 months from the date the roster is established. All applicants must apply and meet eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. There will be no additional cutoff dates for this roster. Applicants will be referred as vacancies become available.


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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 the closing date of 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 the announcement's closing date.
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 Carmel Cipriano at
if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
If you are an applicant with a disability, you may contact the IRS Disability Employment Program Coordinator Carmel Cipriano, at 
about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.
  • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
  • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
  • To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. 

    Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.


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 may 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.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are 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' preference view FedsHireVets.  

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. 

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION  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 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.

If you are a current federal employee holding the 0854 series or a prior federal employee who has previously held the 0854 series, you must submit an SF50 as proof.


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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. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Additional Duty Location Info

2 vacancies in the following locations:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Lanham, MD View Map
Oxon Hill, MD View Map
Ann Arbor, MI View Map
Detroit, MI View Map
Memphis, TN View Map
Austin, TX View Map
Dallas, TX View Map
De Soto, TX View Map
Farmers Branch, TX View Map
Fort Worth, TX View Map
Ogden, UT View Map
Salt Lake City, UT View Map
Arlington, VA View Map
Fairfax, VA View Map
Martinsburg, WV View Map

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