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Senior General Engineer at Department Of The Treasury

Senior General Engineer

Department Of The Treasury Norristown, PA (On Site) Full-Time


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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Large Business and International Director Eastern Compliance.

The incumbent serves as a Senior 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. Valuation issues may include business valuation of tangible and intangible property along with real property appraisals. The incumbent will serve as a technical expert, providing advice on a Service wide basis. The incumbent will independently research and provide guidance on all aspects of engineering and valuation issue(s) and will identify resources needed to develop and resolve technical issues.

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.

Serves as a technical engineering expert on designated engineering and valuation issues and provides advice

that may impact tax compliance strategy and the examination program. Facilitates, coordinates and provides

collaboration in the support of the identification, development, and resolution of engineering and valuation

issues. Exercises significant responsibility in the planning, directing, and coordinating of engineering activities,

actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for

completion. Serves as coach and mentor to team by leveraging technical expertise and audit techniques and

experience appropriate for certain areas of issue specialization. Employees assigned to this position description

provide leadership duties to a team of Engineers on a regular and recurring basis and for at least 25%

of the employee's work time.

Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work and coordinates the preparation, presentation and

communication related to the progress of the team to appropriate internal and external stakeholders. Provides

advanced engineering feedback, technical expertise, and recommendations with multiple stakeholders and

senior-level audiences. May be assigned projects involving the development and delivery of new work

practices and training programs. May testify in court as an expert witness. Collaborates and communicates

frequently to discuss guidance and new approaches to emerging or existing issues.

Ensures that the IRS's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated and integrated into the

organization's goals, work products, and services.

Identifies emerging issues, provides training, collaborates with counsel on guidance projects, and participates in

Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) projects.

Engages with a broader community, such as internal, external, senior-level, Appeals and Counsel personnel, on

topics related to relevant engineering and valuation issues, answering questions from the field, and provides

external speakers to expand knowledge. Leads or participates in Practice Area calls or events. Ensures

emerging or strategic issues are identified. May make recommendations for changes to the development of

formal or informal guidance affecting technical or engineering subject matter.



Conditions of Employment



Visit the IRS SPD Library to access the position descriptions.

* 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.
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


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. 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 : 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) or2) 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.


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 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 and 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 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-14 LEVEL: You must have at least 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 applying fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; Adapting and applying methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems; Experience with basic tax laws relating to land, buildings, plant facilities, machinery, transportation equipment, patents, contracts, goodwill etc.; Experience with law and legal documents dealing with real and personal property and transfers; Experience with pertinent industry practices, procedures, and methods; Standard, accepted real estate appraisal procedures, such as the cost, market, and income approaches to value; Experience working with standard analytical techniques and procedures. Interdisciplinary approach to determine the tax effect of multiple issues. The valuation problems encountered are highly complex and require extensive specialized experience necessary to understand the valuation and tax implications of a variety of engineering and financial transactions, both domestic and international.


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.


MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: For positions above the GS-05, applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the grade you are applying for.


TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens".

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.


A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If the position has specific education requirements and you currently hold, or have previously held, a position in the same job series with the IRS, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. Applicants are encouraged, but are not required, to submit an SF-50 documenting experience in a specific series.

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.

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 here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information

* 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 maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
* This is a Bargaining unit position.
* Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM.
* Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.

Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.

Vacancies to be filled as follows:

3 positions in either (CA0154) 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco or (CA6116) 55 South Market Street, San Jose

1 position in either (CA0150) 300 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles or (CA0316) 333 W Broadway, San Diego

2 positions in either (AZ7748) 4041 N Central Ave, Phoenix or (CO1811) 1999 Broadway, Denver

1 position in either (TX0302) 4050 Alpha Road, Farmers Branch or (TX2653) 5450 Stratum Drive, Fort Worth

1 position in (IL0236) 230 S Dearborn Street, Chicago

1 position in either (MI2097) 38275 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills or (MI0800) 985 Michigan Ave, Detroit or (MI2210) 3251 N Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids

1 position in (MN1675) 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington

1 position in either (MO1833) 1122 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield or (MO2008) 2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit

1 position in either (OH2320) 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S, Independence or (OH0208) 200 N High St, Columbus or (OH0189) 550 Main Street, Cincinnati

2 positions in either (PA0507) 601 S Henderson Road, King of Prussia or (PA0233) 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh or (NJ4360) 200 Sheffield Street, Mountainside or (MD0055) 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore

3 positions in either (NY0350) 290 Bwy - Foley Square, New York or (CT0061) 150 Court Street, New Haven or (MA0137) 310 Lowell Street, Andover or (MA0131) 15 New Sudbury Street, Boston

3 positions in either (TX0298) 1919 Smith, Houston or (TX2982) 8122 Datapoint Dr, San Antonio

1 position in either (GA2004) 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta or (TN2709) 127 International Drive, Franklin

1 position in either (FL2347) 7850 SW 6th Court, Plantation or (FL1328) 625 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach or (FL0067) 400 West Bay Street, Jacksonville

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