General Engineer

Department Of The Treasury Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

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WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL DIVISION: GS-14 LEVEL: The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.


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WHAT DOES A GENERAL ENGINEER DO? General Engineers use industry knowledge, engineering principles, valuation principles and tax law to review and investigate engineering features of tax cases. Cases contain a variety of complex and difficult valuation, legal, industry, and tax issues. This work is to insure compliance with tax law and provide technical assistance to Revenue Agents in the examinations of taxpayers and includes the examination of individual taxpayers to complex organizations.

As a General Engineer you will:

  • Conduct field investigations.

  • Review documentary and accounting records, and apply industry knowledge, engineering principles, and valuation principles to tax issues.

  • Estimate the value of property (tangible and intangible)

  • Conduct independent investigations to include reviewing of facts, requesting additional information, conducting interviews, analyze/interpret findings and prepare reports.

  • Present reports and findings to small groups.

  • Support all IRS Operating Divisions, Appeals, and Counsel.

  • Coordinate the support of other Engineering Specialists and consolidated engineering reports.

  • Cooperate with the Examining Agent in preparing cases for National Office technical advisories.

  • Function as a technical authority on issues within your engineering specialty.

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Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • 1 to 5 nights per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0801 General Engineering

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Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES: 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 additional to the above you must meet the requirements below:

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 organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating 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.

  • 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.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

This opportunity is available within Enterprise Activities: Energy and Investment Credit Practice Network as a senior engineer subject matter expert.

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