WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION? 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 DATA SCIENTIST DO? The Data Scientist utilizes advanced analytical, statistical, and computer programming skills to develop data- driven solutions to difficult business challenges. As a data scientist, you are responsible for conducting data-centric projects to provide insight and informed decisions for mission- oriented programs of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which may impact multiple program segments, divisions, the Service, or segments of the taxpayer population. This is accomplished by utilizing a wide range of technical competencies such as statistics and machine learning, coding languages, data wrangling, and reporting and visualization techniques. The Data Scientist may lead team or cross functional projects, and will apply critical thinking, problem solving and ability to communicate complex analysis to advance the use of data-driven decision making in IRS operations.
As a Data Scientist, you will:
Serve as a technical expert with responsibility for the initiation, planning, implementation, controlling, modifying and executing of all or part of an entire project, including such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology to be used, preparation of appropriate specifications and procedures, and review of computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of the project's design and objectives.
Explore novel methods of retrieving data and develop innovative recommendations to management and senior leadership as a means for making data driven decisions such as modification of processes and policies. Review, evaluate, validate, and document the results of the findings.
Assist the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Office. Collaborate with business or technology partners to understand business needs, identify opportunities, and develop and implement analytical solutions.
Identify and assess relevant data sources' validity and reliability to meet project needs. Collate, clean, transform, analyze, and integrate structured and unstructured data from various sources in preparation for analysis.
Apply statistical methods and concepts including data mining, statistical theory and research procedures to test hypotheses using structured and unstructured data. Develop data product solutions to improve customer experiences, anomaly detection, and business outcomes. Develop proofs of concept or demonstrations to evaluate feasibility of project solutions and recommend visualization strategies.
Document project work and review deliverables for validity, reliability and timeliness. Communicate analytic solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders, including during executive- level and/or cross-agency meetings, in a clear and effective manner using oral and written communications.
Maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art innovations in data science from both academic and industry sources and identify opportunities for implementation. Engage in general professional development to improve knowledge of IRS processes/programs.
Apply computer based mathematical/statistical techniques using software. Lead or participate in statistical projects or studies in survey sampling (design and estimation), modeling, or statistical research. Apply knowledge of programming/coding language (i.e., SQL, SAS, SPSS, RStudio) to develop scripts or applications.
Act as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks at any step in a project by identifying and proposing solutions; this may include coordination with other project team members or stakeholders to mitigate issues.
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
GS-1530 Statistician All Grades:
You must have a Bachelor's degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing; OR
Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:
GS-13 LEVEL: You must have 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 all of the following:
Experience applying project management principles on a data science project.
Experience planning and executing a variety of data science and/or analytics projects.
Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.
Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explore and evaluate data science centric models.
Experience working with multiple data types and formats as a part of a data science project.
Experience applying a range of analytic approaches, including (but not limited to) machine learning, text analytics, and natural language processing; graph theory, link analysis and optimization models; complex adaptive systems; and/or deep learning neural networks that are part of the exploration.
Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.
Experience creating and querying different datastores and architectures (such as Sybase, Oracle, and open-source databases) to work with various types of data as part of the data science project.
Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.
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-timework 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-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
Positions are to be filled in the Large Business & International (LB&I), Data Solutions division.
Eight (8) positions are to be filled in any of the following locations:
801 Tom Martin Drive, Birmingham, AL (AL2085)
700 W Capitol, Little Rock, AR (AR0063)
4375 N Vantage Dr, Fayetteville, AR (AR1316)
4041 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ (AZ7748)
300 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA (CA0150)
450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA (CA0154)
501 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA (CA0273)
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA (CA0281)
333 W Broadway, San Diego, CA (CA0316)
24000 Avila Road, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521)
55 South Market Street, San Jose, CA (CA6116)
4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA (CA6139)
225 W Broadway, Glendale, CA (CA6218)
801 Civic Center Drive, W., Santa Ana, CA (CA7395)
9350 Flair Dr, El Monte, CA (CAD002)
12600 W Colfax Ave, Ste C300, Lakewood, CO (COD002)
135 High Street, Hartford, CT (CT0013)
150 Court Street, New Haven, CT (CT0061)
761 Main Avenue, Suite 1000, Norwalk, CT (CT3438)
1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022)
77 K Street NE, Washington, DC (DC0198)
999 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC (DC0221)
1352 Marrows Road, Newark, DE (DE0052)
51 SW First Avenue, Miami, FL (FL0061)
400 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL (FL0067)
850 Trafalgar Court, Maitland, FL (FL2257)
7850 S. W. 6th Court, Plantation, FL (FL2347)
2203 N Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL (FL2971)
4210 Metro Pkwy, Ft. Myers, FL (FL3285)
1700 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL (FLD002)
401 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA (GA0087)
2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA (GA2004)
1899 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA (GA2401)
1099 Alakea St., Honolulu, HI (HI8171)
210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA (IA0112)
230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL (IL0236)
2001 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337)
3101 Constitution Drive, Springfield, IL (IL2454)
5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558)
575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133)
555 N. Woodlawn St., Building 4, Wichita, KS (KS1615)
600 Dr Martin L King Pl, Louisville, KY (KY0086)
1555 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA (LA1336)
15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA (MA0131)
One Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA (MA5632)
118 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA (MA5863)
120 Liberty Street, Brockton, MA (MA5955)
31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD (MD0055)
6010 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD (MD1248)
5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278)
985 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI (MI0800)
22600 Hall Rd, Ste 102, Clinton Township, MI (MI1942)
38275 West Twelve Mile Road, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI (MI2097)
3251 N Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI (MI2210)
1270 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac, MI (MI2181)
3971 S Research Park Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI (MI2218)
917 N. Saginaw St, Flint, MI (MI3022)
1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN (MN1675)
1122 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO (MO1833)
2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO (MO2008)
7751 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC (NC1151)
10715 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC (NC2598)
4905 Koger Boulevard, Greensboro, NC (NC2668)
1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE (NE0051)
200 Federal Plaza, Paterson, NJ (NJ0145)
200 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360)
101 Wood Ave S, Iselin, NJ (NJ4664)
100 Dey Place, Edison, NJ (NJD001)
110 N City Parkway, Las Vegas, NV (NV7516)
201 Varick Street, New York, NY (NY0128)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY (NY0282)
11 A Clinton Ave, Albany, NY (NY0300)
255 East Ave, Rochester, NY (NY7064)
130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY (NY7340)
999 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY (NY7501)
550 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH (OH0189)
200 N High St, Columbus, OH (OH0208)
6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S, Suite 300, Independence, OH (OH2320)
55 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK (OK1356)
1645 South 101st E. Ave., Tulsa, OK (OK1358)
1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR (OR0043)
1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (PA0233)
600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0277)
601 S. Henderson Road, King Of Prussia, PA (PA0507)
2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809)
City View Plaza, 48 Carr 165, Suite 2000, Guaynabo, PR (PR4001)
60 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI (RI7085)
5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005)
801 Broadway, Nashville, TN (TN0052)
127 International Drive, Franklin, TN (TN2709)
300 E. Eighth Street, Austin, TX (TX0227)
8701 S Gessner, Houston, TX (TX0297)
1919 Smith, Houston, TX (TX0298)
4050 Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302)
3651 S IH-35, Austin, TX (TX2038)
12941 I 45, Houston, TX (TX2298)
8626/8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio, TX (TX2559)
5450 Stratum Dr, Ste 150, Fort Worth, TX (TX2653)
12309 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX (TX2835)
324 25th St, Ogden, UT (UT0035)
1160 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT (UT0036)
105 23rd Street, Ogden, UT (UT1434)
178 South Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT (UT1522)
7980 Quantum Drive, Vienna, VA (VA0008)
400 North Eighth Street, Richmond, VA (VA0088)
200 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA (VA1608)
915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA (WA0101)
N14 W24200 Tower Place, Suite 202, Waukesha, WI (WI1696)
211 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI (WI1720)
1250 Edwin Miller Blvd, Martinsburg, WV (WV0273)
250 Murall Drive, Kearneysville, WV (WV0191)
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