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LBI STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM **INTERNAL REVENUE AGENT**


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    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.

    WHAT DOES A STUDENT VOLUNTEER DO? A Student Volunteer has the opportunity to supplement his/her education by gaining experience in public service. The Student Volunteer gains work experience in the areas of tax law and tax auditing techniques, economics, law enforcement or information technology. You will volunteer side-by-side with professional Internal Revenue Agents in a dynamic environment to resolve unique tax issues. The IRS Student Volunteer Program is designed to give students a unique opportunity to witness the Internal Revenue Service's vital mission of "providing America's taxpayers top-quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all."

    WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? 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 activities, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of professionals (accountants, economists, engineers, computer audit specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.

    8 Positions are available in LB&I Western Compliance Practice Area. 3 Positions are located in El Monte, CA, 4 are located in New York, NY, and 1 is located in Las Vegas, NV.

    This is an open continuous announcement to allow applicants to submit their applications at any time; however they will not be eligible for referral unless the application is received on or prior to the cut-off dates.

    Cut off dates are:
    March 9, 2018 with an anticipated start date of May 29, 2018.

    June 8, 2018 with an anticipated start date of Sept 17, 2018.

    October 12, 2018 with an anticipated start date of Jan 21, 2019.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Student Volunteer you will:
    • Plan and complete work assignments on time
    • Collect and analyze relevant information
    • Prepare quality draft documents
    • Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
    • Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
    • Contribute to team efforts
    • Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
    Please note that the list above is intended to provide applicants with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities associated with this volunteer opportunity will vary based on the specific assignment.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov .

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at the student's expense.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Who May Apply This job is open to… US Citizen students or Nationals enrolled and/or accepted for enrollment as a graduate degree seeking student at an accredited university/college. No prior Federal experience is required.



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    0099 General Student Trainee

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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    You must be at least 16 years old; Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution; be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution.

    Applicants who have graduated or will graduate prior to the completion of the Student Volunteer Program are ineligible to participate without proof of future enrollment at an accredited university.

    Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with the Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at students' expense.

    Daily and weekly work schedules are negotiable and will be determined upon completion of the Student Work Agreement.

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

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    You must be a United States Citizen or National and be at least 16 years old. AND

    Enrolled on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution and be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution. AND

    Submit proof of student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the student volunteer opportunity. AND

    You must have a course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a graduate degree. AND

    In addition to the above, you must have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of accounting.

    Education

    Additional information

    Volunteer Service Information: Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with the Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at students' expense.

    CONDITIONS OF STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:
    If selected for this opportunity, you will be required to:
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • Selectees must submit official transcripts and proof of enrollment in a degree seeking program at an accredited university.
    • Student must sign and adhere to the Internal Revenue Service Student Volunteer Program Agreement.
    • A representative from selectees' school must sign the Internal Revenue Service Student Volunteer Program Agreement form.
    • Student is responsible for working with school academic advisor/counselor to request course credits for the IRS Student Volunteer program.
    • Student must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the program. Must be actively enrolled at an accredited institution. Graduated students may not volunteer beyond his/her graduation date without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.
    • 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.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal volunteer service.
    • Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Student volunteer must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
    • Undergo a federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and eligibility of all persons selected to volunteer in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your volunteer service.
    • The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.


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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and transcripts. Please be sure that your resume and transcripts includes detailed information to support your eligibility for this opportunity; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume and transcripts may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating: If you are tentatively eligible for this volunteer opportunity based upon your resume, transcripts, and responses to the application questions, your application may be referred to the selecting official for review and consideration for an interview.

    Referral: Qualified and eligible students will be referred in order of date of application. Applicants will be considered on an as needed basis based on the time and date that applications are received until all student volunteer opportunities are filled.

    Candidates may be contacted for an interview. If selected for an interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices), students will not be responsible to pay for travel to interview sites.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    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 will 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

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION Submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree must be accredited (or pre-accredited) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please refer to: Department of Education Accreditation page .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help 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. Learn more about federal benefits .

    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth.

    Student volunteers are not eligible for benefits such as sick or annual leave, health or life insurance, transit subsidy, or payment of any kind from the IRS.

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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 to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    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 http://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us 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, at [email protected] 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 "Submit Application" 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 and 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 [email protected] and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk .

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    Agency contact information Ann Griendling

    Phone
    267-466-1704, Option #5
    TDD
    1-866-924-3578
    Fax
    000-000-0000
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    2970 Market Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    United States

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    Next steps

    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.

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    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489107600 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Internal Revenue Service
Posted
03/19/2018
Type
Full time
Location
El Monte, California, US