WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website:
If selected you will work as a student trainee, GS-399-01, 02 or 03 in the Wage & Investment Division in Austin, TX.
WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENT (W&I) DIVISION? The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. Key W&I objectives are to provide high-quality taxpayer assistance, and to enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns, make payments and receive assistance. W&I partners with private organizations to provide assistance to such disadvantaged groups as elderly and low-income taxpayers.
The Pathways Internship Program combines a temporary opportunity to earn a competitive salary while learning about federal service. Interns gain valuable, resume- building work experience and opportunities to foster networking relationships. If you are seeking a diploma/degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to challenge your teambuilding skills, then this opportunity is for you
As an Student Trainee NTE Intern you will:Assist in transcribing simple prepared tax returns, related schedules, and/or documents. Receives simple assignments designed to assist in identifying missing, incorrect, and unrecognizable data, refers to others for correction. Perform a variety of administrative tasks using an automated system which involves: inputting, assigning, maintaining, monitoring, or updating work status and inventory records; administering and performing other support activity.
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Conditions of EmploymentRefer to Other Information. Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must have PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT (OFFICE AUTOMATION) : In addition to meeting experience or education requirements, applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to type 40 words per minute. Applicants may be asked to participate in a typing/performance test, provide a certificate of proficiency from a school or other organization authorized to issue such certificates by the Office of Personnel Management local office, or self-certifying their proficiency (which may be verified at a later step in the process). Performance test results and certificates of proficiency are acceptable for 3 years..
In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education, experience or a combination of both. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-1 LEVEL: To qualify for the grade 1 level, you must be 16 years of age, this is the minimum age allowed for Federal employment.
GS-02 Level: You must have 3 months of general work experience reflecting responsible clerical, office, or other work that is related to the position to be filled. OR
You may substitute a high school diploma or equivalent.
GS-03 Level: You must have 6 months of general work experience reflecting responsible clerical, office, or other work that is related to the position to be filled. OR You may substitute 1 academic year of post-high school study leading to a bachelor's degree.
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or . 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
In addition to the above requirements, you MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree/diploma (high school, college (4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate) in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. For more information on the education requirements go to
GPA: Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.
Positions are located in Austin, TX
The anticipated start date is Spring 2020
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.Complete a trial period, which is at a minimum the entire length of the Internship program.Provide proof of education (transcripts) prior to the closing date of this announcement. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.Provide proof of current enrollment prior to the closing date of this announcementWe may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.This is a bargaining unit position.Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agencyIf 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.Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.Undergo an income tax verification.Tour of Duty: 7:30am-4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday or 5:30pm-9:30pm, Monday thru Thursday.Must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, documented by Current Transcripts or verified by an Official Letter of Enrollment.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.Pathways is an Excepted Service appointment, Schedule D as per 5 CFR 213.3402(a); 5 CFR 362.202.
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 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.
Rating : Qualified students will be referred to the selecting official in unranked order by veterans' preference category: (1) 10 percent or more disabled veterans; (2) other 10-point preference eligibles; (3) 5-point preference eligible veterans; and then (4) non-preference eligibles
Referral : Preference eligibles will be listed in preference order and be considered before non-preference eligibles You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, 3. Provide proof of education (transcripts) and 4. 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.) Please view
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
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation verifying you meet the definition of student. (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). 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 .
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
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 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view .
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 .
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.
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. .
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:Challenging work and competitive salaries;Flexible work schedules;For full-time employees - 10 paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:
** Generally, as a temporary Intern, you may become eligible for health and life insurance benefits once you have continuously employed for more than one year. Specific benefits information will be provided upon selection.
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
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 Laina.M.Stevens@irs.gov 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 about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the
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