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    Summary

    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, Internal Revenue Agents (Computer Audit Specialists) or Internal Revenue Agents (International Examiners). 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, 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 specialists (economists, engineers, field specialists and subject matter experts ) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.

    There are 2 International Examiner positions available in Farmers Branch, TX for LBI Cross Borders Activities.

    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 10, 2017 with an anticipated start date of May 30,2017.

    June 9, 2017 with an anticipated start date of Sept 5, 2017

    October 13, 2017 with an anticipcated start date of Jan 8, 2018

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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 (e.g., Revenue Agent Teams, etc.,).

    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…

    • U.S. CITIZEN STUDENTS OR NATIONALS ENROLLED OR ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT AS A DEGREE SEEKING GRADUATE STUDENT IN ACCOUNTING, TAXATION, TAX LAW OR RELATED FIELDS AT AN ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE.
    • NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

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    Students must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the student volunteer opportunity and must be actively enrolled at an accredited 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.

    Specific schedule will be at least 4 hrs per day and up to 20 hrs per week. Work schedule will be set upon selection.



    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following eligibility and basic requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    You must be a United States Citizen 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

    In addition to the above, student volunteer assignments will be determined based on field of study. For assignments with an Internal Revenue Agent, Internal Revenue Agent (Computer Audit Specialist) or Internal Revenue Agent (International Examiner) Team, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a graduate level degree-seeking student in one or more of the following academic major(s) or related field(s):
    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Business Administration/Business Management
    • Computer Science
    • Finance
    • Law
    • Legal Studies
    • Statistical/Quantitative Methods
    • Taxation

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    Additional information

    CONDITIONS OF STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:
    If applicable, you will be required to:
    • Selectees must submit official transcripts and proof of enrollment in a degree seeking program at an accredited university.
    • Student volunteers do not receive payment of any kind from the IRS.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • 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.
    • Must be a student in good academic standing as defined by institution.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé 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: Your application will be evaluated on your responses to the online questions, resume, experience, education, transcripts and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: Your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration in date order 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. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.




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    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, 3. Provide proof of education (transcripts) unofficial is acceptable when submitting online application or proof of enrollment. 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.) cover letter

    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 Resume

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation verifying you meet the definition of student. (e.g. an 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 Department of Education Accreditation page.

    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 OPM instructions.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".

    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.

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    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.

    https://careerconnector.jobs.treas.gov/cc/irs/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=149928

    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.

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    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 HCO.PHLSEC4EXTAPPS@IRS.GOV 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 careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    Agency contact information

    Sue Guenther

    Phone

    267-466-1704 option #6

    TDD

    267-466-1797

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    HCO.PHLSEC4EXTAPPS@IRS.GOV

    Address

    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    2970 Market St
    Phila, PA
    US
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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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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.

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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463672500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.