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Job Title:Temporary Data Transcriber

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13CW6-WIX0008-0356-3/4-EO

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$11.95 to $17.43 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 17, 2013 to Monday, January 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0356-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Temporary Not to Exceed 90 Days

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - San Antonio, TX, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. CITIZENS, NO PRIOR FEDERAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

JOB SUMMARY:

WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger. The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.

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 DATA TRANSCRIBER DO? The Data Transcriber performs a vital role in the Service's ability to process thousands of tax returns each year. In this position, you will be responsible for examining incoming returns, perfecting them to ensure compliance with the required format, and finally processing the return using the systems and applications that you will be trained to operate. This process ultimately converts millions of paper documents, including a variety of taxpayer prepared returns and related schedules, federal tax forms, and other taxpayer information, to tape.

WHAT IS A TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT? An appointment to a position limited to one year or less. Appointment may be extended up to an additional year dependent on workload.

WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENT 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.

Positions are located in Wage & Investment at 3525 Northeast Parkway in San Antonio, Texas.

Positions will be filled on a temporary basis, not to exceed 90 days.  There are no part-time positions available.  Full-Time Night Shifts are available.  For those candidates selected for GS-03 level positions, there is no promotion potential to the GS-04 level.

This vacancy announcement may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received to fill all vacancies OR it may be extended if needed.

THE ANTICIPATED START DATE IS MARCH 2013.

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Citizenship will be verified
  • Must pass Keyboard Assessment
  • Tour of Duty: 6:00pm-2:30am, Monday - Friday.
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hrs or telework may be available.
  • No benefits offered.

DUTIES:

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As a Data Transcriber, you will:

  • Review documents for specific requirements necessary for processing. Process current year and/or prior year individual and/or business returns and related information.
  • Bring documents into compliance with the required format or initiate action to obtain or clarify information not otherwise available.  Identify and properly route correspondence (e.g., letters, powers of attorney, etc) to appropriate function for processing.
  • Interpret taxpayer's intent from available data and complete the document in the required format.
  • Identify and review Forms W-2 attached to Forms 1040EZ and 1040PC for conditions meeting Criminal Investigation criteria and code the returns appropriately.
  • Prepare documents for scanning by detaching Forms W-2, correspondence, unnecessary schedules, etc. from the returns; removes staples and paper clips; and makes necessary repairs to ensure documents are scannable.
  • Perform original entry, character identification, and/or data validation functions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 

If selected for employment, you must pass a two week training course to continue employment as a Data Transcriber.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 years of age or older, and meet one of the following: (1) have graduated from high school or have a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; (2) have completed a formal vocational training program; or (3) have a statement from school authorities agreeing with the decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education. 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS - GS-3 LEVEL:
A. Six (6) months of general clerical related experience. The experience could have been progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire to perform the duties of this position. This may be paid or non-paid experience. OR
B.
Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of less than 1 year. Courses may have been obtained through a business or technical school, or military training program, and should include up to 40 hours per week of instruction for at least 3 months duration. The course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled. OR
C.
One (1) year of education above the high school level in any field of study obtained from an accredited junior college, college, university, business, secretarial or technical school. OR
D.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.

GS-4 LEVEL:
A. One (1) year or twelve (12 months) of general experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-3) in the Federal government. General experience - Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. This may be paid or non-paid experience. OR
B.
Two (2) years of education above the high school level (education may have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college, university, business, secretarial or technical school. OR
C.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.


Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign universities.  Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.  You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request.  Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.  For a listing of services which can perform this evaluation, you may visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.'s web site at http://www.naces.org/members.htm

Data Transcription/Typing: In addition to meeting the education/experience requirements, applicants for this position must possess the ability to type or have skill in operating an alphanumeric data transcribing machine, 25 words per minute typing speed for GS-3 and GS-4.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

  1. Your application will be rated based on education, training, and quality of your experience. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following competencies: Reading, Listening, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills, Flexibility, Teamwork and Customer Service. 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 for this position. For tips preparing your resume click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/ResumeTips.pdf; for cover letter tips click http://www.jobs.irs.gov/downloads/CoverLetterTips.pdf.
  2. You will be tentatively assigned to a category group (A, B, C, etc.) based on your responses to the online questions. Each category group represents a quality level (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, etc.) Candidates will be considered in category group order. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service -connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). All other preference eligibles will be assigned based on their responses to the questions and will be referred for selection before non-preference eligibles with the same category. Applicants are tentatively assigned to a category group pending qualifications validation and/or assessment results.
  3. Your final category assignment determines the order in which you are considered for the position(s). Applicants are referred to the selecting manager in category order (A, B, C). You may be required to participate in a selection interview. The IRS will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or Category B or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity.

OTHER INFORMATION:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Paul Acosta at paul.acosta@irs.gov . Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  
If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • 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 employment.
  • 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 employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work 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 employment.


  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    The application process has 6 STEPS:

    STEP 1: Create an account at:  https://my.usajobs.gov  
    STEP 2: Develop a Resume using the USAJOBS "Resume Builder" or "Upload" your Resume into USAJOBS.
    STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to http://jobs.irs.gov/USAJOBS , copy and enter the announcement number in the key word search field. Select "Yes", if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click "Search for Jobs." Click "Apply Online" on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click "Apply for this position now!"
    STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4) Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click "Apply to this Vacancy".
    STEP 5:
    Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions.
    STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click "Finish" at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application.

     

    WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT SOMETHING?

    1. Log into My USAJOBS at https://my.usajobs.gov with your user name and password.
    2. Click on "Application Status".
    3. Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
    4. Click "Review and Update the documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
    5. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
    6. Click "Finish" to save this change.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education for training or experience, submit a 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: www.ope.ed.govaccreditation/search.aspx. Note: If the position has specific education requirements and you are not currently or have not previously been in the series to be filled, please submit a transcript demonstrating you have the basic education required. If you are qualifying based on foreign education you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to: www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a 

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the click here. you must submit proof of eligibility.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: For additional information see link at bottom of announcement.

    NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Austin Recruitment
    Phone: 512-477-5627
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 512-433-5925
    Email: Austin.Recruitment@irs.gov
    Agency Information:
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    3651 South IH 35
    Austin, TX
    78741
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You can expect a communication from us concerning your application via email. 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 communications that could affect your consideration for this position. If your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement, please notify the Employment Office (contact provided in this announcement) and update your USAJOBS profile. You can check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto your "My USAJOBS" account and clicking on "My Application."

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13CW6-WIX0008-0356-3/4-EO

    Control Number:

    336043300