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Job Title:Shipping Clerk

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:14CS3-WIX0008-0305-04-MT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$13.41 to $17.43 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0305-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Intermittent; - Temporary Not To Exceed 120 Days

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Bloomington, IL View 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 SHIPPING CLERK DO?
Processes outbound mail; supports handling of inbound mail. Duties include loading and unloading mail, and sorting returned mail; assisting in opening and sorting inbound mail; sorting, tagging, labeling and stacking outbound mail. Performs routine maintenance and cleaning on equipment operated. Receives undeliverable and returned mail. Corrects address labels and expedites shipment. Arranges for proper restocking of items that cannot be re-sent.
WHAT IS THE WAGE & 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.
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER (NDC)? The National Distribution Center (NDC) is responsible for providing business, individual taxpayers, and tax practitioners with forms, publications, and instructions regarding the Federal tax system. Work is performed in a warehouse/light industrial environment which may not be air conditioned. Employees may be exposed to moderate noise levels from various machines and conveyors. Employees may come in contact with paper lint, dust, glue, ink, grease, and oil. Work will require prolonged standing, bending, stretching, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Position are located at the National Distribution Center (NDC) located at 1201 N. Mitsubishi Motorway, Bloomington, IL. The anticipated start date is January, 2014.

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

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  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a United States Citizen - Citizenship will be verified
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30PM
  • Tour of Duty may be adjusted to meet seasonal demands
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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As a Shipping Clerk you will be:
• Filling orders from a computerized picking ticket, a paper label or list, or an electronic device or screen;
• Selecting and assembling appropriate containers from among different boxes, tubes, mailers, and envelopes; using picking containers when directed; picking the correct requested products in accurate quantities; selecting the correct revision products; selecting the correctly coded product for Distribution Program orders; adding related products as directed; placing products in the container correctly; adding appropriate shipping material;
• Transporting completed orders for packing; packing completed orders as assigned. In addition to orders for federal products, some orders may contain state products;
• Uses bar code reader to scan bar codes on picking bins, stock locations, pick bins, picking lists, and other documents or locations. Scans bar codes on completed orders to generate manifests or other documents.
• Uses radio frequency and other automated devices to assure stock accuracy and track order completion.
• Operates equipment for sealing containers including case sealers, shrink-wrap machines, heat tunnels, and other specialty packaging equipment. Prepares orders for shipping and sorts by carrier. Operates outbound mail equipment such as scales, mail meters, and scanners.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet the following eligibility and basic qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 
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-4 LEVEL:
A. One (1) year or twelve (12 months) of general experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS -03) 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.


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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.
The first 25 applicants who apply and are eligible will be considered first. Thereafter, eligible applicants will be referred on an as needed basis in groups of 10 based on the time and date that they applied to the announcement.
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BENEFITS:

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Intermittent employees are entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day.

OTHER INFORMATION:

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Mary Thurston at 816-291-9400. 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.
  • “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.”

    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, 14CS3-WIX0008-0305-04-MT 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.

    Sole Survivorship Preference:
    Veterans released or discharged under honorable conditions from a period of active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a Sole Survivorship discharge (SSP), may be eligible for Veteran's Preference. To receive credit, please update your application to indicate that you are entitled to "Veteran's Preference by reason of Sole Survivorship Discharge" and include documentation to support your claim.

    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:

    Mary Thurston
    Phone: 816-291-9400
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 816-292-6062
    Email: KCJobs@irs.gov
    Agency Information:
    INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    333 W. Pershing Road
    Kansas City, MO
    64108
    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:

    14CS3-WIX0008-0305-04-MT

    Control Number:

    355076900