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Clerk - Direct Hire - Incentive Eligible - 12 Month Roster

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:



A description of the business units can be found at:

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:

Wage and Investment - Accounts Management

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

Technical Work:

  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks using an automated system which involves: assigning, maintaining, monitoring, or updating work status and inventory records; ordering research; acknowledging correspondence; maintaining, updating and initiating personnel records; timekeeping; and performing other support activity.
  • Identifies and reviews Forms W-2 attached to Forms 1040EZ and 1040PC for conditions meeting Criminal Investigation criteria and code the returns appropriately.
  • Prepares and maintains regular production/inventory reports/attendance records using established formats and sources of data applicable to the program, functional, or organizational reporting requirements. Prepares special reports as directed.

    Clerical Work:

    • Screens documents, forms, and letters addressed or routed to various offices; researches correspondence not addressed to specific functional areas. Screens material initially identified as "unable to route" to determine information requested and based on thorough knowledge of organization and functions of various offices, determines proper office which the material should be sent. Identifies forms or documents requiring special priority handling and treats them accordingly.
    • Receives, opens, sorts, processes and distributes both incoming and outgoing mail and products; routes mail and products to various points within and outside the organization. Utilizes mail processing devices as needed. Ensures all mail contains sufficient information for proper delivery. Maintains logs for mail and product accountability purposes.
    • Receives and processes incoming and outgoing registered and certified mail, and express mail shipments. Receives, inspects, and accepts incoming shipments. Maintains appropriate records and/or logs for tracking and reconciliation purposes. Updates appropriate systems to reflect shipment receipts. Examines file materials to identify primary subject matter and assigns proper classification from among numerous overlapping possibilities. Determines file number to be assigned.

      Conditions of Employment

      • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement/enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
      • If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
      • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))


        Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

        You must meet the following requirements by the time of referral:

        Basic Requirement GS-05: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: 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. Examples of qualifying experience may include conducting basic research and applying information as necessary, interacting and communicating (orally and in writing) with customers, performing office duties.


        You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A Bachelor's degree or four years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.


        Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

        For more information on qualifications please refer to .


        For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

        • Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.

          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 .

          FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

          Additional information

          • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
          • A 1-year probationary period is required.
          • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

          • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.

          • This is a bargaining unit position.
          • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
          • A recruitment incentive has been authorized for eligible, highly qualified applicants. The incentive will be $1,000 and will require a one-year service agreement. The service agreement details will be provided to new employees prior to entrance on duty. This monetary incentive will be disbursed as outlined in the service agreement.
          • These are full-time Seasonal positions with an initial season of 4-6 months which can be extended.
          • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
          • If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy.

            Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a maximum of 1 location choice. Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at your location selection, that location will become your official post of duty. The available locations, number of positions available and work schedules are as follows:

            Tour of Duty: Day Shift (Hours between 6AM and 6PM), Mid Shift (Hours between 10AM and 10PM), Swing Shift (Hours between 2PM and 1:30 AM)

            Shift Availability By Location:

            Richmond, VA: 1 Day Shift

            Chamblee, GA: 5 Day shift and 5 Swing shift

            Jacksonville, FL: 2 Day shift

            Covington, KY: 4 Day shift and 5 Swing shift

            Cleveland, OH: 3 Day shift

            Fresno, CA: 2 Day shift

            Kansas City, MO: 12 Day shift

            Memphis, TN: 12 Day shift and 10 Swing shift

            Franklin, TN: 4 Day shift

            Ogden, UT: 7 Day shift and 5 Swing shift

            Philadelphia, PA: 20 Swing shift

            Cheektowaga, NY: 1 Mid and 1 Swing shift

            Baltimore, MD: 2 Day Shift

            We are projecting approximately 101 vacancies may be filled during the life of this register. It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will have a cut-off date of 8/22/2022 for initial applicant consideration. This announcement may be closed early if sufficient applicants apply to fill the anticipated vacancies. Eligible applicants in the highest category who apply by the initial cut-off date will be considered first. If additional vacancies exist, applicants who applied after the initial cut-date who place in the highest category will be considered next.

            • 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. .

              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.

              Required Documents

              The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

            • Online Application - Questionnaire
            • Education - See Education Section above
            • Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license

            • Military Spouses (If Applicable) - You MUST submit verification of the marriage to the service member(i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND (1) a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR (2) verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability (e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR (3) verification of the service member's death while on active duty (DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not married to the veteran at the time of death or have since remarried.
            • Current and Former Federal Employees Documentation (If Applicable) - You MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent personnel action form which shows your current grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 reflects "1" and your "tenure" block reflects "1" or "2".) If you are applying for a higher grade, it is recommended to provide an SF-50(s) (or equivalent) which clearly demonstrates you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement (e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held).

              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).

              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.

              How to Apply

              This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.

              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 05/01/2023 in 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 05/01/2023.

              To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

              • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
              • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
              • To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/01/2023.

                To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

                To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

                Agency contact information

                IRS Ogden/Fresno External



                WI - Wage and Investment

                1111 Constitution Ave NW

                Washington, DC 20224


                Next steps

                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 us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

                Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. 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. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

                Fair & Transparent

                The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Keywords: Internal Revenue Service, Fresno , Clerk - Direct Hire - Incentive Eligible - 12 Month Roster, Other , Fresno, California

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