Clerk - Direct Hire - Incentive Eligible - 12 Month Roster
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Posted on: January 17, 2023
WHAT IS THE WAGE AND INVESTMENTDIVISION?
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- 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
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
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
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.
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