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Irs Pathways Internship Program Student Trainee Data Transcriber Temporary Nte Year

Company name
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

$10.79 to $13.50

Covington, KY

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$10.79 to $13.50 per hour

Pay scale & grade

GS 01

Work schedule

Part-Time - Part time, Not to Exceed (NTE) 1 Year; may be extended without further posting

Appointment type

Internships - Internship - Excepted Service Appointment; Temporary, will not become permanent.


30 vacancies in the following location:

Covington, KY

Covington, KY

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

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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.

The Pathways Internship Program combines a temporary opportunity to earn a competitive salary while learning about federal service. Interns gain valuable, resume-building work experience and opportunities to foster networking relationships. If you are seeking a diploma/degree, possess outstanding communication skills and are looking for an opportunity to challenge your teambuilding skills, then this opportunity is for you

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website:

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.

If selected you will work as a student trainee, GS-399-01 in the Wage & Investment Division.

30 Part time positions, Not to Exceed (NTE) 1 Year, may be extended without further posting, located in Covington, KY. Tour of Duty: M-F 6 pm - 10 pm; more hours and/or more flexible work schedule may be available during school breaks (e.g., 7:30 am - 4 pm)

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As a Student Trainee NTE Intern in a developmental capacity, you will:

Assist in transcribing and/or verifying simple taxpayer prepared schedules and/or documents.

Assist in identifying missing, incorrect, and unrecognizable data and takes appropriate course of action to resolve obvious errors, or refers to others for correction.

Receive, record, sort, batch, associate, control, stage, collect, mail, extract and distribute incoming/outgoing work.

Maintain, update, and purge suspense/closed files; examine and perfect documents; determine header data and number return/documents.

Perform a variety of administrative tasks using an automated system which involves: inputting, assigning, maintain, monitoring, or updating work status and inventory records; administering and performing other support activity.

Assist technician/specialist in collecting, organizing and maintaining program and/or functional documentation and materials.

Perform other duties as assigned

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

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals who are Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis, or accepted for enrollment, and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution; have at least a cumulative (overall) 2.0 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale; remain in good academic standing; and be at least 16 years of age. *Proof of enrollment is required at time of application.* Federal experience is not required.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee



Conditions of Employment

Please refer to Conditions of Employment.

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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


GS-1 LEVEL: To qualify for the grade 1 level, you must be 16 years of age, this is the minimum age allowed for Federal employment.

In addition to the above requirements, you MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree/diploma (high school, college (4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate) in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. For more information on the education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.

*A certificate program requires you to be enrolled in a post-secondary education in a qualifying institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study, that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, vocational or business school curriculum.

GPA: You must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.



Additional information


All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement

Complete a trial period, which is at a minimum the entire length of the Internship program

Provide proof of education (transcripts or letter of enrollment) at time of application; an official transcript will be required if you are selected

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies

This is abargaining unit position

Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check)

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency

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

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S

Undergo an income tax verification

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.; may work more hours and/or a more flexible work schedule during school breaks (e.g., 7:30 am - 4 pm); cannot work over 1040 hours during a 12-month period

You must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Pathways is an excepted Service Appointment, Schedule D, as per 5 CFR 213.3402(a); 5 CFR 362.202

For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: Grads.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. 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.

Rating: Qualified students will be referred to the selecting official in unranked order by veterans' preference category: (1) 10 percent or more disabled veterans; (2) other 10-point preference eligibles; (3) 5-point preference eligible veterans; and then (4) non-preference eligibles

Referral: Preference eligibles will be listed in preference order and be considered before non-preference eligibles You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, (Please include name of School; Current Enrollment Status; and Projected Graduation Date) 2. Vacancy question responses 3. Provide proof of education (transcripts or High School Letter of Enrollment) 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.) Please view Cover Letters Tips.

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.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You must submit dated documentation verifying you meet the definition of student. (e.g. Current Letter of High School Enrollment with GPA; letter from the registrar with GPA; or current 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.

Pathways regulations state that a certificate program means post-secondary education in a qualifying institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, vocational or business school curriculum.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that youth get work permits or working papers to get a job. Some states do require work permits prior to getting a job. School counselors may be able to advise if a work permit is needed before getting a job. See http;//

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15

, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets

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 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.



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. Learn more about federal benefits

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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.

How to Apply

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

. 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 Vicki Paner at 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 “Finish” 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.


If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at

and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk

Agency contact information

Vicki Paner Vicki Paner








Cincinnati Employment Section 3

550 Main Street, Room 5015

Cincinnati, Ohio

United States

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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.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

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

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
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The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. In fiscal year 2012, the IRS collected more than $2.5 trillion in revenue and processed more than 237 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide 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.

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