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Income Tax Preparation Clerk (Internship)

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Department of Defense
Student Program Eligibles Internships NTE 17 Apr 2015 Full Time
This position requires employees to complete the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Sponsored Volunteer income Tax Assistance Training and Certification. The training is manditory and will be conducted from 5-9 January 2015 from 8 am to 5pm.
About the Position:
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Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways InternProgram. The program isdesigned to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.
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These positions are located at the Fort Riley Installation Tax Center. Employees will provide Tax Assistance Services to the Soldiers, family members, and retirees of the Fort Riley community. Normal work hours will be from 9am-6pm Monday through Friday and 9am-1pm every Saturday. There will be some part-time schedules available for some students who are unable to work full-time due to school obligations.
Who May Apply:
Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles
Positions are open to:
Current students in an accredited college (including 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. Serves as an Income Tax Preparation Clerk for the Staff Judge Advocate Tax Assistant Program preparing both State and Federal tax returns. You will enter data from taxpayers supporting tax documents, prepare the tax returns and process them electronically to the Internal Revenue Service, timely and accurately, with minimal direction and guidance from the supervisor using the tax data entry program. Entries into the computer must be accurate since inaccurate data will result in extensive delay of the taxpayer's receipt of his/her refund. Upon successful transmission, you will file copies of the printed documents in the Tax Center and provide copies to the taxpayer. You will also electronically transmit tax returns and prepare reports showing the status of each return transmitted until receipt of the return has been acknowledged by the IRS. You will also answer inquiries in person regarding general or particular tax issues when preparing clients taxes, as well as schedule appointments for tax center clients as needed.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts isin this document.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
General experience: To Qualify for the GS-04, applicants must possess one year of general experience equivalent to the GS-03 grade level in the Federal Servicewhich included operating an electronic typewriter, word processor, microcomputer, or computer terminal to enter data; creating various documents or reports; and scheduling appointments.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, U.S. Department of Education website at -
Foreign Education: Education that has been completed in a foreign college or university may be used to meet the job requirements. In order to receive credit in the examination for your foreign education, you must have your foreign education evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education credentials. Such education must be declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution. Please include this information in your resume.
At the GS-04 level, 2 years of higher education above High School can be substituted for experience, or a combination of experience and education may be considered.
Other Requirements: Clickherefor more information.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire)will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used toevaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the questionnaire
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onWednesday, December 10, 2014.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover using the following Vacancy ID1275929. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online , you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.
1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, .
2.View Occupational Questionnaire. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.
3. On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of "E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task....").
4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE : The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.
The following documents are required:
Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
Applicants MUST include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification for high school, college (including 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 with their application.
If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:
. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.
If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.
PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select _My Applications_, and click on the _more information_ link under the application status for this position.
Individuals on temporary appointments are covered under Social Security (FICA) and also may be eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available .
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, .)
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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