Location: Austin, TX, USA
Data Transcriber \*Part-Time Temporary Not To Exceed 1 Year\* (Data Entry Clerk)
##### Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
- ##### Open & closing dates
11/07/2019 to 11/27/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 02 - 04
- ##### Salary
$12.05 to $19.19 per hour
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
Part-Time - Seasonal Part-Time Schedule
210 vacancies in the following location:
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
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.
**See "Other Information" for Locations.**
Learn more about this agency
**WHAT IS THE WAGE & 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.
**WHAT DOES A DATA TRANSCRIBER DO?** The Data Transcriber performs a
vital role in the Service's ability to process thousands of tax
returns each year. In this position, you will be responsible for
examining incoming returns, perfecting them to ensure compliance
with the required format, and finally processing the return using
the systems and applications that you will be trained to operate.
This process ultimately converts millions of paper documents,
including a variety of taxpayer prepared returns and related
schedules, federal tax forms, and other taxpayer information, to
****As a Data Transcriber you will:**** **
- Review documents for specific requirements necessary for
processing. Processes current year and/or prior year individual
and/or business returns and related information.
- Bring documents into compliance with the required format or
initiate action to obtain or clarify information not otherwise
- Identify and properly route correspondence (e.g., letters,
powers of attorney, etc) to appropriate function for processing.
- Interpret taxpayer's intent from available data and complete the
document in the required format.
- Identify and review Forms W-2 attached to Forms 1040EZ and
1040PC for conditions meeting Criminal Investigation criteria
and code the returns appropriately.
- Prepare documents for scanning by detaching Forms W-2,
correspondence, unnecessary schedules, etc. from the returns;
removes staples and paper clips; and makes necessary repairs to
ensure documents are scannable.
- Perform original entry, character identification, and/or data
If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the
opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive
training to help you grow in this position.
**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
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0356 Data Transcriber
### Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information.
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must have:
In addition to meeting the education/experience requirements, Data
Transcriber applicants must possess the ability to type or have
skill in operating an alphanumeric data transcribing machine, 20
words per minute typing speed for GS-2 or 25 words per minute typing
speed for GS-3 and GS-4.
There are no usual physical demands. The work requires good eye-hand
coordination and finger dexterity.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this
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.
**GS-2 LEVEL: **High school diploma or equivalent. OR Three (3)
months of full time general experience. This experience should be
progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that
indicates ability to acquire the competencies necessary to perform
the duties of this position. This may be paid or non-paid
**GS-GS-3 LEVEL: **Six (6) months of general clerical related
experience. The experience could have been progressively responsible
clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the
particular competencies needed to perform the duties of this
position. This may be paid or non-paid experience.
Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of less than
1 year. Courses may have been obtained through a business or
technical school, or military training program, and should include
up to 40 hours per week of instruction for at least 3 months
duration. The course must have been designed specifically as career
preparation for the work of the position being filled.
One (1) year of education above the high school level in any field
of study obtained from an accredited junior college, college,
university, business, secretarial or technical school. OR A
combination of education and experience equivalent to that described
**GS-4 LEVEL: **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.
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.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to that
- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private
sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to
full-time work; part-time work 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.
### Additional information
**Positions are located in Wage & Investment, Austin Submission
Processing, Data Conversion Operations, Austin, TX
The anticipated start date is February** **2020**
**CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:**
\- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill
one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- Relocation expenses-No
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- 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
- 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.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of
appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior
- Seasonal: Anticipated length of season 4-6 Months
- Tour of Duty: Saturday & Sunday Day Shift 7:30am-4:00pm and Night
- Temporary appointment with a Seasonal Part-Time work schedule, may
work up to 4 months in a calendar year. Appointment is NTE 1 year,
may be extended to 5 years.
- May be eligible for Health Insurance
- If you have currently hold a federal position in the competitive
service and accept this temporary appointment, you will be
voluntarily relinquishing the competitive position you currently
hold to accept a temporary appointment. Upon completed of this
appointment you **will not** be returned to your previous
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
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"
Rating:** Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
**Reading, Listening, Conscientiousness, Interpersonal Skills,
Flexibility, Teamwork and Customer Service**. Category rating will
be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you
will be assigned to one of two quality level categories,
(i.e., Category A/B = Best Qualified and Category C =
Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions,
regarding your experience, education, and training related to this
position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online
questions are not supported by the education and/or experience
described in your application.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.
Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned
category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that
category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable
service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the
top of the highest category.
**Referral:** If you are among the top qualified candidates, your
application may be referred to a selecting official for
consideration. 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.
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 rating of
Category A/B to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents
**A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question
responses, and 3. 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). 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.
**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
**Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION** If you are a
displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for
eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP
eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting
**EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:** 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. 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
#### 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
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package
- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive
salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
- Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of
vacation time each year.
- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you
- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for
pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a
substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
- A retirement program which includes employer-matching
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: Pay and benefits
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
- 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
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 the IRS
Disability Employment Program Coordinator, at
**email@example.com** about special appointment authorities for
persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job
- **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 "Submit Application" 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
- 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
**It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in this
announcement. We may close this announcement early if we receive a
substantial applicant pool prior to the closing date of the
announcement. This announcement closing date may be extended if we
do not receive the anticipated applicant pool by the closing date of
this announcement. Any required documents should be submitted at the
time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please
contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at
**firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.**
### Agency contact information
### Austin Employment Office
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
3651 S. IH 35
MS: 1520 AUSC
Austin, Texas 78741
Learn more about this agency
### 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
- 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
### 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 process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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
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
or how to contact an agency.
#### Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551160400. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.