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WHAT DOES A STUDENT VOLUNTEER DO? A Student Volunteer has the opportunity to supplement his/her education by gaining experience in public service. The Student Volunteer gains work experience in the areas of tax law and tax auditing techniques, economics, law enforcement or information technology. You will volunteer side-by-side with professional Internal Revenue Agents in a dynamic environment to resolve unique tax issues. The IRS Student Volunteer Program is designed to give students a unique opportunity to witness the Internal Revenue Service's vital mission of "providing 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."
WHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international activities, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement. As our name suggests, international tax administration is an important part of what we do in LB&I. Regardless of where you serve, you will be supported by a variety of professionals (accountants, economists, engineers, computer audit specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.
5 Positions are available in LB&I Cross Border Activities. 2 are located in either New York, NY or Baltimore, MD. 3 are located in either Houston, TX or Farmers Branch, TX.
This is an open continuous announcement to allow applicants to submit their applications at any time; however they will not be eligible for referral unless the application is received on or prior to the cut-off dates.
Cut off dates are:
March 9, 2018 with an anticipated start date of May 29, 2018.
June 8, 2018 with an anticipated start date of Sept 17, 2018.
October 12, 2018 with an anticipated start date of Jan 21, 2019.
As a Student Volunteer you will:
Plan and complete work assignments on time
Collect and analyze relevant information
Prepare quality draft documents
Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
Contribute to team efforts
Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
Please note that the list above is intended to provide applicants with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities associated with this volunteer opportunity will vary based on the specific assignment.
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 www.jobs.irs.gov .
Occasional travel - Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at the student's expense.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
US Citizen students or Nationals enrolled and/or accepted for enrollment as a graduate degree seeking student at an accredited university/college. No prior Federal experience is required.
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You must be at least 16 years old; Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution; be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution.
Applicants who have graduated or will graduate prior to the completion of the Student Volunteer Program are ineligible to participate without proof of future enrollment at an accredited university.
Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with the Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at students' expense.
Daily and weekly work schedules are negotiable and will be determined upon completion of the Student Work Agreement.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS :
You must be a United States Citizen or National and be at least 16 years old. AND
Enrolled on at least a half-time basis as defined by your educational institution and be in good academic standing as defined by your educational institution. AND
Submit proof of student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the student volunteer opportunity. AND
You must have a course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a graduate degree. AND
In addition to the above, you must have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of accounting.
Volunteer Service Information : Student Volunteers assigned to teams with Internal Revenue Agents may have an opportunity to travel locally with the Internal Revenue Agents to conduct field case audit. Local travel for voluntary field case audits will be at students' expense.
CONDITIONS OF STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:If selected for this opportunity, you will be required to:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Selectees must submit official transcripts and proof of enrollment in a degree seeking program at an accredited university.
Student must sign and adhere to the Internal Revenue Service Student Volunteer Program Agreement.
A representative from selectees' school must sign the Internal Revenue Service Student Volunteer Program Agreement form.
Student is responsible for working with school academic advisor/counselor to request course credits for the IRS Student Volunteer program.
Student must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the program. Must be actively enrolled at an accredited institution. Graduated students may not volunteer beyond his/her graduation date without proof of future enrollment in an accredited university.
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.
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal volunteer service.
Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf); one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Student volunteer must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
Undergo a federal income tax verification. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and eligibility of all persons selected to volunteer in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your volunteer service.
The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
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 transcripts. Please be sure that your resume and transcripts includes detailed information to support your eligibility for this opportunity; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume and transcripts may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating: If you are tentatively eligible for this volunteer opportunity based upon your resume, transcripts, and responses to the application questions, your application may be referred to the selecting official for review and consideration for an interview.
Referral: Qualified and eligible students will be referred in order of date of application. Applicants will be considered on an as needed basis based on the time and date that applications are received until all student volunteer opportunities are filled.
Candidates may be contacted for an interview. If selected for an interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices), students will not be responsible to pay for travel to interview sites.
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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
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION Submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree must be accredited (or pre-accredited) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please refer to: Department of Education Accreditation page .
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 .
We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth.
Student volunteers are not eligible for benefits such as sick or annual leave, health or life insurance, transit subsidy, or payment of any kind from the IRS.
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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.