Internal Revenue Service Data Entry Clerk *Seasonal* in Kansas City, Missouri
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WHAT IS THEWAGE & INVESTMENTDIVISION? 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 ENTRY CLERKDO? TheData Entry Clerkperforms 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 tape.
As a DataEntry Clerkyou 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 available. 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 validation functions. 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.
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 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-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 to perform the duties of this position. This may be paid or non-paid experience. OR 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. OR 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 above.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. OR 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. OR A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described above.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, 25 words per minute typing speed for GS-3 and GS-4You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.- The experience may have been gained in either the public or 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.
120 (One Hundred-Twenty) Positions are located in Wage & Investment, Kansas City Submission Processing, ISRP DT at Kansas City, MO in the following:
Data Conversion Operation; 60 (Sixty) Positions in Department 4 (Night Shift; Sunday to Thursday 6:30 pm - 3:00 am)
60 (Sixty) Positions in Department 2 (Day Shift; Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm) The anticipated start date is 2/28/2021 or 3/1/2021. EOD's may be delayed due to training.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. - This is a Bargaining unit position. - 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 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. - Eligible for health or life insurance benefits. - Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.- Length of season is 6 - 8 months.-Tour of Duty: Day Shift; Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Night Shift; Sunday to Thursday 6:30 pm - 3:00 am. First 2 weeks of training will be Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or Sunday - Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 3:00a.m., will be eligible for the part time schedule and will select their Tour of Duty's at the completion of training.