STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
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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, Internal Revenue Agents (Computer Audit Specialists) or Internal Revenue Agents (International Examiners). 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, 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 specialists (economists, engineers, field specialists and subject matter experts) as you tackle the most complex foreign and domestic tax issues.
There are 5 positions available in the following locations for LBI Northeast Compliance:
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 10, 2017 with an anticipated start date of May 30,2017.
June 9, 2017 with an anticipated start date of Sept 5, 2017
October 13, 2017 with an anticipcated start date of Jan 8, 2018
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.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Students must maintain student eligibility and enrollment throughout the duration of the student volunteer opportunity and must be actively enrolled at an accredited 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.
Specific schedule will be at least 4 hrs per day and up to 20 hrs per week. Work schedule will be set upon selection.
You must be a United States Citizen 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
In addition to the above, student volunteer assignments will be determined based on field of study. For assignments with an Internal Revenue Agent, Internal Revenue Agent (Computer Audit Specialist) or Internal Revenue Agent (International Examiner) Team, you must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a graduate level degree-seeking student in one or more of the following academic major(s) or related field(s):
• Business Administration/Business Management
• Computer Science
• Legal Studies
• Statistical/Quantitative Methods
CONDITIONS OF STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:
If applicable, you will be required to:
• Selectees must submit official transcripts and proof of enrollment in a degree seeking program at an accredited university.
• Student volunteers do not receive payment of any kind from the IRS.
• Relocation expenses will not be paid.
• 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.
• Must be a student in good academic standing as defined by institution.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé 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: Your application will be evaluated on your responses to the online questions, resume, experience, education, transcripts 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.
Referral: Your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration in date order 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. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
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