IRS PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT STUDENT TRAINEE)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must meet the definition of a student for the duration of your appointment as follows: An individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (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 in a qualifying and accredited educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of a half-time academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. For more information on the education requirements go to OPM's Pathways website.For the Internship Program, you may qualify based solely on education, experience or a combination of both. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (and/or auditing). The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. OR Combination of education and experience that included: At least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge, and included one of the following:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; OR
2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR
3.Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
GS-7 LEVEL: One (1) full academic year of graduate level education in a related field of study such as accounting, business administration, finance, or public administration OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree in the major field of study identified above (or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester credit hours of accounting coursework), with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. OR You may qualify with 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience that demonstrates basic knowledge of applying financial management techniques, practices, and procedures and the ability to apply these techniques to perform routine aspects of accounting related work (such as assists in the development of routine financial management policies; works on enhancements to financial management system; assists in basic preparing accounting and financial reports). Experience must also demonstrate general knowledge and familiarity with systems, regulations, and operations to assist in preparing reports and performing reviews. In addition, your experience must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to prepare basic summaries or assist in the development of the basic budget and to respond to basic inquires and information requests from management.
*A certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum.
GPA: Every academic term (e.g., semester, quarter, etc.), you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.
- 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
- At a minimum, dated unofficial transcript must include the name of student, name of school/educational institution, course work, including a cumulative GPA, if applicable
- Official transcripts required if selected
- Relocation expenses will not be paid
- 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 telework
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules
- Pathways is an Excepted appointment, Schedule D, as per 5 CFR 213.3402 (a), 5 CFR 362.201
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- All selectees must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement;
- Maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; and
- Complete a 1-year trial period (which is, at a minimum, the entire length of the Internship Program) unless already completed.
- Selectees 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;
- 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.; and
- Undergo an income tax verification.
- 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.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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 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” determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Attention To Detail, Customer Service, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication/Speaking, Teamwork. Category-like rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, 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, except the GS-9 and above.
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.
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