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. W&I provides high-quality taxpayer assistance, and enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns and make payments.
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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 tape.
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 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.
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.
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0356 Data Transcriber
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.
Data Transcription/Typing: In addition to meeting the education/experience requirements, applicants for this position 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.
GS-04 LEVEL: You must have 1year of general experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-03 grade level in the Federal service. General experience for this position includes: 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.OR
You 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 the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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.
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