Irs Office Of Chief Counsel Internship Program Student Trainee Legal Assistant Oa

internship - full time, unpaid

Internal Revenue Service
Philadelphia, PA
Closed
Posted 45 Days ago
Internal Revenue Service
Philadelphia, PA
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 45 Days ago
Closed

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An official website of the United States government -Help -Search -IRS Office of Chief Counsel Internship Program (Student Trainee Legal Assistant (OA)) -Department of the Treasury -Overview -Locations -Duties -Requirements -Required Documents -Benefits -How to apply -Chicago, IL -Philadelphia, PA -Austin, TX -Farmers Branch, TX -Show more locations (2) -Relocation expenses reimbursed No -Students Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs. -Announcement number CCEF-19-PP08 -Control number 538013400 -Help -Duties -Summary As a Student Trainee Legal Assistant in the Office of Chief Counsel, Finance and Management (F&M), you will gain unmatched work experience while you attend college. This position provides you the opportunity to serve fellow Americans, acquire valuable Federal experience, and participate in developmental work assignments, training, and mentorship to help you grow as an individual and professional. Consider working for Chief Counsel. We are as interested in your career as you are! -Responsibilities The Finance and Management (F&M) organization supports the administrative, financial, and managerial programs of the Office of Chief Counsel, the largest tax law firm in the country. F&M is also responsible for providing support services to all of Chief Counsel's field offices located in over 50 cities nationwide. The Pathways Internship Program is designed to develop future administrative support service professionals and leaders. As a Pathways Student Trainee, you will have the opportunity for a direct career path with the Office of Chief Counsel. Following completion of educational requirements, you may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment in the GS-0986 (Legal Assistant) series. In order to be converted, you must have completed educational requirements and work requirements (640 hourspriorto graduation, unless you meet one of the exceptions specified on the -). After conversion, you will find continued competitive advancement opportunities within the Legal Assistant series (up to GS-08), and then a seamless competitive career path into Team Leader, Systems Coordinator, and various managerial positions. Hands-on experience will be supplemented by training in database management, spreadsheet software, SharePoint, and other pertinent and marketable systems. Are you interested in following an administrative professional career path through a paid internship with the Office of Chief Counsel? If so, the Pathways Internship Program is for you! WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to the following website: -As a Legal Assistant Student Trainee in F&M, you will perform a variety of administrative tasks while providing legal support to attorneys and paralegals. Practice areas may include general litigation, tax litigation, criminal tax, and tax law advisory services. The Office provides opportunities for motivated individuals interested in building and advancing their public sector career as an administrative support professional. The following are the duties of this position at the GS-05. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position. You will perform routine administrative work such as but not limited to: -Scanning, copying, and preparing letters and memoranda for distribution -E-filing; tax court processing -Preparing and assembling documents for submission to court -Maintaining legal files -Receiving and reviewing correspondence -Making travel arrangements; arranging appointments and conferences -Data entry -Receiving telephone calls and visitors This list of responsibilities is not all-inclusive and you will have the opportunity to perform other challenging tasks. -Travel Required Occasional travel - Some Travel may be Required -Promotion Potential 05 -0999 Legal Occupations Student Trainee -Help -Requirements -Conditions of Employment -Please refer to "Conditions of Employment". -Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Eligibility Requirements: -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 (high school, college (four-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 93842. 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 half an 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 toTreasurys Pathways Program. -GPA:Every semester, you must maintain good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.5 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. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study or 18 semester hours. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. Typing Requirement: All candidates must document typing skills of 40 words per minute in their submitted application. Proof of an acceptable typing speed must be submitted with the application in one of the following ways: -An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows Federal employment in a "typing", "office automation" or "stenography" position; -A current notice of test results (from an appropriate testing authority) based on a five-minute typing test which includes words per minute and error rate; or -Self-certification on submitted application. Office Automation Skills: This position requires office automation skills. Some examples of office automation software include electronic spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, electronic calendar, and electronic email. -Qualifications You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. To qualify for the GS-04 level, you must meet the following requirements: A. Education:In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.OR B.Experience: You may qualify with one year of general experience. General experience for this position includes: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the legal assistant intern position.OR C.You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Combination of education and experience is computed by dividing your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 60. Add the two percentages which must equal 100%. To qualify for the GS-05 level, you must meet the following requirements: A. Education:In the Internship Program you may qualify based solely on education as follows: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. OR B.Experience: You may qualify with one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Scanning, filing, reviewing correspondence, preparing and assembling documents, making official travel arrangements, arranging appointments, data entry, and receiving calls and visitors.OR C.You may qualify with a combination of qualifying education and experience. Combination of education and experience is computed by dividing your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 60. Add the two percentages which must equal 100%. If qualifying with experience, the experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. 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, as well as the number of hours worked per week on your r�sum�. -Education You must submit dated documentation verifying you meet the definition of student (e.g. letter from the registrar, unofficial transcripts). 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