Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Job Title: Clerk

Job Title: Clerk
Department: Department of the Treasury
Agency: Financial Management Service
Sub Agency: Financial Management Service
Job Announcement Number: STEP-10-SUM-002

SALARY RANGE: 10.60 - 16.33 USD /year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, April 05, 2010 to Monday, April 19, 2010
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-01/05
DUTY LOCATIONS: many vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC; many vacancies - Hyattsville, MD
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

Applicants must be students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in High School or an accredited college/university.

This appointment is Not to Exceed September 25,2010.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

As the Government's financial manager, the Financial Management Service (FMS) provides central payment services to federal agencies, operates the federal government's collections and deposit systems, provides government-wide accounting and reporting services,and manages the collection of delinquent debt owed to the government. We are looking for highly qualified individuals to meet the challenges of expanding electronic services and processes to our customers and the American public.

The Financial Management Service's (FMS) is currently accepting applications for Full or Part-time students under Student Temporary Employment Program. This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience and earn income while pursing a degree.

Summer employment will not to exceed September 25, 2010.

All students that may have participated in the program previously MUST REAPPLY in order to be considered.

Key Information:

You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment

You must apply online

You must be willing to sumit to necessary Background Investigation

Acceptance of applications is limited to students

Click 'Print Preview' to review the entire announcement before applying.

Back to top Duties
Additional Duty Location Info:

many vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC; many vacancies - Hyattsville, MD

As a Student Clerk, you will perform the following duties:

answer telephones;

receive visitors;

process and distributing mail;

establish and maintaining office files;

type various documents;

schedule appointments;

respond to requests for information;

perform other administrative and support responsibilities that may be needed

Back to top Qualifications and Evaluations
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Must be 16 years of age.

Must be enrolled in, or accepted to (with intent to attend), an accredited academic institution; and carry a minimum half-time course load as defined by the institution.

Applicants must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher)

Definition of a Student: An individual who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking student and is taking at least a half-time academic/ vocational/or technical course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational school, two or four year college or university, graduate or professional school.

Employment in the Student Temporary Employment Program is a
non-competitive appointment. Eligibility for appointment is based
on applicant meeting the basic qualification requirements for the

--You may substitute education for experience as follows:

GS-1 No education or experience is required at this grade level.

GS-2 Applicants must have either a High School Diploma or equivalent and/or three months general experience.

GS-3 Applicants must have one year of education above the High School level and/or six months general experience

GS-4 Applicants must have two years of education above the High School level and/or one year of general experience.

GS-5 Applicants must have four years of education above high school or 1 year specialized experience at the GS-4.

--You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or the private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a pro-rated basis.


Your application includes your:
1. Resume,
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents (transcripts/report card).

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2. Rating: You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly shows possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position, the technical skill to successfully perform the duties of the position, and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
To preview questions please click here.

Back to top Benefits and Other Info

We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill multiple vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This is a Non-Bargaining unit designated position.

This position is a Low Risk sensitivity.

This position may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date.

Conditions of Employment:

If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with 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 I-9 ( Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Back to top How To Apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday).

Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Step 1 - Create a Resume with USAJOBS (
Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Review the Job Announcement
We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications &
Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may need to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the Apply Online link in this announcement and then select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select Take me to the assessment and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 6 - Submit Required Documents
You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).


1. College Students: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.

2. High School Students: You must submit a copy of your most recent report card.

To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at:

If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release of Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a Branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veteran's Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veteran's preference, click here

Deborah Lee
Phone: 202-874-8090
Fax: 202-874-9288
Email: Agency Information:
Financial Management Service
3700 East-West Hwy
Human Resources Division
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Fax: 202-874-9288

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications". We will also send you notification of your application status. You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or
blocked (e.g., spam blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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