Posted by: adrienehill | April 21, 2009

Jobs/Internship Listings

I’ve started getting regular emails from the state with information about jobs and paid internship programs–I’ll post them here.  Specifics after the jump.

In this post: US Secret Service jobs, IRS jobs,  behavioral analyst job, web content administrator opening, and a couple programs and jobs for teens.




Special Agent

The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations During the course of their careers, special agents carry out assignments in both of these areas and must be available to be assigned to duty stations anywhere in the world.

The Secret Service protects:

  • The president, the vice president (or other individuals next in order of succession to the Office of the President), the president-elect and vice president-elect
  • The immediate families of the above individuals
  • Former presidents, their spouses for their lifetimes, except when the spouse remarries. In 1997, Congressional legislation became effective limiting Secret Service protection to former presidents for a period of not more than 10 years from the date the former president leaves office
  • Children of former presidents until age 16
  • Visiting heads of foreign states or governments and their spouses traveling with them, other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States, and official representatives of the United States performing special missions abroad
  • Major presidential and vice presidential candidates, and their spouses within 120 days of a general presidential election
  • Other individuals as designated per Executive Order of the President
  • National Special Security Events, when designated as such by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

The Secret Service investigates:

  • Violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States
  • Financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, financial institution fraud, false identification documents, access device fraud, advance fee fraud, computer and telecommunications fraud, electronic funds transfers and money laundering as it relates to the agency’s core violations
  • Computer-based attacks on the nation’s financial, banking and telecommunications infrastructure
Foreign Language Proficiency

A one time recruitment bonus, 25 percent of basic annual pay, will be paid to newly hired special agents, who are identified as having a foreign language skill and can test at the S-3 level.

This level requires that the applicant be able to speak the language with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social and professional topics.

The recruitment bonus must be approved prior to the applicant’s first day of employment and will be paid as a lump sum, upon successful completion of all required training and graduation from the U.S. Secret Service training program. The actual payment will depend on the availability of funds.

The Secret Service also has a Foreign Language Cash Award Program. This program pays a cash award of up to 5 percent of basic pay to any individual who possesses and makes substantial use of one or more foreign languages in the performance of official duties.

Steps to Becoming a Special Agent

Requirements and Qualifications

To be CONSIDERED you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be between the ages of 21 and less than 37 at the time of appointment
  • Possess a current valid driver’s license
  • Possess visual acuity no worse than 20/60 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 in each eye

Note: Lasik, ALK, RK and PRK are acceptable corrective eye surgeries for special agent applicants. Applicants will be considered eligible for the special agent position provided specific visual tests are passed three months after Lasik surgery and one year after all other surgeries.

To qualify at the GL-7 level you must:

    • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with superior academic achievement.
    • Superior academic achievement is defined as meeting at least one of the following requirements:
    • Being in the upper third of your graduating class
    • Having a grade point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0, based on four years of undergraduate education or based on courses completed during the final two years of curriculum
    • Having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0, based on required courses completed in your major or required courses in your major completed during the final two years of curriculum
    • Being a member of a national scholastic honor society that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies


Possess at least one full year of graduate level education (i.e. 18 semester hours).


Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-5 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as assisting in:

  • Carrying out investigations of alleged or suspected violations of the law
  • Conducting surveillance and undercover activities or operations
  • Apprehending and arresting persons suspected of violations
  • Organizing evidence for presentation to prosecution officials

To qualify at the GL-9 level you must:

Possess a master’s or equivalent graduate degree (such as LL.B. or J.D.) from an accredited college or university


Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-7 level, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as independently:

  • Carrying out limited investigations of alleged or suspected violations of the law
  • Conducting surveillance and undercover activities or operations, raids and/or seizures
  • Apprehending, arresting, interviewing, and interrogating persons suspected of violations of the law
  • Organizing evidence for presentation to prosecution officials
Selective Service

As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Physical Fitness Evaluation

Applicants must pass a medical examination by an authorized government physician, which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities. In addition, applicants must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties.

Treasury Enforcement Agent (TEA) Test

Applicants must pass the Treasury Enforcement Agent examination and a report writing test.

If you have previously taken the Treasury Enforcement Agent exam (TEA) with another agency, you may submit a copy of your results to the Secret Service at the time of application along with the rest of your supplemental documentation. Determination will be made as to whether the rating score is valid and up to date.


Applicants must pass a series of in-depth interviews.

Top Secret Clearance

Applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance. Applicants must pass a pre-employment polygraph examination, drug screening and extensive background investigation. Completion of a full investigation is required before appointment. Follow this link to learn more about the background investigation.


Initial appointment to the special agent position is normally made in the excepted service.

Pay and Work Schedule

Special agents are generally hired at the GL-7 or GL-9 grade levels depending on qualifications and education. Based on those grade levels and the assigned geographic area, the 2009 starting salary range is $43,200 – $73,354.

An additional 25% Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) will be added to locality pay. While assigned to field offices special agents are normally assigned to work a 40-hour (normal business) workweek (e.g., 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Due to the receipt of LEAP, special agents usually work an average of two additional hours per day. During certain assignment the hours worked by special agents will vary depending on the nature of these assignments, which include, but are not limited to, conducting criminal investigative and protective assignments and/or being assigned to a protective detail. Special agents are required to work hours other than normal business hours (e.g., 12 a.m.-8 a.m., 4 p.m.-12 a.m., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 6 a.m.-2 p.m., 2 p.m.-10 p.m., etc.) with the addition to 2 or more LEAP hours, on a daily basis.


Special agent trainees must successfully complete the 10 week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Basic Criminal Investigator Training program in Glynco, Georgia, and the 17-week Special Agent Basic Training program at the James J. Rowley Training Center outside Washington, D.C. Failure to pass either training program on the first attempt will result in separation from the United States Secret Service.

Firearm Proficiency

Newly appointed special agents, upon completion of training, are required to carry a firearm for the performance of their duties. Special agents will be required to maintain firearms proficiency.

Travel and Relocation

Newly appointed special agents may be assigned to duty stations anywhere in the United States. Throughout their careers, agents may experience frequent travel and reassignments to Secret Service offices located throughout the United States or liaison assignments in foreign countries. Candidates must sign a mobility agreement stating their willingness to accept assignments anywhere within the United States and overseas.

Conditions of Employment

Special agents will be required to carry out assignments in the areas of protection and investigations; work long hours in undesirable conditions on short notice; travel away from home for periods ranging from one to 30 days or longer. Additionally, special agents may be requested to work undercover assignments.

The special agent position is designated as a key position in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 1200.7.


Federal employees are eligible to participate in the following benefits programs. More information about the benefits may be found by clicking on each program:

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact the Secret Service Recruitment Program at 202-406-5830, or TTY 202-406-5390.

How to Apply

To view and apply for our vacancies please follow this link .

You may also call 888-813-8777 for a listing of our current vacancies.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Opportunity: Managing Editor

Click here to apply to this job:


The Internal Revenue Service is currently undertaking its largest hiring initiative in recent memory.   This year the IRS is hiring hundreds of revenue agents, revenue officers, tax compliance officers, customer service representatives, and others.  Hiring has already begun and will continue over the next several weeks and months.  Check the website for current postings.


If you have individuals looking for jobs with great pay and benefits, with opportunities for advancement and meaningful work and the opportunity to learn and apply new skills, they can find all this and more by starting a career with the Internal Revenue Service.


Working for one of the world’s largest and most diverse financial organizations has its advantages.  Employees receive one of the most comprehensive benefits packages offered anywhere, including these great benefits:


Locations across the U.S.

 Health and Life insurance

 Portable Retirement Savings Account

 Immediate accrual of annual and sick leave

 Paid holidays

 A challenging career where you will benefit from superior classroom and on-the-job training from day one

 Work-life balance



We have plenty of job opportunities available for individuals with backgrounds in business, economics, law enforcement, information technology and, of course, accounting.  Here are some of the opportunities available:


Internal Revenue Agentswork with taxpayers, attorneys and CPAs to determine the tax liability of small businesses and the tax-exempt status of organizations.  (Job Series 0512)


Internal Revenue Officers perform investigations, collect delinquent taxes, secure tax returns and work directly with taxpayers and businesses. Revenue officers are proactive decision makers in charge of protecting the interests of the Federal Government and the taxpaying public.  (Job Series 1169)


Criminal Investigation Special Agents are universally recognized as premier financial investigators who combine accounting knowledge with law enforcement skills to investigate such financial crimes as tax evasion and money laundering.  (Job Series 1811)


Tax Examiners give taxpayers the answers they need.  They review returns for accuracy, respond to inquiries on a wide range of tax issues and provide electronic services for the growing number of taxpayers who now file their tax returns electronically. (Job Series 0592) 


Contact Representatives work as the public face of the IRS, taking direct actions to resolve taxpayers’ issues.  (Job Series 0962)


Information Technology (IT) Specialists work on long-term modernization programs while maintaining the IRS’s current operating system’s effectiveness.  The IRS has one of largest, most diverse IT organizations in the world.  (Job Series 2210)[Marker]



Economists are IRS’s financial experts.  Economists use analyses and research to directly advise agents and attorneys in other departments of the agency on various economic issues and tax cases.  (Job Series 0110)


Tax Law Specialists provide expert advice on a wide range of corporate tax and international tax law issues.  Specialists provide expert technical tax advice and education through outreach activities for tax exempt organizations.  And, Tax Law Specialists interpret the tax code and regulations to produce annual tax forms and publications.  (Job Series 0987)


Tax Specialists assist taxpayers by conducting outreach programs for individuals and have the opportunity to work through state and private partners who deal with specific taxpayer segments.  Outreach includes communication and training programs that promote IRS services, products and recent tax law changes.  (Job Series 0526)


This is only a sampling of the job opportunities available at the IRS.  Job vacancies specifically for the IRS are posted at  There are three simple steps to get started with USAJOBS – create an account and a resume, search for jobs online and apply online.  It’s that easy!


We also utilize special hiring authorities for interns, persons with disabilities and veterans.  We truly are an equal employment opportunity employer, and encourage all individuals to take a look at the positions we have to offer.


Detailed information on our organization, our positions and our application process can be found at


If you have any questions, or if I can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Thank you. 

Debby Spott, EEO Specialist

Internal Revenue Service

211 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53203-2303



Job Opportunity: Web Content Administrator

Click here to apply to this job:

You’re invited to the NCOA Career Expo in Chicago on April 14th.

Meet with top companies, such as Norththrop Grumman, MAC Tools, Lockheed Martin, ManTech and more. Register for Free Now.

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand
Chicago, IL 60611

Tuesday, April 14th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Learn ways to advance your career and use your GI Bill by meeting with top educational institutions such as, the University of Phoenix, Troops to Teachers and Helmets to Hardhats.

Register for the Chicago Career Expo Now


Title: Behavior Analyst

Location: Palatine,  
– Illinois, United States

Job Description: Job Responsibilities: We are looking for master’s level behavior analysts to work within a large social service agency providing behavioral supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Duties include conducting functional assessments, formulating and implementing behavior support plans, training staff, and analyzing data. Serve on the agency’s professional behavior analyst team and will be actively involved in staff development activities (conducting trainings and seminars).

For the complete job posting and instructions on how to apply for this job, go to:


Subject: Employment opportunity

Subject: Teen Jobs

Please take a look at the web site below. If you know a high school
sophomore who is interested in becoming either a Chicago Firefighter or
a Chicago Police Officer, please make them aware of this great
program.  It’s a four-year summer program that provides training for
the public safety agencies (CFD and CPD) and facilitates a seamless
transition from high school into City Colleges of Chicago . Amongst
other requirements, students must be a Chicago resident and a 2.0 GPA
upon completion of their sophomore year. If you don’t know an
eligible/interested sophomore PLEASE pass this along to those in your
address book (even if they live in the local suburbs) as they may know
someone who could benefit from this paid summer internship.
We’re always on the prowl for productive programs for the youth.  Good




 ACAP stands for Accounting Careers Awareness Program.  The primary objective of ACAP-Chicago is to increase the number of minority students pursuing  careers in accounting and related business areas, by heightening the awareness of accounting, finance and business career opportunities among
  Chicago high school minority youth.  Since a particularly small number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native American are currently pursuing
 those career paths, this program emphasizes recruiting students from these > and other minority backgrounds.


 During the summer, a select group of students will have the opportunity to attend the ACAP Residency Program.  These students will have an opportunity
 to explore careers in accounting, finance and business.  This program will introduce high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to accounting,
 finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum.
 Participants will also attend sessions regarding the college application
 process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and interviewing skills.

  Chicago community business leaders will be available to share their experiences, provide tips for success and discuss educational opportunities.
 Participating students will witness accounting and finance first hand through tours of CPA firms and Chicago businesses.

 ACAP will be held July 12 – 16, 2009, at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus and is a fully supervised, all expense paid program for those
 students selected to participate.  Students receive materials, room and board, transporta tion to the tours, and mentoring.

For more information on the program, how to apply and/or become a sponsor of a student, please see the attached information.



Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

Please forward this information to any young ladies you know between the ages of 15 to 19 years of age.  This is a Leadership program in Boston, all expenses paid by the organization. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend. 


Please note that applications for our W2W Alumni Conference in Jordan and our 4th Annual W2W Boston Conference will be available in a few weeks. Please check back soon. 

The Women2Women Cultural Connection & Leadership Program sponsored by Empower Peace is an opportunity for young women ages 15-19 who are interested in participating in a cultural exchange visit to Boston, MA, and meeting with national and international women leaders. It is a forum aimed at empowering future young women leaders from the Middle East, Near East, and the United States. Through a series of workshops, keynote speeches and cultural outings, participants will acquire skills and insight on how to become future leaders. 

Held at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, these young women learn first-hand from established professional women leaders from the Government, Business, Media and Entertainment sectors. Participants also have many opportunities to engage and interact with prominent women leaders from around the world. 

Women2Women provides young women around the world with the opportunity to learn, network and acquire leadership and professional development skills that will empower them to succeed and make a difference in their respective communities and countries. The Conference is our effort to empower young women to become tomorrow’s future leaders. 

Empower Peace has sponsored three Women2Women conferences ~ every August since 2006. In total more than 250 young women have participated in the three Women2Women conferences. Participants have come from Pakistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Canada, the Palestinian Territories, Israel, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, and the United States. 



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