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Internal Revenue Service LABORER in Bloomington, Illinois


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.See Other Information for Locations.


WHAT DOES A LABORER DO? Performs a variety of manual labor and warehouse tasks in support of forms distribution within the Distribution Center. The work consists of a wide range of manual tasks supporting fulfillment of customer requests for IRS published products. The purpose of the work is to maintain inventory accuracy for complete and timely processing of customer orders.

As a Laborer you will: Receive shipments of diverse types of mail and other items delivered to the IRS office and moves to a designated supply area.

Load and unload trucks, carts, other conveyances or pallets loaded with forms, supplies and other products. Moves, packs, unpacks sorts, segregates, arranges, stacks, piles or relocates a large variety of packages and other items. Cartons loaded, unloaded, or moved weigh up to 50 pounds.

Follow appropriate procedures for receipt, inspection, acceptance, handling, storage, fulfillment, shipping and disposal of security, serially numbered, and Official Use Only published products.

Take inventories of quantities of specific forms by counting boxes or pallets as requested. Verifies physical inventory accuracy against inventory records and reconciles differences in Inventory and Distribution System.

Fill orders from a computerized picking ticket, a paper label or list, or an electronic device or screen; selecting and assembling appropriate containers from among different boxes, tubes, mailers, and envelopes.

Select the correct requested products in accurate quantities and selecting the correct revision products; adding related products as directed; placing products in the container correctly; adding appropriate dunnage material; transporting completed orders for packing; packing completed orders as assigned. Select the correctly coded product for Distribution Program orders; orders may contain state products which use bar code readers to scan bar codes on picking bins, stock locations, pick bins, picking lists, and other documents or locations. May also cluster pick several orders simultaneously following established procedures.

Operate equipment for sealing containers including case sealers, shrink-wrap machines, heat tunnels, and other specialty packaging equipment.

Prepare orders for shipping and sorts by carrier. Operates outbound mail equipment such as scales, mail meters, and scanners.

Cleans office and light industrial space, shelving, conveyors, equipment, machinery and floors as directed.

May use weight-handling powered equipment including fork-lifts and pallet jacks and moves forms, supplies, equipment and finished mail to and from a warehouse or staging area. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at


Conditions of Employment

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Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments.

In addition to the above, you must meet the Special Requirementsdescribed below:Ability to do the work of a Laborer without more than normal supervision. Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order); Ability to handle weights and loads (prolong standing, sitting, etc…); Dexterity and safety; Ability to interpret instructions and specifications (other than blueprints); and Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.To qualify, no specific length of experience or training is required, however you must be able to demonstrate through information provided in your resume that you possess sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Demonstrated work experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Ability to do the work of the position under normal supervision. Must be able to stand for long periods of time; or recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching. Work requires standing, stooping, bending, climbing, crawling, and kneeling for extended periods in uncomfortable positions. Worker may lift and move materials weighing up to 50 pounds and, occasionally heavier items with assistance. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Assignments require interest, motivation, and readiness to complete simple tasks.WG-02 LEVEL:To qualify for the Wage Grade 02 level, a specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. To be qualifying your experience should demonstrate the following: stock movement methods and loading and unloading methods to move materials safely and prevent damage during transport. The set up and operation of equipment operated including procedures for routine adjustments, minor repairs, and cleaning of equipment operated. Operation and routine maintenance of radio frequency devices, bar code readers, scanners, and other equipment to pick, track and close out orders. Knowledge of simple arithmetic and counting to select accurate order quantities and basic English to read orders and write labels. Able to stand for prolonged periods of time and able to bend, stretch, and lift up to 50 pounds. Lifting often may be from floor level to eye level.

  • 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-timework 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.


Additional Information

1 (One) Position islocated in Wage & Investment, Cust Ast-Relationship & Ed(Care), Logistics at the following: 2525 Revenue, Bloomington, IL (IL2525) POSITION DESCRIPTION: 95587A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: OF EMPLOYMENT: We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.

Tour of Duty: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.