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Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) *12-Month Roster*

Company: The Department of the Treasury
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:



Duties

Summary

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.



Responsibilities

WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION? Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS. The American system of voluntary tax compliance relies heavily on self-assessments of what tax is owed. When individuals or corporations deliberately don't comply with the tax laws, Criminal Investigation responds with financial investigations and potential criminal prosecutions to promote compliance and confidence in the fairness of the tax system.

WHAT DOES A SPECIAL AGENT DO? IRS-CI Special Agents (SAs) are duly sworn federal law enforcement officers throughout all 50 states and US territories including special agent attachs located in 11 countries. As a SA, you will combine your accounting skills with law enforcement skills to investigate financial crimes.

SAs fill a unique niche in the federal law enforcement community due to IRS-CI's broad jurisdiction of Title 18 and Title 31 crimes, in addition to our primary tax enforcement mission. SAs are known for their financial investigative expertise in areas, such as, tax fraud, public corruption, cybercrimes, narcotics, terrorism, and much more. Today's sophisticated schemes demand the analytical ability of financial investigators to trace transactions through complex financial records.

As a Special Agent, you will:

  • Investigate violations of Federal tax laws;
  • Obtain and analyze complex financial evidence;
  • Conduct surveillance, dignitary protection, and undercover operations;
  • Execute search and arrest warrants;
  • Identify and seize property used in, or acquired through, illegal activities; and
  • Testify and assist the U.S. Attorney during trial.
    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    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 .

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Overnight travel

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment
    • Refer to Other Information
    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

      You must pass a medical examination prior to being appointed. This position requires moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with free motion of fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must function sufficiently in order for applicants to perform the duties satisfactorily.
      Vision: Near vision, corrected or uncorrected, must be sufficient to read Jaeger type 2 at 14 inches. Normal depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to distinguish shades of color-by-color plate tests are required. If you have undergone refractive surgery, you must meet Treasury approved requirements, including documentation that you have passed exam and protocol testing. The earliest the refractive surgery evaluation can be performed is: three months post Laser in Situ Keratomileusis (Lasik); six months post Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). Visual acuity requirements are expressed in terms of the Snellen vision test. Uncorrected distant vision must test 20/200, and corrected vision must test 20/20 in one eye, and 20/30 in the other.
      Hearing: Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 30 decibels (A.S.A. or equivalent I.S.O.) in either ear in the 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz ranges. You must be able to hear the whispered voice at 15 feet with each ear without the use of a hearing aid.
      Other Medical Requirements: You must possess emotional and mental stability. Any condition that would hinder full, efficient performance of the duties of this position or that would cause an individual to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others is disqualifying.

      All of the medical requirements MUST be met at the time of initial examination/test. Applicants failing to meet the medical requirements at the time of their initial examination/test will be considered ineligible for the position.
      AND
      Some positions require foreign language proficiency. If you indicate language proficiency, you may be tested to determine if you possess the required level of proficiency.

      Qualifications

      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

      MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE: Provisions of Public Law 93-950 and Public Law 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for original appointments to a law enforcement officer position within the Federal government. The date immediately preceding your 37th birthday is the final date of referral for selection. This age restriction does not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. Section 8336 (c) provisions and preference eligible veterans.

      GS-07 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience in or related to investigation of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the IRS Special Agent. Experience must have required: (1) the exercise of tact, initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness and judgment in collecting, assembling, and developing facts, evidence and other pertinent data through investigative techniques which included personal interview; (2) the ability to make oral and written reports and presentations of personally conducted or personally directed investigations, examinations, or inspections; AND (3) the ability to analyze and evaluate evidence and arrive at sound conclusions. To be qualifying, this experience must have been acquired in investigative work related to the ACCOUNTING OR AUDITING OF BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES OF SUBJECTS INVESTIGATED. OR

      You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: One full year of graduate level education which included or was supplemented by at least 15 semester/23 quarter hours in accounting plus an additional 9 semester/14 quarter hours from among the following fields: business law, economics, finance, tax law or money and banking. OR

      Superior Academic Achievement provisions:
      -GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study
      -GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in your major field of study or those courses in your major completed in the last 2 years of study
      -Rank in the upper third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or
      -Membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
      NOTE: Superior Academic Achievement is credited only if you have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree which included or was supplemented by at least 15 semester/23 quarter hours in accounting plus an additional 9 semester/14 quarter hours from among the following fields: finance, economics, business law, tax law, or money and banking.

      GS-09 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience in or related to investigation of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. The experience must have been acquired in investigative work related to the accounting, auditing, business, or commercial practices of subject(s) investigated. ORYou may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Two 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education; a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree (i.e.; L.L.B. or JD).

      AND
      All of the above education requirements must be supplemented by at least 15 semester hours (or 23 quarter hours) in accounting, AND an additional 9 semester hours 14 quarter hours) from among the following or closely related fields: finance, economics, money and banking, tax law, and business law.
      Examples of specialized experience for grade 7 and 9 include:

      ---Leader or member of a military intelligence or criminal investigative team or component in which the principal duties consisted of financial investigation, intelligence gathering, or criminal prosecution.
      ---Analyzed or evaluated raw investigative financial data and prepared comprehensive written investigative reports.
      ---Investigated complex financial claims involving suspected crimes or alleged fraud.
      ---Supervised or conducted interviews or interrogations that involved eliciting evidence, data or surveillance information related to accounting. Investigated computerized business and/or accounting systems and formed sound conclusions as to related criminal business practices and compliance with federal laws and regulations.

      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 One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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

      Education

      Additional information

      CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
      - A 3 year probationary period with limited appeal rights is required (unless already completed).
      - Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
      - Commuting distance for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (Required). For the purpose of availability pay, in accordance with Title 5 CFR 550.182(D) the employing agency must determine that a criminal investigator is generally and reasonably accessible to perform unscheduled duty based on the needs of the agency. The provisions of Treasury Directive 74-06 Home-to-Work Transportation Controls paragraph 3(d) require that special agents reside within 50 miles of their official duty station to be considered for "Home to Work" transportation, which can only be granted or waived by Treasury.
      - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
      - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
      - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
      - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
      - Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) upon appointment and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.
      - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
      - Undergo an income tax verification.
      - Work at least 50 hours per week per Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) regulations.
      - Sign a mobility agreement.
      - Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.
      - Complete or have previously completed the Criminal Investigation Training Program (CITP) course(s) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
      - Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.
      - The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
      - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
      - This is a non-bargaining unit position
      - Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements

      It is anticipated that two hundred and fifty (250) or more positions may be filled in the Criminal Investigation Division in any of the listed posts of duty. Applicants should only select locations for which they are willing to relocate if necessary.

      How You Will Be Evaluated

      You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination. Applicants will be assessed in the order in which their application was submitted (first in, first out).

      Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Arithmetic, Accounting, Logical Reasoning, Thinking/Decision Making/Problem Solving, Memory, Learning, Teamwork/Social Skills, Openness to Change, Conscientiousness/Integrity, and Communication (Written and Oral). Category ratings (i.e., A/B = Highly Qualified, C = Qualified) will be used to rank, refer and select eligible candidates. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Candidates found to be minimally eligible based on your responses to the first set of online questions will then receive an email for an on-line assessment including directions for accessing the assessment website and a unique link to register for your personal testing session. This session consists of online assessments which are pass/fail and includes a Realistic Job Preview video and a job simulation. Candidates who pass this phase will be invited for a third phase of testing at a proctored test site where you will take additional pass/fail tests, the Special Agent Knowledge and Skill Examination and Writing Sample test.

      Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. During the selection process, applicants may be asked to participate in a selection interview. All travel required will be at the applicants' expense. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a Category A/B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

      Test results are valid for 3 years from the date of test administration. If you fail any part of the assessment you will need to wait 12 months from your test date to retake it.

      To preview questions please .

      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance



      Drug test required

      Yes

      Required Documents

      A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

      All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view

      VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view .

      Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.

      EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. 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

      If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

      Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.Overview

      Open & closing dates
      11/22/2019 to 11/21/2020

      Service
      Competitive

      Pay scale & grade
      GL 07 - 09

      Salary
      $47,661 to $83,215 per year

      Appointment type
      Permanent

      Work schedule
      Full-Time - Criminal Investigators are expected to work irregular and recurring overtime on evenings, nights, and weekends resulting in an average of 50 hours per week over the calendar year.



      Fair & Transparent

      The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

      Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

      The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


      • Reasonable Accommodation Policy

        Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

        A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

        Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
        • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
        • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
        • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

          You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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          Legal and regulatory guidance
          • Financial suitability
          • Social security number request
          • Privacy Act
          • Signature and false statements
          • Selective Service
          • New employee probationary period

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