Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) – Direct Hire AMENDED

Internal Revenue Service - Department of the Treasury

Federal experience is not required. 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. You must meet the following requirements by the losing date of this announcement OR time of referral: BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: GRADE 11 Level: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is experience in or related to investigation of criminal violations that provided the specific competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. This law enforcement experience must have been acquired in investigative work related to the Accounting or Auditing of business or commercial practices of subjects investigated. Qualifying experience is law enforcement experience which demonstrates knowledge of accounting and legal principles to assess investigative options and use innovative approaches or methods of proof to overcome complex accounting issues related to criminal activities that can involve piecing together financial information that may be located in several venues both domestic and international. Examples of qualifying law enforcement experience include conducting criminal investigations involving federal tax and/or money laundering violations including one or more of the following: Indirect methods of proof; utilization of multiple nominees, bank accounts, and/or entities; utilization of alter ego and/or sham corporations; multiple judicial districts and/or targets; and/or other financial investigations (money laundering). Specialized experience must have included Federal Law Enforcement experience in leading and effecting Federal enforcement actions including search, seizure, and arrest warrants. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in any field of study that included or was supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in accounting, and 9 semester hours from among the following or closely related fields: finance, economics, business law, tax law, or money and banking. OR an LL.M., if related. GRADE 12 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is experience in or related to investigation of criminal violations that provided the specific competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. This law enforcement experience must have been acquired in investigative work related to the Accounting or Auditing of business or commercial practices of subjects investigated. Qualifying experience is law enforcement experience which demonstrates knowledge of accounting and legal principles to assess investigative options and use innovative approaches or methods of proof to overcome complex accounting issues related to criminal activities that can involve piecing together financial information that may be located in several venues both domestic and international. Examples of qualifying law enforcement experience include conducting criminal investigations involving federal tax and/or money laundering violations including one or more of the following: Indirect methods of proof; utilization of multiple nominees, bank accounts, and/or entities; utilization of alter ego and/or sham corporations; multiple judicial districts and/or targets; and/or other financial investigations (money laundering). Specialized experience must have included Federal Law Enforcement experience in leading and effecting Federal enforcement actions including search, seizure, and arrest warrants. 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. 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 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. Applicants for all Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) 1811 positions must meet all GS-1811 Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) Qualification Standards, including Medical Requirements, please see http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1800/1811b.htm. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM’s Qualifications Standards.
Positions under this announcement are being filled using a Direct Hire Authority (DHA). For information on the Recruitment Incentive please reference the Additional Information section of this announcement. Click on “Learn more about this agency” button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? Visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov AMENDED TO EXTEND CLOSING DATE TO 5/4/2024