• Help



    WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (CI) DIVISION? Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS.  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.

    See Other Information for Locations

    Learn more about this agency


    WHAT DOES AN INVESTIGATIVE ANALYST (FIELD OFFICE) DO? As an Investigative Analyst you will be responsible for performing a variety of duties relating to the research, collection, analysis, and identification of noncompliance with international and domestic tax laws, and support ongoing criminal investigations. You will be involved in gathering and collecting information from a variety of sources, reviewing this data to identify pertinent material which may require further examination or study, and applying that information to ongoing criminal investigations. You may be called upon to participate in field related investigative work such as witness interviews or low risk enforcement actions. In this role you may also conduct trend analyses and forecasts as needed by management for policy planning and resource allocation. You may also be called upon to provide guidance and/or training to lower grade analysts and other support personnel.

    As an Investigative Analyst you will:

    • Collect, develop, analyze, and disseminate information related to violations of tax, currency, and other Federal laws and regulations.
    • Analyze collected information, resolve conflicts in data and reconstruct missing information to support ongoing criminal investigations.
    • Review data from domestic/international information sources and prepare comprehensive written analyses/reports that typically relate to complex international multiple-defendant conspiracies and wide-ranging criminal enterprises.
    • Obtain information from various law enforcement, financial, and tax databases and compile data into written reports that assess case potential or corroborate allegations of possible criminal activity.
    • Participate in the preparation of strategic enforcement trend analyses and forecasts for policy planning and resource allocation.
    • Provide guidance and support in determining appropriate records research, manipulation of financial data, and preparation of final reports.
    • Conduct trend analyses and forecasts as needed by management for policy planning and resource allocation
    • Provide guidance and/or training to lower grade analysts and other support personnel in determining appropriate records research, manipulation of financial data, and preparation of final reports in order to promote consistency and proficiency in the support being rendered.

    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 www.jobs.irs.gov.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights travel locally and/or overnight per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1805 Investigative Analysis

  • Help


    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
    • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments

    * If you are an IRS/Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement.  If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy under How You Will Be Evaluated.


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

    GS-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience researching various informational databases to collect relevant data and other facts and perform complex computations and analyses concerning tax-related data; experience investigating criminal violations and relevant legal and policy constraints; experience researching pertinent regulations and policy governing criminal investigation operations to relate investigative subject matter to intelligence needs; experience following disclosure requirements to ensure proper use of taxpayer information; experience using analytical, evaluative and research techniques to identify and evaluate large amounts of data obtained from various sources and preparing and disseminating finished reports; experience utilizing oral and written communication techniques to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals of all ranks; experience in using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data; experience providing significant research, data, analysis and report(s) that caused an initiation of a criminal investigation case(s) and/or contributed to the development/completion of a criminal investigation case(s); experience performing work with minimal supervision; and training lower grade analysts and other support personnel in determining appropriate records research, manipulation of financial data, and in preparing final reports in order to promote consistency and proficiency in the support being rendered.

    - 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.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

    You must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


    Additional information

    Thirty (30) positions may be filled within Criminal Investigation (CI), Headquarters (HQ), Field Office (FO) and the Nationally Coordinated Investigations Unit (NCIU), in any of the following locations: JFK Federal Building, Rm 1000, 15 New Sudbury St, Boston, MA 02203 (MA0131); 230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604 (IL0236); 575 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (IN0133); Wells Fargo Pl, 30 East 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55101 (MN1600); 401 N Front St, Ste 375, Columbus, OH (OH2260); 985 Michigan Ave, Rm 251, Detroit, MI 48226 (MI0800); 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 (NY0350); 999 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714 (NY7501); 1180 Vets Mem Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788 (NY7117); 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (NY7288); 300 Commerce Dr, New Windsor, NY 12553 (NY7071); 955 S Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081 (NJD003); 1000 Liberty Ave, Rm 516, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (PA0233); 401 W Peachtree St, Rm 660, Atlanta, GA 30308 (GA0087); 801 Broadway, Rm 400, Nashville, TN 37203 (TN0052); 310 New Bern Ave, Ste 210, Raleigh, NC 27604 (NC0111); 1100 Commerce St, Rm 1222, Dallas, TX 75242 (TX0284); 4050 Alpha Rd, Rm 830D, Farmers Branch, TX 75244 (TX0302); 601 NW Loop 410, Ste 290, San Antonio, TX 78216 (TX2158): 12309 N Mopac, Austin, TX 78758 (TX2835); 300 E 8th St Rm 215, Austin, TX 78701 (TX0227); 1919 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002 (TX0298); 8701 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77072 (TX0297); 51 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130 (FL0061); 400 W Bay St, Rm 442, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (FL0067); 1200 1st St, NE, Washington, DC 20002 (DC0043); 1999 Broadway, 27th FL, Denver, CO 80202 (CO1811); 110 N City Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89106 (NV7516); 300 N Los Angeles St, Rm 5016, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (CA0150); 1301 Clay St, 1700 S, Oakland, CA 94612 (CA0281); 4041 N Central Ave, Ste 112, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (AZ7748); 915 2nd Ave, Rm 2301, Seattle, WA 98174 (WA0101); 1201 Pacific Ave, Ste 520, Tacoma, WA 98402 (WA7438); 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Ste G044, Portland, OR 97204 (OR0043); 2850 NE Independence Ave, Ste 102, Lee's Summit, MO 64064 (MO2008); 6717 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66202 (KS1603); 1222 Spruce St, St Louis, MO 63103 (MO1902); 1122 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (MO1833); 5218 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (NJ6998); 110 N Los Angeles St, Rm 5015, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (CA0316); 450 Golden Gate Ave, SF-7-5-04, San Francisco, CA 94102 (CA0154); 550 Main St, Rm 3512, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (OH0189); 5333 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118 (TN0005); 2970 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (PA0809); 10715 David Taylor Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262 (NC2598); 3848 W Columbus Dr, Ste A, Tampa, FL 33607 (FL2402); 850 Trafalgar Ct, Rm 214, Maitland, FL 32751 (FL2257); 7980 Quantum Dr, Ste 2266, Vienna, VA 22182 (VA0008).

    A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx.


    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
    • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Dayshift.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
    • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
    • Drug test with negative result is required.
    • Obtain and maintain a high risk clearance.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Data Analysis, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Technical Competence, Technology Application, Workload Management, Writing.

    Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/.

    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.

    You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of HIGHLY QUALIFIED or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


  • Help

    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. (Cover letters 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 Resume Tips.

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

    IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP):
    You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.

    Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.

    IRS employees:
    If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.

    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.

  • Help


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748, Option #1 for ERC.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Help

    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. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Linda Maki at 513-975-6571 if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    • To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
    • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
    • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
      If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.govand/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

    Agency contact information



    866--743-5748, Option 1








    Employment Center East, Section 3
    550 Main Street, Room 6710A
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.

    Next steps

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

    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.

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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536420000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.