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Job Title:Special Agent in Charge

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number:13ES-CIX0029-1811-00-WB

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 14, 2013 to Tuesday, April 2, 2013




Full-Time, Permanent, - Career




1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Angeles, CA, USView Map




WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?  At the IRS, you will use your skills in accounting, business, finance, law enforcement, information technology, advocacy and more to help make America stronger.  The IRS is one of the largest financial institutions in the world and the work we do helps fund America. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider the IRS and start making a difference today.

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.

WHY DO I WANT TO JOIN THE IRS' SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM? The IRS is seeking candiates with strong leadership skills to join its top executive team and continue our commitment to serve America's taxpayers. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated integrity, sound judgment, and the highest ethical standards of public service to help facilitate our organization's change, communicate our mission, core values and stategic goals, engage stakeholders and motivate employees to achieve high performance.  

WHAT DOES THE SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE (SAC) DO?  The Special Agent in Charge (SAC) provides executive leadership and direction for all matters relating to CI activities and programs in his or her field office. 

The SAC functions as a senior executive position in the management of one of CI’s largest and most significant field offices.  Each of these field offices covers an area acknowledged as a principal center of financial criminal activity.  Consequently, the management of these field offices is of critical importance to the overall IRS compliance program. 

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




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The SAC plans, develops, implements, evaluates, manages, and directs enforcement, investigative, and other activities relating to IRS tax and money laundering investigations and ensures the highest quality compliance program and equity in enforcement.  The activity involves far-reaching compliance issues, affecting millions of taxpayers and large areas of the economy.  


  • Moving expenses are authorized.

  • A Relocation Incentive may be considered for this position.



    • Plans, develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates all criminal investigation programs and activities within the assigned field office. 
    • Manages all human, physical, information technology, and financial resources assigned to his/her field office, which includes directing programs through several Assistant Special Agents in Charge.
    • Implements IRS National Compliance Strategy and CI priorities in the Field Office, including coordinating with the Director of Field Operations to tailor CI priorities and address local issues in support of the National Compliance Strategy. 
    • Performs periodic and comprehensive evaluations of the field office's program goals, objectives, and performance.  Engages in long-range planning initiatives and monitors programs, which requires national coordination. 
    • Conducts reviews to identify effectiveness of program execution through analysis of management information, field narrative reports, and field visitations. Identifies operational deficiencies in criminal investigative programs and initiates corrective actions. 
    • Provides oversight for sensitive investigations and related enforcement actions.
    • Reviews and approves investigative reports and requests for special investigative needs.  Provides direction and advice on investigations to ASACs, Supervisory Special Agents, and Special Agents as necessary.  In addition, the incumbent advises and assists United States Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, IRS Counsel attorneys, and other officials with respect to legal proceedings and investigative matters. 
    • As required, protects Service employees and property during civil and other disturbances, and performs other protective assignments as requested.


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    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To be minimally qualified for this position you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications as defined below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 level in the Federal government or equivalent level leadership experience with the state or local government, private sector, or non-government organization. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating work that included managing and/or supervising other managers. You must demonstrate in your application, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record of successful professional performance.


    1. Leading Change - The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    2. Leading People - The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    3. Results Driven - The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    4. Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    5. Building Coalitions - The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. 



    1. Knowledge of pertinent statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to criminal tax investigations, including the Code of Federal Regulations and case law relative to income taxation, money laundering, other currency crimes, and limitations of the Service’s investigative authority. 
    2. Knowledge of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and Federal guidelines on the conduct of criminal tax investigations. 
    3. Knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, such as protective surveys and assignments, surveillance and undercover work.


    1. Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements will be eligible for consideration in this process. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and extent of your leadership and technical experience and accomplishments. Your on-line application, responses to the on-line questions, and other documentation submitted will be used to evaluate you on the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Competencies (defined above), which are required for successful selection into this Senior Executive Service (SES) position. 
    2. Eligible applicants will be required to submit a narrative statement specifically addressing the ECQs and Technical Competencies. These narratives are mandatory for consideration in the process. The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service, and are in addition to the specific technical competencies. To assess the executive potential of each candidate, applicants must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each ECQ. Current or former SES employees are not required to address the ECQs. A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired, (e.g., organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources), and a narrative discussion of the qualifications. 
    3. Applicants will be evaluated by a Senior Executive Panel on the entire application package, and those determined best qualified will be referred to participate in a selection interview. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

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    We offer a workplace that values people. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. The IRS will help you reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being and family needs. Our benefits package includes:

  • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
  • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; applicants with prior federal service may have varying benefits;
  • Access to comprehensive vision, dental, life and long-term care insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
  • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums;
  • A retirement program which includes a life-time annuity, a 401 (k) type plan with employer-matching contributions for eligible employees and potential Social Security benefits.
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    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the individual listed in this announcement. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If the State Rehabilitation Center or the State Commission for the Blind has certified you as eligible for reasonable accommodation, you may wish to contact your counselor to apply for employment through the IRS Disability Employment Program in addition to applying for this vacancy announcement.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • 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.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (; one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.
  • A pre-employment federal income tax verification.
  • Federal law requires verification of identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification) and may provide information from your Form I-9 to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and/or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure a work authorization. You will receive written instructions and contact information for SSA and DHS if this information can not be confirmed.
  • Salary for Senior Executive Service jobs will vary depending on qualification.

  • 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 entry. 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.

  • The applicant must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922 (G)(9).
  • In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment.  In addition, this position is drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.


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    The application process has 6 STEPS. STEP 1: Create a "MY Account" at: STEP 2: Develop a resume using the "Resume Builder" or upload your resume. STEP 3: Search for IRS Vacancy Announcements. To find this announcement, go to , copy and enter the announcement number 11ES-TAX0012-0340-00-MG in the key word search field. Select "Yes", if you are a current or former Federal civilian employee who holds or held a non-temporary appointment. Click "Search for Jobs." Click "Apply Online" on the announcement screen, follow all instructions provided, and click "Apply for this position now!" STEP 4: Complete all 5 steps in the CareerConnector Account Creation: 1) Personal Information; 2) Military Service & Veteran Preference; 3) Core Questions 4) Demographic Information and 5) Resume Information. Click "Apply to this Vacancy". STEP 5: Apply to the Vacancy. Respond to the questions for each of the following sections: Series, Grade, Location; Grade Specific; & All Grade Questions. STEP 6: Submit Documents and Review Application. Timely submit the supporting documents requested. Click one of the available options in CareerConnector: Upload; USAJOBS; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. Follow ALL instructions provided. Next, review the summary of the application you completed. Scroll down & click "Finish" at the bottom of the page. You will be automatically redirected to USAJOBS where you can track the status of your application. WHAT IF I FORGOT TO SUBMIT SOMETHING?
    1. Log into My USAJOBS at with your user name and password.
    2. Click on "Application Status".
    3. Click "more information" under the "Application Status" column of the announcement.
    4. Click "Review and Update your documents if needed", on the "Application Detail" page.
    5. Select "Upload", "USAJOBS", "Fax", or "Reuse existing document" for each document to be submitted. Ensure you carefully follow ALL instructions provided.
    6. Click "Finish" to save this change.


    You must submit a:

    1. A resume.
    2. You must submit narratives addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    3. You must submit narratives addressing Technical Competencies to be considered for this position.

    Narratives addressing the ECQs are limited to a total of ten (10) pages, pages beyond the first ten (10) will not be considered in the process. Narratives addressing the Technical Competencies are limited to one and a half (1 ½) pages per competency.  Applicants who fail to submit separate narratives for both the ECQs and the technical competencies will not receive consideration.



    Due to inclement weather conditions, power outages, and office closures as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the closing date of this announcement has been extended from 10/31/2012 to 11/05/2012. 


    Willie Beard
    Phone: 202-927-6421
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Agency Information:
    1111 Constitution Ave. NW
    Washington, DC
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    You can expect a communication from us concerning your application via email. 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 communications that could affect your consideration for this position. If your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement, please notify the Employment Office (contact provided in this announcement) and update your USAJOBS profile. You can check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto your "My USAJOBS" account and clicking on "My Applications".

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