WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION 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.
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WHAT DOES AN INVESTIGATIVE AIDE (IA) DO? Investigative Aides work in Criminal Investigation's Scheme Development Centers and perform a variety of duties relating to the research, collection, analysis and/or evaluation of raw intelligence to identify non-compliance with tax laws and to support ongoing criminal investigations.
As an Investigative Aide (IA) you will:
- Perform research in support of ongoing investigations.
- Select and isolate investigative data for analysis and review.
- Assist in making preliminary analyses of raw departmental intelligence data.
- Develop, analyze and disseminate information and financial data to assist in tax investigations.
- Provide a variety of administrative, clerical and program support to manager and special agents.
- Prepare for dissemination of case information and studies involving factual data or statistical compilations.
- Compile investigative data for analysis and review.
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 www.jobs.irs.gov.
Occasional travel - 1 TO 5 TRAVEL NIGHTS PER MONTHS
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Refer to Other Information.
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-05 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Providing technical support to inspections or investigations such as searching, gathering, screening, and providing factual information or explanations related to the subject of an inspection or investigation or to the compliance program itself. The work must have included activities such as obtaining background information on subjects of inspections or investigation by means of record searches, structured interviews, automated information retrieval, telephone inquiries, or correspondence. Experience using computers, computer systems and software application to collect data and prepare required reports. Experience clearly and concisely expressing facts and conclusions. OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Four (4) years above high school level in any field of study from an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
GS-06 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: Providing technical support to inspections or investigations such as searching, gathering, screening, reviewing, and providing factual information or explanations related to the subject of an inspection or investigation or to the compliance program itself. Work must include activities such as obtaining background information on subjects of inspection or investigation by means of record searches, structured interviews, automated information retrieval, telephone inquiries, or correspondence. Experience clearly and concisely expressing facts and conclusions to summarize data obtained from various sources. Experience using computers, computer systems and software application to collect data and prepare required reports.
GS-07 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Specialized experience is experience that is in or related to this position and provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying experience may have been gained in positions providing technical support to inspections or investigations such as searching, gathering, screening, reviewing, providing factual information or explanations related to the subject of an inspection or investigation or to the compliance program itself, making preliminary analyses of raw data; and evaluating authenticity of technical detail to assist in identifying potential illicit schemes. The work includes activities such as obtaining background information on subjects of inspections or investigation by means of record searches, structured interviews, automated information retrieval, telephone inquiries, or correspondence. Experience using computers, computer systems and software application to collect data and prepare required reports. Experience clearly and concisely expressing facts and conclusions to summarize data obtained from various sources.
- 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-time work 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 have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
6 Positions are located in Criminal Investigation (CI)/Refund Crimes Scheme Development Centers at the following locations: 333 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO (MO1937), 5333 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN (TN0005), 4800 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA (GA1016), 2970 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809), 999 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY (NY7501), 333 Scott Street, Covington, KY (KY2032) OR 2525 Capitol St, Fresno, CA (CA7898)
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: GS-7 93203, GS-6 93202, GS-5 93201
An IRS intranet website is available for IRS Employees at website: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
- 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.
- Must obtain and maintain a moderate risk security clearance
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charged card for business-related travel.
- Drug Test with a Negative result is required
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.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Applies Technology to Tasks, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Manages and Organizes Information, Oral Communication/Speaking, Reasoning, Technical Competence, Technology Application, 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.
Referral: 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.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS 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.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. 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 Department of Education Accreditation page.
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 OPM instructions.
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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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.
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://www.jobs.irs.gov/resources/equal-opportunity/people-disabilities/reasonable-accommodations. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
If you are an applicant with a disability, you may contact the Roslyn Evans-Jones IRS Disability Employment Program Coordinator, at Roslyn.f.Evans@irs.gov about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.
- 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 “Finish” 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 and 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.
Agency contact information
IRS JOBS ONLINE HELP DESK
AddressINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Employment Center East, Section 3
550 Main St, Room 6710A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3222
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 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.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551823500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.