Criminal investigator special agent direct Job at Department of the Treasury, Augusta, GA

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  • Department of the Treasury
  • Augusta, GA

Job Description

Duties

WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (CI) DIVISION?

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The following are the duties of this position at the full working level.

The special agent plans and conducts investigations relative to criminal statues of tax administration, financial crimes, and other related offenses, which vary in levels of complexity and scope. Allegations cannot be verified by available evidence, and may involve indirect methods of proof (e.g., expenditures, net worth). Cases may also involve allegations of violations that can be verified directly, but in which there are complex problems in reconstructing records from incomplete data or in analyzing and interpreting available evidence.

Subject is a principal or financial backer in an organization consisting of several individuals or entities that are involved in legal or illegal operations on behalf of the principal. Subject's books and records are unavailable, incomplete, or contain sophisticated manipulations. Relationship of facts and evidence is complicated by willful acts of concealment (e.g., two sets of books, hidden bank accounts, etc.) and extensive use of middlemen or nominees. Reconstruction of books and records requires extensive third party contacts plus complex computations and analysis. Issues of substantial delicacy may arise in the course of investigations.

Performs other investigative and enforcement duties such as testifying as a Government witness, assisting the U.S. Attorney during the preparation of cases for trial, conducting collateral inquiries, and providing protection to persons and property. Obtains, evaluates, integrates, and recommends action on information items to identify large areas of noncompliance (e.g., major profession, occupation, industry, or wide geographic area). May function as a team leader and/or expert consultant in the information gathering function.

Conducts or participates in enforcement activities such as surveillance, armed escorts, dignitary protection, undercover operations, execution of search and arrest warrants, seizures, etc. Protects the government's interest in enforcement activities. Maintains excellent physical condition in order to conduct investigations, undercover assignments, etc.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
  • Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to "Get Your Tax Record" at to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
  • This position requires that the successful candidate undergo personnel vetting, which includes a background investigation and enrollment upon onboarding into "Continuous Vetting." Enrollment in Continuous Vetting will result in automated record checks being conducted throughout one's employment with Treasury. The successful candidate will also be enrolled into FBI's Rap Back service, which will allow Treasury to receive notification from the FBI of criminal matters (e.g., arrests, charges, convictions) involving enrolled individuals in near real-time. For more information regarding your rights refer to Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights - FBI, FD-258 Privacy Act Statement - FBI, and SEAD-3-Reporting-U.pdf (dni.gov).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • 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. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.
  • The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act prohibits the Department of Treasury and its bureaus from requesting an applicant's criminal history record before that individual receives a conditional offer of employment. In accordance with 5 U.S. Code
  • 9202(c) and 5 C.F.R
  • 920.201 certain positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Chance to Compete Act. Applicants who believe they have been subjected to a violation of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act, may submit a written complaint to the Department of Treasury by email at, FairChanceAct@treasury.gov. To learn more, please visit our page at: Treasury.gov/fairchanceact.


Qualifications

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 closing date of this announcement OR time of referral:

Basic Requirement

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.

OR 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.

AND all applicants must also meet the following special requirements:

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.

Physical: 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. As part of the medical screening process, applicants must be able to certify that they are physically able to perform fitness requirements.

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.

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

For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.

Education

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 Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional Information

  • Employment of any candidate selected for this position may be conditional on classification and/or audit of federal tax returns (may include up to 2 years of returns).
  • Employment of any candidate selected for this position will be conditional on obtaining/maintaining a High-Risk Security Clearance.
  • Obtain/use Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


Incentive Information

A Recruitment OR Relocation incentive MAY be authorized for locations identified with an asterisk (*). Authorization will be considered based on location AND applicant qualifications. The incentive will require a three-year service agreement. The service agreement details will be provided to new employee prior to entrance on duty. The monetary incentive will be disbursed as outlined in the service agreement.

  • A monetary Recruitment OR Relocation Incentive MAY be authorized for the following locations:*


Homewood, AL

Anchorage, AK

Camarillo, CA

Fresno, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Modesto, CA

Oakland, CA

Sacramento, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

San Rafael, CA

Santa Maria, CA

Santa Rosa, CA

West Palm Beach, FL

Macon, GA

Savannah, GA

Boise, ID

Peoria, IL

Springfield, IL

Evansville, IN

Indianapolis, IN

Merrillville, IN

South Bend, IN

Cedar Rapids, IA

New Orleans, LA

Shreveport, LA

Boston, MA

Traverse City, MI

Rochester, MN

Jackson, MS

Saint Louis, MO

Omaha, NE

Greensboro, NC

Akron, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Dayton, OH

Independence, OH

Toledo, OH

Muskogee, OK

Eugene, OR

Medford, OR

Portland, OR

Erie, PA

Harrisburg, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Rapid City, SD

Knoxville, TN

Memphis, TN

Amarillo, TX

Beaumont, TX

Corpus Christi, TX

El Paso, TX

Lubbock, TX

Salt Lake City, UT

Norfolk, VA

Richmond, VA

Bridgeport, WV

Madison, WI

Cheyenne, WY

Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a maximum of five (5) location choices. Please consider each location carefully when applying and make your selections in priority/preference order. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.

Additional information

  • A 3-year probationary period with limited appeal rights is required.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • Have salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959, must certify registration with Selective Service System or exemption.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Salary range reflects min-max locality pay for all locations listed and will be adjusted for selected duty location. Pay tables: Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), an additional 25% of basic pay to compensate for working irregular and recurring overtime resulting in an average of 50 hours per week over the calendar year, per LEAP regulations.
  • Commuting distance for LEAP (Required). IAW Title 5 CFR 550.182(D) the agency must determine that a criminal investigator is generally/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 (only granted/waived by Treasury).
  • Possess/maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator's license on appointment.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report w/i 30 days of appointment and annually afterward.
  • Sign a mobility agreement.
  • Carry/use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory. Ineligible for this position if ever convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless pardoned or conviction was expunged/set aside.
  • Complete or previously completed the Special Agent Basic Training (SABT) Curriculum at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA (approximately 26 weeks), consisting of: Criminal Investigation Training Program (CITP) (may be waived if previously completed or equivalent training can be verified) AND Special Agent Investigative Training (SAIT).
  • Complete a pre-employment medical examination by an authorized Government physician; be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. The medical exam includes completing a health history questionnaire and a physical examination by a third-party medical professional.
  • Drug test with negative result is required prior to appointment and subject to random drug testing.
  • Undergo annual physical examinations to maintain a level of physical fitness IAW the standards/policies of this agency.
  • Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
  • In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.


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Remote job, Full time, Part time, Work experience placement, Local area, Immediate start, Work from home, Relocation,

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