WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM? For additional information regarding the Pathways Program, please refer to: Students & Recent Graduates on USAJOBS.
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WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION? Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS. The American system of voluntary tax compliance relies heavily on self-assessments of what tax is owed. 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.
WHAT DOES AN INVESTIGATVE ANALYST 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/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.
- 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.
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
YOU MUST FIRST MEET RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. YOU MAY THEN QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION BASED ON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH AS DETAILED BELOW. THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT/ENTER ON DUTY DATE:
Federal Experience is not required.
GS-07 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: a working knowledge and experience with sources and types of informational databases available to the law enforcement community; experience using fundamental analytical and research techniques sufficient to collect and evaluate relevant data and perform computations and analyses; experience using written communication techniques sufficient to clearly and concisely summarize data from various sources; and experience using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data. OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 1 full academic year of graduate education in a related field of study. OR Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor’s degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. In addition to the above you must have, within the previous 2 years, completed all educational requirements for a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying institution; or intended graduation is no more than 9 months from date of application. For more information on education requirements go to Treasury’s Pathways Program.
*Veterans who, due to a military service obligation, were precluded from applying to a Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2 year eligibility period may have their eligibility period extended so that they receive the full 2 years of eligibility. The remaining 2-year eligibility period will begin upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. The veteran's eligibility period may not extend beyond 6 years from the date of completion of all requirements of an academic course of study.
- 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/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.