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Open to U.S. Citizens/Nationals
WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (CI)DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions
Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Throughout Criminal Investigation
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Evaluates how effectively the Service/CI is accomplishing its mission regarding the prevention of refund crimes by researching available data or conducting independent studies related to return filing and processing. In order to successfully meet project goals, the incumbent prepares comprehensive action plans and schedules, short- and long-term; assembles, compiles, analyzes and/or summarizes statistical data and other information; formulates conclusions and makes recommendations to management on how business operations may be improved to ensure successful completion of project goals and objectives.
- Meets with executives and senior managers of the Service and other Federal and state agencies to clearly define the goals and objectives of the Service related to refund crimes, to communicate them appropriately, and to promote the refinement and accuracy of the Service's position related toward these goals and objectives.
- As liaison with managers and executives of other agencies affected by programs and projects administered by the Office of Refund Crimes (ORC), represents the interests of the Service as a business expert of the Headquarters staff in all aspects of planning, execution, and implementation. Works diligently to resolve conflicts and complications that will impede the goals and objectives of these programs, and their timely completion.
- As the focal point of expertise for highly specialized program areas pertaining to the Fraud Detection Scheme Development Centers (FDC SDC), the incumbent prepares, publishes, and circulates necessary program and project directives, policy statements, and memoranda, nationally or as otherwise dictated, develops technical and procedural guidelines for publication in the Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) and the Law Enforcement Manual (LEM), and establishes criteria for measuring the effectiveness of FDC SDC operations.
- Establishes a system of review, oversight and control, and reporting of project status for executives and senior managers. Presents briefings and prepares comprehensive reports advising of project progress. Identifies findings, makes recommendations, and proposes corrective actions, as appropriate.
Conditions of Employment
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
- A 1-year probationary period is required.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty: Day Shift, Start and Stop times between 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Relocation expenses - NO
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- 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.
- The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
- Drug test with negative result is required prior to appointment and subject to random drug testing.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- 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)).
- Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
- 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.
- Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to "Get Your Tax Record" at http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) 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.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional on obtaining and maintaining a High Risk Security Clearance.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR
time of referral:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12:
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 using Federal tax law and/or tax codes; Managing assigned program operations and procedures; Analyzing policy questions in the compliance area; Using automated systems to research and identify violations and/or trends; Incorporating use of analytical skills to independently and accurately analyze problems and initiate required corrective actions; Developing and implementing significant support strategies; Developing systems and processes that resolve identified problems; Independently establishing priorities and identifying meaningful objectives; Establishing timeframes to complete assignments timely; Exhibiting extensive oral and written communication skills sufficient to present and explain program objectives internally and externally to various audiences and/or impacted parties.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-13:
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience using Federal tax law and/or tax codes; Managing assigned program operations and procedures; Analyzing policy questions in the compliance area; Using automated systems to research and identify violations and/or trends; Incorporating use of analytical skills to independently and accurately analyze problems and initiate required corrective actions; Developing and implementing significant support strategies; Developing systems and processes that resolve identified problems; Independently establishing priorities and identifying meaningful objectives; Establishing timeframes to complete assignments timely; Applying extensive oral and written communication skills sufficient to present and explain program objectives internally and externally to various audiences and/or impacted parties.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14:
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience using Federal tax law and/or tax codes; Managing assigned program operations and procedures; Analyzing policy questions in the compliance area; Using automated systems to research and identify violations and/or trends; Incorporating use of analytical skills to independently and accurately analyze problems and initiate required corrective actions; Developing and implementing significant support strategies; Developing systems and processes that resolve identified problems; Independently establishing priorities and identifying meaningful objectives; Establishing timeframes to complete assignments timely; Applying extensive oral and written communication skills sufficient to present and explain program objectives internally and externally to various audiences and/or impacted parties.
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.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards
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.
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.
Selections will be based on business needs, with consideration given to location preference. Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a maximum of 5 location choices. Please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.
If the position(s) are no longer needed prior to the closing date, this announcement may be closed early.
- This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 02/21/2024. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come available.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This position will be filled through the Direct Hire Authority. Under this authority, competitive rating, ranking, and veterans' preference procedures do not apply. Your application will be considered based on education, training, and quality of your experience. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority visit: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.
Your application must include 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.
Referral: Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. Candidates 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 practices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced Federal employee (eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be found "well qualified" for the position. Well qualified is defined as: experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, demonstrated by meeting all the competencies for this position.
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
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).
- Resume - Your resume MUST contain dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or to present). To ensure you receive full credit for relevant experience, include the hours worked per week. We recommend that your resume not exceed 5 pages, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. If including Federal service experience, provide pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Your resume must NOT include photographs, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number. If your resume does not contain the required information specified, or contains prohibited information as listed above, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not receive consideration for this position. (Cover letters are optional.) Please view Resume Tips.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (If Applicable) - active, current registration/license
- Veterans' Preference (If Applicable) - If claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets.
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) (If Applicable) - IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. Treasury CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within the commuting area. Find required documentation at: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP).
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) (If Applicable) - If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.
This Direct Hire Public Notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred on a first in, first out basis. Those applicants who are applying earlier in the process will stand a much better chance of being referred for consideration in the selection process.
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 02/21/2024 in 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 02/21/2024.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11941743
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/21/2024.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome
page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information
page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status
will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status
means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://www.jobs.irs.gov/midcareer/reasonable-accommodation.html. 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.
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. 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. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.