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Investigative Analyst

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Internal Revenue Service Phoenix , AZ 85001

Posted 2 months ago

Duties

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

WHAT DOES AN INVESTIGATIVE ANALYST (FIELD OFFICE/NCIU) 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 (Field Office/NCIU) 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.
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 .

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position may require occasional overnight travel for case related activities, court proceedings, meetings and training. Most months will involve zero to five nights of travel, however, training and case related travel could exceed five nights per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Job family (Series)

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

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 Bachelors 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.

GS-09 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes: experience researching various informational databases to collect relevant data and other facts; experience investigating criminal violations and relevant legal and policy constraints; experience following disclosure requirements to ensure proper use of confidential information; experience using analytical and research techniques to identify and evaluate large amounts of data obtained from various sources and in preparing segments of reports; utilizing oral and written communication techniques to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals of all levels; experience in using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data; and providing significant research, data, analysis and/or report(s) that caused an initiation of a criminal investigation case(s) and/or contributed to the development/completion of a criminal investigation case(s). OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field of study from an accredited college or university. OR LL.B or J.D., if related.

GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes: experience researching various informational databases to collect relevant data and other facts and performing complex computations and analyses concerning data collected; experience investigating criminal violations and relevant legal and policy constraints; experience researching pertinent regulations and policy governing criminal investigation operations to relate investigative subject matter to intelligence needs; experience following disclosure requirements to ensure proper use of confidential information; experience using analytical, evaluative and research techniques to identify and evaluate large amounts of data obtained from various sources and preparing and disseminating finished reports; experience utilizing oral and written communication techniques to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals of all levels; experience in using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data; and experience providing significant research, data, analysis and/or report(s) that caused an initiation of a criminal investigation case(s) and/or contributed to the development/completion of a criminal investigation case(s).. OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a related field of study; OR LL.M., if related.

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

  • The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or . 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.

Education

Additional information

27 positions may be filled in any of the following locations: Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, San Francisco, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Seattle, Tacoma, WA; Portland, OR; St.

Louis, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Town & Country, MO; Overland Park, KS; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI; New York, Bethpage, NY; Springfield, NJ; Philadelphia, Pittsburg, PA; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, Raleigh, NC; Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Farmers Branch, TX; Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Maitland, FL; Washington, DC; Vienna, VA; Nashville, Memphis, TN; Indianapolis, IN; St. Paul, MN.

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.

  • We offer opportunities for telework.

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

  • A 1-year probationary period is required.

  • Must successfully complete a background investigation including an 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

  • 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.

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

  • 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.

  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

  • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.

  • Tour of Duty: Monday

  • Friday, Day Shift.

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 in the following areas: Data Analysis, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Technical Competence, Technology Application, Workload Management, Writing.

Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. 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.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: 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 Federal employee (eligible for the, you must receive a rating of category B or better to be rated as well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

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. ( 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

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are 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, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: 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 . 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

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 .
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.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be



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Investigative Analyst

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Internal Revenue Service