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Supervisory Criminal Investigator Special Agent In Charge Job

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Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration

$121,337.00 to $155,500.00
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Job Title: Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent in Charge)
Department: Department of the Treasury
Agency: Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration
Sub Agency: TIGTA Job Announcement Number: 11-TIGTA-043

Salary Range:
$121,337.00 - $155,500.00 /year

Series & Grade:

Promotion Potential:

Open Period:
Monday, January 10, 2011 to Monday, January 24, 2011

Position Information:
Permanent Full-time

Duty Locations:
Philadelphia, PA New Carrollton, MD

Who May Be Considered:
U.S. citizens who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" at the end of the Job Summary section below.

Job Summary:
The Special Agent-in-Charge heads a Division for TIGTA's Office of Investigations in one of the geographic (Field) divisions or Headquarters (HQ) divisions of TIGTA. The Field SACs and the SAC, HQ Operations Division, report directly to the Deputy Associate Inspector General for Investigations (Field Divisions). This position is located in the Washington Field Division and will operate from either Philadelphia, PA or New Carrollton, MD.

TIGTA's mission is to provide audit and investigative services that promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of Federal tax laws. We detect and deter fraud and abuse in IRS programs and operations and protect IRS against external attempts to corrupt or threaten its employees. We provide independent oversight to the Treasury Department on matters involving IRS activities, the IRS Oversight Board, & the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

Key Information:
Relocation expenses will be paid.

We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Law Enforcement Availability Pay compensates for unscheduled duty.

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Who May Apply

U.S. Citizens who are:
Current TIGTA employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service or currently serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA); or

Major Duties:
As a Special Agent in Charge (SAC), you will:
Be responsible for the management of a division's investigative program, staff, budget, and assigned property. This program investigates allegations of fraud, abuse, or misconduct by employees of the IRS and the related entities, and actions by individuals who attempt to threaten or corrupt these employees, or impede Federal tax administration. You will review, and after approval, forward the results of the investigative efforts to the Department of Justice, IRS management, or other authorities for appropriate action concerning the criminal and or administrative findings.

Supervise a division of approximately 15 -40 Special Agents and other personnel through Assistant Special Agents-in-Charge (ASAC). You may also supervise a Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge (DSAC).

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

Individuals selected for Criminal Investigator positions are covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry. The date immediately preceding an applicant's 37th birthday is the final date for selection. The age restriction does not apply, providing the appropriate documentation is submitted, if: You are a preference eligible veteran or you have served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement, and after subtracting these covered time period(s) (years/months) of prior Federal service worked in a primary law enforcement position, you must be less than 37 years of age. The maximum entry age limit was established under the age discrimination prohibitions contained in Section 15 of the Age Discrimination and Employment Act.

Selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency.

For more specific information on medical requirements, please visit or call the
point of contact listed in this announcement.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:

working on complex criminal and administrative investigations;

supervising and/or leading a team of investigators; and

overseeing a project or task involving undercover or surveillance.

The experience may have been gained in the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

You must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

How You Will Be Evaluated:Your application includes your:

Responses to the online questions, and

Required supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication, Analysis and Management. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee (eligible for the ), you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
To preview questions please .

As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact your Human Resources office.

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

This is a non-bargaining designated position.

This is a critical sensitive position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).

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

Complete a to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with 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.

Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.

Undergo an income tax verification.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.

File a confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and on an annual basis from then on.

Sign a mobility agreement.

Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless your received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.

Complete or have previously completed the Basic Criminal Investigative courses at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.

Complete a medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.

Agree to work an average of two extra hours per day. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) has been approved to compensate for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.

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 identify and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

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. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

Treasury provides 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.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS ()
  • We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips
  • You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
Step 2 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or
2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.
In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

Required Documents:
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, .

Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year, that includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

Recommended Documents:In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:
A list of awards received while in the Federal government. DO NOT send copies.

Contact Information:
Kathryn McClead
Phone: 304-480-8308
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: (304)480-8725

Agency Information:
Please refer to the "How to Apply" section.
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Fax: 000-000-0000

What To Expect Next:
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications."

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.

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Veterans Information:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:

Control Number: 2144695

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.


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