$52,921 – $94,228 per year
Pay scale & grade
GL 7 – 9
IRS-CI Special Agents (SAs) are duly sworn federal law enforcement officers throughout all 50 states and US territories including special agent attachés located in 11 countries. As a SA, you will combine your accounting skills with law enforcement skills to investigate financial crimes. SAs fill a unique niche in the federal law enforcement community due to IRS-CI’s broad jurisdiction of Title 18 and Title 31 crimes, in addition to our primary tax enforcement mission. SAs are known for their financial investigative expertise in areas, such as, tax fraud, public corruption, cybercrimes, narcotics, terrorism, and much more. Today’s sophisticated schemes demand the analytical ability of financial investigators to trace transactions through complex financial records.
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.
- The Special Agent plans and conducts investigations relative to criminal statutes of tax administration, financial crimes, and other related offenses, which vary in levels of complexity and scope. The majority of the time is spent on investigations involving most or all of the following characteristics:
- Indirect accounting methods to establish evidence
- Precedent setting legal or investigative questions
- Highly complex or unusual accounting problems
- Information obtained from diversified sources gathered over a wide section of the country
- Interrelationship of facts and evidence that are difficult to identify because of numerous holding companies, entities, etc.
- A mixture of legal and illegal activities
- Performs other investigative and enforcement duties such as:
- Testifying as a Government witness
- Assisting the U.S. Attorney during the preparation of case for trial
- Conducting collateral inquiries
- Providing protection to persons and property
- Obtains, evaluates, integrates, and recommends actions on information items to identify larger areas of noncompliance (e.g., major profession, occupation, industry, or wide geographic area).
- May serve as a team leader and/or expert consultant in the information gathering function.
- Conducts or participates in surveillance, armed escorts, dignitary protection, undercover operations, execution of search and arrest warrants, seizures, etc.
- Protects the government’s interest in enforcement activities.