Internal Revenue Service SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT (Supervisory Special Agent (CS)) in New York, New York
SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT (Supervisory Special Agent (CS))
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
- ##### Open & closing dates
06/28/2019 to 07/15/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$118,085 to $153,510 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
New York, NY
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes Moving expenses are authorized
Yes as determined by agency policy
*WHAT IS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION? Criminal Investigation is the investigative and law enforcement arm of the IRS. 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. *
Position is located in Criminal Investigation - Strike Force Group POD: 290 Bwy-Foley Square, NY, NY 10007 (NY0350)
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WHAT DOES A FRONT LINE MANAGER DO? As a Front Line Manager, first level supervisor, you will be responsible for assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of subordinate employees. You will use your leadership skills and management techniques for planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations, planning and carrying out the training and development of employees, evaluating employees' work performance, and in performing all other related administrative functions. Generally, you will direct the work operations of subordinates performing administrative, complex clerical, technical and/or work comparable in nature. The functions, activities, and services provided may have limited geographic coverage and support activities within specific agency program segments. In this specific position, you will serve as a Supervisory Special Agent, front line manager. You will be in the Criminal Investigation Division in a field office, and will plan, direct, and coordinate the work of a group of Special Agents engaged in conducting investigations of varying levels of difficulty and complexity concerning alleged criminal tax fraud violations and other matters for which the Criminal Investigation Division has investigative responsibility.
As a Front Line Manager you will:
- Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.
- Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
- Evaluate work performance of subordinates and makes recommendations for outstanding performance recognition and/or disciplinary action.
- Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters.
- Interview candidates for positions within the organization/unit, and recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.
- Hear and resolve complaints from employees, refer group grievances and/or more serious unresolved complaints as appropriate.
- Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommend other actions in more serious cases.
- Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training.
- Initiate ways to improve production, work processes, and/or to increase the quality of the work directed.
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.
25% or less - One to five travel nights per month
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1811 Criminal Investigation
Conditions of Employment
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- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments
Applicants for all Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) 1811 positions must meet all GS-1811 Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) Qualification Standards, including Medical Requirements, please see https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1800/1811b.htm. Applicants failing to meet the medical requirements at the time of their initial medical examination and drug test will be considered ineligible for the position.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (FRONTLINE MANAGER): You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower level within the payband or GS grade in the normal line of progression in the Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of management techniques, methods, theories, principles, and labor relations concepts, to assure optimum utilization of personnel, equipment, and space for the accomplishment of all program objectives with combined technical and administrative oversight;
- Knowledge and understanding of regulations, other official guidance and principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the technical aspects of programs specific to the position being filled;
- Extensive knowledge of cost estimating procedures and cost analysis, project management, and legal and regulatory interpretations specific to the position being filled;
- Knowledge of communicative techniques to effectively and diplomatically interact with internal and external customers.
In addition to the above, to be qualified for this specific position, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate: Thorough knowledge of accounting and investigation principles and techniques and the ability to apply them to the planning and reviewing of tax evasion investigations; Knowledge of IRS policies, procedures, and guidelines concerning Criminal Investigation, the use of firearms, and the use of force; Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the work of special agents, and to provide instruction and guidance to agents with respect to policies, procedures, techniques, analysis, and strategies during the course of investigations; Ability to meet and deal effectively with officers and employees of the Service and other agencies as well as taxpayers as required; and Ability to provide clear, logical, and concise oral and written reports as required. If selection, you must also be able to periodically qualify with firearms, as well. Much of the knowledge described above can be acquired only through extensive field experience as a GS-1811 Criminal Investigator. Experience in a primary/rigorous law enforcement position is a mandatory prerequisite for this supervisory position.* * - The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-timework; 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.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 96461 A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: https://organization.ds.irsnet.gov/sites/HCOETS/PMC/SPDLibrary/SitePages/Home.aspx CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Day Shift.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
- New Managers will serve a one-year probationary period if selected. Failure to satisfactorily complete the supervisory probationary period will result in return to to a non-supervisory position at or below the grade of the position in which probation is being served.
- Subject to random drug test.
- Existing IRS Special Agents will undergo a periodic medical examination to determine continued fitness for duty.
- A mobility agreement is required for this position.
Salary will include an additional twenty-five percent (25%) Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) limited to the current pay cap which is the rate of level IV of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g) (1)).
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: * Applicants determined tentatively eligible/qualified by the system will be prompted to complete the *Technical Competency Narrative Questions and to provide a brief description of your exceptional accomplishment(s) related to the position to be filled.
Your application will be evaluated on the leadership and technical competencies of the position to be filled per the Service's Management Selection Program (MSP) 2.0 which covers Frontline, Department and Senior Manager positions. Technical competencies for this position are:
Criminal Investigation, Investigative Theory, Organizational Knowledge and Tax Administration.
IRS employees must complete the Leadership Succession Review (LSR) Assessment. Step by step instructions, on the on-line self assessment and managerial assessment, are available at http://hco.web.irs.gov/apps/CAC/LSR2/mgr_check.asp. The results from this assessment are used in ranking applicants on the leadership competencies. You will need the results from this assessment to complete your CareerConnector on-line application.
Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported.
Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.
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 reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the* Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)*, you must receive a score of HIGHLY QUALIFIED or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- 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. (Cover letters 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. * Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: *If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area. * IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP): *You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS: *Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal. * IRS employees: if a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified. * Non-IRS employees* are to submit documentation to support any performance related awards received within the past 3 years (i.e., a copy of award SF-50 or documentation that includes company/institution name, date, monetary amount (if any) and reason for award. * EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTATION: For non-IRS employees submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The “position occupied” block on the SF-50 should show a “1” and your “tenure” block should show a “1” or “2”.) * EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: *If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time.* Non-IRS employees may substitute an SF-50 showing you held the series. * *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. 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 OPM instructions.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- 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. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at https://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html. We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.
- To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
- To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk email@example.com/or the USAJOBS Help Desk
Agency contact information
IRS Jobs Online Help Desk
866-743-5748 Option 1
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE 601 N.W. Loop 410, Ste 290 San Antonio, Texas 78216 United States
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- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538093800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.