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Company name
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Washington, DC




The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, The Department of the Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.


The IRS is seeking candidates with strong leadership skills to join its top executive team and continue our commitment to serve America's taxpayers. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated integrity, sound judgment, and the highest ethical standards of public service to help facilitate our organization's change, communicate our mission, core values and strategic goals, engage stakeholders, and motivate employees to achieve high performance.


The SAC of the Washington D.C. Field Office (WDCFO) reports to the Director, Field Operations Southern Area and oversees and directs all criminal investigative activities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia regions. These regions are known for significant legal and illegal source tax investigations in CI's key areas of focus, which include Employment Tax, International Tax, Abusive Tax, Cyber Crimes, Public Corruption, and Refund Fraud. In addition, the WDCFO investigates high impact financial crimes to include terrorist financing and money laundering investigations which historically have both domestic and international implications.


Criminal Investigation (CI) 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 do not comply with the tax laws, CI responds with financial investigations and potential criminal prosecutions to promote compliance and confidence in the fairness of the tax system.

If you are up for the challenge, come join our leadership team!

Position is located in Washington, DC.


The SAC plans, develops, implements, evaluates, manages, and directs enforcement, investigative, and other activities relating to IRS tax and money laundering investigations and ensures the highest quality compliance program and equity in enforcement. The activity involves far-reaching compliance issues, affecting millions of taxpayers and large areas of the economy.

Plans, develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates all criminal investigation programs and activities within the assigned field office.

Manages all human, physical, information technology, and financial resources assigned to his/her field office, which includes directing programs through several Assistant Special Agents in Charge

Implements IRS National Compliance Strategy and CI priorities in the Field Office, including coordinating with the Director of Field Operations to tailor CI priorities and address local issues in support of the National Compliance Strategy

Performs periodic and comprehensive evaluations of the field office's program goals, objectives, and performance. Engages in long-range planning initiatives and monitors programs, which requires national coordination.

Conducts reviews to identify effectiveness of program execution through analysis of management information, field narrative reports, and field visitations. Identifies operational deficiencies in criminal investigative programs and initiates corrective actions.

Provides oversight for sensitive investigations and related enforcement actions.

Reviews and approves investigative reports and requests for special investigative needs. Provides direction and advice on investigations to ASACs, Supervisory Special Agents, and Special Agents as necessary. In addition, advises and assists United States Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, IRS Counsel attorneys, and other officials with respect to legal proceedings and investigative matters.

As required, protects Service employees and property during civil and other disturbances, and performs other protective assignments as requested.


If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel required as needed.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to...

All current Federal Employees

Former Senior Executives with reinstatement eligibility and

SESCDP applicants with QRB certification.

Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

Please refer to Conditions of Employment.

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1) Leading Change

- Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.

Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision

2) Leading People

- Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building

3) Results Driven

- Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Credibility

4) Business Acumen

- Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Financial Management, Human Capital Management and Technology Management

5) Building Coalitions

- Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve goals.

Partnering, Political Savvy and Influencing/Negotiating

In addition to the ECQs, please ensure that your resume includes experience that reflects your capability in the following technical competencies:



Knowledge of pertinent statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to criminal tax investigations, including the Code of Federal Regulations and case law relative to income taxation, money laundering, other currency crimes, and limitations of the Service's investigative authority.

2) Knowledge of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and Federal guidelines on the conduct of criminal tax investigations.

3) Knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, such as protective surveys and assignments, surveillance and undercover work.


To be minimally qualified for this position you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Competencies as defined below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 level in the federal government or equivalent level leadership experience with the state or local government, private sector, or non-government organization. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating work that included managing and/or supervising other managers. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.You must demonstrate in your application significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record of successful professional performance.

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


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 . 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.

In addition to the above,

to be qualified for this specific position, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate: Knowledge of pertinent statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to criminal tax investigations, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and case law relative to income taxation, money laundering, other currency crimes, and limitations of the Service's investigative authority. Knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, such as protective surveys and assignments, surveillance and undercover work. Comprehensive knowledge of and proficiency with firearms. Experience in a primary/rigorous law enforcement position is a mandatory prerequisite for this secondary law enforcement position.


Additional information


If selected for this position, you will be required to:

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

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the or are exempt from having to do so.

Complete a to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

Provide information to successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a successfully adjudicated FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check) and a NACI or equivalent.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (; one must be a valid state or federal government-issued picture identification. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Employees must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their service with the Department of the Treasury.

Undergo a pre-employment federal income tax verification. Federal law requires verification of identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) participates in e-Verify (Employment Verification). IRS will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If it cannot be confirmed that you are authorized to work, we will provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Salary for Senior Executive Service jobs will vary depending on qualifications.

File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and with an annual review.

Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

Moving expenses are authorized.

A relocation incentive may be considered for this position.

Provisions of Public Law 93-950 and Public Law 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for original appointments to a law enforcement officer position within the Federal government. The date immediately preceding your 37th birthday is the final date of entry. This age restriction does not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. Section 8336 (c) provisions.

The applicant must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922 (G)(9).

In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Existing IRS Special Agents will undergo a periodic medical examination to determine continued fitness for duty.

A mobility agreement is required for this position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements will be eligible for consideration in this process. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and extent of their leadership skills, technical experience and accomplishments, as described in their Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Technical Competency (TC) narratives (defined above).

Applicants are required to submit separate narrative statements specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Competencies (TCs). These narratives are mandatory for consideration in the process

. The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the specific technical competencies. To assess the executive potential of each candidate, applicants must demonstrate, with specific examples, how their experience is relevant to exercising leadership in each ECQ. A concise executive summary must show where and when the qualifications were obtained, the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired (e.g.; organizational size, level, and assigned fiscal resources) and a narrative discussion of the qualifications.

For noncompetitive consideration:

a. Current or former Senior Executive

applicants are not required to address the ECQs but it is MANDATORY

to address the TCs for this position in narrative format and submit an SF-50

that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

b. SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP)

applicants who have not been placed on a career Senior Executive appointment are not required to address the ECQs, but it is MANDATORY

to address the TCs for this position in narrative format and also submit a copy of your OPM-QRB certification.

Applicants will be evaluated by a Senior Executive Panel and those determined best qualified may be referred to participate in a selection interview.

If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current or former OPM certified SES executive. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Required Documents

You must submit:

1) A resume.

2) Separate narratives addressing both the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Competencies (TCs) to be considered for this position.

Narratives addressing the ECQs are limited to a total of ten (10) pages. Pages beyond the first ten (10) will not be considered in the process. Narratives addressing the Technical Competencies are limited to one and a half (1 1/2) pages per competency.

Current or former Senior Executives and SES Candidate Development Program applicants with OPM-QRB certification) are not required to address the ECQs but it is MANDATORY

to address the TCs. 3) SF-50 (or personnel action to verify civil service)

Current Federal employees/SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP)

applicants must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.

Current or former Senior Executive employees

must submit an SF-50 that documents career appointment status in the SES

4) SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP)

must submit a copy of your SESCDP OPM-QRB certification.

Applicants who fail to submit ALL

required documents WILL NOT

receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an Incomplete rating.


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.) . 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.

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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.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

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.

The Department of the Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact

Michelle Riordan at if you require reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process.

If you are an applicant with a disability, you may contact the individual listed in this announcement about special appointment authorities for persons with disabilities, in addition to applying for this job announcement.

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 and 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 at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

Agency contact information

Michelle Riordan







1111 Constitution Ave. NW

Human Capital Office

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

Next steps

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. 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.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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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 considered.

Company Profile
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. In fiscal year 2012, the IRS collected more than $2.5 trillion in revenue and processed more than 237 million tax returns. The IRS Mission is to provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.

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