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Grade: 12

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 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 tax-related data; 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 taxpayer 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 ranks; experience in using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data; experience providing significant research, data, analysis and 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); experience performing work with minimal supervision; and training lower grade analysts and other support personnel in determining appropriate records research, manipulation of financial data, and in preparing final reports in order to promote consistency and proficiency in the support being rendered.
1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 Which of the following is the highest level of experience you have in working with rules, laws, regulations, policies, or procedures on the job? Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly researched and interpreted rules, tax laws, regulations, policies and procedures of the IRS and applied them on the job.
  • I am familiar with the rules, tax laws, regulations, policies and procedures of the IRS and know where and how to find specific references.
  • I determined the potential impact of new rules, tax laws, regulations, policies or procedures of the IRS and identified this potential impact to management.
  • I determined the potential fraud impact of new laws, regulations, policies or procedures and recommended revisions to standard operating procedures (SOP) that were accepted/adopted.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
4 Which of the following describes your highest level of experience working with Federal tax law? Answer to this question is required
  • I am familiar with Federal tax law but have not had the opportunity to apply my knowledge on the job.
  • I have analyzed various records relating to Federal tax matters and identified potential violations of Federal tax law.
  • I have independently applied Federal tax law and assisted other employees in interpreting and applying Federal tax law to identify potential violations of Federal tax law.
  • I have independently applied tax law to evaluate potential violations of the criminal tax code.
  • I have no experience working with Federal tax law.
5 Which of the following describes your experience working with tax-related financial records? Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed tax-related financial records to determine potentially fraudulent activity.
  • I have analyzed tax-related financial records to determine potentially fraudulent activity, prepared a written assessment, and referred the information to the appropriate referral area.
  • I have analyzed tax-related financial records to determine potentially fraudulent activity and prepared a written assessment that was used in a criminal investigation
  • I am familiar with the tax-related financial records but have not had the opportunity to apply my knowledge on the job.
  • I have analyzed tax-related financial records and determined areas of non-compliance that were referred to my supervisor.
  • I have no experience working with tax-related financial records.
6 Which of the following types of records have you personally reviewed and analyzed for potential criminal Federal tax fraud? Answer to this question is required
  • Tax returns
  • Bank account information
  • State/County government records (deeds, DMV, etc.)
  • Bank Secrecy Data
  • None of the above
7 Please select the response that best describes the highest level of oral communication that you have used in a work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have made oral presentations to my workgroup
  • I have made oral fraud awareness presentations to large groups of individuals outside of my immediate work group.
  • I have made oral fraud awareness presentations to executives/upper management.
  • I have made oral fraud awareness presentations to special agents and/or executives/upper management with little to no advance notice or time for preparation.
  • I do not have this experience.
8 What best describes your experience pertaining to written work products? Written communication includes reports, memorandums, white papers, training materials or desktop guides. (Do not include e-mail conversations). Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed documents from my work group and recommended revisions to written documents.
  • I have reviewed documents from my work group, identified errors, and made the necessary corrections.
  • I have reviewed documents from my manager, identified errors and made the necessary corrections before the documents were disseminated to others.
  • I have none of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience instructing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully instructed more than five classes.
  • I have instructed a class in a work environment.
  • I have been a lead instructor for a technical training class in a work environment.
  • I have instructed a class in a schoolroom environment.
  • I have never been an instructor.
10 Which of the following best describes your experiences managing work? Answer to this question is required
  • I have continuously managed my workload and, upon request from my supervisor, assisted others with their workload in a manner that permitted the accomplishments of our tasks within established time frames.
  • I have independently prioritized and managed my workload and assisted others with their workload in a manner which permitted the accomplishments of our tasks within established time frames.
  • I have carried out my duties and assignments in support of program objectives within established time frames.
  • I do not manage my work.
11 Please select the answer that best describes the methods of written communication that you have used. Written communication includes reports, memorandums, white papers, etc. Do not include e-mail conversations at work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written products that were disseminated to my manager and work group.
  • I have prepared written products that conveyed the significant findings of my research and analysis.
  • I have prepared written products that conveyed the significant findings of my research and analysis, drew conclusions and recommended a course of action.
  • None of the above.
12 Which of the following have you actively used on a consistent basis in the normal performance of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  • Treasury Check Information System (TCIS)
  • FinCen
  • Integrated Data Retrieval System (IDRS)
  • Accurint/Lexis-Nexis/CPClear
  • Palantir
  • Penlink
  • Employee User Portal (EUP)
  • Accounts Management System (AMS)
  • i2 Analyst’s Notebook
  • Investigative Data Analytics (IDA)
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following statements best describes your experience working with Grand Jury documents, including ensuring the proper security for Grand Jury materials? Answer to this question is required
  • I am familiar with what Grand Jury materials are and their security procedures and have actually assisted securing those materials.
  • I have assisted working with Grand Jury materials and while aware of their security procedures, was not involved securing those materials.
  • I have personally worked with Grand Jury materials and ensured that they were secured correctly.
  • I am familiar with what Grand Jury materials are and the security procedures that must be taken, but have not actually worked with them.
  • I do not have knowledge or experience working with Grand Jury materials.
14 How have you improved the work process/efficiencies in your current or previous work group? Answer to this question is required
  • I have offered solutions to office problems/issues once they were identified by others within my work group. However, my solutions were not implemented.
  • I have personally identified office problems/issues in current or previous work group, but could not offer any solutions.
  • I have personally made suggestion(s) to improve work processes or procedures, my suggestions were implemented and I was responsible for training on the new procedure(s)/method(s).
  • I have personally made suggestion(s) to improve work processes or procedures and my suggestions were implemented within my work group.
  • I have improved work processes/efficiencies by training other employees and/or acting as a mentor within my work group.
  • I have none of the above.
15 Which of the following statements best describes your highest level of computer skills used on a consistent basis in the normal performance of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating and editing documents in Microsoft Word.
  • I have experience creating, developing and managing data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • I have experience creating and developing pivot tables or charts and graphs in Excel spreadsheets.
  • I have experience creating slides and presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • I have experience using and working with Microsoft Access databases.
  • I have experience importing and exporting files, linking tables and designing reports in Microsoft Access.
  • None of the above.
16 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience serving in a workgroup/team setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I was a working member of a group/team.
  • I came up with an idea and organized a project pertaining to my workgroup.
  • I came up with an idea and organized a project pertaining to my workgroup, then served as a lead on the implementation team.
  • I came up with an idea and organized a project pertaining to my organization, then served as a lead on the implementation team.
  • I recommended an idea for a project that was implemented in my workgroup.
  • I have no experience as a member of a group.
17 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience in completing assignments in a timely manner with limited supervision? Answer to this question is required
  • I complete a majority of my assignments in a timely manner with limited or no supervision.
  • I complete a majority of my assignments within the designated time frame but require supervision and oversight.
  • I autonomously complete all assignments within the set time frame with little or no direction from management.
  • I complete all of my assignments in a timely manner but require supervision and oversight.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
Only select those locations to which you are willing to report and/or relocate. Please see vacancy announcement for information on whether or not moving expenses will be paid.
1 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
2 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
If you are eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP/RPP Documentation link in the vacancy announcement.
3 Are you eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration.
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    • Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
  • No
In addition to the online application and resume, your current Annual Performance Appraisal and monetary awards are considered in the merit promotion process. This information may be verified during the hiring process.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
4 How many monetary (or time off in lieu of monetary) awards, such as performance awards, special act awards, and quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    4.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 or more
    4.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None
You are encouraged to submit a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please consider submitting a recent self assessment, manager prepared narrative, or contact your immediate manager for another option appropriate to your current situation and position.
5 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not have a recent performance appraisal. You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process. In the event you do not have a current appraisal, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact you immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
6 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Merit Promotion Appraisal
  • Not Ratable/No Performance Appraisal You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal . You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process. In the event you do not have a current appraisal, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact you immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
7 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
8 Please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable
9 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No