Paul L. Caron

Thursday, November 2, 2006

IRS Is Looking to Hire Special Agents

Irs_special_agent From IRS Careers:

The IRS is seeking potential applicants to join our elite and diverse workforce as a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent). IRS special agent, GS-1811-5/7/9, positions will open nationwide (includes Puerto Rico) on November 13, 2006.

If you are searching for an exciting career in law enforcement and have strong accounting and communications skills, you should consider becoming an IRS special agent. Tax evasion and money laundering cases are complex and challenging, requiring investigators possessing specialized skills, integrity, dedication and professionalism. IRS Criminal Investigation has one of the most distinguished histories in Federal law enforcement, and its special agents are universally recognized as premier financial investigators. If you are looking for a challenging profession with a future, then a career as an IRS special agent might be right for you!

To qualify for the IRS special agent position, potential applicants must be United States citizens, under the age of 37. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any field that included or was supplemented by at least 15 semester hours (23 quarter hours) of accounting and 9 semester hours (14 quarter hours) from the following or closely related fields: finance, economics, business law, tax law, or money and banking. If an applicant has not met the educational requirement, they must have three years of successful, responsible accounting and business experience that required knowledge and application of accounting and auditing principles and general business practices. In addition to age and education requirements, applicants must take and pass comprehensive written tests, if applicable, and meet medical requirements specific to law enforcement positions.

IRS special agents receive excellent federal benefits that include paid holidays and training, health and life insurance, promotion opportunities, and a great retirement plan.

Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) website at to create a resume TODAY for the IRS special agent announcement that will open on Monday, November 13, 2006 and close on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. After you complete your resume here, please go to "My USAJOBS" tab, click on "Agents," and select "US" to receive an email notification on the IRS special agent opening. You may also visit the IRS website, click on Careers at IRS, then Law Enforcement, for detailed information on qualifications and how to apply, or to contact a recruiter.

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I have heard that they also ask you that question during the polygraph interview! That and a nasty eyeglass prescription will be keeping me out of federal law enforcement.

Posted by: Diego | Nov 3, 2006 9:59:11 AM

Just remember, when they ask, "Have you smoked marijuana within the past three years OR more than seven times? - check the "no" box.

Posted by: GetSheila | Nov 3, 2006 9:13:11 AM