Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) Jobs in Freehold, NJ at the Internal Revenue Service | Find jobs nearby or remote jobs (2023)



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IRS-CI Special Agents (SAs) are sworn federal law enforcement officers in all 50 US states and territories, including special agent attaches in 11 countries. As an SA, you'll combine your accounting skills with your police skills to investigate financial crimes. SAs fill a unique niche in the federal law enforcement community because of the IRS-CI's broad jurisdiction for Title 18 and Title 31 offenses, in addition to our primary tax enforcement mission. SAs are known for their expertise in financial investigation in areas such as tax fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, drugs, terrorism and more. Today's sophisticated systems require analytical skills from financial investigators to track transactions through complex financial records.

Following are the responsibilities of this position at the full job level. If this position has more than one level and you are selected at a lower level, you will have the opportunity to learn these roles and receive training that will help you advance in this position.

  • The Special Agent plans and carries out investigations related to criminal tax administration laws, financial crimes and other related crimes, which vary in complexity and scope. Most time is spent on searches involving most or all of the following characteristics:

    • Indirect accounting methods for verification.
    • Legal or investigative precedent
    • Very complex or unusual accounting issues
    • Information from multiple sources collected across a wide part of the country
    • Association of facts and evidence difficult to identify due to the multiplicity of holding companies, entities, etc.
    • A mix of legal and illegal activities

  • Perform other investigative and compliance tasks, such as

    • Government Witness Testimony
    • Assist the US Attorney in preparing the case for trial.
    • Carrying out collateral investigations
    • Provide personal and property protection.

  • Obtain, evaluate, integrate, and recommend actions on information items to identify broader areas of non-compliance (eg, primary occupation, occupation, industry, or broad geographic area).
  • May act as a team leader and/or issue advisor in the information gathering role.
  • Directs or participates in surveillance, armed escorts, protection of dignitaries, undercover operations, execution of search and seizure warrants, seizures, etc.
  • Protects the government's interest in the enforcement action.
  • Maintains good physical condition to conduct criminal investigations, surveillance, protection operations, undercover operations, etc.

Hiring conditions

  • To ensure compliance with a statewide court order, which may be amended, modified, or waived depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will not take any action to implement/enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement . pursuant to Executive Order 14043.Mandatory 2019 coronavirus disease vaccination for federal employees🇧🇷 Federal agencies may request information about the vaccination status of candidates selected to implement other workplace safety protocols, for example, B. Protocols related to mask wearing, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • If you are in a qualifying telecommuting position, you may be temporarily asked to work full-time due to COVID-19 and telecommuting status. Once normal operations resume, employees can be sent back to the office to carry out their job duties. Eligibility for telecommuting does not guarantee telecommuting; Employees must meet IRS telecommuting eligibility requirements and supervisor approval to participate in the IRS telecommuting program. As a reminder, if you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) by the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
  • You must be a US citizen or national and provide proof of US citizenship (birth certificate showing US birth;not expiredUS passport; certificate of citizenship or naturalization; the Report of Birth to a U.S. Citizen Abroad (Form FS-240))
  • Submit an income tax audit and review of past performance/conduct.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation, including an FBI criminal background check (fingerprint check).


Federal experience is not required. Experience can be in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience is associated with full-time employment; Part-time work is considered pro rata. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please provide dates of employment by month/year and number of hours worked per week on your resume.

At the time of publication of this notice, you must meet the following requirements:

GS-07 SPECIAL EXPERIENCE:Must have one year of professional practice at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to a GS-5 grade in federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience in or related to the investigation of criminal violations that provides the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform IRS Special Agent duties. The experience must have required: (1) the exercise of tact, initiative, resourcefulness, resourcefulness, and judgment in gathering, compiling, and developing facts, evidence, and other relevant data through investigative techniques, including face-to-face questioning; (2) the ability to prepare oral and written reports and presentations of personally conducted or personally directed investigations, investigations or inspections; And (3) the ability to analyze and evaluate evidence and reach reasoned conclusions. To qualify, this experience must have been acquired in research work related to BUSINESS OR BUSINESS PRACTICES IN ACCOUNTING OR AUDITING THE SUBJECTS INVESTIGATED.


TRAINING:You can replace specialized training with training as follows:

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  • A full year of university education that included or was supplemented by at least 15 semesters/23 quarter hours in accounting plus 9 semesters/14 quarter hours in the areas of: business law, economics, finance, tax law, or money and banking.O
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement: A bachelor's degree with one of the following: A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate degrees completed or those completed in the last 2 years of college, or an average grade of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all majors or majors completed in the last 2 years of college, or ranked in the top third of the class at the major college, university, or subdivision or membership in a society national academic honor recognized by the Association of University Honor Societies.

A NOTICE:Superior academic performance is only recognized if you meet all requirements for a bachelor's degree that includes or is supplemented by at least 15 semesters/23 quarters of accounting hours, plus another 9 semesters/14 quarters of hours in the following areas: finance , economics , business law, tax law or money and banking.

GS-09 SPECIAL EXPERIENCE:Must have one year of professional practice at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to a GS-7 grade in federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience in or related to the investigation of crimes that provides the specific knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of this position. Have experience gained in investigative work related to BUSINESS PRACTICES OR BUSINESS ACCOUNTING OR AUDIT OF THE SUBJECTS INVESTIGATED. Experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to gather information, analyze and interpret raw investigative data, prepare comprehensive written investigative reports, and investigate complex claims involving suspected crime or suspected fraud. Examples of qualified experience include: investigating criminal matters that require the use of recognized investigative techniques and methods and that may involve appearing in court to present evidence; monitoring or conducting interviews or interrogations that collect surveillance evidence, data or information; Examine computerized business and/or accounting systems and draw informed conclusions about related criminal business practices and compliance with federal laws and regulations.


TRAINING:You can replace specialized training with training as follows:

  • Two full 2 ​​years of higher level progressive higher education.O
  • a master's or equivalent undergraduate degree (e.g. L.L.B. or JD) AND all of the above educational requirements must be complemented by a minimum of 15 semester hours (or 23 semester hours) in Accounting AND an additional 9 semester hours (14 semester hours) in the following areas or related areas: finance, economics, money and banking, tax law and commercial law.O

COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:You can qualify through a combination of experience and education. Combination-based scoring options are identified in online questions.

To see examples of specialized knowledge, click .

You must also meet the following special requirements:


Public Rules 93-950 and Public Rules 100-238 allow for the imposition of an upper age limit for initial appointments to a police position in the federal government. The date immediately before his 37th birthday is the last transfer date for the national team. This age restriction does not apply to those who have already served in civilian (non-military) federal law enforcement positions covered by Title 5 U.S.C. Provisions of Section 8336(c) and Eligible Veterans.

Before the consultation, you must pass a medical examination. This position requires moderate to heavy physical exertion, including walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to the elements. Manual dexterity with free movement of fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips and knees is required. Arms, hands, legs and feet must function properly to enable candidates to perform their tasks satisfactorily.

Vision:Near vision, corrected or not, should be good enough to read Jaeger Type 2 at 14 inches. Normal depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to distinguish tones from color-by-color panel tests are required. If you have had refractive surgery, you must meet Department of Treasury approved requirements, including documentation that you have passed the exam and protocol tests. Visual acuity requirements are expressed in terms of the Snellen vision test. Uncorrected television should test 20/200 and corrected vision should test 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other eye.

Escuchar:Hearing loss measured with an audiometer should not exceed 30 decibels (A.S.A. or I.S.O. equivalent) in any ear in the 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz bands. You should be able to hear a breathy voice 15 feet in each ear without wearing a hearing aid.

Other medical requirements:Must have emotional and mental stability. Any condition that prevents the full and efficient performance of the duties of this position or renders an individual a danger to self or others is disqualifying.

All medical requirementsI HAVE TObe met at the time of the initial examination/test. Candidates who do not meet the medical requirements at the time of the initial examination/test will be considered unfit for the position.

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For positions with education requirements, or if you qualify for the position by substituting education or training for experience, please submit a copy of your credentials or equivalent. If selected, an official transcript is required.

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  • To use: When substituting SAA for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 rounds to 3.0 and 2.94 rounds to 2.9. The above eligibility requirements reflect whether SAA will be accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will provide an option to select SAA as the qualifying response.

Generally, a bachelor's degree must be obtained from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the US Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet these criteria, see .

FOREIGN EDUCATION:Training gained from foreign colleges or universities can be used to meet the requirements. You must demonstrate that educational credentials are at least equivalent to those obtained in a mainstream US educational program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for eligibility instructions for overseas education institutions.

Additional information

  • A limited legal trial period of 3 years is required.
  • This is ado not negotiateunit position.
  • Transfer salary to a financial institution of your choice via Direct Deposit/Wire Transfer.
  • We may draw from this publication or another source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Work irregular and recurring overtime hours in the evenings, evenings and weekends, resulting in an average of 50 hours per week during the calendar year in accordance with LEAP (Law Enforcement Availability Pay) regulations.
  • Working Distance for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (Required). Pursuant to IAW Title 5 CFR 550.182(D), the agency must determine that a criminal investigator is generally/reasonably accessible to perform extracurricular assignments based on the needs of the agency. The provisions of Treasury Directive 74-06, Home-to-Work Transportation Controls, paragraph 3(d), require that special agents reside within 50 miles of their place of official duty to be considered for domestic transportation. by the Treasury). 🇧🇷
  • A negative drug test is required prior to consultation and is subject to random drug testing.
  • Possess/maintain a valid state driver's license at the time of the appointment.
  • Submit a confidential financial report within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • Sign a mobility agreement.
  • Possession/use of a firearm. Maintaining weapon skill is mandatory. You are not eligible for this position if you have already been convicted of a felony of domestic violence unless you are pardoned or the conviction is overturned.
  • Criminal Investigation Training Program (CITP) courses completed/previously completed at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
  • Complete a pre-employment medical exam by a licensed government physician; considered physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding tasks.
  • Undergo regular physical examinations to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with this agency's standards/guidelines.
  • Hiring a selected candidate for this position may be subject to filing and/or auditing federal tax returns (may include up to 2 years of tax returns).
  • Recruitment of a successful candidate for this position is subject to obtaining/maintaining a high risk security clearance.
  • Obtain/use a government-issued business travel credit card.

You are limited to a maximum of five (5) location options. If selected, one of the selected locations will become your official post.

This is a permanent open listing. The Federal Revenue expects that around 300 vacancies will be filled. Applicants can apply anytime during the open period. However, candidates will be forwarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Qualified applicants who apply early and successfully complete the screening process will be sent ahead of subsequent applicants. Subject to funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies at the locations listed in this advertisement may be filled as they become available. If sufficient applications are received before the deadline, this call for applications may be closed early.

  • A career in the US government offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family have access to a number of benefits designed to make your federal career a rewarding one. 🇧🇷

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Please contact the recruitment agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted with your application. All application documents, including transcripts, must be in English.

  1. online applications- Quiz
  2. Proof of enrollment or training (See Education section above) -For positions with an education requirement or if you qualify for this position by substituting education or training for experienceI HAVE TOSubmit a copy of your certificates or an equivalent certificate. If selected, an official transcript is required.
  3. Registration/License (if applicable)- active and current registration/license
  4. Documentation of current and former federal employees (if applicable) -It is recommended that you submit a copy of your most recent Notice of Personal Action form (SF-50) or an equivalent personal action form showing your current rank and competency status (Job Filled/Block 34 must be "1" and stay/block Reflect 24 must reflect "1" or "2").

Please note that if you do not provide all of the required information as described in this announcement, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the specific consideration for which you may be eligible).

If you are requesting reasonable accommodation for competency-based assessments for US employment, please submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at .

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If you are counting on your education to meet the eligibility requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education to count toward grades. Therefore, only appearances or titles are indicated

Failure to provide all required information as specified in this job posting may result in an invalid grade or affect the overall grade.

How to apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents by 11:59 pm. m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/31/2022 and/or cut-off dates in this listing. We are available during business hours (generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern Time). If online application is difficult, please contact us by 12/31/2022 at noon ET.

To view the application form, click on the following link:

  • To start the application process,Click the "Apply Online" button.
  • Answer the questions online and attach all required documents.
  • Complete, you must click the Submit Request button by 12/31/2022 11:59 PM. m. E.T.
  • After you submit an online application, you will be notified whether or not you need to complete additional online assessments through USA Hire's competency-based assessment system. This message will be delivered to you via email notification. The email may be forwarded to the "Spam" or "Trash" folder.
  • Be sure to allow plenty of time for these assessments. If you pause exams and need to resume them later, you can reuse the URL that was emailed to you and can also be found in your USAJOBS account attrack my appLink to the corresponding application.
  • Online assessments are pass/fail and include realistic job preview video and job simulation. Qualified candidates who pass this phase may be invited to a third phase of testing at a proctored testing location where additional tests are administered: Special Agent Knowledge and Skills Examination and Writing Sample Test. If you pass this stage, you may be invited for an interview.

To update your application, including supporting documents, at any time during the posting period, please return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your request, the status of the request and an option to do so.edit my app🇧🇷 This option will no longer be available once the listing is closed.

To check the status of your application during and after the posting period, log in to your USAJOBS account at. Scroll down the homepage and find your job application. Once the position is found, click on the "Track this application" link on the right under the application date. The page refreshes to display the agency app information page, where you can scroll down and review all notifications sent by the agency. This oneapplication statusis displayed along with the date your app was last updated. For information about what eachapplication statusmeans visit:

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests (competency-based assessments for US hiring processes):If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental) covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, which require completion of Recruiting Competency-Based Assessments from the USA. will have the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in their online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for Competency-Based Assessments for US Recruiting and appropriate supporting documentation for reasonable accommodations must be received prior to commencing Competency-Based Assessments for US Recruiting. Decisions on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum requirements for the position, upon notification of a decision on your application, you will receive an email invitation to complete USA Hire's competency-based assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access USA Hire's competency-based assessments if you received the link after the end of the advertisement. To determine if you need reasonable accommodation, please see the online review requesting reasonable accommodation procedures here:

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Next steps

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Based on your application and your responses to the application questionnaire, you may receive instructions on how to access the USA Hire system to complete online assessments. Online reviews must be completed within 48 hours of the end of this listing. You have the option of requesting a trial accommodation for the assessment if you have a disability that falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The results of your assessment will be retained for three years and used for future positions you may apply for that require the same assessments. If you fail any part of the exam, you must wait 12 months from the exam date to retake the exam. Due to a change in testing requirements, results obtained before 12/01/2021 are no longer valid.

Please let us know if your contact details change after the end of the listing. If your email inbox is full or blocked (SPAM), you may not receive important communications that could affect your consideration for this position.

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How do I become an IRS special agent? ›

Key Requirements

Be 21 years of age by the time that you complete the training academy and no older than 37 years of age at time of appointment. Qualify based on education, specialized experience, or a combination of the two. Possess a valid driver's license. Pass a background and criminal history record check.

What does an IRS Criminal Investigator do? ›

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division conducts criminal investigations regarding alleged violations of the Internal Revenue Code, the Bank Secrecy Act and various money laundering statutes. The findings of these investigations are referred to the Department of Justice for recommended prosecution.

Does the IRS have Special Agents? ›

An IRS Special Agent works for the IRS' Criminal Investigation unit known as CI. Special Agents are duly sworn law enforcement officers who are trained to "follow the money." They investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code, and related financial crimes.

Are criminal investigators in demand? ›

Demand for Criminal Investigators and Special Agents is expected to go up, with an expected 8,720 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 0.91 percent over the next few years.
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How much do IRS criminal investigators make? ›

Average Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigator yearly pay in the United States is approximately $150,399, which is 218% above the national average.

Can IRS agents carry guns? ›

Special agents with IRS Criminal Investigation, who investigate criminal tax violations and other related financial crimes, are the only IRS employees who carry firearms, according to Anny Pachner, a spokesperson for the division.

Can IRS agents make arrests? ›

Special agents will not use force to accomplish a recovery of property in forcible rescue investigations; however, they may make an immediate arrest (without an arrest warrant) when the forcible rescue takes place in their presence.

How many criminal investigators is the IRS hiring? ›

The Internal Revenue Service will not be hiring 87,000 armed agents. Job adverts posted on social media are for special agents in the IRS's Criminal Investigation unit. There are currently about 2,100 special agents in this unit, and there were 81,600 total IRS employees in fiscal year 2021.

How long is IRS training? ›

How long will it take to complete the AFTR course and test? An AFTR course is 6 hours in length, regardless of the delivery method (online, in-person, self-study).

Are IRS agents Police? ›

An IRS Special Agent works for the IRS's Criminal Investigation Unit, also sometimes known as "CI." Special Agents are duly sworn law enforcement officers who are trained to "follow the money." They investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes.

How much do new IRS agents make? ›

How much does an IRS Agent make? As of Dec 6, 2022, the average annual pay for an IRS Agent in the United States is $62,269 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $29.94 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,197/week or $5,189/month.

Does IRS hire private investigators? ›

Yes, the IRS is hiring criminal investigators empowered to use deadly force — but here's some important context - MarketWatch.

Where do criminal investigators get paid the most? ›

Top companies for Criminal Investigators in United States
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 3.9 $111,129per year. ...
  • Department of Labor. 3.9 $95,519per year. ...
  • Delgado Community College. 4.0 $70,862per year. ...
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  • State of Louisiana. 3.4 $68,730per year. ...
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What type of investigator gets paid the most? ›

High Paying Criminal Investigator Jobs
  • Criminalist. Salary range: $38,500-$96,000 per year. ...
  • Fraud Examiner. Salary range: $50,000-$90,500 per year. ...
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What state pays criminal investigators most? ›

Geographic profile for Detectives and Criminal Investigators:
StateEmployment (1)Hourly mean wage
California11,510$ 51.75
New York10,190$ 51.92
Florida6,330$ 39.35
Arizona5,370$ 42.38
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How hard is it to become an IRS agent? ›

Internal Revenue Agent requirements include US citizenship, plus either a four-year degree or experience along with 30 semester hours of accounting coursework. For more information, please view or download the following: Internal Revenue Agent, GS-0512 Information. Basic Requirements for Positions GS-5 and Above.

Do IRS jobs pay well? ›

How much does U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pay? U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pays its employees an average of $76,424 a year. Salaries at U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) range from an average of $40,449 to $144,566 a year.

What degree do you need to work for the IRS? ›

Applicants must have completed a four-year course of study or bachelor's degree in any field of study that included, or was supplemented by, at least 15 semester hours/23 quarter hours in accounting, plus an additional 9 semester hours/14 quarter hours from among the following, or closely related, fields: finance, ...

Can I snitch to the IRS? ›

Submit a Whistleblower Claim

Individuals must use IRS Form 211, Application for Award for Original InformationPDF, and ensure that it contains the following: A description of the alleged tax noncompliance, including a written narrative explaining the issue(s).

Can the IRS throw you in jail? ›

While the IRS does not pursue criminal tax evasion cases for many people, the penalty for those who are caught is harsh. They must repay the taxes with an expensive fraud penalty and possibly face jail time of up to five years.

Does the IRS ever come to your house? ›

However, there are circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a home or business. These include when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, a delinquent (unfiled) tax return or has not made an employment tax deposit.

What do IRS agents wear? ›

What is the uniform requirement at Internal Revenue Service? Business casual always works for many IRS positions.

What happens if the IRS knocks on your door? ›

A special agent may attempt to prove that specific items of income are not reported, and other times, the agent will perform a net worth or bank deposit analysis. When an IRS Special Agent shows up at a taxpayer's door, the best course of action is to not say a word, be polite and close the door.

Can you beat the IRS in court? ›

If your refund request is not granted, you can sue for a refund in federal district court or the U.S. Claims Court. The primary advantage of proceeding in Tax Court is that you need not pay the tax first. In contrast, most taxpayer suits in U.S. District Court or U.S. Claims Court are after the tax has been paid.

Is it easy to get a job at the IRS? ›

It's quick and easy, and you don't need to manually prepare any application papers and send them to us in the mail since the process is automated. All you have to do is log on and search for IRS positions online through our careers page — any time of day.

How long does it take to get hired at the IRS? ›

Anywhere from 1 to 6 months depending on the type of job announcement, the type of hiring authority, and priority of the...

Who Watches Over the IRS? ›

IRS Oversight Organizations
  • GAO. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an agency that works for Congress and the American people. ...
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What is IRS starting pay? ›

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Does the IRS do drug tests? ›

Yes they drug test and do an extensive background check. Yes, before you start working for IRS, the person had to pass urine test in order to be tested for drug in the blood.

How many hours do IRS agents work? ›

In addition to serving the American public and helping to fund its economy, working at IRS will give you the job security you're looking for, a defined 40-hour work week and the ability to step into roles that let you make an immediate impact.

Do IRS agents carry badges? ›

The IRS also has Special Agents that represent the Criminal Investigations unit. These IRS employees are law enforcement officers, and they carry badges and firearms.

What is the difference between an IRS agent and IRS officer? ›

Revenue Agents determine tax liability through a tax audit which is sometimes referred to as an examination. Revenue Agents do not collect tax. Instead, that task falls to an IRS Revenue Officer or R.O. Revenue Officers are assigned to the most difficult IRS tax debt cases.

Is IRS Special Agent a good job? ›

Being an IRS special agent is an intense career that will take a lot of time, dedication, and brainpower. In exchange, you can live a productive and comfortable life. There are a lot of names people like to throw at the IRS; you might call it "a great place to work."

Does the IRS tell you if you are being investigated? ›

You first contact with a CID agent is initially through an in-person visit at your home or place of business. They will then notify you that you are under criminal investigation by the IRS. Again, you should simply say nothing and immediately notify a qualified IRS tax attorney.

How many special agents does the IRS have? ›

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation (CI) is a law enforcement agency located within the IRS and consists of approximately 2,000 Special Agents. The primary mission of CI is to protect the integrity of the tax collection system.

Is being a criminal investigator hard? ›

Criminal investigators (CIs) play an integral role in law enforcement and criminal justice. They work hard to solve open cases, a task that often takes weeks or months to complete.

What are the benefits of being a criminal investigator? ›

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  • Irregular schedule.
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Where do most criminal investigators work? ›

Criminal investigators work for the city, state, or federal government, gathering evidence to solve crimes. These professionals typically work for police departments or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Some criminal investigators may become private investigators.

Are crime scene investigators in high demand? ›

Employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Do crime scene investigators make a lot of money? ›

For example, it comes as no surprise that the BLS reports California as the top-paying state in the nation for crime scene investigators, with an annual, mean salary of $87,200.

Is crime scene Investigation a good career? ›

In a metropolitan, high-crime area, an experienced and successful CSI may be able to break into a six-figure salary. In regard to career growth, crime scene investigator is a very interesting occupation.

What is the difference between a detective and a criminal investigator? ›

However, sometimes the difference between these titles lies in their specialization: Some workplaces offer the detective title for those who handle homicide and/or missing person cases; further, the criminal investigator title is given to those who handle a broader range of investigations (such as fraud and other ...

Do investigators make a lot of money? ›

In most cases, a bachelor's degree and extensive on-the-job training is required. A Criminal Investigator or Special Agent can earn average salaries in a range of $46,020 to $146,000 based on tenure and industry expertise.

What is the job outlook for a criminal investigator? ›

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Job Outlook, 2021-313% (Slower than average)
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Is it hard to become an IRS agent? ›

The education and experience required for a prospective IRS special agent depend on the level of the job. Some IRS jobs require a minimum of an associate degree with some experience and others require a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Still others require an acceptable combination of education and experience.

How much does a federal IRS agent make? ›

How much does an IRS Agent make? As of Nov 27, 2022, the average annual pay for an IRS Agent in the United States is $62,269 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $29.94 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,197/week or $5,189/month.

Which degree is required for IRS officer? ›

To begin a career in the Indian Revenue Services, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline. Candidates must pass the civil services examination administered by the UPSC. Qualifying candidates will go through training before being posted.

How much do IRS revenue agents make? ›

$101,694. The estimated total pay for a Internal Revenue Agent at IRS is $101,694 per year. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users.

How long is IRS Revenue Agent training? ›

Candidates for tax examiner positions at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must have a bachelors degree or 1 year of full-time specialized experience. Newly hired tax examiners get some formal training, which typically lasts between 1 month and 1 year.

Can you work for the IRS without a degree? ›

Applicants must have completed a four-year course of study or bachelor's degree in any field of study that included, or was supplemented by, at least 15 semester hours/23 quarter hours in accounting, plus an additional 9 semester hours/14 quarter hours from among the following, or closely related, fields: finance, ...

What federal agency pays the most? ›

What federal agencies had the highest average federal employee salaries in fiscal year 2021? What were the highest paying federal agencies in fiscal year 2021?
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What is the highest paying job in the IRS? ›

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees with the job title Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent make the most with an average annual salary of $54,946, while employees with the title Customer Service Representative (CSR) make the least with an average annual salary of $46,867.

What pay grade is an IRS agent? ›

You would typically begin your IRS career at grade GS-5, 7 or 9. Your actual salary will be determined by your grade and geographic location. Complete information on the federal salary schedule can be found here.

What is the age limit for IRS exam? ›

The minimum age limit for a candidate is 21 years. The upper age limit for General category is 32 years. For SC/ST : Upto 37 years. Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers act as the guardians of the Economic borders.

What is starting salary of IRS? ›

15,600-39,100 with a grade of Rs 7,600 and are assigned to the job of Special Secretary/Head of Government Departments. After several years as a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, they are promoted to the status of Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, earning Rs. 37,400-67,000 with a Rs. 8,700 grade pay.

Where do IRS agents work? ›

Internal Revenue Officers work in IRS field offices throughout the country. Plus, you'll build practical skills that can lead to any number of diverse career tracks, with the opportunity for career growth and advancement.

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