Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) Job at IRS-CI St. Louis Field Office, Omaha, NE

  • IRS-CI St. Louis Field Office
  • Omaha, NE

Job Description

As a Special Agent, you’ll integrate your expertise in accounting with law enforcement proficiency to probe into tax and tax-related financial crimes. As sworn law enforcement officers, CI Special Agents excel in globally tracking funds and navigating through complex financial transactions. Moreover, given the specialized skills necessary to carry out intricate financial investigations, CI Special Agents are recognized as the world’s finest financial investigators within the Federal government. 

Special Agent Job Qualifications:

Please be aware that if you fail to meet any of the specified requirements listed below, you will not qualify for employment with CI. 

  • Hold U.S. Citizenship.
  • Hold a current and valid driver’s license.
  • Successfully clear a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment tax compliance screening.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment Personnel Security Clearance.
  • Successfully undergo a background check and criminal history record examination.
  • Be at least 21 years old upon completion of the training academy and not exceed 37 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Qualify based on education, specialized experience, or a combination of the two.
  • Be legally authorized to possess and carry a firearm.
  • No affiliations with organizations aiming to overthrow the U.S. government.

* To qualify by education , you need a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree, 15 semester hours in accounting plus an additional 9 semester hours in finance, economics, business law, tax law, or money and banking (transcripts submitted must indicate receipt of the degree).

* To qualify by specialized experience , it must have been acquired in investigative work related to the accounting of auditing of business or commercial practices of subjects investigated.

Essential Duties:

  • Adhere to the utmost standards of conduct, particularly in upholding honesty and integrity.
  • Commit to a minimum of 50 hours per week, encompassing irregular hours, and be available around the clock, including holidays and weekends.
  • Sustain a level of physical fitness essential for proficiently responding to life-threatening situations during job-related tasks.
  • Be prepared and capable of engaging in arrests, executing search warrants, and undertaking other hazardous assignments as required.
  • Possess and be ready to deploy a firearm; must be prepared to safeguard oneself or others from physical threats at any moment without prior notice, employing firearms in situations posing serious threats to life; must be willing to utilize force, including lethal force, if necessary. 

Physical Fitness Program:

All applicants must clear a medical screening and once hired, must also undergo an annual fitness assessment per IRS CI Directive No. 5. Proper physical fitness conditioning is essential for a Special Agent to meet the physical demands of their law enforcement duties.

About the Application Process:

There are eight steps throughout the application process (summarized).

Step 1: Identify and submit a job application through

Step 2: Application assessment is conducted.

Step 3: Panel Interview.

Step 4: Conditional Job Offer.

Step 5: Following the successful completion of the pre-screen process (subject to the finalization of the background investigation), an employment offer will be extended.

Step 6: Following the successful completion of the pre-screen process, an employment offer will be extended.

Step 7: Induction and orientation.

Step 8: Required training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. 

Compensation and Benefits:

*A monetary Recruitment Incentive MAY be offered for this location. 

As a federal employee, you will enjoy unmatched benefits.

Some of these benefits include: 

  • A salary commensurate with qualifications and assigned Post of Duty*.
  • Initially, 13 days of annual leave; increasing to 19.5 days after 3 years and reaching 26 days after 15 years.
  • 11 paid holidays.
  • Accrual of 13 sick leave days annually.
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options.
  • Voluntary participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement contribution plan.
  • Enrollment in the Federal Law Enforcement Retirement System.

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