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    Hi,

    I recently applied to an IRS Tax Fraud Investigative Assistant posting. Is this a good position to take to get experience in order to one day apply to be an IRS Criminal Investigator? Or is it basically a clerical job with little hope of being turned into something else (there was another forum for an 1802 position and the consensus was it wasn't that useful for gaining investigative experience)?

    Any thoughts/help appreciated.

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    I am in a different federal agency but our "investigative assistants" just perform clerical duties.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by o2force View Post
      I am in a different federal agency but our "investigative assistants" just perform clerical duties.
      Exactly, investigative assistants, while important jobs in any 1811 agency, are secretaries. It's not investigative duties, it's doing clerical work needed for agents doing the investigations. Same thing as an administrative assistant in the private sector.
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      • #4
        Thanks for the insite guys. The only reason I would take the job would be to enhance my experience for an 1811 spot, and it definitely doesn't seem like I'll give me that.

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        • #5
          from my experience, getting a federal job is a lot about being able to articulate your KSA's and how they will translate into an 1811 position. This means that it is not necessary to have federal experience.

          For instance, a knowledge could be accounting, managerial experience, or writing reports. These skills can easily be acquired in the private sector.
          Last edited by o2force; 05-11-2011, 08:50 PM.

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          • #6
            CYA...Can you articulate.....A TFIA is part of the investigative group in CI.

            You would learn how we do everything, you would learn are processes.

            When you applied to CI to be a 1811, you could apply as an internal candidate, you could also interview as a known commodity. We are human in CI, who do you think has an edge; unknown or known.

            You need to have the basic still (accounting). To be most competitive, you should have a master degree.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scout0315 View Post
              When you applied to CI to be a 1811, you could apply as an internal candidate, you could also interview as a known commodity. We are human in CI, who do you think has an edge; unknown or known.
              That was part of my logic. Have you seen an 1802 move into an 1811 position?

              Thanks

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              • #8
                At ICE I heard of one that was an investigative assistant then went to 1811. He had to apply like anybody else but he breezed through the process.

                Ive heard of simliar stories with the FBI and DEA.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jor3rd View Post
                  That was part of my logic. Have you seen an 1802 move into an 1811 position?

                  Thanks
                  3 out of 10 agents in my group were TFIAs.

                  A FBI agent I work with on a health care task force was an IA, a TIGTA SA I know was a TFIA for the IRS.

                  So people do it successfully all the time.
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                  • #10
                    Glad to know there is the possibility of transforming the position into an 1811 (3 out 10 seems promising). From the job description it did appear one could get some valuable experience; although the more I re-read it I see that it's what's been described previously.

                    I really appreciate the responses.

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